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New Humminbird ONIX and ION units equipped with certain LakeMaster maps can use a plug-in SmartStrike program to help you pattern a lake. Manufacturing luck
19 Views - Posted: April 17 at 9:00 am

The Dallas Fire Fighters Bass Club was formed in the 1970s and as a casual angler just turned serious fisherman I was a charter member.


Garmin’s GPSMAP 1000 series units offer the company’s best technologies in a keypad-controlled design for those who aren’t ready for touchscreens. Garmin catches up (and then some)
135 Views - Posted: March 17 at 9:00 am

Garmin is bringing its down- and side-scanning sonar technology to the marine electronics market, calling them DownVü and SideVü. You can expect near-picture-quality views of the fresh- or saltwater world beneath and off to both sides of your boat like those you’ve been seeing on the screens of other manufacturers’ units.


SpotlightScan Sonar from Lowrance lets you pinpoint fish and see structure around your boat after a do-it-yourself installation. New SpotlightScan side-looking sonar
277 Views - Posted: February 18 at 9:00 am

Classic bass-fishing destinations like Toledo Bend Reservoir and Lake Sam Rayburn had a lot more standing timber in them back in the 1970s. In fact, once you got above their lower basins the only way to get around was to follow the many boat lanes cut through the trees.

Schools of bass used these boat lanes, too, as cover-free areas where they drove schools of shad to the surface in feeding frenzies.

The sight would raise the hair on the back of my neck, and I wasn’t alone; chasing these “schooling” bass in the boat lanes became a popular way to fish. The fish crashed to the surface, and then almost before you could cast they went deep again, leaving you wondering which direction to fire your lure until they popped back up.


Humminbird’s ONIX unit is perfect for freshwater applications, offering myriad options. Humminbird touchscreens
454 Views - Posted: January 20 at 9:00 am

Two years in development, Humminbird’s new ONIX and ION models offer anglers something different in marine electronics. The two models are the most-powerful Humminbird has ever offered, and were introduced at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.


The old days of having to buy new units to take advantages of new functionality are long gone, since modern electronics are fully upgradable. Software updates
273 Views - Posted: December 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

Brand-new, highly desirable sonar and GPS features are announced at least once each product year by the makers of marine and outdoor electronics.


ProMariner chargers can be set to charge either flooded/standard AGM batteries or gel batteries. Battery chargers with a pulse
409 Views - Posted: November 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

The chemical process that produces electrical power in a battery can also damage it without human intervention.


The soon-to-be-released Power-Pole Mini is designed to work with any small boat. A better shallow-water anchor
1373 Views - Posted: October 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

My club tournament partner and I were running out of time. We had barely 15 minutes of fishing left before we had to leave to make weigh-in, and we had just located our first concentration of decent bass.


Combining the wonders of GPS navigation and your MotorGuide trolling motor is now possible with the introduction of the company’s Xi5. X marks the spot
2369 Views - Posted: September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

The new MotorGuide Xi5 wireless trolling motor is obviously designed to take on Minn Kota’s successful Terrova, and MotorGuide took the time and trouble to do it right.


Choosing the proper electronic map can increase the odds of getting the most out of a trip to the Neuse River. How to get the best cartography on your chart plotter’s screen
611 Views - Posted: August 21, 2013 at 9:00 am
Back when the earliest digital maps for freshwater lakes began to appear on chart plotter screens, I was struck by how different they were.

NMEA 2000-based networks are mapped out by with cabled backbones with T-shaped fittings located near electronic devices. Can we talk?
398 Views - Posted: July 22, 2013 at 9:00 am
The National Marine Electronics Association is the organization responsible for setting standards for marine electronics, including those for communication between units. The purpose for setting communication standards is to provide a common language and wiring procedure so units and sensors from all manufacturers can talk to each other.

The evolution of LCD technology makes keeping screens more important than ever. Keeping it clean
532 Views - Posted: June 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
LCD screen brightness, contrast and resolution improve with every new generation of marine electronics. Higher pixel counts, new sonar technologies, more-vibrant colors and improved visibility under adverse light conditions let us see tiny sonar and chart details that would have been invisible a decade ago without zooming to enlarge the screen picture.

The Aqua-Vu Claw Discover is the latest in the company’s line of underwater cameras, and it makes finding lost items much more feasible. You dropped WHAT overboard?
718 Views - Posted: May 22, 2013 at 9:00 am
Shortly after handheld GPS units became small enough to fit in a pocket, I remember a fellow outdoor writer lamenting about losing his. He somehow dropped it as he stepped from a boat to a dock over water 30 feet deep.

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