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Camoking: hello Doc
WarrenMN: Hi Bruce, no perchie yet
kenb: Hi Doc
Doc_Samson: hi guys and gals
Washington_Walleyes: Hello Doc.
skipjack: hey doc
Bx2(IL): Hi Doc
Chatman: Hi doc
Albe: Hi Doc
Chatman: and everyone else
Albe: Hi Doc
Doc_Samson: Albe you are everywhere
butch: hello everyone
WarrenMN: HI Butch
Chatman: give it a few and i will kick us off
Chatman: hi wa
Albe: got to be when your teachin'
butch: hows it going albe
butch: and warren
Chatman: albe you are no slouch either
Albe: Location of GPS antenna - console or near transducer
Albe: thats what I thought
Doc_Samson: But 6 ft doesn't make much difference
Chatman: ok everyone
Chatman: lets all give a warm welcome for doc samson!!!
Fishnmagician: CLAP CLAP CLAP
WarrenMN: clap clap clap clap clap palc
kenb: WHoo hooo
butch: clap clap clap
Doc_Samson: very good
Albe: clap clap clap
Bx2(IL): Hey hey !!!
rangerguy: CLAP CLAP CLAP
Chatman: doc has had lots cooking since last we talked
Chatman: lets start out with doc telling us what is new and go from there
Doc_Samson: electronics is changing fast which is good i like challenges
Albe: Learned some things when I listened to you on WYLL
Chatman: please hold your questions for a few minutes
Doc_Samson: what did you learn?
Chatman: while doc tells about his dvd and seminar
cfwalleye: evening all
Chatman: no doc you can ask whatever you want you are the boss lol
Doc_Samson: Lowrance Schools are my big focus this year
Doc_Samson: 7 hours of Lowrance/Eagle training
Doc_Samson: I joined up with Bill Diedrich to produce the Lowrance School
Dan(oh): HELLO ALL
Chatman: hi dan
Doc_Samson: He has been giving electronic seminars for 30 years
Doc_Samson: I have a schedule on www.hightechfishing.com and you are all invited
Chatman: isnt bill from infisherman
jms: When will the Lowrance Instructional DVD part 2 be out?
Doc_Samson: My Lowrance DVD has been a big hit and if any of you want to say anything about the DVD and the School speak up
Doc_Samson: I received the final edit today and haven't looked at it
Chatman: heck the dvd is great
Doc_Samson: Part 2 will next go to the printer
Doc_Samson: Bill writes for In-Fish
Albe: Can't wait for it
Doc_Samson: I did DVD 2 last winter but have trouble making it clear enough
Chatman: doc where are the seminars going to be held
jms: What do you mean clear?
Doc_Samson: I received my Lowrance map card with FHS on it today
Doc_Samson: It has bull Shoals and Cumberland for my PWT tournaments
Doc_Samson: DVD 2 when copied was fuzzy when played for some technical reason
Chatman: guys shoot your questions
Doc_Samson: Schools will be at Lakeville,MN Gander
Doc_Samson: Joe's St Paul
Doc_Samson: Reeds Walker
Washington_Walleyes: How deep is to deep?
butch: do the new lowrance units come with instructional pc disks
jms: Is your schedule for the schools listed on your site?
Doc_Samson: Nope, I have the only in depth one that I know of
Doc_Samson: School schedule and registration are on www.hightechfishing.com
kenb: Doc - How much do you attribute your success as a tournament fisherman to your "technical prowess" vs. fishing skill?
butch: are you fishing all 6 pwt events this year
Doc_Samson: both are equal
Doc_Samson: I have always had my face in a sonar and collected every paper map available
jms: Are those locations for semiars or where we can find the DVD?
Doc_Samson: I will fish all 6 PWT and Wave Wackers
kenb: So - being well informed about the water system structure is just as important as technique?
Bx2(IL): I have a Humminbird NS25 Sonar/GPS. I haven't used it very much. I want to send for a C-Map chip for WI, MN & IA. with hot spots in it. Any comments about this unit?
butch: is there any one tournament on the pwt that you feal better about than the rest ?
Doc_Samson: Those locations are for seminars. Reeds, Joes, Scheels, Thorne Bros, Capras carry the DVD besides my site
Doc_Samson: Oahe I like the best
Doc_Samson: I haven't been to Fox Chain, Sault St Marie, or Cumberland
butch: last year was the first time i got to use a lowrance color unit those things are awsome
Chatman: doc also has a real good video on boat control
kenb: On a new system, how much prefishing will you do before the event?
Doc_Samson: I have very little experience with Hummingbird, sorry
rangerguy: Is the new X-20 going to be replacing the X-18 and the X-19?
Grape_Juice: Hello Doc and everyone
Bx2(IL): OK. Thanks any how Doc.
Chatman: hi grape
Doc_Samson: I like to get in at least 5 days of pre fishing
Bx2(IL): Hey GJ
Doc_Samson: The x-20 replaces the x-18
Doc_Samson: I did use a Hummingbird flasher 10 years ago!
kenb: Can you talk breifly about resolution vs. power and what you feel is the most important when looking for a new unit?
butch: i could hardly believe it but out on leech lake we where jigging with 3/8 oz jigs with red tails and we could see our jigs in 55' of water
Doc_Samson: Most units have enough power now days, so vertical pixel count is more important
Albe: how high should Colorline be set
jms: How will you prepare for these lakes before you get to them...anything, or do you just head out and prefish?
kenb: Is target separation a function of power or pixels?
Doc_Samson: However the pixel counts are good on most higher end units. I like a minimum of 480 vertical
Doc_Samson: target separation is a function of both
butch: isnt target seperation afected alot by cone angle of the transducer
Doc_Samson: I prepare for lakes by calling people who have been ther. get the best maps, and drive around the lake with the boat alot
jms: As you drive are you hunting for just fish or are you lokking for structure?
Dan(oh): Do you work with other fisherman?
Doc_Samson: cone angles are larger with low freq transducers which have poorer resolution because the wavelength is wider
Doc_Samson: when driving I am looking at bottom content, fish, and structure
kenb: Do you recommend a dual freq unit for tournament fisherman, or just a 200khz?
Doc_Samson: I like to work with one guy. I have worked with Mike Peluso when he had time
Driftr: howdy folks
MapnSD: Hi Driftr
Doc_Samson: I recommend 200 only unless you use downriggers for all my freshwater fishing
butch: due you run a dual counsal boat or a walk thrue
jms: How can you get such a good picture when your going 33-35 mph (DVD part 1)? Is this common or have you made some kind of modification to you transducer?
Doc_Samson: I am working with Brett King of Smooth Moves in the PWT East this year
rangerguy: Do through-the-hull transducers work as well as the transom mount?
Doc_Samson: walk thru
Doc_Samson: I have no special things to make the high speed reading
butch: we run the same boat and i sometimes find it hard to controlin the wind
Doc_Samson: I do have aCrestliner whcih has a smooth bottom but I don't know how much that helps
Doc_Samson: Thru hull transducers work if they have no air bubbles, I have little experience with them
Driftr: the smooth bottom of a Crestliner is a great help
Doc_Samson: I have had 2 and one didn't work well
butch: what are some good tips for boat control in the wind with a walk thru
butch: i find the windshield acts like a bit of a sail
Doc_Samson: Give me an example on wind and which part of the boat I will be using to controll the boat
butch: quarter trolling a break with kicker motor
Doc_Samson: the windshield does catch more wind but it is manageable
Doc_Samson: If I troll a break I will be on the bow trolling motor
butch: i sometimes put a drift sock out the back but i have heard of other things you can do with a drift sock to help
Doc_Samson: I use a Minn Kota Maxxum with 101lbs thrust
Doc_Samson: I use drift socks out the back to slow the boat when I am trolling with the main engine
butch: do you ever use drift socks off the bow while forward trolling
Doc_Samson: If you use a kicker to push the boat into a quartering wind it will always be difficult
WarrenMN: Bruce, do you want to mention that TR-1
Doc_Samson: I have used them off the bow, either one or two but I found it difficult to steer compared to socks off the back and the boat stayed on course better
Doc_Samson: I use the TR-1 when ever I am trolling except for precision contour trolling
butch: last year i was jigging deap water had a north south break the wind was from the south with gusts from the south west is there anything i could have done to help keep the boat moveing slow and stay on the break
Doc_Samson: The TR-1 is an auto pilot for the kicker
Washington_Walleyes: Doc,How do you fish deep clear waters.
Albe: Do you ever run drift socks off the side cleats
Doc_Samson: I would have back trolled into the wind Butch
Doc_Samson: I fish deep clear waters by first looking for fish deep,deep
kenb: Better have some splashguards or you're gettin wet!!
Doc_Samson: I have Wave Wackers
Washington_Walleyes: What do you call deep?
Chatman: doc i want to hear more about the seminar
Doc_Samson: I use socks on the side cleats when I am drifting
butch: we tried that but but couldnt get the boat up on the breakto work it up and down the boat wouldnt turn into the gusts without moveing to fast
Doc_Samson: My deepest walleye waqs 67 ft
butch: 55 feet
Doc_Samson: I have caught many 40-60 ft in the fall
jms: Doc, what will you have on this years boat for electronics?
Doc_Samson: Butch when you have those conditions the goal is to stay vertical and fish slow, watch the sonar always and anticipate the wind
butch: thanks doc
Doc_Samson: I plan on lowrance 111cs
Bx2(IL): I will be fishing Rainy Lake the third week of August. How deep should I look?
butch: we had a chance at a big check and i blew it on the boat control on day 2
Doc_Samson: I want the hard drive even tho I don't know what I will be able to do with it!!
Doc_Samson: Rainy, I would look from 3-30
kenb: That means you're a geek! (and proud of it, I bet!)
Bx2(IL): OK. Thanks. I'll do that.
jms: Will you run with three 111?
Doc_Samson: i think so but I may have only two in the boat as I have have found I can see them easily from everywhere
Washington_Walleyes: Have you ever fished out west Doc?
kenb: Good question WW
Doc_Samson: The guy in the back can see the depth on the one in the bow
Doc_Samson: I fished in the Columbia when I went to school there in 1974
WarrenMN: Bruce the discussion the other night was about running the one up front and the one on the transom and interference
Doc_Samson: I didn't fish for walleyes but caught some sturgeon
Washington_Walleyes: Not many eyes here in 74.
Doc_Samson: I use 200 khz transducers so I will get interfernece unless I am in shallow water
WarrenMN: Is there a way around it or best to just shut one off
Washington_Walleyes: But they are now.LOL
Doc_Samson: You can change the ping speeds so one is different than the other which does help
Washington_Walleyes: Hey there Smallie.
Doc_Samson: Time for a little 3d
Albe: I know the max ping speed is 33, do you divide the % ping speed into that and that is your new ping speed
WarrenMN: Thought the server crashed
butch: so do you run both units when your fishing all the time or do you useually just run one
Doc_Samson: #D is a software that creates depth contour maps from your chart recordings
jms: Not to jump back in the conversation but, why don't you fish with others? It seems like most guys out there are a member of a four man team.
Doc_Samson: I usually turn one off
kenb: You talkin about 3DField?
Bx2(IL): Hi Denny
MapnSD: Doc - do you scan and plot your own waypoints before you start looking for structure?
Doc_Samson: I like not having too many as you can't be as personal
smalliecatcher: Hi had to come to a site that works
butch: can you give us some basics on the maps
Doc_Samson: Yes, I make waypoints off interesting structure on maps so I don't have to look for them
Bx2(IL): Yep. Payy attention to Doc smallie. He's a sharp guy.
Doc_Samson: Better yet I have all the maps on my computer hooked to my GPS in the boat
Doc_Samson: #DField is right $90 and you can make a map in under 3 minutes
jms: Is the software on your computer LakeMaster or MapCreate
MapnSD: Do you have a computer in your boat?
Doc_Samson: MapCreate, LakeMaster, and Fugawi
Chatman: doc is there a serial cable to hook my x15 to my laptop or how does that work
Doc_Samson: I have a ruggedized Panasonic in the boat with a wireless display
WarrenMN: Bruce, would you like a link to the USA today article
Chatman: to use the gps on the moving map program like fugwai
Doc_Samson: both took the beating all last year and I use it for seminars in the winter
Doc_Samson: sure Warren
WarrenMN: be carefull guys
WarrenMN: some of you it may not open a secound window
WarrenMN: and pop you out of here for a sec
Chatman: hi eye
Doc_Samson: Chat I hook the NMEA wires from the Lowrance to a serial cable and then connect it to my lap
Washington_Walleyes: Hey banger.
Chatman: i see
Doc_Samson: Warren hooked it up for me BLESS HIM
Eyebanger(Oh): Hello all
kenb: Doc - Just want to put a plug in for Warren - he is the greatest!
Chatman: lol hes the man
WarrenMN: ah geez
Bx2(IL): Hi eye!
Doc_Samson: He is the man
Doc_Samson: Back to #D
Chatman: if you guys didnt kne Warren is a specialist in the map emd of things
jms: I gotta meet this WarrenMN guy
butch: is there a standard adapter to conect a lowrance to a pc then
kenb: that's an understatement!
Dan(oh): night all
Dan(oh): thanks Doc
WarrenMN: night Dan
Chatman: bye dan
Washington_Walleyes: Have a good one dan.
Doc_Samson: If you record a log on Lowrance and play it in the SonarViewer you can use this data to make a depth contour map. It is the future and I don't sell #D or know the Russian that made it
kenb: Can you go through the steps briefly?
Doc_Samson: There is no standard adapter but Warren can explain and I will rest my fingers
kenb: You output the csv from the sonarviewer, right?
WarrenMN: yeah ken
kenb: (helping you along) :)
WarrenMN: If you go into the sonar viewer there will be a CSV out put
Doc_Samson: then open the csv in the 3DField
WarrenMN: but make sure you have the 1.2.2 vers
kenb: 1.2.2 of the sonar viewer
butch: on the pc right
WarrenMN: Any one need to know where the Sonar Viewer is at
Chatman: yea i found that out about the latest vesrion of sonar viewer
kenb: Yes - get the SLG off of your MMC or SD card out of the lowrance
Bx2(IL): Smallie: Back to page 1 ??
WarrenMN: Then in 3D you open that file
Chatman: hey guys look at the time
Chatman: man is it going fast
Fishnmagician: wow.. i'am lost
Chatman: doc can you stick around to finish your thoughts
WarrenMN: Give them the emulator link
Grape_Juice: Thanks Doc great talk
guest: thanks for all the info
jms: Thanks Doc
Doc_Samson: I explain 3D mapping at the Lowrance Schools and demonstrate it
Washington_Walleyes: Thanks Doc.
Albe: Thanks Doc
Bx2(IL): T Y Doc.
WarrenMN: Doc, your web page
Chatman: we can have doc on again to continue there is a lot of ground to cover with this new technology
rangerguy: Thanks Doc
kenb: Thanks a bunch Doc - good luck and Godspeed this season!
MapnSD: Doc - The next time your in SD stop in and we will talk Oahe. Thanks for the chat !!!
butch: thanks doc it was a great time
Doc_Samson: My pleasure
WarrenMN: thanks for coming
mitchel: doc ur an american idol
Chatman: ok guys i gitta split
butch: warren i have a couple questions for you latter
Albe: Have a great tournamaent season Doc
WarrenMN: no problem
Fishnmagician: nite PJ
Chatman: lol mitchell
Chatman: see ya guys
Grape_Juice: nite PJ
WarrenMN: night PJ
Doc_Samson: I will do this again next winter if you want
Bx2(IL): BYE, and Thanks for hosting Doc.
Grape_Juice: great Doc
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