- Created on Sunday, 19 July 2020 12:00
Did you know that the transducer is probably the most important component of your fish finder installation?
There are a lot of choices in fish finders but selecting a quality transducer is a key decision you will make.
Many of the transducers that are included with fish finder units are poor quality and result in a poor image. Sometimes it's best to buy your transducer separately so that you get the best results for your fish finder.
If a transducer is mounted incorrectly you'll also be disappointed with your fish finder.
New to Transducers? Start by reading Transducer Basics...
- Created on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 06:49
If you usually take out your unit from your boat, then you can learn a thing or two here about keeping those transducer plugs protected.
Get your hands on some die-electric grease. They usually come in cheap tubes that you can buy at a marine or auto store. Generously coat your transducer plug pins with the grease.
Take that cable connection end with the grease and place it inside a small Ziploc-type bag. Tie a rubber band around it to secure. Lastly, position it so that water would not run into the bag.
It’s a good habit to protect those plugs. So you won’t have to deal with faulty readings or no readings at all!
- Created on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:00
So Lowrance have just released the HDS Gen 2 Chartplotters. These are upgraded versions of, their already popular, HDS units. Although the Gen 1 and Gen 2 units are identical, the HDS Gen 2 features faster processors and increased internal memory.
But the flagship feature of the HDS Gen 2 is the Structure Map. How this feature works is a bit tricky to explain, but basically it helps boaties and fishos to view and create life-like underwater images. Makes a big difference when fishing!
Important to note though that the Structure Map is an overlay feature, so you still need the Structure Scan Module to make the most out of this feature. They fill out any gaps between each other. Folks who see the Structure Map will immediately understand Structure Scan better.
A quick note when installing the Structure Scan transducer… Make sure it’s less than 1 foot away from your broadband sounder transducer. This is so you get optimum performance of the Downscan Overlay feature.
- Created on Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:49
Any kayak fishermen out there having trouble installing Lowrance transducers to their kayak?
The new Lowrance Kayak Scupper Transducer Mount is the answer to that. Lowrance have just come up with a new transducer mounting solution for kayak anglers.
With the Lowrance Scupper mount, you will be able to position your transducers so that it’s submerged totally in water when you’re out fishing. This will help in providing maximum sonar signal sensitivity as well as to produce the clearest underwater structure and fish!
Lowrance has designed the Scupper Mount to fit most of the sit-on-top fishing kayaks in the market today. It’s very easy to install and remove and fits most scupper hole sizes. Installation requires very few tools and you don’t need adhesives at all.
The Lowrance Transducer Kayak Scupper Mount is suitable for Lowrance HDS, Elite, DSI models, Mark and X-series, as well as Skimmer transducers.
- Created on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 04:48
Is it just us or has kayak fishing really grown more in popularity these days? And for very good reasons.. Kayak fishing is less expensive than the motorized counterparts.
Also, fishing on a kayak allows you to fish in shallow waters and get to those hard to reach locations. This does not however excuse you from using a fish finder; as a matter of fact you increase your chances of finding a fish with a good fish finder and transducer.
When mounting a transducer on a kayak, you need to make sure that it’s mounted properly in order to get accurate results.
There are different ways of installing a transducer on your kayak. There are some kayaks that have a scupper recess designed to cater to various transducer models.
However, we’ve also found out that some kayaks also have a separate transducer kit for specific transducer models.
These mounting kits will sit inside the recess for the transducer to work. If you’re not quite sure, best to check the manufacturer of your kayak if they produce such kits for your specific transducer models.
And when following instruction manuals don’t work, you can turn to popular Kayak Fishing forums! One of our faves would have to be KayakFishingNZ.co.nz (kudos by the way on the new look!). Here you can ask for help from other kayak fishermen and get in the know on the latest on kayak fishing.