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Tonight I was out after dark yak fishing and I passed a deep point and saw possible fish on my finder. Tried throwing a swim bait through the area for a while with one bump. This was in a brackish creek that is probably mostly fresh as far back as I was. Snapped a pic of the finder. It shows 3 feet but it must have measured off one of the blobs as I was in 13-14 feet. Hope you can see the pic good enough.
 

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Been debating on putting a depth finder on my yak.....I like the concept of finding any group of fish grouped or schooled up in open water and getting a bait/lure down to them. This is something I've done very little of.....


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Some of the creeks around here have tons of leaves suspended this time of year and it shows up just like that if there is any flow at all moving them along. I ruined a motor due to leaves like that a few years ago. They had sucked up against my water intakes and I didn't know it. My overheat alarm was faulty and I cooked a 70 Evinrude before it finally started alarming.
 

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Id say leaves, suspended grass clumps or small fish like perch, what you see on the screen would also depend on if you were moving and how fast.
 

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I used to use a FishinBuddy 110; looks similar to your readout in some ways. I'd say you hit a school of perch or bream or crappie, but I would say they are likely fish of one sort or another.
 

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I used to use a FishinBuddy 110; looks similar to your readout in some ways. I'd say you hit a school of perch or bream or crappie, but I would say they are likely fish of one sort or another.
Did it work for you? I've got one a friend loaned me a long time ago but it never seems to read properly as far as depth so I stopped messing with it. Suggestions? Thanks


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One mistake people make with those is they lean over to look at it. It is usually mounted on a small craft at the side and when you lean, the boat tilts and the transducer is no longer "square" with the bottom and the readings go bonkers.


Did it work for you? I've got one a friend loaned me a long time ago but it never seems to read properly as far as depth so I stopped messing with it. Suggestions? Thanks


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Did it work for you? I've got one a friend loaned me a long time ago but it never seems to read properly as far as depth so I stopped messing with it. Suggestions? Thanks


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Mine worked for depth, yes. Bait was hard to see because the pixel count and screen size were small, but I never had any problems with it myself.
 

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Did it pick up regular fish properly?


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You know, I never really relied on it to pick up fish, I only used it for depth. I don't know how reliable it was for locating fish... I would see them sometimes if I was paying attention but the pixels were so small that I had a hard time really using it for that purpose, so I guess the answer would be 'sometimes' ?
 
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I use one in the winter. without breaking the budget I ahve found that you get much better results from a 200 dollar FF than a 100 dollar one. more expensive ones will give even better results but your improvement for each dollar spent is not as great IMO

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