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Fishing from Kayaks and Canoes New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  Works pretty good!
  Posted by: taj on Aug-27-12 10:22 AM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Aug-27-12 10:24 AM EST --

I got out yesterday and played with the new toy. A few observations:

Keep it far enough below the waterline so as to not suck bubbles down across the sensor. I had the mounting bracket sticking up a bit above for the first couple hundred yards and moved it. Got lots quieter.

It does cause a small amount of drag and will pull the boat around like a rudder. If you are paddling any distance between put-in and fishing its best to remove it and save batteries.

If I rocked the boat just a bit I could ping the same fish multiple times. Also, paddle turbulence past the sensor showed up on the screen as a sudden up spike in depth.

My brand/model is a lot easier to "mount" in the boat than that shown recently in the Paddling News streamer. Just remember to tether it in case something like a big fish hits your boat and rolls you over.

I was paddling after lunch and the big fish were between 50' - 150' deep loafing around where it was cool. Not fly fishing stuff for sure.


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