Fisherman are always looking to optimize their fishing setup. Whether it be their boat, electronics, rods, line, or baits, you name it. Half the fun is tinkering with stuff to make it the way you like it.
SideScan/Side Imaging transducer – If you have SideScan on your Lowrance fish finder, or Side Imaging on your Humminbird fish finder, make sure you have it aligned correctly. One quick way to check is to drive your boat next to some bridge pilings and make sure they show up nice and straight, not at an angle. If the image shows up at an angle, or a faint image, you have some adjusting to do. It should show up as a very strong return on your screen.
Here is a screenshot from LousianaSportsman.com that shows a correctly aligned transducer.
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My name is Brad Bolton, a husband and father of four. I live in Minnesota and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and also spending time with my family. If there is water nearby, I want to fish it.