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What To Consider Before Buying A Fish Finder

Fish finders are electronic devices that use sonar technology to find fish. They have come a long way since introduced in 1959, and more feature and advances continue to come fast. It is easy to get distracted by all the bells and whistles, but remember you want a fish finder to find fish.

It may be nice that it has GPS and other things, but when shopping, consider whether the latest feature is something you need, or just something extra.

GPS technology is very nice, and there is conflicting opinions out there about whether it is needed with a fish finder. If you fish smaller lakes, you can probably find your way back to shoe, so it isn’t essential. They can be useful though in emergency situations, and you can mark great fishing spots and use the technology to find the exact spot again. If you are fishing out on the ocean, it would have more value.

There are still standalone fish finders, which find fish and nothing else. This will give you the biggest display and shows you what is under your boat. Since there are no other extras, it is the least expensive option, and a bonus is, you also get a bigger screen because there’s nothing there to take up space.  If you only fish on small lakes with a small boat, this might be the way to go. You can always add other things if you get a bigger boat or change the way you fish.

The other end of that spectrum is the networked system that has more than one display screen. In addition to finding fish, it has GPS, Wifi, radar, and can produce any kind of chart you could imagine. Some even have satellite radio. Larger boats on larger bodies of water are more suitable for this level.

Where the finder scans is another consideration. Some go straight down, which is better for deeper water. Some angle towards the sides, better in shallower water. You get a clearer picture, but less area, with the “straight down version. There is also a combination now available that costs more, but you don’t have to choose which one you prefer that way.

There are the technical aspects of things like screen size and resolution. The more you spend, the higher resolution you can get. Screen size also affects cost. You may also want to decide between getting a permanently installed system or a portable system. Cost alone should not be the primary consideration though, because you need something that will meet your needs. Fixed fish finders are more stable and have larger screens, but you can’t take it from one boat to another very easily. Portable units are better if you are renting boats or plan to move it around to other boats.

Fishing experts recommend going with the largest screen you can afford, even if it means sacrificing some extras. The bigger screen just makes it easier to see what the unit is trying to show. Resolution keeps improving, so it also important to get the latest version for that reason.

Remember These Important Safety Tips When Fishing

It doesn’t make a difference whether you’re out by yourself or with friends and family, there are safety measures you should take while fishing. These important tips will ensure you have a safe, fun time on your next trip. By packing carefully, choosing the right equipment, and being well prepared, you can keep yourself and your friends safe.

Use The Best Types of Gear

Every time you are on the water in a boat, you need to wear a life vest. Everyone on board should wear one in case an emergency arises. Some individuals may be unable to swim, and life vests will keep them from drowning until a rescue vessel arrives.

Pack All Essentials

Make sure you have all essential equipment on board. Some gear that you should be sure to pack includes:

  • Enough Water for Several Days
  • A Torch or Flashlight
  • A Solar Charging or Crank Radio
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
  • Buoy

These items can be used in case an emergency arises. The torch can help others find your location, while the first aid kit can help you treat any injuries that arise. The other items will help you if an emergency arises, so that you can keep you and your friends safe until emergency help arises.

Dress in The Proper Type of Clothes

It is also crucial that you dress in the proper clothing. Do not wear bright colors. The colors can scare the fish away.

Any skin on your body that will receive sun exposure should be coated in sunscreen. A hat and sunglasses can also reduce potential damage from the sun.

Be Careful Not to Overload Your Boat

If you will be fishing with multiple people, choose a boat that can hold them. In addition, be careful to avoid over packing the boat with items you won’t need while you’re out on the water.

Examine the Weather

With all of the news and mobile apps available today, it’s quite easy to check the weather before you go out to fish. You won’t want to venture far from land if the sky is overly cloudy or the weather is too windy.

Three Tips for Improving Fishing Skills

Do you have a fishing trip scheduled sometime in the near future? If this is the case, you may want to attempt to boost your chances of finding a fish. If so, here are some ideas to consider:

1. Play Around with Multiple Kinds of Bait:
One of the best choices you can make is to try out different types of bait, because not all fish will go after the same types of food. In the best situation, you will know what type of fish you are after and then choose the appropriate bait. If you aren’t sure what you would like to fish for, it is a good idea to select a few different types of bait, and then try them all out during your trip. This will give you an idea of which baits work well, as well as which baits you may want to leave at home on your next trip.

2. Bring the Correct Equipment:
If you’re not planning a deep sea fishing trip, you can often bring simple fishing equipment. If you are going to go deep sea fishing, be sure to bring high quality equipment, as well as poles that are designed for that specific type of trip. You should also bring a good quality tackle box, as well as a sturdy flashlight. A flashlight comes in handy in numerous situations and is handy to have. If you pack the correct equipment, you’ll dramatically improve your chances of the perfect bite.

3. Patience is Key:
Occasionally you’ll catch loads of fish in a very short time. Occasionally you’ll sit for the entire day before a fish finally bites. One key to catching fish is just having patience. You’ll also want to stay as quiet as possible. If you keep making too much commotion, you’ll scare away all the fish that are close, which will ruin your chance of catching one. Be sure you do some research on the spot that you plan to fish in, as well, because you may find out where to go for the best possible chance of a bite.

When you experiment with baits, and use the correct equipment, then you’ll be well on your way to catching numerous fish. Patience goes far, as well. Maintain your patience, experiment with your equipment, and enjoy the time you spend outdoors fishing. Now all you’ll need to do is put these tips into action on your next fishing trip.

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