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Baitfish schools can’t hide from Raymarine fishfinders!

Posted on August 10th, 2015

I was targeting smallmouth bass in the Upper Niagara River and knew that if I located schools of emerald shiners off some of the current breaks the smallmouth would be nearby. Most fishfinders have a tough time marking detail in fast water, but the Raymarine series of fishfinders with CHIRP DownVision marks amazing detail even in the fastest currents!

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Look at my screen grab of clouds of small shiners feeding in the main current from the surface down to about 17-feet. I know they are feeding because they are staggered in a large, loose school (not bunched up in a bait-ball). Notice the larger fish below them that I have circled? They are prime targets for hooking-up on deep-diving crankbaits and by jigging!

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In this split-screen view that was taken along the shallower structure you can see a sparse school of baitfish near the surface and single smallmouth just behind a rock.

I can tell you from experience that having the most accurate fishfinder helps me catch fish!

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