Since owning my Garmin Livescope system, I’ve stopped using 2D side imaging and sonar systems. In this video, I show you why.
Have you ever marked a brushpile on 2D, only to idle around for 5-10 minutes trying to figure out where in the heck it is. Worse yet, you think you’re on top of it, and if it’s small enough you’re not even fishing on top of it? That used to happen to me all the time; it was frustrating.
When you use 2D side imaging, you’re facing backwards. It’s like going down a highway looking in your rear view mirror trying to find the Buc’ees gas station. By the time you see it in your rear view mirror, you’ve already passed it. Take the next exit and you turn around; but you still have the same problem, you’ll have to pass it again to see the Buc’ess.
When you learn to use Livescope properly to scan and find the brushpile, you’re looking out the front of the boat. Once you see it; approach it and then spotlock on top of it. No matter which direction the brushpile is, you can pan your transducer around to see exactly where it is. Problem solved!