fish finder question

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I just bought a boat and it came with a hummingbird fish finder..it seems to show a lot more fish in the water than is practical. what is the best way to determine if the fish are actually fish and not seaweed? how do you look for bait on these?
 

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adjust the gain settings. You know what they say "when all else fails read the instructions". ;)
 

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downeastnewbie said:
I just bought a boat and it came with a hummingbird fish finder..it seems to show a lot more fish in the water than is practical. what is the best way to determine if the fish are actually fish and not seaweed? how do you look for bait on these?


Can you post which model FF it is? if its a "lower end" model it may not be able to distinguish between an actual fish and just crap in the water very well.
 
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cobia23 said:
downeastnewbie said:
I just bought a boat and it came with a hummingbird fish finder..it seems to show a lot more fish in the water than is practical. what is the best way to determine if the fish are actually fish and not seaweed? how do you look for bait on these?


Can you post which model FF it is? if its a "lower end" model it may not be able to distinguish between an actual fish and just crap in the water very well.

Thanks guys I actually figured it out last night and it works a lot better!
 
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