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Depth finders, fish finders or nothing

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How many of you use depth finders, fish finders or just check out the lake your selves?

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I use a depth finder if I am unfamiliar with the lake but I never use fish finders.

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Hey Rat,
In my opinion, depth/fish finders are an invaluable tool for walleye and northern fishing. depth can be critical to these fish and all others for that matter. When trolling you can keep at a constant depth or vary your depth to find the fish. Once you have found the fish you can target that specific depth. My buddy and I were fishing Minnetonka on Monday, trolling for Northerns. At one point he saw a blip in a sea of nothing that he suspected was a fish. He didn't say anything to me, but moments later I had a "Fish On". Coincidance, maybe, but I am led to believe he saw the fish that I would have caught if it wasn't for the 10lb mono I was using; see ya lure, see ya mono, fireline going on the pole very soon.

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What is the difference between a depth finder and a fish finder? The "Fish ID" option?

I use my depth finder pretty much continuously unless I'm in shallow water where I can see all of the structure and/or cover.

To be honest with you, I feel lost without it.

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