Search Engines

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Search Engines

Captains search for new fishing locations — such as rocks, wreck pieces, even birds — using not only intelligence from other anglers, but also combining side- and down-scan, radar, autopilot, and photo overlays.Brenda Weaver (Illustration)
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Search Engines

Side-imaging technology can help anglers see exactly how rubble, a wreck or other structure is oriented on the bottom.
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Search Engines

Capt. Mike Smedley uses his Simrad StructureScan to find and follow bait schools as they move so he can stay on the fish.
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Search Engines

Capt. Shaun Ruge's track line (left side) shows him following bait. At right, his radar shows birds over bait three-quarters of a mile away.
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Search Engines

At left on screen, a spot Capt. Shaun Ruge found studying his Navionics SonarCharts paid off.