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Side imaging

Postby JoeJMD » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:43 pm

Got a Humminbird 598 si DI unit on the console and bow back in April. Starting to enjoy it and get a bit more comfortable with it. Like a computer or a new program you just kinda have to piddle with it, watch some videos on You Tube and learn what you are seeing. I could probably spend hours just riding around with it, which is what it sounds like a lot of the pros do anyway...have to fight the temptation to fish a ledge or hump if i dont see any bait or fish on it.
My best advice...get the biggest one you can afford as that will enable you to see in more detail...I now know why some guys have 2 10 inch units mounted side by side ( $4000+ in those alone!)...use one screen for your GPS and use the other screen for SI or DI alone...

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Re: Side imaging

Postby Solidox » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:30 am

These forums have alot of good info in them and have helped me learn quite a bit so far.

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Re: Side imaging

Postby fishn2deep » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:17 pm

x2 what solidox said. I have the 898 at console and would love to put it up front and get the 1198. Fighting the temptation not to fish something that looks fishy, but shows no fish is my downfall. There has been a few times that i scanned the grass and saw/caught fish.

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Re: Side imaging

Postby Jason » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:58 am

Great post JoeJMD. :D
Thanks for participating on the Website.

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Re: Side imaging 997 for sale

Postby jigfish » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:35 am

I was thiking of selling my 997 side scan with a interlink box. Its in very good shape. I am just might get a upgrade unit. I was going to sell it for 800.00
If you might be intersted email me at


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Re: Side imaging

Postby jworks » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:08 pm

I have just a regular DI w/gps on the console. I'm thinking about buying another for the front. Deciding on whether to buy a DI or break down and pay up the bucks ($) for a SI. Never used one. This is all getting to be a bit like cell phones...overwhelming.

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Re: Side imaging

Postby blackhawk611 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:21 am

^ ^ ^i am with you, i never seen one in use.
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