Down Imaging and 2D sonar for Understanding Sonar On June 30, 2016
Don’t miss supper, get better at sonar and fish where there are fish. Use the splitscreen sonar and down imaging and compare the two and you will become an expert.
Down imaging has a narrow wide cone and the 2D sonar has a round cone so they view targets differently and comparing the two makes interpreting sonar much easier.
This image is showing trees and the 2D sonar on the left is difficult to interpret but the down imaging shows the trees well.
This image shows fish on the side of a boulder but the down imaging shows 2 fish and I get much more excited seeing two fish than one.
This image shows 2 bait balls in weeds (yellow and green arrows) that the 2D sonar looks like weeds.
This image looks like stacked fish because of the arches but it is a common when you have posts or trees.
On this image the bait ball and the larger fish near it are missed with 2d sonar.
I see images like these everyday on the water since I usually run down imaging with 2d sonar. If you miss a fish on sonar you may miss supper.