Sounding out technology
TODAY many sounders have side and down-scan technology that is changing the way we fish. Fishermen can now see not only what’s directly under the boat but also to each side with imaging that can be tuned so well you can actually see the shape of bigger fish. Detecting structure on the bottom is another feature that is improving catch rates, particularly for those trolling or deep jigging for barramundi and other estuary and river species. The secret to success is interpreting what the sounder is showing.