Thursday, February 29th, 2024

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Thursday, February 29th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Angling tech topic: What does live sonar mean for fisheries?

LIVE TIME: After using a console-mounted screen to scan a west-metro lake last weekend, Steve Pennaz deployed Garmin’s LiveScope system (in perspective mode) to zoom in and search potential fish-holding structure in real time. As forward-fishing sonar becomes more common on state fisheries, some anglers, guides, and biologists are analyzing what it effects it could have on fish populations. (Photos by Rob Drieslein)
The murmurs have been building for several years among guides and seasoned anglers who have observed a rapid acceleration in the technological arms race of sport-angling. So-called “game-changing” gadgets have swept fishing before, from the original Lowrance green box to GPS to underwater cameras. But this time – hardcore fishermen will tell you – feels different.
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