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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Where Do Bass Go In Early Spring?

Have your bass vanished? Have your favorite Winter spots gone cold? Here's why! The bass are on the move and they aren't wasting any time doing it! Every year the bass start their Spring migration in late Winter and for those anglers that haven't learned to follow them, it can be a very frustrating time. 

The key to predicting the bass' movement is to understand why they are moving in the first place. The ultimate goal of their movements is to spawn as soon as water and environmental conditions allow. The key is locating the key stops along their journey. 

If you're trying to locate fish, electronics can make all the difference. Here is what we are using... Humminbird Solix 15:

Below is a list of our favorite baits during this time of year (As seen in or previous videos on Spring Fishing).

Reaction Baits...

1)LV-500 Lipless Crankbait:
Jackall TN-70 Lipless Crankbait:

2) Bladed 5 wire A-Rig- Flash Mob Jr:
Non Bladed 7 wire A-Rig- HogFarmer Cali Crush:

A-rig components...
Split Rings (Size 4):
CPS Springs (medium) for dummy baits:
Matt Allen Swimbait Heads:

3) S-Waver 168:
Baitsanity Explorer Glide:

4) River2Sea Bling Spinnerbait 1/2 oz:
Revenge Deep Runner 1/2 oz:

5) Lucky Craft 1.5 Squarebill Crankbait:
River2Sea Biggie Squarebill:

6) Jackall Rerange Jerkbait:
Lucky Craft Staysee 90:

Finesse Baits... 

Dropshot- Roboworm 6" Fat Worm:
Ned Rig- Z Man T.R.D.:
Senko- Yamamoto 5":
Finesse Swimbait- Keitech Fat 2.8":
Tube- Dry Creek 3.5" Tournament Tube:

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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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