Today’s sounders are flashy bits of gear but rarely do we use them to their full potential.
There are heaps of information out there on setting them up. But what if we could take things one step further and learn what fish we are seeing and make an educated decision on the species type before even placing a line in the water?
I study my images hard and even take a few screenshots to go over later and work out how different species show in various ways. The advantage of this is you can then specifically target the fish you are seeing with the correct method once you think you have identified them.
Barra are one of the easiest fish to distinguish. They show great barra-shaped shadows on side image and down image also produces barra shaped returns. Not all fish are this easy though so let’s break down some screen shots and work out what the fish are.