Sometimes alot of fisherman will be in an area with vexilars ect. Do you think with all the pinging going on it puts fish off. i remember the days when i ran a lowrance paper graph and was told go over a structure once and turn it off ie scares fish. your thoughts please. Dan
Fish For Fun
12-05-2006, 04:47 PM
I doubt that it bothers them, heck I have noticed that when it gets slow just take your ATV and make a few spins around the area and this seems to get the fish to move and find your bait.
12-05-2006, 05:05 PM
>Sometimes alot of fisherman will be in an area with vexilars
>etc. Do you think with all the pinging going on it puts fish
>off. i remember the days when i ran a lowrance paper graph and
>was told go over a structure once and turn it off ie scares
>fish. your thoughts please. Dan
What worries me isn't the pinging, it's all the racket (traffic, augering, etc.) everyone makes on the ice in a crowd that puts the fish off.
I read an article in Great Lakes Fisherman mag where a charter capt. felt that by turning off his sonar that he caught more fish. It's hard for me to believe...I mean, is a fish concerned about a little "Click, click, click" sound, or would it be more concerned about a 30 ft boat, outdrive, and two big trolling bags going over top of them? :confused:
With my vex and if I'm fishing alone, I almost wonder sometimes if the sound actually attracts them. Why not, that sound is always accompanied with food? How 'bout that for theory?
I guess my thoughts are that the pinging has very little impact as compared to all the other variables. And when you consider all that a sonar and flasher can do for you, it's worth it.