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Old 08-24-2011, 04:16 PM
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I have the above fish finder on my bass boat. I am not sure it is working properly anymore. Lately I have been fishing a rather deep stretch of river (20'-30'), Susquehanna River in south central PA. I've been still fishing, trolling, drifting. I hardly see any fish on the finder. I have the fish alarm on, fish sizes selected to all, sensitivity to neutral. It seems even after covering a rather large area of river that I hardly see any fish. Once in awhile I'll see one or two at varying depths but never more than one at a time. I am sure the area I am fishing in is loaded with all types of fish, bass, stripers, shad, channel cats, flatheads, muskies, walleyes, etc.

Is there a time when the finders lose thier effectiveness and need recalibrated? I normally fish alone so I don't have the luxury of fishing with another boat nor do I care to ask other random fishermen what they are seeing. My unit is 12 years old and I normally use it in shallow river conditions (3-5") where it is practically useless for fishfinding. I just use it for depth, etc. All other functions seem to be working normally. Do I need a new unit or do I need to change rivers?

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:54 PM
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They were toys back then. HB has come along way in the last 7-8 years. Might be time to invest in a new unit.
Old 08-26-2011, 05:39 AM
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Yea, crossed my mind. It was part of a Tracker package deal back in 98. Had to reason to doubt it, just wondering if all the fish are gone.
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They were toys back then. HB has come along way in the last 7-8 years. Might be time to invest in a new unit.

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