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Lowrance HDS-5 set up

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I have been having some problems getting a good clear screen and fish arches on my HDS-5.

I have the Transducer selected to HST-WSBL at 200kz and downloaded the latest SW version. The transducer is mounted

correctly.

Does anyone have any advice with a good staring point for Sensitivity, color, line, etc??

Thanks

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It should work fine with the auto settings, or maybe tweak the sensitivity if you think you need too. If you're in 30 fow or less try it on the shallow water setting. And keep in mind that you (and/or the fish) need to be moving to get the unit to draw arches - if you're hovering over the fish, or if they're at the edge of the transducer cone, you'll mark the fish as lines and clumps and blotches, not arches. If you still want arches, try tweaking the transducer angle slightly.

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Took me awhile to get mine up and running but the real key is picking the right fishing option - shallow,freshwater, saltwater etc. I set mine to freshwater and all was fine. Don't need to tweak colorline or sensitivity. I still haven't settled on which palette to use. 14 choices are way too much.

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My surface clarity and noise rejection settings are either Off or Low. I leave my colorline setting on auto. I have been using one of the higher number color palettes, 12 or 14 I think, it has a brown bottom and blue background and yellow/orange/red signals ---- I've been liking that one a lot. The other colors I use are #1 and #2.

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