How To Interpret Side Imaging Sonar

Do you know how to read side imaging? Do you know what its for or how to use it to catch more fish? Understanding side imaging takes some getting used to so today Tim is going to explain the basic functions, show examples of fish, and even talking about how to tune it for your situation.

Most moderately priced units today include side imaging as an option. Its a great tool, saving you valuable time on the water if you know how to use it to your advantage. Its great for locating structure, hazards, schools of fish, and more.

The unit we use is the Humminbird Solix 15. We chose this unit because of its unbelievably clear picture and incredible detail. The first day we used it we were locating sunken boats, rock piles, and other structure in places we fish every day but had never been able to see those objects before.

The Solix is the best of the best for side imaging but there are some other great units on the market as well. Below we will link the unit we're using along with the items needed to link the front and back unit together for waypoint sharing, as well as several other great imaging units at different prices.

Our Equipment...

(2) Humminbird Solix 15 Chirp/Mega/SI/GPS: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2

Humminbird Waterproof Ethernet Switch Port: http://bit.ly/2zTArsD

Ethernet Cable (2) 20 ft: http://bit.ly/2Df42jh

Smaller or more budget friendly units...

Humminbird Helix 7 G2: http://bit.ly/2vM2rhk

Humminbird Helix 5 G2 (Awesome unit for the price): http://bit.ly/2fsOu1I

Lowrance Hook 2 9 series: http://bit.ly/2kBj3l8

Garmin Echo Map 73SV US LakeVu HD: http://bit.ly/2DfTnVG

Our favorite Equipment For Mounting these units...

BalzOut Mount: http://bit.ly/2HnxLtu

Kong Electronics Mount: http://bit.ly/2MohNwS

Kong Wave Tamer Mount: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA

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3 Tricks To Get Wayyy More bites with a HydroWave

Does the HydroWave really work? Is it easy to use? Savvy anglers have been using the Hydrowave to catch more bass for years! There are a few tricks that make it even more effective and today we're finally letting those secrets out.

Tim just picked up the HydroWave H2. This unit has more sound options than previous models and is very user friendly. In a matter of minutes we'd found the best sounds for the school of bass we were sitting on and were immediately catching fish.

The best time to use a sound stimulator like the hydro wave is when bass are schooling together. It will work on individual fish as well but you lose the multiplying effect of the bass triggering each other to feed. We've also noticed that "less is more" when adding sound to the water. Start off with lower volumes and levels of aggression and work up until the fish react.

Below is a breakdown of the units, sound modules, and gear we were using during this video.

HydroWave H2: http://bit.ly/2BCrdVx

Hydrowave Sound Expansion Packs: http://bit.ly/2PcvBRo

The Baits...

Megabass Vision 110 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb

Lucky Craft LV-500 Lipless: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Hooks- Gamakatsu EWG Size 4: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire Size 3: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Jerkbait Combo...

Rod- Zodias 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt

Line- 20 lb Sufix 832 Braid: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Leader- 10 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Lipless Combo...

Rod- IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- 40 lb MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader: 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Fall Tackle Review: Rods, Reels, Lures

Matt and Tim are on the water and they brought a boat load of new gear along! From new spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and crankbaits, to rods and reels, they're spending the day exploring new equipment. Come along for a fun afternoon on the water!

The Shimano SLX and Dobyns Colt rods had already been fished but the rest of the tackle was brand new. Watch first hand as the guys have to adjust reels, dial in baits, and figure out how to adapt to fish that are difficult to pattern.

The guys make the best of the conditions and the gear and quickly begin boating quality bass. The key players seemed to be the jerkbait and underspin but a handful of other baits were successful as well. Below is a break down of all the equipment the guys were using.

The Baits...

Megabass Vision 110 Silent jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2mqOuiA

Rapala Shadow Rap Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2yjK7fO

Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Evergreen CH-1 Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2MrsOCG

Flashy Spinner (3/0): http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Keitech 3.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

6th Sense 50X Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

The Rods...

13 Fishing Fate Black 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2NPAhrb

Lews TP-1 Black 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2Ovtbxc

Daiwa Tatula Elite 7'3" MH: http://bit.ly/2yLDr9z

Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

St. Croix Legend Elite 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2z2qdHc

Shimano Curado 7'1" Medium Spinning: http://bit.ly/2ydQjbi

The Reels...

13 fishing Origin TX: http://bit.ly/2NUHiej

Daiwa CR 80: http://bit.ly/2Cgk5Nh

Daiwa SV TWS: http://bit.ly/2xALqpz

Shimano SLX: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Lew's Speed Spool LFS: http://bit.ly/2xEElEw

Shimano Chronarch MGL (Awesome Reel paired with a jerkbait): http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Shimano NASCI Spinning: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Line...

Braid- Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Fluorocarbon- Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Monofilament- Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Best Gear For Fishing A New Lake

How Do you pack for a lake you've never been to? What gear are you going to need? How much tackle should you carry? How much is too much? Do you need anything special? Today Tim answers all these questions by taking you along for a tour of the gear he packed for his trip to Michigan.

Preparing for "anything" that a new lake can throw your way is very challenging. If you specifically select baits that have multiple uses it is much easier to be prepared for varying conditions. From clean water to murky, from a topwater bite to ledge fishing, you can get away with less tackle than you might expect.

Below is a break down of all the gear Tim took to Michigan to chase Smallmouth on lakes he'd never seen before. They're broken into Finesse/Spinning Gear and Reaction/Casting Gear.

Finesse...

Dropshot #1- Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm

Dropshot #2- Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2aAoUoR

Dropshot #3- Roboworm 6" Worm: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3

Ned Rig- Z Man TRD: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Ned Rig Head- Z Man LockZ HD: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Neko Rig- Kut Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2iXlzPu

Neko Rig- Tungsten Nail Weight: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW

Finesse Tube: Dry Creek 3.5" Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

Swimbait- Keitech 2.8": http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Swimbait- 1/8 oz Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Spy Bait - Duo Realis Spinbait 80: http://bit.ly/2uziBeM

Hair Jig- Feider Fly: http://bit.ly/2G7TBwj

Yamamoto 5" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Crankbait/Spoon...

Megabass Deep Six: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP

Lucky Craft LV-500 Lipless: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Jackall TN-70 Lipless: http://bit.ly/2lqAwjh

Damiki Vault Blade: http://bit.ly/2rnO7e2

River2Sea Biggie Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Norman Deep Little N: http://bit.ly/2acSLUd

Blade Runner 1 3/4 oz Spoon: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG

Swimbaits...

Swimbait- Keitech 4.3 Fat: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Swimbait- 6" Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP

Swimbait- S Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Topwater...

Bubble Popper: http://bit.ly/2yxP2ZQ

Rio Rico: http://bit.ly/2RGNx4x

Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

River2Sea Bubble Walker: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY

Whopper Plopper: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Evergreen Shower Blows: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

Rod/Reel Combos...

Drop Shot - NRX 822 DSR - http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Hair Jig / Spybait - Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS Spin Rod 7'6" ML - http://bit.ly/2QHupT9

All purpose spinning - NRX 852S JWR - http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Deep Crank Setup

IMX Pro Crank Rod 7'6" Med Hvy 906 CBR - http://bit.ly/2FQj6CZ

Shimano Chronarch 150 MGL - http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

15lb Seaguar AbrazX Fluorocarbon Line - http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

Swimbait Setup

G. Loomis GLX Casting Rod 7'5" Heavy 894C JWR - http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Shimano Metanium - http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

Glide Bait Setup

G. Loomis GLX Casting Rod 7'5" Heavy 894C JWR - http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Shimano Curado 200K - http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

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