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Old 02-05-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Anyone know how to get your transducer to pick up your chum line in the back of the boat I am assuming there is a transducer that is offset for this purpose
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There is no specific transducer. you could, for all intents and purposes install a transom mounted transducer and adjust the angle as needed, but now your depth and marks will be way off. I have entertained this Idea witha customer and the two easiest solutions are either 2 separate sounders or a switch box. Alternatively if the fishfinder or module is easy to get to you could just swap out the cables. the benefit of 2 sounders is you wont miss marks under the boat or have erroneous depth readings. you could run two sounders at the same time as long as they are on different frequencies (50-200KhZ) the other caveat is when the wind and the tide are being difficult, if the chum is going abeam or up the anchor line the transducer will miss it..... unless it was mounted on a pole.

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Don't know about sounders but a cool thing I did is add a video camera to the chum pot - connects right to my Garmin display.. you can watch the chum flow out of the pot and watch the fish pick it up.
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ORRRRR you can just throw the chunks in the right spot so they get picked up on the electrronics. Probably the cheapest option as well.
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Call up CME and order an
Furuno CH 300. It will show chum and the the fish underneath the chum.
It will cost more then your boat did.
Maybe twice as much.
Chum goes in two directions.
With the current and down.......
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Call up CME and order an
Furuno CH 300. It will show chum and the the fish underneath the chum.
It will cost more then your boat did.
Maybe twice as much.
Chum goes in two directions.
With the current and down.......
Then there is that, and I will gladly accommodate anyone's sonar needs. But they are quite expensive and the space required is quite substantial.
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Bass have been in the river and around the dike all winter..........cooked up some fresh schoolies 3 weeks ago....8 or 9 weeks till their parents show up........
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Nice I will have to get out and give it a try. A buddy and I are gonna try Scorton or Barnstable if we get a nice day.
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ORRRRR you can just throw the chunks in the right spot so they get picked up on the electrronics. Probably the cheapest option as well.
Still trying to tweak my method a little. Problem is if the current is cranking it's tough to pick up.
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