Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lowrance HDS Carbon First Look Video

In a previous post I went the features of the new for 2017 Lowrance HDS Carbon and whether or not you should consider upgrading.  Recently I had a chance to take a closer look at the unit for myself.  The screen is noticeably better than a Gen 3.  Their claim of more vivid colors is true and the screen can be seen very clearly from a wider angle.  

In this video I cover the main changes from Gen 3 to Carbon so you can decide for yourself if it is worth upgrading to.

Be sure to comment on the YouTube page or on this post if you have any questions about the HDS Carbon.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

How to Manage and Sort Waypoints by Lake

In the off season its time to clean up your reels, tackle, boat, etc and organize it for the up coming season.  Your electronics are no different.  You need to take some time and organize your waypoints and sort them according to the lake they are saved on.  Lowrance has made this process extremely simple and in this 8 minute video I show you how to do it!  Grab your phone or tablet and head to your boat and watch this video!

Be sure to comment below if you have any questions!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How to Troubleshoot No Depth Reading on a Fish or Depth Finder

There are a lot of things that can cause an issue with your sonar unit to cause it not to read depth.  It can be anything from a loose connection, bad transducer or unit, or a bad cable.  There are many ways to troubleshoot this issue.  The easiest thing is to take a second unit from another location on your boat and try it on the transducer that isn't working.  If you don't have another unit on your boat see if you can borrow a friends unit.

Take a look at this video for more detailed tips on how to troubleshoot a sonar unit that isn't reading depth.

This video shows a Lowrance unit but this procedure will work on Simrad, Humminbird, Garmin, Furuno, Vexilar, MarCum or any other brand of sonar units.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Preseason Prep For Your Ice Fishing Electronics

Are you ready for ice fishing? The better question is, are your electronics ready for ice fishing?

We spend so much time tinkering with rods, line and tackle, but often neglect our electronics in prepping them for the upcoming season.  Here is a short video with a few things you can do with your Lowrance, Vexilar, MarCum, or Humminbird units to ensure they are as ready for the ice fishing season as you are.

Please comment below or on the YouTube video if you have any questions.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

How to Setup Lowrance Hook Ice Machine

Lowrance has some new ice fishing units this year with their Hook series of Ice Machines.  These are available in a 4" sonar only Hook 4x, 4" sonar/GPS combo Hook 4 and a 5" sonar/GPS Hook 5.  These units work well in the automatic settings but if you tweak them a bit you'll have much better results.  Here are a few videos to take a look at on how to step up your unit.

The GPS versions of these units are also great to mount on a snowmobile or ATV because they can use this RAM Mount.  It will eliminate the Lowrance bracket that comes with it and snap right into the back of the unit for a very good look.  Pop in a Navionics+ card and you'll get right on top of your spot.