Fishing Forum
Skip to Content


Fishing Forum > Float Tube Fishing : Float Tubing General >

Sonar Newb with Questions

fishing
Report Post | Register to Reply
Sonar Newb with Questions
I know almost nothing about Sonar - Fish Finders. My only float tube is a UL 3.2 lb model I use for high lakes but I am interested in putting a fish-finder on my Water Master Kodiak raft. I've been searching around the site but threads about sonar for tubes appear to be getting a bit dated.

The low lakes I fish are generally pretty shallow, maybe 35', but most are under 20' deep. In my Water Master without a motor I am going to be moving in the stern direction. The Water Master has an 18" front to back wood seat platform about 10" or so above the water so I think I can install a surface mount for a removable transducer at the rear of my seat that I can secure in an up position near shore and also minimize interference from my legs.

DI or SI? Should I care?
DI sonar devices have a fairly narrow cone at the depths I fish.
Am I going to be scaring fish off as I approach above them so DI generally won't spot fish?

Does SI work effectively with your legs in the water?

GPS-Mapping, should I care?
Do most GPS-equipped users take the time to map an area and return to likely spots?

Horizontal or narrower vertical screen orientation for a PWC?

What else should I know?

Thanks in advance for the help

__________________________________________

Brian

Job 41:1, 2

`..`..`..><((((>`..`..`.
`..`..`..`..`..><((((>`.
`..><((((>`..`..`..`..`.

When another man is caught up in a branch he disengages his fly; I jerk at it till something breaks...
Perhaps no other man's average of lost flies in proportion to taken trout was ever so great as mine.
Angling Sketches - Confessions of a Duffer, by Andrew Lang
(This post was edited by BrianMiller on Mar 30, 2017, 2:05 PM)
Subject Author Views Date
Thread Sonar Newb with Questions BrianMiller 3097 Mar 30, 2017, 2:03 PM
Post Re: [BrianMiller] Sonar Newb with Questions
wiperhunter2 3044 Mar 30, 2017, 2:46 PM
Thread Re: [BrianMiller] Sonar Newb with Questions
TubeDude 2971 Mar 31, 2017, 11:48 AM
Thread Re: [TubeDude] Sonar Newb with Questions
BrianMiller 2916 Apr 2, 2017, 1:58 PM
Thread Re: [BrianMiller] Sonar Newb with Questions
TubeDude 2907 Apr 2, 2017, 3:32 PM
Thread Re: [TubeDude] Sonar Newb with Questions
BrianMiller 2903 Apr 2, 2017, 6:28 PM
Post Re: [BrianMiller] Sonar Newb with Questions
TubeDude 2851 Apr 3, 2017, 8:27 AM
Post Re: [BrianMiller] Sonar Newb with Questions
wiperhunter2 2863 Apr 3, 2017, 7:29 AM