Interpreting Modern Electronics For Beginners AND Advanced Anglers!

Its finally here! No more mystery, its time to learn what those electronics are trying to show you! Do you know what fish look like? Do you know how to interpret the picture? Its time!

Modern electronics are a mystery to most anglers. Some anglers spend a few dollars for basic electronics, others spend thousands, but few know what the picture is actually showing them. This is the beginning of a series that will last for months, possibly years, as we explore and help you develop a deeper understanding of how to operate and interpret your electronics, regardless of brand. 

Here is the unit Tim is using to capture the screen shots in this video...

Humminbird Solix 15:

Below is a breakdown of great graphs from the major brands...

Inexpensive Sonar Units:

Humminbird Helix 5 G2 Sonar $199.99-
Lowrance Hook2 4X Series Sonar $119.99 -
Garmin Striker Plus Sonar 5CV $229.99 -

Great Sonar, Mapping, Side/Down Imaging Units:

Humminbird Helix 9” -
Lowrance Hook2 9” -

Top of the Line Electronics

Humminbird Solix 15” -
Lowrance HDS-16” Carbon -

This video is only the beginning! We look forward to helping you learn to operate your units, interpret them properly, and begin catching more and bigger fish because of your electronics!

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Tour Matt's Bass Boat 2017

Per your request, here is the complete tour of Matt's boat boat. This is the boat you see in many of our videos and its also the boat Matt uses for all of his guiding. From the equipment, to the tackle, to some important tips on what gear you need to carry to keep your boat running when you're out on the water, you don't want to miss this video!

We put off doing this video because we didn't see the initial value but we included some tips on storage, boat layout, and most importantly on essential equipment that should really help you with your own boat. 

Matt's Equipment...
Minn Kota Ultrex 112 w/ 52" Shaft:
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
Minn Kota 12' Dual Talons:
Talon Wireless Switch:
Minn Kota Precision Charger:

Mercury ProXS 250 Outboard: Source at your local Mercury Dealer

Matt's Essential Tackle and Gear...
Rod Gloves (Sleeves):
Plano Waterproof 3700 Deep Boxes:
Bass Mafia Deep Boxes:
Mustang Life Jacket:
Line Storage Boxes:

Essential Tools...
Prop Wrench:
Side Cutters:
Split RIng Pliers:
Needle Nose Pliers:
Spare Boat Plug:

Additional Tools and supplies you need to find...
-Spare Hub Kit
-Zip Ties
-Duct Tape
-First Aid Kit
-Socket Set
-Wrench Set
-Allen Wrenches
-Phillips Head Screw Driver
-Flat Head Screw Driver
-Jumper Cables
-50' Rope
-Spare Connectors
-Spare Nuts/Bolts/Screws


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Humminbird Solix 15 Review | The Bass Can't Hide Anymore!

We've used depth finders, fish finders, electronics... whatever you want to call them... for years and we've never seen anything like the Solix 15! The clarity, detail, and power of this unit is unrivaled by any other unit we've experienced! 

We'll dedicate an entire series to operating, fine-tuning, and interpretting electronics in the near future. Instead, with this video we wanted to give you an overall impression of the unit and a brief explanation of how we formed our opinion. 

Matt explained in the video that he was blown away by the ease of importing waypoints despite transferring between brands. Additionally, the mapping and MEGA Imaging have taken this unit to a whole new level! Do yourself a favor if you're in the market for new electronics and consider the Solix. 

Humminbird Solix 15:

Here are a few other Humminbird Electronics worth checking out at different price points. When selecting an exact model consider the following factors... 
1) Do you need side imaging? 
2) Do you need down imaging? 
3) Do you Need GPS? 
4) Is this unit going to be used for knowing depth more than finding fish? 

With this information you can easily choose the right unit at a price point that makes sense. 

Helix 12 CHIRP:
Helix 7:
Helix 5:

Other gear you may need to take full advantage of your new unit...
Lakemaster AutoChart:
Ethernet Switch (For Linking Units):
Ethernet Cables (one per unit):

Mounting these large units can be a bit tricky. These are the two mounting styles we used on our boats: 
Over-Trolling Motor Mount:
BalzOut Electronics Mount:

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