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I won Deeper Sonar Trophy Bundle!

Post By: rmontgomery84      Posted: 1/23/2023 7:51:04 AM     Points: 324    
I about fell out of my chair when I won the Deeper, I never win anything! When it finally came (shipped from Lithuania) I couldn't wait to get it set up. I think I've generally got the ice flasher figured out but for the life of me I can't really figure out how it would be helpful to cast? Does anyone on FxR have one of these castable chirp sonars who could give me any advice or pointers?
Good news is I can definitely say it functions well as a flasher. Very little delay, good image separation. Got me on some fish too!
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: Jan. 23, 7:57:37 AM     Points: 1181
I have the Deeper. I like it. I have used it from my float tube and casting from shore a bit. I have the app on my smartphone. For casting, you need to select the shore mode, not the boat mode. I can't remember what the mode is called but it should be obvious. It will map the bottom and fish while you use it. You can look at it later if you choose. Garmin has a similar product, and maybe others.
 Reply by: Theguadman23      Posted: Jan. 23, 8:44:51 AM     Points: 735
For me it works great for fishing smaller city ponds and high-altitude lakes. Helps to find structure and deeper water. I recommend buying a cheap heavy-duty Catfish Rod with 30Lb braid for casting it around. Keep in mind it usually takes a few minutes for the GPS to figure out where it is at.
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: Jan. 23, 1:52:16 PM     Points: 88153
Sweet! Those are great folks at Deeper, I really have enjoyed them as partners in the WG. For casting, use it to map the ponds, I believe you should be able to do that with your model. (Then share the maps with me!) I started doing this once at some local ponds I fish often, need to pick it back up. It takes some patience, like when you map on a boat, but it is worth the effort. You can find shelves and humps and brush piles etc. I use my muskie rod to throw it out, then reel it in, repeat. They are great for ice fishing too, simple sonar tool, and great for packing in on a hike - just have a battery bank for your phone.
Matt
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jan. 23, 2:59:10 PM     Points: 70527
Congratulations. That seems like it would definitely be nice to not have to get your line out of the transducer wire whe the fish tangle you up.
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: Jan. 23, 7:53:30 PM     Points: 8216
I have an old velaxr cast able, without the mapping feature, and have used the crap out of it. I want to upgrade sometime but for now it does what I want it to do. They are a bit of a learning curve but if you have a boat or go out on a boat with a fish finder take it with you and compare what you see on the fish finder with what you see on the deeper and it will cut down the learning curve.

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