The technology behind Fish Finders have been around in varying degrees for a long time now. And with advancements in technology come more uses for it. In days past when the technology was still new it was reserved for commercial and Military use. But more and more these days you see fishing vessels equipped with them as well as the average Joe just going out for a few hours on a Saturday morning to his favorite fishing spot.
Fishing in and of itself is very enjoyable, but it’s even more so if you have some equipment on your side to help make sure that you don’t come back home empty handed. The basics of a Fish Finder is that it uses a sounding system to measure how deep the body of water is.
Depending on how advanced the technology in your system is will determine how far down it will read the depth. The sonar technology in the system is what detects the fish and any other object in the water that is in the sounding path. The combination of both technologies helps a great deal in locating schools of fish.
Commercial fishermen have very advanced units that are coupled with GPS systems so as to make their time out at sea more profitable. If you just love to fish but haven’t been doing it long enough to have found your favorite fishing spot yet, a fish finder can help you do just that. Remember that the sounding technology only goes down as far as the bottom of a lake or any other body of water.
The floor of a body of water is never entirely flat so all you’ll need to do is remember certain readings in the spot or spots of the lake where the fish are most active. And I don’t know about you, but that would be my favorite spot.
The GPS locators that can be found on some of the newer Fish Finder models will make that task even easier still. One of the most useful and productive functions of this unit though is it’s ability to discern different shapes and whether they’re moving or not.
The LCD screen that these images are projected onto is green which makes viewing the other colors that represents objects easier to see. After decades of research this is what the makers of this technology has determined works the best. And I must say that I agree with them.
Every review I have read about this product has either mentioned how easy it is on the eyes, or how the object colors stand out because of the back drop color. After some time of shopping around for the right unit you will find that different units offer different features, so you’ll need to keep in mind exactly what you want it for. This will help you narrow down your choices. Any good sporting goods store will carry Fish Finders and there’s an abundance of outlets online that carry them.