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Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Stretch » Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:31 am

Any experience with forward facing sonar? What's the best setup? I have a couple of humminbird helix 10s on the boat, but they are gen 2 and won't support a active target transducer. So I need to get the whole setup so that means I get to choose what ever brand. I'm leaning towards the Garmin livescope plus but am open to suggestions. would like to buy once cry once on this one. Any thoughts?


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Re: Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Marshhunter007 » Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:39 am

My dad has the Garmin Livescope and after 3 years has zero issues with it. Takes sometime to learn the settings and all, but man it is addictive especially for Crappie. It definitely helps you learn alot more about how fish react and how to pattern them also.
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Re: Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Rich M » Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:32 am

I have a Live Scope.

Just got it - the increase in inshore saltwater fishing pressure was a wake-up call to get it. Imagine if you had 30 fishing spots and went out and there were 1-2-3 boats on every one every Saturday. That's what it is like where we fish. Was nice 20 yrs ago but nowadays...

We set up on a dock and get it dialed in, learned a bit - watched the fish and was amazed at how much life there is. Then went over to a spot w fish and found em. Pretty neat. Dolphins (flipper) will come up and hang right next to it a bit before wandering off.

Finding that it doesn't do everything i want it to do. Works great in 10 feet, 3 feet not as good. Learning how it works.

Perspective is nice for finding stuff, forward is betted to see the relative depth. Stuff like that. Then you'll find fish and they won't bite - did that 2 weeks ago.

It is gonna change fishing.
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Re: Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Rich M » Tue Feb 13, 2024 2:32 am

That catfish is one of the three fish on the left side of sonar screen. Not what we were looking for but pretty neat anyway.
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Re: Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Stretch » Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:05 am

Well I went with the Garmin livescope plus and a 10 inch echomap ultra. Now we just need some warmer weather!
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Re: Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Rich M » Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:31 pm

It is frustrating when you see fish and they refuse to bite.
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Re: Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Stretch » Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:52 pm

Rich M wrote:It is frustrating when you see fish and they refuse to bite.


Had that this morning. Got out after some crappie this a.m. I could find them had a hard time getting them to bite. It will definitely change the way we fish. I've learned that before I spent a lot of time fishing where there were no fish.
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Re: Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Marshhunter007 » Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:22 pm

Hey Stretch how is your neck after using it the first time? Lmao :lol: it's hard to look away from that screen sometimes when you first use it lol
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Re: Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Rich M » Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:27 pm

True - can't not look at it.
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Re: Forward facing sonar

Unread postby Stretch » Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:58 pm

Yeah ain't that the truth! Can't wait to use it when trolling for salmon.
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