Innovative side-scan sonar broadens your view of the underwater realm.
January 14, 2013
Puzzled by the lack of yellowtail snapper in the chum line, the author used side-scan to reveal fish 30 feet off to starboard, left side of screen above. Right side shows a down view of same school.Joe Mahler
Fish to the sides of the boat are seldom recorded by down-looking sonar. In this case, dolphin.
A DownScan image reveals high-resolution wreck details.
Fish in the box can be a matter of confidently finding them first.
Above, the Lowrance HDS 10 unit utilizes StructureScan, though other brands such as Humminbird, Simrad, and Navico have similar side-scanning technology available.