Our fishfinder or depth sounder is an unbelievable bit of gear and worths it’s weight in gold. Here’s some awesome footage of a recent trip, showing clearly a heap of Spanish Mackerel stacked up on one of our fishing spots. Awesome stuff with the big shows, Spanish Mackerel as the bigger echoes, and smaller baitfish as well. The Spanish Mackerel this season has been
Some more great reef fish and fishing, with a good view of the sounder of a nice deepwater fishing spot, and note our GPS tracks where we sound out the area, and Drift over this lovely deep water spot. These remote deep water reefs are hardly fished and spots are well guarded, that’s all I can say, Good luck and keep a close eye on the sounder when out wide. See the nice school of fish on the sounder!! Caught a good mixed bag of Nannygai, Coral Trout, Red Emporer & Trevally, & Estuary cod in only a couple of drifts over this fishing spot. You also catch some real big hussars, which is also an indication of a new spot which hasn’t received any fishing pressure.
Check out our Furuno FCV 585 Sounder, surely one of the best sounders going with a 1 KW through hull transducer. Check out the video with awesome detail in 50 Metres +, which enables us to find the ground and some truly amazing fishing. Look closely and you’ll see the minute difference on the bottom, this is the difference and enable us to find the ground which holds the fish, later in the video you’ll see the scattererd Nannygai, and even a fish being fought to the surface. This isn’t a paid endorsement, but well worth spending the money on quality gear and Furuno is well worth it. Very happy indeed and swear by Furuno for an excellant fish finder.
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Depth Sounder footage to die for, this show’s some great footage of a couple of our fishing spots, A new found wreck, and a tiny reef, with some quality results. We use a Furuno Depth Sounder, FCV 585 on all our charter boats, Mako, Raptor II and obsession, and highly recommend a quality sounder. You get what you pay for and also running a 1 KW through hull transducer. Look closely and you’ll see the detail of the structure and all the fish schooling around it. This wreck was cover in fish as the Depth sounder shows, but we really did find the Nannygai nursery with this spot. It’s usual to get into quality fish this far out, but as most fish were undersize, we eventually left them biting. We did get several nice smallmouth Nannygai off the spot. I even tried a big plastic, but no trevally, cod or other monster in residence on the day. That’s fishing. Weather conditions deteriorated, and we tried another nearby spot. Absolutely tiny and not much structure, but enough to hold quality fish. On this day they were particularly spread out and some drifts managed to find the trophy Nannygai we were after. Look closely at the Depth sounder and you can hardly see any bottom at all, but some good fish were still showing.
It really does pay to get out there and use your Depth sounder, feel free to play with the settings, Auto, is just that Auto, doesn’t necessarily mean the best settings, and can be deleting the stuff you want to see.
Manual Gain is the go, but don’t turn it up too much or else will also show false reading. As well as a good Depth sounder, a Separate quality GPS unit is the go, to ensure you accurately work your marks, if 30 – 50 ft off, sometimes you mightn’t as well be fishing. Please subscribe and watch our videos closely, with more great fishing tips and info posted regularly, Please comment and good luck out on the water,
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