Using electronics to improve your fishing is quite common today, due to the ever evolving technologies in this field. Getting a good fish finder is one thing, learning how to use it well is another. The following advice is focused on giving you the best start on using a fish finder so you can catch more fish.
Eliminate background clutter by adjusting sensitivity
A common advice offered by seasoned anglers is to start eliminating background clutter by adjusting the sensitivity on your fish finder. Make sure that you at least double the range for having better readings. For instance, if you sit over 20 feet of water, adjust your fish finder sensitivity at about 40-50 feet.
Fish in the higher layers of water
It is known among anglers that the fattest fish lies at the bottom, but these are usually spawning females, and only in the spring fish prefers sitting at the bottom layers. You will have more success if you prefer fishing in the higher layers of water.
Learning more about range
Most anglers’ obsession with fishing for bottom fish can be tricked by the readings of a fish finder. The main problem with fish finders is that they cannot really show you the bottom of the water you are fishing in, and fish may look like they are on the bottom when they are actually higher. You can induce a bit of movement in the area where fish are found, by launching a lure and seeing what happens.
Learn your fish finder
Your fish finder can offer you plenty of information, but you need to know how to read that information. Getting to know your unit better can help you more than simply going for a more expensive model that may be even more difficult to decipher.