Depth Finders

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By Rick Johnson - Posted on 30 December 2011

I want to get a new Depth finder, a side and down scanner. Was

wondering what some of you use.

I am new here BTW and should introduce myself too.

I live in Killen Alabama, I am 51 years young and am into Crappie fishing year round and im into Flint Knapping. I know a couple of other Flint knappers on this board too.. Hey Phil :)

I recently bought a 2007 17.5 Bass Tracker Coastal Series (no carpet) w/ 50 merc and it runs like a top.

I would love to fish with some of you guys to learn some new things, I know how to catch fish but struggle often locating them.

I started making artificial structures from PVC last fall and put out 7 5 gal buckets full of 1/2 inch PVC 6' tall *trees

I herd they dont show up well on some graphs so I made sure I plotted them w/ GPS

I fish Pickwick and Wilson and Wheeler. I will travel to fish too. Mississippi Is one state Im headed for this year.

If ya want to go Im ready every weekend :)


Rick Johnson's picture

I want the down image one as a bonus, if I can afford it :)

Rick Johnson's picture

Thanks guys for the offer! I didnt get in from Louisiana till 8:30 AM Saturday, hope ya got on em!

Big Papa's picture

Welcome Rick,
My fishing partner and I will be on Bear Creek at 5:00am Saturday morning. Don't know if we will locate them but have done real good there in the past. You are welcome to fish with us.

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Welcome to the site Rick. Always good to add avid crappiei fishermen who all bring their own tips and tricks that we can learn.
As for depth finders I am a Humminbird fan and use 2 side scan units a 797 on front and a 1198 on the console. In my opinion SI is the best thing to ever happen to crappie fishermen and has no equal.
For me the jury is still out on DI. It is cool for sure but a good working knowledge of 2d sonar and you will find it more informative in a lot of situations.
Look forward to seeing you around on the site and hopefully on the water.


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