Courtesy of Humminbird
The weather cooperated for most of the day. Everyone seemed to be happy to be out on Canandaigua fishing. The four wining teams are pictured here. All signup money was given back to the top four teams along with bragging plaques for each team member.
Pizza & beverages were on us.
More tournament to come. Let's see how the season shapes up. Congratulation to all the winners.
1st - Hoefen Team - 5.85#
2nd - Harrington Team - 5.03#
3rd - Batta Bing Team - 4.90#
4th - Rogers Team - 4.51#
Big Fish 1.51# caught by the Harrington Team.
It gets very confusing very quickly when you start looking at sonar units these days. Here's a few things to consider when you look at a new unit or even use your current unit.
Frequency - high frequency (200kHz) is better in shallower water and it has a smaller cone. Low frequency (83 kHz) is better in deeper water and it has a wider cone.
CHIRP - this sends a continuous sweep of frequencies ranging from low to high and helps to create a much clearer, higher resolution image. CHIRP helps to distinguish fish targets that are very close together or on the bottom.
Down Imaging or DownVU - this is a high frequency sonar that gives you a clearer picture of what's below your boat, by producing a more detailed representation of objects, structure, and fish. The sonar returns from down imaging and downVU together with CHIRP produce a 'portrait' type view.
Side View or Side Imaging - this technology shows you what's happening to the sides of your boat by gaining a 180-degree side-to-side perspective. Some units claim to have an areal coverage of up to 480 feet (240 feet on each side).