How to use Side Imaging or Side Scan to catch more fish. Simple tips on Lowrance HDS units for interpreting what you see on the screen and how to use this to identify structure or fish. Side Imaging is a useful tool that can greatly enhance your fishing but having a good understanding of how it works is crucial for fishing success.
We show the basics of setup and three common mistakes people often make with Side Imaging: lack of clean power, not updating software and transducer angle. We also show the settings to use for finding structure with wide sweeps along with the settings desirable for finding fish. We discuss situations where Side Imaging is great for finding fish, ie: shallow sand and also discuss some bottom types that often hide fish from side imaging, ie: boulders and dense weeds.