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    You should be able to see your lure/fly. My buddy watches the screen and can see when the fish grabs his worm. Amazing technology nowadays. I remember years ago when I had a hummingbird graph. One big roll of paper and a plotter which would make the contours and structure. The bad thing is you couldn't GPS the location.
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    50 years ago it was 'Lowrance' and 'Ray Jefferson' bottom and fish finders that were circular "Flashers" in a metal box.

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    The technology IS absolutely fantastic! I, for one, am not so sure just how effective our predation should be allowed to go. Remember the sardine? As a cycling resource, crappie would seem to NEED their "hard to find" time to rebuild. There is a reason nature works with balance....
    ....lee s.

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    Why even fish if you are staring at a screen watching your lure or fly get taken by fish. Main reason I don't like indicators, boring as hell waiting for something to go under. I know guys that use those new finders, takes the fun out of fishing in my opinion. But hey, whatever you need to catch a fish.
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    Have you used one Scott?

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    A simple fish finder / bottom finder is good for just seeing where the drop off are and the deeper holes.

    I like the GPS /mapping features.

    Most will never be able to afford the top of the line like the live action stuff.


    Scuba spear fishing is pretty effective.


    We fly fish, mostly top water, barbless and don't touch the fish much so we hope we have little impact.

    In a day we don't catch very many fish anyway.

    I hate going to a popular trout or steelhead fishery were all the fish have no mandibles.


    I am sure the World's commercial Asian fleets are using the best there is to clean the oceans of all protein.
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    This is off another forum, sea lions and herring in Yaquina Bay Oregon as viewed through a Garmin Panoptix:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DelNehJ9tc

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_cTEL0EnqM
    Some of that kind of stuff being done in this video. Looks danged fun to me! However, it seems more in the realm of acquiring and operating electronics....with a BIT of fishing thrown in. Sorta like ANYONE can drive an automatic....but give'em a clutch?
    A FISHERMAN can still take a boat and a rod and catch some fish....
    ....lee s.
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    It is by far NOT only Asian fishing fleets using the very best and newest electronics to be the most efficient at plundering the bounty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MThompson View Post
    Have you used one Scott?
    nope, and would never use one especially at $1,000. I have about a dozen buddies that use them. I only use my fish finder to know the depth. If I don't catch fish, oh well. I'd rather be skunked then use something like that, its just not me. To each their own, use dynamite if it is legal for all I care.
    So long and thanks for all the fish!!!
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