So you are wondering how to use a fishfinder? This fishfinder tutorial will hopefully answer all your questions. A fishfinder is really easy to install yourself and there is no real need to pay for the installation. Most units come with a step by step guide that anyone can follow. The electrical installation of a fishfinder is very straight forward. Make sure you remember that if the wire between the battery and the screen gets damaged in any way, you will blow the fuse. The fuse is there to protect the fishfinder unit and its wiring. You need to put the fuse for the fishfinder as close as possible to the battery (it might take some practise, but you will get it eventually).
Now when you have the fishfinder installed how to use it to catch fish? Well the fishfinder will not really help you catch the fish, just locate it. You use the fishfinder to locate the presence of fish and their depth. When the fish moves through the sonar of a fishfinder, a specific mark to that fish species will show on the screen. Todays fish locators can even pick up a small lure 50 feet down. With the fishfinder you can see depth, boat speed, temperature in water, downward looking sonar and some fishfinders can even look sideways or forward of your boat.
So with some practice you will be able to use your fishfinder to find where the fish is located, at what depth, how many there are and even what kind of species it is. Now you can just imagine how much this will improve your fishing. Before I got my first fishfinder I could be fishing for hours when I am sure it was totally empty below me. Now I just follow the fish. Some might think this is like cheating? Well I can assure you it’s not as easy as you think. What you do is that you go from 0 % chance (when its empty under your boat) to a least a chance to get fish. You know the fish is there, you just have to find the right lure or method to get it to bite.
Hope this article helped you to understand how to use a fishfinder. If you need to know anything else about fishfinders, don’t hesitate to contact me. If you looking to buy a fishfinder I would recommend to buy one of the most know brands like a Hummingbird fish finder, Eagle fish finder or a Lowrance fish finder. These are the 3 most sold brands and are the most used and tested fishfinders.