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6 Ways Your Depth Finder and Fishing Map Work Together

6 Ways Your Depth Finder and Fishing Map Work Together

Accessories, Fishing stories
Depth finders have become an integral part of every angler’s tool set for decades. The term depth finder refers to a device utilizing sonar. Sonar emits high frequency sound waves that are inaudible to fish and humans. These impulses strike an object and reflect back to a receiver. The receiver measures the time it took for the impulses to return and continually calculates the distance between it and the object. Screens, graphs, or calibrated flashes display distance. The data you obtain from a depth finder screen, in part, includes: bottom composition, bottom terrain, depth, structure type and configuration, presence of fish, size of fish, and submerged weeds and wood. With the bank of information a depth finder furnishes, savvy anglers can create a complete representati...