Category Archives: Electronics made easy!

Finding fish using modern marine electronics such as sounders and side-scanners can be confusing and frustrating. The main issue is interpretation of what is seen on the screen to what is actually below. These tips can assist.

What sounder should I buy.

What sounder should I buy?

Over all our social media channels, email and messages, we probably get asked, “What sounder should I buy?” about 10-15 times a day. MYTH BUSTER… Funnily enough, that question in itself is not that helpful when looking for a new sounder/fish finder. Ask instead, “What transducer will suit me best?” I am amazed at the…

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Garmin Echomap Ultra fish finder

GARMIN ECHOMAP Ultra review

In this fish finder review, we take a look at the GARMIN echoMAP Ultra 105 and 125 sonar units. As followers of this blog will know, I’m a huge Garmin fan, although I have used Lowrance, Furuno and Humminbird in the past. It doesn’t really matter what brand you prefer. Far more important than the…

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Deep drop fishing for spectacular queen snapper

Deep drop fishing

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but I learned something new deep drop fishing for Flame Tail snapper and other monsters of the deep off Brisbane. Deep drop fishing is fast becoming popular with offshore anglers. And not just Australia but around the world. It’s a little more outside the box…

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Garmin livescope sonar great for understanding fish behaviour

Understand fish movements with Garmin Livescope

Understanding fish behaviour is no longer such a challenge with the new Garmin Livescope. After getting the unit several months ago, I was finally able to get out into the field and put it through its paces. Garmin Livescope adds a whole new dimension to your fishing. Watch fish respond to your lures in real-time!…

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Garmin Ultra High Definition sounder

Garmin UHD transducer best in the creeks

Garmin introduced their new Garmin UHD transducer (ultra high definition) and black box this year… And I was lucky enough to be one of the test pilots. As you may know if you’ve done our Sounder Skills 1 course, higher definition frequencies like 800 kHz provide good clarity of the underwater landscape. Now with the Garmin…

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How to set up your boat for barramundi fishing

How to set up your boat for barra fishing

Setting up your boat for barra fishing is critical if you want to maximise catches. I have everything I use regularly a hand reach away. Other less common items are stowed. I prefer a tiller steer with open deck. I like a clean deck with plenty of room to fight the fish. And my live…

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Getting your fish finder right to find untouched Wonky Holes

Garmin and Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben “Westo” Weston takes the reins for this week’s blog post. Ben was one of our first “Wonky Holes” online course members and has since gone on to find some fantastic country off the coast of Central Queensland using his trusty Garmin fish finder. Be sure and read to…

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Garmin VIRB XE action camera

Garmin VIRB action camera

Nowadays phones aren’t just phones and with the introduction of the new Garmin VIRB XE, it seems action cameras are no longer just action cameras. As most of you may know, I swear by Garmin electronics and have a boat full of all their goodies. And as I film a lot of fishing action on…

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SafeTrx app monitors you by GPS and keeps you safe on the water

Coast Guard SafeTrx app keeps you safe on the water

For those not keen on using a marine radio, and maybe don’t even have one, SafeTrx app for smartphones is a neat new way of keeping you safe on the water. Downloading the app to your smartphone is quick and easy and took us about 5 minutes. The hardest part was choosing a password and…

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Using Water Wolf to interpret what’s on your sounder

Do you struggle to interpret what you see on your sounder? Perhaps you think you know what’s down there… but can you be sure? Over the years I have come to know for a fact what my sounder is saying – that my interpretation is correct – because I go on to catch that species…

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