Thanks for the feedback, Mr. Sticko; and ELI is fine.
Well, I'm running a Lowrance (shout out to SK...I actually enjoy their menu.
)....Low range Hook 4 with DI. That's what you see on the 800khz. The sonar is set at 200 as opposed to the 83khz settings they had for deeper water.
I've only now got my transducer set up on the bow, yes, the bow of my kayak; with a cable retraction rigging for when I get in that 8 inch water. Its also very nifty for poking your nose beneath docks.
(I love my kayak for a few reasons. Many of which should provide an advantage on these tourneys once I really sink my teeth into them.)
My last two trips on the water consisted of my tinkering with the sonar mount and retraction arm. Transducer is parallel to the water level, everything is even on all sides. I measured twice...and before cutting, measured two more times.
Due to the size of watercraft 10' semi V hull, turbulence can be an issue, usually on with major wake, but this reading is me just drifting on a breeze too soft to rattle a dandelion afro.
One of the best readings I've seen, however, do enlighten me. I'm greener than a new banana. I can use any input.
Thanks again, Mr. Sticko, and to any you whom have something to share.
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