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Old 09 August 2006, 10:35   #1
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Has anyone actually seen a fish on a fishfinder?
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Old 09 August 2006, 10:49   #2
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yeah millions of 'em...probably too many
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But I've seen our divers and their exhaled air showing as "noise" or "clutter"
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Has anyone actually seen a fish on a fishfinder?
Only got it as a depth sounder. But now that you have mentioned it

Dont think so got a Garmin B&W one should it show a wee fish symbol or are all the dots between the sea floor and the boat fish ??
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Has anyone actually seen a fish on a fishfinder?
Yep and Ive caught one or two
However, Im reasonable convinced that the FF will occasionally show a fish that isn't there just to justify its existence
But if you get out in Hurst narrows as the tide turns you can see the mackerel on the FF and you can catch them (well sometimes) Des
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all the time , but at the weekend it was showing fish swimming past right on the surface ? .
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If I use mine around the training bank outside Poole it shows thousands of tiny fish as the tide goes out.

It took me ages to figure out it was actually shreds of seaweed.
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We had a Hummingbird fish finder which worked realy well
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Well I found the mackerel to be difficult to distinguish from seaweed apart from depth because this fish has no swim bladder so there's little echo on the fishfinder. Most other fishes do have one and appear quite clearly, I use a cheapo Hummingbird Piranha 15x and am quite happy with it for the price, freezer's full of the small buggers.
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now that you have mentioned it

Dont think so
thats cause there aint no fish where you go! Between the discharge from the pertrochemical works and the radioactive beach they have long since been wiped out!
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