How To Use A Fish Finder

The miracle of modern technology is that it continues to make our lives easier and easier – but only if we actually know how to apply these new technological advantages.

Nowhere is this truer than in the world of digital fish finders solutions. Completely turning the world of fishing on its head – for both professional and amateur anglers and fishermen alike – digital fish finder solutions now give you the ability to know exactly where the fish are every single time you set out on the water.

However, unless you know exactly how to use your new fish finder you may find that your investment is a little bit of a waste – but understanding your piece of equipment should be relatively simple and straightforward so that this never happens.

Before we dive into the specifics of using a fish finder to locate fish in any body of water, it’s critical that you understand (just like most things) practice really does make perfect. You’ll want to make sure that you’re bringing your fish finder out on the water every single time you go, working on getting better and better at handling and operating you are equipment every single time.

How To Use a Fish Finder

The first thing – THE VERY FIRST THING – that you’ll want to do is read the entire user’s manual

I know, I know – this sounds like a bit of crazy and out there advice, right?

Even though companies spent literally hundreds of thousands of dollars having their user manuals created and customized for each and every piece of technology they publish, the overwhelming majority of new owners ignore all of this advice.

Do not fall into that trap.

While I cannot guarantee you that reading your fish finder user manual is going to be exciting and interesting reading – in fact, there’s a good chance that it’s going to be pretty dry – it will give you the basic information and knowledge you need to operate your new machinery. This is essential even if you have had a fish finder in the past and think you understand all of the basics are technology has been moving at such a fast pace that it’s likely your older unit is horribly out of date and this one has a few new tricks up its sleeve.

Install properly in your boat

Next, you want to pay close attention to the installation directions and instructions. Follow them to the letter as closely as humanly possible, and make sure to focus on the areas that describe key details that may interfere (or boost) your signal. Improper installation has a lot to do with almost all of the cases of fish finder technologies not working exactly as they should.

Finally, make sure that you are using your fish finder in “fish finding” mode

Shockingly, some people simply do not flip the switch of their fish finder to fish finding mode – instead leaving it in the basic sonar mode that many of the popular models today include. Obviously, this isn’t going to give you the kind of results you’ve been hunting for, so make sure that you flipped that little switch and are using your machine exactly as prescribed.