Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
stifler51

is it working or is it not?

Recommended Posts

ok so i have an Eagle fish mark 480, i have it setup to see arcs and i dont think i ever seen an arc on the screen, for the most part ive only ever used it to see depth and hold a depth. is there anyway to check to make sure its working right or not? i can practically drop the anchor right next to the ducer and i wont see a thing on it. setup is like 80-100% sense, low noise, low surface and like 65 grayline. any help would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe try having a buddy jump in the lake, have him dive down aways and swim under the boat to see if he shows up as an arc. laugh

I have no idea if it would work but thats sort of the reason I've always wanted to try it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try and make sure that your screen speed is as fast as possible, otherwise you may just see lines instead of arcs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have my x-96 set up as follows: sens 50% (depends on how deep of water you are in), grayline 65 ish %, chart speed 75 - 100%, ping speed 100%, noise rej. low, surface clarity high. Not sure if this is totally correct but it works for me. And remember if you are anchored and a fish is below the ducer not swimming it will only show as a flat line on screen. If everything is set up right you can verticle jig with an ice fishin jig and that will show up on your screen as a flat line and you can watch your jig rise or fall on your screen when jigging. I rarely see arches either unless im in deeper water. usually just blotches on the screen. Hope this helps a little, good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see arches on my 480 and have no problem watching my jig when fishing out the back of the boat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see arches on my 480 and have no problem watching my jig when fishing out the back of the boat.

i can drop a 1/4 jig next to the ducer and not see a thing change on the screen. i can stick my rod next to it and do figure 8s in the water and not see it change.

My ping is 100% and chart speed is 100%

I see a ton of cr@p going past the screen in shallow water but its all at random no pattern to it and when i try to effect it (ie jig or rod or anchor) nothing changes on screen. In deep water i dont see any cr@p across the screen but never see anything deep no matter what speed im going at

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you are not always going to see a perfect arch unless you pass perfectly over the fish through the center of your cone. Your jig under your transducer will not show an arch but you may see a streak. You may just see partial arches or lines. Make sure your transducer is placed at the right angle. If your still having problems and you've messed with the sensitivity then I'd make another post on where to find fish as that may be the problem...just joking, good luck hope you figure it out.

Joe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Switch it over to the fish symbols then and see if you begin to pick up more "activity". I have the 480 on my bowmount running thru a universal sonar and it does just fine. I use this unit instaed of my Lowrance 520 to find suspended crappies etc...it just seems to pick them up better for me. Also, if you're running two sonars at the same time they may be interfering with each other.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: cold one sd
I see arches on my 480 and have no problem watching my jig when fishing out the back of the boat.

i can drop a 1/4 jig next to the ducer and not see a thing change on the screen. i can stick my rod next to it and do figure 8s in the water and not see it change.

My ping is 100% and chart speed is 100%

I see a ton of cr@p going past the screen in shallow water but its all at random no pattern to it and when i try to effect it (ie jig or rod or anchor) nothing changes on screen. In deep water i dont see any cr@p across the screen but never see anything deep no matter what speed im going at

I can drop a jig down close to the bottom and it will show up as a zig zag pattern on the screen. I usually run my ping speed at 100%, my screen at 100% if trolling and use my sensitivity on auto. I don't use Fish ID because a suspended turd will show up as a fish and the top of a submerged tree looks like a whole school of fish. On the other hand, my brother likes to use Fish ID.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I wouldn't count on open water for the opener just yet. As of Friday, there was  a good 24" of solid ice yet to melt.
    •   Took a page out of sniper’s book! Had I known what would go down after I woulda let this guy walk though... I’ll get a story up later. 21.6 pounds, 9 inch beard, 3/4 inch spurs.
    •   That was quick!
    •   Ha, that's easy. Move to Florida!
    • It would be interesting to know what that bill will be if you don’t mind sharing.   I bought a used Ice Cabin several years ago and had the same issue.  The previous owner didn’t do the grease maintenance according to specs.  Once those things get behind it’s tough to correct.   I went through the whole heat it up/wiggle/pound/swear the things off both sides then did what your welding shop did.  Worked real nice after that.  Took a couple half days to complete though and thankfully I have the tools to do it.  I can’t tell you how long it will last though since I sold it not long after fixing it.     I did stress the importance of keeping up that grease to the new owner!   Glad you got yours taken care of.
    • I just run to my dealer and buy the Suzuki stuff. It's a little more pricey but I don't sweat the extra $5-$10 per year. It cost me $50 for 4L of oil and the filter. I did the lower unit in the fall so I don't remember the gear oil cost.   Mine is a 2009 DF90, so pretty similar. Make sure that when you grease all of the zerks to look in your manual. There is one that you won't see until you tilt your motor all the way up. There is also one below the shift linkage that you can't reach unless you take off the lower skirts on both sides. There's about 10-12 screws holding the skirt on both sides.   Also, be VERY careful when putting the skirt back on. I just did mine again last night and accidentally pinched an air hose near the bottom of the skirts. It cut the hose in half when I put the last screw in place!
    • picking up the house tonight from a welding shop in town, guy said they get new houses that axles seize up on, sounded like they heated it up, broke it free, sand it down, grease it, add groves and it should be set. kind of scared to see how much they're going to charge me...    
    • I am new to the 4 stroke world and need to change the fluids in my 05 Suzuki 115 four stroke. What does everyone use for oil, filter, and lube? I was planning on using Mobil 1 or Amsoil 10-40 for the engine oil and the Lucas 90w gear oil for the lower unit. I don't know what filter to get. I know Fram has a filter that fits the motor. I run synthetic oil in my vehicles along with the filters designed for synthetic. I change my own oil and figure the peace of mind is worth the extra few bucks. Any opinions? 
    • Gobbler down...
    • Even with all the snow gone, they still dont want to come out in the fields. Even this morning i really got on the slate, this one come in at 640. Now im cayching brown trout. Good luck fellas