Your fishing trip will be unsuccessful if you come back to the home with empty-handed. But don’t fear when your guide is here. Fishing is like a treasure hunt and fishes are that treasure thing and if you want to be Robin Hood in this hunting then a fish finder is a perfect helping hand for you. Fishfinder helps you to find fishes in various locations. It indicates you the exact location of fish with its technology. But you can’t choose a random fish finder, you should know how to choose fish finder.
There are many reasons for choosing the best fish finder. If you are new in this everyone tries to throw their personal knowledge about choosing a fish finder on you. Don’t get confused. I will suggest you stay away from all the confusions if you want to stay healthy. Here all facts about how to choose a perfect fish finder. So just relax and keep reading this.
If you want to cook hotchpotch then you should mix all the ingredients in a perfect equation. Exactly like this, a perfect fish finder is a formation of the transducer, screen, cone angle, frequency, and power. So when you gonna choose your fish finder to keep in mind this fact.
Transducers are one of the most important parts of a fish finder. It sends and receives sound waves. It is connected to the fish finder via cable. Transducer creates sound waves that come from the transmitter, which is attached to the fish finder. It sends waves into the water. The waves are bounced back by reflecting by many objects of underwater. After that sound waves come back and it is received by the transducer and after receiving they come back to the central unit and here the signals turn into the picture on display. It helps you to see and understand the position of fish. So it will be going to easy and interesting.
Wait, my topic on transducers is not ended yet. The transducer is an important part so it is quite lengthy. I have to say another important fact about transducer- the material of the transducer. It depends on what kind of boat you will be going to use. A plastic transom mount is a common type because they are compatible with almost every kind of boats. If you are using a metal hull then you need a plastic housing and it also goes for fibreglass hull. For Steel and Aluminium hulls, stainless steel housings are fine. Bronze housings are perfect for wood hulls. Another important thing is the quality of the transducer. A poor quality transducer can’t send and receive strong signals. Two types of transducers are available – ceramic and magnetostrictive. If you want the best quality signals and pictures then I suggest you to take a ceramic transducer. I told you lots of about transducers and I hope it will definitely help you in finding fish.
Screen in one of the interesting parts of a fish finder and it is my favorite. I hope that it will become a favorite for you also. All of we love to see pictures and for a fisherman, it is also fun to see the fish. But you should be careful about the screen. A screen is available in different colors, one is black and white and one is coloring. In this century when all things are colorful I don’t think so that black and white display is effectively more than a colorful display. In a colorful display, you have millions of colors and details. But black and white displays just have 265 grey shades. So a colorful screen helps you to read and understand the information in more details. And with a black and white display, you cannot read the information in direct sunlight which is important. I think fishes are colorful things so it is better to use a colorful display than a black and white display. But the problem with the colorful display is that they are a little pricey and if you can’t afford it don’t worry, I have a solution for you. Just start with the simple display then you can upgrade it.
While you choosing a screen you need to know about the screen resolution and pixel too. More the resolution and pixel you have you can see the information in more detail. The average pixel is 240×160 pixels. If you can spare your money then you can buy a large screen. You can enjoy the fishing and also you can watch tv I mean screen because it shows the fish with different things like tv shows you different things.
While choosing a transducer, you should keep some knowledge about cone angle in your mind. The cone angle indicates the breadth of the beams that are sent into the water from your boat. A wider cone angle can cover a larger area. The expandability of a cone angle depends on the beams. As much as the beams go to the depth, the cone angle gets wider.
Transducers with cone angle available in the range between 60 degrees and 90 degrees. The average cone angle range comes between 16 and 20 degrees. There is an interesting fact that more your cone angle gets wider, it provides less clarity in depth. An average cone angle gives clarity in depth.
Transducers are available in low and high frequencies. More the frequency gets lower they can cover great depth. A lower frequency can range generally from 50 to 100 kHz sound waves that cover a great distance. High-frequency covers from 180 to 200 KHz. In shallow water, high frequency is best like 192 and 200 KHz. In deep water, 50 KHz frequency is perfect. High frequency gives more detail on your display than low frequency does because higher frequency emits and receives more sonar waves.
In the depth of water, the fish finder is influenced by the temperature of water, salinity, frequency, and power output. Watt is the unit of power output. For faster and deeper reading you need a high watt power output. Low watt device is slower but good for shallow water. The fish finder creates sonar řwaves from its transducer. If there is less power the waves become slower and reading is going to be tough. In shallow water like at 50 KHz,100 watts power show depth readings till 400 feet but at 200 KHz it is not workable. With more power, the waves are going to be faster.
Be careful about the water resistance capacity of your device. Always check JIS or TPX ratings to keep your fish finder safe. Six or five ratings means that your fish finder can be stay between low to high pressure. When you see the rating of seven that means you can drown your fish finder till ten feet for thirty minutes. And the rating of eight cm indicates that you can submerge your device underwater. These ratings will help you to keep your device safe and it also points the location of fishes in every layer of water. Keep remembering all those things that I have told you. It can help you while you choosing your fish finder and a perfect fish finder will help you to find fish. Thus it is going to be easy and full of fun.