Furuno 620 whats showing?

hi guys, just wanted to see what people think this sounder shot is showing. 

Im pretty certain it must be tightly packed bait fish but would like to hear others opinion. 


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 bait i would say also

Sun, 2015-05-24 14:27

 bait i would say also


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 Nice hard ground though.

Sun, 2015-05-24 16:33

 Nice hard ground though. Would be worth marking for a future drif with big baits.


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just bait. always a chance of

Sun, 2015-05-24 21:56

just bait. always a chance of a pelagic cruising about but usually negatorie on those shows.


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Thanks for that guys, at

Mon, 2015-05-25 17:17

Thanks for that guys, at least confirms what i thought... Pity this was the only thing to get excited about on saturday

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always worth a drift along the side of bait balls

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:21

they might be shitting themselves hence pack up.....

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Thought i'd update this. We

Sun, 2016-01-03 15:33

Thought i'd update this. 

We managed to get out again a couple of weeks back and there was another show of bait at this exact spot. It wasn't as large or concentrated but was definitely there. We had a very quick drift as we were on our way back in for nada but thought i'd ask the brain trust if this was a common occurance? I honestly didn't think there would be a thing showing but what type of bait would stay in the exact area?


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 Drop a sabiki jig down next

Sun, 2016-01-03 16:01

 Drop a sabiki jig down next time should pick up afew fish on them 

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 if there is consistently

Mon, 2016-01-04 08:55

 if there is consistently bait in the area i would be dropping a few baits down, if you found em bigger predators will as well. Have picked up plenty of fish doing that in the past. 


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Thanks for that guys. Will

Mon, 2016-01-04 14:50

Thanks for that guys. Will get a bait rig out if I get another show there next time im out.

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Mon, 2016-01-04 21:40

 It could be a thermocline. Is it near any structure? 

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Striped Seapike

Tue, 2016-01-05 12:46

We have caught a lot of Striped Seapike on shows like this....but not on hooks/bait meant for Dhuies.  If you want to know what's there, rather than use a sabiki rig, I'd put down a mulie on a gang of 4/0's, or even a bit of strip bait on smaller hooks.

Using this method, we have confirmed awesome looking shows to be nothing more than Striped Seapike, Tailor and Herring...even in water > 40m deep.