• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
instagator2005

temp and speed-- depth raider

Recommended Posts

instagator2005

any one fish with one of these?? do they really help that much?? and if they do how do they?? with temp change, moving depths along with temp??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SKIPPERS KID

They work really well, there is a lot of current out there and it will tell you what is what on the direction you are going and the temp. They are a must have and they will help put more fish in the Boat. As of yesterday the water temp in a 120 feet off the lester 80 feet down was 39 degrease fish where being cough 45 feet to 75 feet down. This is good to now where the temps are and you can run your bait in the zone and for speed you can make your baits fish all the time. I hope you can see my point and it helps a lot if you need more help let me now and good fishing to you as well smirk.gif.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Surface Tension

I don't have one but some day I will if the prices go down.

Knowing the temp and lure speed throughout the water column is a big plus.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fisher_Johnson

I got a Depth Raider this year. I really like it but I don't have a full season of experience with it yet. I equate a speed and temp unit for trolling to a vexilar, or other flasher, for icefishing. You don't NEED one, but after you have one, try fishing without it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ReelTimes

I think they're very helpful. On Lake Superior, I think both the temp and speed have been very helpful to me. My catch rate on Lake Superior in mid to late summer months is better now then before I had one, mostly because I have a larger overall presentation in the preferred temp ranges. On Lake Mich, the speed at the ball has been more helpful then the temp. Obviously you don't have to have one but once you do, it would be hard to go back. I have a subtroll and like it quite well. Cannon and Depthraider are other products. Alot of guys like Depthraider but I will also say that feedback from other discussion boards sounds like they're more tempermental or varying issues. Maybe I have been lucky but I have never had an issue with my subtroll and I am still on my original battery after two years. I have been very happy with it and the large analog readout is easier to read from the back of the boat then the digital readout of other units (for those of us whose eyes aren't getting any better).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
instagator2005

might be dumb question?? but what are the temps your looking for?? I know lakers like colder water and coho like warmer, is there a temp to look for??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SKIPPERS KID

Quot,

might be dumb question?? but what are the temps your looking for??

I like 46 to 56 in temp and just so you now that Coho like cold water smirk.gif. This is why they move north from Duluth just to stay with the temps that means colder water. I hope you get the speed and temp, you will be lost with out it and you will put more fish in your Boat with it than fishing Blind smirk.gif. This water temp applies for trout and salmon cool.gif.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • monstermoose78
      Green has some nice gills. Glad to hear they are biting
    • Fully Kraeusened
      I’m wishing you luck my friend. It’s hard to get away and it can be very deflating when the weather doesn’t cooperate. 
    • MinDak Hunter
      Hit Green for a couple hours this afternoon, almost zero traffic and the sunnies were active. It’s nice to see this lake is back!
    • jigginjim
      still frozen in?
    • CigarGuy
      Was out for a while on the Partridge River this afternoon, didn't have any minnows, managed one 13" crappie on Gulp waxes.  But, the old Strikemaster almost bottomed out-close to 30" of ice.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I don't know what your Helix 7 requires in the manual, but a quick look would figure out if that 3amp is too small. Definitely wire your sonar to the motor battery using the correct gauge wire and fuse. If you connect it to another battery, it should be a stand-alone. Connecting to the trolling motor battery will generate interference.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I've done cheeks quite a few times and they are always good. They take only a few seconds to carve out. I like to get the most out of the things I kill to eat, so I'm not afraid to pull them out of smaller ones. I'm glad to see that so many people picked up a new tip. That's the point of congregating on these forums. I wonder how many non-registered folks will read this and learn something new.
    • CigarGuy
      I've been doing them for many years.  Like Cliff, a friend who was a guide on LOW brought some out prior to the main course-been doing it since. 
    • Tom Sawyer
      With the snow cover completely gone and lots of standing water, 60s in the forecast, with plenty of sunny days next week, and a good chance of rain mid-week; this may be my last weekend on the ice, South of Hwy 210 anyway . Fish have really been on the chew
    • Alex wilhelmi
      hey guys..i installed the helix 7. took it out the other day. it keeps  randomly shutting down, with the motor off it will stay on no problem. Heres where i think i f'd up. i used the same 3 amp fuse harness from the old sonar that came with the boat, the old hb depth only kind. its wired right to the ignition wire. i used the correct gauge wire where i needed it. im guessing its not getting enough juice? also if i wired it direct to a separate battery, how do i go about hooking up and on board charger? or would i be ok just wiring direct to the battery that runs the motor? thanks for any advice. those musky lures look so bad ass! nice work !!