Category Archives: Things Seen

Things Found While Recording

I love to do recordings with my Humminbird Onix Touch 10SI and my Helix 12 Gen2 SI. I’ll spend hours sometimes just riding around and scanning the lake bottoms. Then when I get home I’ll review these recording with either ReefMaster Sonar Viewer or DeepViewVF software on my laptop or desktop computers. With these two programs I can really see much more detail from the recordings than I could with my onboard sonar units on my boat. The reason being is that with my laptop and a 17″ screen with the resolution set to 1600 x 900dpi the images are much better in detail than the
1280 x 800dpi on the Helix 12 or the 1024 x 768dpi on the Onix unit. So with the higher pixel count on the home computers this translates into a higher detailed image. I’ll see things on the computer that I never saw on the onboard units while on the lake.

Here is an example I pulled off the internet to show you the difference in pixel counts. As you can see the more pixels the clearer and more detailed the images will be. (Note: you will not get this extreme high detail as in the top image).

Higher Pixels mean clearer images.

In the images below I’ll post a bunch of boats I have found on my local lakes. So if you really want to take your side imaging and down imaging to the next level then I recommend that you learn how to scan, record and then view on your home computers. There is a few blogs on my site about this subject. Spend the time learning nd playing with the software and see what you can find on your local waters.

Old Sunken Barge
Boat with stakebed canes for crappie
this one found by a friend that sent me a recording he did.
Very old boat, possibly a civil war boat.
An old mussel drag boat.
Almost buried sunken barge.
Probably an old runabout boat.
I’ve caught lots of fish off this one.
Old barge below a local dam.
Another one below a local dam.
Old steam driven train and a box car.
Box car.
Another box car.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the images above and hope you learn to use your units and recordings from these examples.

Tight lines….

Humminbird Onix – Side Imaging – Trotlines and Ropes

How accurate is the Humminbird Onix Side Image units? Here is a photo of a recording I did with mine.

I’ve noticed that a lot of the stumps on my local lake “Pickwick” are dissolving. As you can see in the image above the “smoking” from the stump. I’d say that this is probably methane gas being released in the decaying process as I see this a lot from the stumps on the lake bottom. I can remember from years ago huge stump fields that are not longer there. I am by no means a scientist so this is only my assumption.

Side Image Scanning- Old Car or Truck Frame Found

I like to record from my Side Image and Down Image units as I’m fishing. I usually try to spend the last 15 minutes or so of my day on the water recording what my units is scanning. If you don’t know how to do this there are a few older blogs on this site that will show you what you need and how to do it. Just do a search for RECORDING from the search bar on the right side of the screen.

As it was recording yesterday I found this old auto frame in Pickwick Lake. To me it looks like the frame might be the only thing left. Since it is upside down I can’t tell if it’s a truck or car frame. I’ll try to get a better image of it the next time I’m in the area. If you would like to take a look at it here are the GPS coordinates: N 34 46.333 – W087 42.199

Tight lines….

Delta Mariner

I had a chance to see the massive ship on Pickwick Lake on a recent fishing trip. The ship was the Delta Mariner and from what i understand it is used to transport the massive NASA rocket engines from Huntsville, Alabama to Houston, Texas about a four week trip. the back end of the ship is one large drop down door.