HDS 12 (Gen. 2)
Over the years I have had numerous requests about how I set up my electronics. During a cold, rainy day, I figured it was as good a time as any, so here you go. The main thing that I find helpful is to ALWAYS leave your depth setting in one place. I use 30 feet because I do not fish deeper in any of my destinations. By leaving it at one depth, all of your returns will be the same, giving you one of the key elements required to determine the species of fish you are looking at. I go over all of those elements in my Winter seminars so to learn more, come out on a seminar night if it fits your schedule. The other VERY IMPORTANT thing is to zoom in one time on the screen. That makes everything much easier to see. If you have any questions about what is on this page, you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is under system settings and is important
Here are some examples with the unit set up like the above over the last three seasons.
Largemouth Bass on Shearon Harris Lake. These Bass had a school of Threadfin Shad surrounded and right where they wanted them.
White Perch and a few Largemouth Bass on Shearon Harris Lake. Bass were feeding above the Perch on this day.
Black Crappie on Shearon Harris Lake. These Crappie were stacked on both sides of a brush pile (lines in the middle)
White Perch on Shearon Harris Lake. These fish were schooling when I drove through them. Huge number of big Perch feasting on small Threadfin Shad.
Largemouth Bass on Shearon Harris Lake. Threadfin Shad were being eaten as they moved through the lake. Probably the best shot I have of game fish actually eating a healthy breakfast!
Striped Bass on the Roanoke River. What can I say, spawning migration and hundreds of fish........amazing fishery. The next four pictures are different schools of Striped Bass on the Roanoke River.
White Perch on Shearon Harris Lake. Feeding Perch (aren't they always?) in action over deep water. Never saw the fish break the surface but they were pretty easy to catch dropping bait down a few feet.
Largemouth Bass on Shearon Harris Lake. A good close up illustration of how returns on these fish show up. These were 3-6 pound fish.
Largemouth Bass on Shearon Harris Lake. A MASSIVE school of Threadfin Shad with Bass right in the middle of them. These my friends, were the happiest Bass on Earth.