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Old 02-21-2010, 02:24 PM
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Is a 1k thruhull (airmar b260) connected to a furono 1920C strong enough to target squid in 2000' - 1400'. Trying to figure out how these other guys are seeing sqiud in these depths, Are they using 3k - 5k commercial machines, talking about swordfishing during the day. They are definetly marking bait down there and I can,t seem to mark anything other than the bottom, is there any tips as far as settings go, the bottom comes up fairly strong , but even zoomed in all i can see is some slight light green marks that deep. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:03 PM
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Gotta know what you are looking for.

Where you located?
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:46 PM
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A BFF1 or DFF1 hooked up to a NavNet2 (1920c) with a 1kw transducer won't see squid at more than 1000'.
You really need to step up to a DFF3 (3kw) and an R299 or R399 (3kw) transducer at a minimum for what you want it to do.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
A BFF1 or DFF1 hooked up to a NavNet2 (1920c) with a 1kw transducer won't see squid at more than 1000'.
You really need to step up to a DFF3 (3kw) and an R299 or R399 (3kw) transducer at a minimum for what you want it to do.
I mark squid with a navnet, bbff1 and 1kw in 1800ft. Like I stated gotta know what you are looking for.

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If I knew what the squid looked like on the screen, I wouldn,t be asking, i just wanted to know if my machine is capeable of seeing them, i might not know they are on the screen if it were showing them because I don,t have enough experience to know what they look like on the screen.I am in the keys. I have only heard of them being seen not actually seen someone else,s machine mark them, but I have caught a sword during the day, but not by marking bait.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by meii View Post
I mark squid with a navnet, bbff1 and 1kw in 1800ft.

Didn't know FFs can mark squid. Very interested though.
Can they be seen in shallow waters (<300ft)? I catch them all the time at shallow depths but never see them on my FF (RM DSX600 and 600W transom mount xducer). Any pics of what they would look like on the FF screen?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:53 PM
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Not all 1000 watt transducers are the same. If want to see very deep targets you need a transducer with a very narrow beam. A normal or a wide beam will spread the signal so thin you won't get near the return.
Think about it as a camera lens. For looking deep you want the telephoto lens, not the wide angle.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:24 AM
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I understand the beam widths and difference from 200 to 50 and basic opreation of machine, not an expert by any means, but I do know other people are marking solid concentration of bait down that deep before they drop. My machine hold bttom pretty well and i can see drop offs , ledges and pretty good bottom information,. I guess my question should have been ( what does squid look like on the machine at 1800 ')?Can you see the concentration of bait?. The targets I see are just slight green with no red like a usuall lower depth target, maybee squid don,t show up as strong targets , I have no Idea, but would love to know.
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I still want to know please
Please let us all know what squid look like on an FF screen, and what type of equipment is needed to see them.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:10 PM
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I don't know the size of the squid your tring to see but where I am in CA we mark what is typically called market size (4-8 inches) anywhere from close to the surface down to 300 feet or so fishing for yellowtail and seabass.

The squid show up as green/blue returns on FFs like a 585 Furuno. A lot like a school of baitfish does (markeral, sardines, anchovies) but a weaker and scratchier return.
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