Advanced GPS and Fishfinder Tips!! Finding Fish!! More how to and advanced GPS and fish finder tips in this video, We’re off on another beautiful day fishing wide off Mackay, with great sea conditions. This makes fishing a whole lot easier, and enables you to use your GPS and fishfinder together for deadly results, for the the fish that is. Your GPS and fish finder are worth they’re weight in gold and enables you to sound out a fishing mark and locate where the fish are holding. You’ll see in this video I’ve used Icons on the GPS to mark out exactly where the main rock is, and that enables you to perfectly line up your trolling patterns and drifts when working an area. After trolling a fishing mark You’ll get a good feel for where the fish are holding, and this then enables you to line your drifts up, or position your boat to anchor exactly in the desired area. We found where the bait schools and Spanish mackerel were holding deep and then drifted this area using Knife jigs, which resulted in a nice Spanish Mackerel. Vital to use your sounder and Lowrance GPS together to locate exactly where the fish are holding, 20 metres off and you’ll miss the fish.
We run a Furuno FCV 585 and can’t rave on enought how good a unit this is, We run a 1 kw Transducer and is worth spending the money and get a quality sounder and the best you can afford. We are generally only fishing 50 to 80 metres and 1 kw is heaps of power, probably too much and you could get away with the 600 watt model and save a few bucks. The extra sounder power is good when sounding whilst travelling and this is also time to watch the sounder and you’ll pick up new marks, Quickly stop the boat and using the Lowrance GPS Plotter motor back up your track and Furuno FCV 585 sound out the new spot, We find alot of marks this way, with some phenomenal fishing to go with them.
Your GPS and Sounder are truly worth getting used too and the fish will follow. I prefer separate units, and the bigger screens are worth investing in. Stick with quality brands and very happy with Lowrance and Furuno Gear.
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Cheers Greg
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