Lowrance HDS Settings

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Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by moylo » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:29 pm

What settings does everyone use?



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Re: Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by luke79 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:40 pm

I just use the auto settings.. every now and then I have a play around with diff settings but I always end up just back with auto. I have just installed structure scan and I was wondering about settings etc. I figure I will just play with it everytime Im out and slowly I will find my way through it all.
Will be interested to see what other responses appear on this topic as I would like to get more out of my electronics, god knows Ive spent enough money on the bl..dy things, they do look pretty flash on your boat though lol.

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Re: Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by fff1964 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:41 pm

Guy's heaps of stuff on this already posted have a look under electronics.

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Re: Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by k3nn0 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:44 pm

I bought my HDS from in and out and they went through all the settings that they have found best. The biggest one apparently is to change the transducer to the right one. Just give them a ring and they might talk you through it as they did me.

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Re: Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by moylo » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:43 pm

thanks fellas, have seen the other posts, but was just keen to see if anyone has been playing with there settings lately and what they find the best.

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Re: Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by fff1964 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:04 am

Once you find what you like the best then you just fine tune to the conditions as most sonuders when the water changes you fiddle a bit.
practice over areas you know well.

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Re: Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by ccc » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:26 am

Sensitivity........play with it all day. If I'm looking for bottom rather then mid-water bait I crank it up. See below screen shots, you get heaps of clutter near the surface but excellent quality bottom
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Re: Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by Geobec » Mon May 21, 2012 10:02 pm

I have a HDS 5X and have found this very interesting.. will try adjusting some of the settings while out and about.

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Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by Est_1982 » Mon May 21, 2012 10:49 pm

I have a 10 and have absolutely no idea how to do much else but turn it on! Think the next few trips will be just me and the book!

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Re: Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by Bullet » Tue May 22, 2012 8:56 am

Est_1982 wrote:I have a 10 and have absolutely no idea how to do much else but turn it on! Think the next few trips will be just me and the book!
Thats the key mate, read the book while sitting in the driveway in the boat, even the quick start book has heaps of info.

Put it on simulator and find what suits you the best, but as said you'll need to fine tune it always when out on the water.

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Re: Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by nomad » Tue May 22, 2012 9:17 am

When all else fails, read the instructions.
then go out with someone who knows how to drive it.
Take a trip down to IOM and speak to Michael. hes a guru

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Lowrance HDS Settings

Post by Est_1982 » Sun May 27, 2012 4:03 pm

Cheers, with all this wind the driveway seems to be the spot of choice!

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