How to Use Side Imaging to Find Fish | Sonar Basics | Jason Mitchell Outdoors

How to Use Side Imaging to Find Fish | Sonar Basics

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How to use Side Imaging or Side Scan to catch more fish. Simple tips on Lowrance HDS units for interpreting what you see on the screen and how to use this to identify structure or fish. Side Imaging is a useful tool that can greatly enhance your fishing but having a good understanding of how it works is crucial for fishing success.

We show the basics of setup and three common mistakes people often make with Side Imaging: lack of clean power, not updating software and transducer angle. We also show the settings to use for finding structure with wide sweeps along with the settings desirable for finding fish. We discuss situations where Side Imaging is great for finding fish, ie: shallow sand and also discuss some bottom types that often hide fish from side imaging, ie: boulders and dense weeds. We hope you find this information helpful. Let us know what you want to see on future videos. Leave your comments below and please subscribe to the channel!

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Jason Mitchell is a professional angler, and outdoor writer. Host of Jason Mitchell Outdoors Television, he is a renown multi-species and ice angler, and owner of Devils Lake, North Dakota's, Mitchell's Devils Lake Guide Service.