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Would you drop on this any of these? Was wondering what my interpreation was like compared to others.

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Hell yeh, they all look the

Thu, 2018-02-22 16:05

Hell yeh, they all look the goods to me.

You get anything?

If that's local, my guess is Sambo's or Pinkies.

Could be dhuies if your lucky.

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Mind you, just spotted your

Thu, 2018-02-22 16:06

Mind you, just spotted your gain.

What transducer is that?

If 1kw turn your gain down.

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Thu, 2018-02-22 16:42

 transducer is a P66.

Will reply to your Above comment after a few more replies, I don’t want to influence others opinions yet haha.

All the screen shots are behind FFB this morning.

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First one i

Thu, 2018-02-22 19:17

Would go samblowes . Other 2 nope? Gain high for shallow water.? What where they

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Thu, 2018-02-22 20:52

Im with Johnny, bait with sambos or skippy. But yes that gain should have had them floating to the top.


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Thu, 2018-02-22 21:10

 First and second = both sambos, with multiple fish from it but no other bycatch.

3rd = multiple skippy from it with no bycatch, all around 36 - 40cm range.


What amount of gain should I be expecting to run in this sort of depth? I’ve seen a lot of screen shots with P66 and also running gain in the 6’s, some times even shallower. 

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Thu, 2018-02-22 21:14

Nothing wrong with running more gain if it gives you a good picture without clutter

Your screen looks pretty clear

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Agree.  Don't be afraid to

Thu, 2018-02-22 22:44

Agree.  Don't be afraid to turn the gain up.  Should be increasing gain until you get a light clutter, then using clutter to remove that.  

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 Yeah agree, numbers mean

Thu, 2018-02-22 23:29

 Yeah agree, numbers mean nothing, its different with every set up.
If gain was too high screen would be just full of clutter.
Dont even look at what the gain number is, just turn it up when sounding around and down while running to get a clear picture.

Itsa the beauty of a Furuno, having a knob to adjust it at will.
Lowrance-enter menu, muck around for a while accessing the right page etc.

Furuno, just reach out even in the dark and turn the knob...


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 Generally what you want to

Fri, 2018-02-23 14:12

 Generally what you want to look for with the p66 is flares off the bottom on the bottom lock and thickening on the right hand side zoom. Majority of reef in wa is sand with the odd lump in those depths. So anything hard and hollow ie plate coral and limestone. Will show up on the bottom lock really well have a look at few posts of mine further down all sounder shots are plate coral. I’m lucky I’m up to 35m I don the freediving gear and have a look. Happy sounding and your gain is exactly where I run mine 

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Fri, 2018-02-23 15:48

Thanks everyone for the above feedback and info, I have been adjusting my gain until I get a bit of clutter in the water colum and then dialing it back. I’ve also made a minor transducer adjustments to get a better read at speed. Will get there one day.


L.J - I was actually looking for the ”Samblowes” but didn’t manage to find any big ones, still had good fun.

Ktreloar - I’ll have a look at your posts now. Good advantage to have being able to free dive that deep... I think I’ll play it safe and drop my camera over haha.