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Find the fish, fish the fish and understand sonar with Aqua-Vu underwater camera Posted on November 14, 2019

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Understanding fish and trees on sonar Posted on October 13, 2019

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sonar and fish identification Posted on October 05, 2019

Using sonar, down imaging, Lowrance, Humminbird, and Aqua-Vu to study fish

 

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Finding Panfish in weeds Posted on July 19, 2019

Finding panfish in weeds is difficult, I will share one of my methods on this short video.

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by Bruce Samson under Aqua-Vu lowrance sonar

Will the northern eat the sucker? Posted on October 10, 2018

Mostly fun and a little education.

Humminbird down imaging

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Understanding Downimaging/2D sonar with Aqua-Vu training Posted on September 07, 2018

What is the blue specks and what are the bumps?

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Understanding unusual side imaging images Posted on May 08, 2018

Warren Parson captured some great video of flooded structure on Devils Lake with his Aqua-Vu HD camera

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Devils Lake side imaging

Side imaging/Aqua-Vu and a rock point Posted on March 11, 2018

This side imaging image is of a rock point which is man-made.

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This rock point is from Devils lake, ND which recently rose and flooded many acres of land.

This image is what it looked like from the air before the water rose. the image is from a Doctor Sonar map chip.

Doctor Sonar Devils Lake map

This video is footage from my Aqua-Vu of the tip. Good place to fish?? And somebody left their beer can, bad boy! 30 foot deep and thick ice so not much light for the camera.

 

Side imaging and Aqua-Vu Posted on March 08, 2018

Side imaging shows really nice images but how about the real deal and see what it really looks like.

This image shows the shadow of a tree very well even though the tree shows up poorly.

side image tree

This Aqua-Vu footage shows what the tree looks like with the rocks nearby.

 

 

How to find your fishing spots with your Aqua-Vu Posted on June 02, 2017

I use sonar to find fish every time I go out but sometimes the fish can hide. Two good examples are boulders and steep drop-offs. The sonar beam is reflected off the bottom on steep drops and off the boulders and the fish can’t be separated.

I drove over this drop-off that had boulders and didn’t see any fish with either the Humminbird or the Lowrance.

Humminbird Sonar

I stopped on the edge and used the Spot Lock feature of my Minn Kota trolling motor on the edge and dropped my Aqua-Vu camera down and found these crappies but not just here but each time I moved along the edge there were more crappie.

 

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Even the down imaging couldn’t separate the crappies from the boulders while I was sitting over them.

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Notice the crappies are very close to the boulders in the video.

 

They did bite and they posed for the camera before being released (I had fresh walleye back home).

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