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HDs 8--detecting bait fish?

Have fish locator where shows depth, but how to I find schools of bait fish

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Its hard to describe a school of bait fish on the screen less you know what your looking at you need to go on line to www.lowrance and go to there what bait fish looks like on your screen page it will show you all you need to know and how to set your unit to know what your looking at and how to read your screen on your unit

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SOURCE: got a HDS 5 and im getting bad or false on my sonar when traveling showing fish and structure.When trying to hold ground and im backing up it doesn't even read?i have it on auto sensitivity

Check the mounting and cable connection of the transducer on the stern. If loose will tilt during movement, in reverse wakes from the prop. CAREFULLY check unit during these conditions. The transducer needs to be completely submerged. Good Luck.

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