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 Post subject: Fish finders
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:44 pm 
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Ok, Gentle folk, Its El Jefe's 'stoopid question of the month' time:

How many of you use fish finders /sonar in Indian fishing scenarios and whats your feed back?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:28 pm 
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Have one, seldom used, rather rely on instinct :?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:28 pm 
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Thanks Owen, I am expecting similar feedback, but...;)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:25 pm 
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Hi asif,

I know some one who has one, but he has never used...

Yaj, do u know him..? :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:41 pm 
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:D :D :D Soon Santosh,sooon.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:37 pm 
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Hi Asif,
I used a Humminbird RF125 wireless fish finder. It sounded the alarm at the time when a big mahseer passed below the sonar and I thought I wont get the fish. The angler next to me got the catch of a 15.8kg mahseer.
I think it can be used in big rivers and ponds.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:27 pm 
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Thanks Guys,
Keep them coming.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:49 pm 
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I think they will work real well in a big water body like the Bhakra or pong dam reservoirs. Always wanted to use them but never got to.

someone should caome up with one and see how it does.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:50 am 
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How many of you use fish finders


I do. Not very effective, I'm afraid. His name is Cauvery Cowboy.

Mm


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:52 am 
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Anybody tried Owen`s nose and or gut feeling. Best fish finder. Gav also has his special tools the `red box`, filled with bong masala, called the stink bomb, week old ants eggs.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:54 pm 
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beemorein,
Hope to get the privelege of fishing with OMO and his legendary tactics sometime soon .Till then, tell us about the fishfinders :lol:
Senor MM, Thats a good one you have there-Do you dunk him in head or feet first? :) ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:21 am 
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Senor MM, Thats a good one you have there-Do you dunk him in head or feet first? :)

Obviously, I tried head first with no results. Then realized he was looking upwards towards the surface for fish. Gave up since his batteries are getting pretty low anyway.
Mm


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:30 pm 
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Hi,

Have a single beam portable Matrix 20 fishfinder. Have used it for inshore fishing in India.

Problem with single beam types is, that the sensor is looking down (assuming it is attached to a personal watercraft). That is unless you slant the transducer to look at the sides

There are sidescan sonars available, which look down as well as to the sides, and should be more effective.

Have a friend who uses the Bottom Line Fishin Buddy, attached to a float tube while flyfishing for trout in lakes.


http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... hasJS=true


Fishfinders are great, to locate the fish. But you still have to make them eat your lure/bait :D


tight lines

Makarand


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:25 am 
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For the freshwater anglers a fish finder would be most useful for finding underwater features and mapping a river/lake bottom. I have a simple eagle fish finder which has a wide angle transducer for use in shallow water.

I guess it would be of some use if the transducer would be made to float over a baited area in a large lake. That way you could see from the bank when the bigger fish start moving in to feed. A long cable from the monitor to the transducer would be required for this application. I have seen this being used in the carp lakes in Holland.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:18 am 
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A long cable from the monitor to the transducer would be required for this application
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Mr.P,
It would be quite simple to rig up a pontoon device with two servos and let it roam the entire lake while you guide it with an inexpensive transmitter. A transmitter on the scanner will transmit back images. No wires needed.
Mm


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:11 pm 
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And my dear MM when will you be sending me this transmitter device?

Bops


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 Post subject: FAO Apoo
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:10 pm 
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How does your fish finder work Apoo-wireless you said? whats the range and how does one monitor it?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:33 am 
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And my dear MM when will you be sending me this transmitter device?

Dear Lee Van Cleef,
I have several. In recognition of the fine work you do for this forum you're welcome to one any time you can find someone to get it there. In fact I'll even throw in the receiver and a couple of servos. Just don't ask me to bring it!!

My originial maral fishfinder would have been wireless too but unfortunately that bounder Cauvery Cowboy can't swim.

Did you get my report on the Tsunami and Great White rods?

Mm


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:35 pm 
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fluff .....mr lee van cleef ( the baD) ... a colt to go with the prong ... gav u better be careful ... :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink:


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Hi MM

I didn't get a mail regarding the rods. Could you please resend it to the email link at the bottom of this page. Just click on my name.

Bops


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:01 pm 
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C'mon guys,
any action pics? real time experiences?
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 Post subject: fish finders
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:31 pm 
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i ve been reading a lot about these sonar units called fishfinders.
has anyone used them ?
and any idea if they are worth the money
for sea fishing in and around kovalam and muthupet?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:24 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I'd never used a fishfinder till I started saltwater fishing and have soon realised the necessity of having a good fishfinder on board. My first few trips were out of a local boat where we were just 'fishing' realised soon we needed electronics when we always had trouble locating spots we hit fish a few days later.

These days my eyes, ears, nose and instinct all heavily rely on a fish finder :wink: I use a Lowrance fishfinder/GPS. The more productive reefs and structure are the deeper ones (15mtrs+) and there are no visual references, hence without a finder I'd 9 times out of 10 be off my mark.

For freshwater applicatons I'd rather use my good ol' instinct and cast my spinner in to slack water just under a fish's nose and get my strike. Doesn't work this way in the sea.

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:22 pm 
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MM is right especially when you do jigging it is a must.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:01 pm 
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Bobby wrote:
MM is right especially when you do jigging it is a must.


Hi Guys,

With jigging one is totally reliant on the skipper who calls when to start, the depth, where fish are and when to stop. This is only possible through using a fish finder.
Over time one can start determining what kind of an echo is thrown back by certain fish, the kind of sea floor one is over, etc...

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:18 am 
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Have One.

I went, I Saw and I did not conquer.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:19 pm 
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you forgot the rest Sam! just have one? now g'wan, tell us more, then?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:13 pm 
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Doc, you are welcome to use take it anytime and comment... :-) i shall agree with what ever you say on it..............


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