Bass Fishing With Electronics Made Easy Thanks To Garmin

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the Atlantic ocean. This is Americana Outdoors, presented by Garmin. Today on Americana Outdoors;it’s all about using your
Garmin electronics for fishing. We’ll be joining Clark
Wendlet and Wade Middleton on their first outing with
the pan optics live scope. But first, let’s head
over to icast 2018, and hear what these
anglers have to say about Garmin’s latest invention. – Hey, I want to
talk about the new Garmin pan optics live scope. You know I’ve been using
the regular pan optics since it came out and
I’m totally blown away at how many fish I’ve
caught with the pan optics. With the live scope,
it’s a whole new level. What is live scope? Live scope is basically a
high definition pan optics. – You’re basically
taking a 2D image now,and turning it into 3D. It is unbelievable. I mean to be able to look
down at boulders and trees, and see the fish moving around
those trees and boulders,it’s just unbelievable. It’s absolutely going to
change the game of fishing. – Look at the details
in the pictures, I mean these are trees and
you can actually, I mean, you can see
the fish swimming. I mean we could- you could
also see that with pan optics, the original, but this
just has a lot more detail. I can tell the difference
between a two pound fish, bait fish, a four pound fish. – So what we’re telling
ourselves is the docks that we’re seeing,
the size of ’em. – That’s part of the
education process. – You have the ability,
with live scope,to switch the transducer
on your trailer motor, one notch, and switch
it to all down view. – You’re not just seeing
directly below you, you’re also seeing
behind the boat, in front of the boat,
while you’re looking down, based on which way you’re
pointing that transducer. So if you’re looking
down and you have that trolley motor pointed
forward, you’re seeing out in front of the
boat a little bit and behind the boat. If you turn the trolley
motor side to side, you’re actually seeing
the pan side to side. – You know when you get out
here, fishing the sonar,looking at ’em on the
drop shot, we’ve got our pan optics going on the
live scope and we literally can see the dots
everywhere down there. We’re going to drop right
back down on em again. And when you can see em,
put a bait in front of em,they’ll bite it. – It’s amazing. It’s not only amazing
for catching fish, it’s amazing for
allowing you to learnwhat fish do on different days. This is unbelievable technology. I can’t fish without it. It’s really something special. So the Garmin pan optics
live scope is the real deal. – Now let’s catch up
with Clark and Wade on Fayette County
Lake, and witness Garmin’s pan optic
live scope in use. – You know today was the
first opportunity I hadto use Garmin’s new live scope. It’s just like pan
optics, it looks forward. But the thing about it is,
it shows incredible detail. Like, you would looking
at a TV picture of it happening down below you. – A lot of this is just
kind of a learning curve for us, Wade, and first
thing we’ve figured out is you really can see
your bait really well. I mean, it doesn’t matter
where your bait is. The cone’s pretty big,
so if your baits a littlebit left or a little bit right,
you can see it really well. And then those fish. What I’m amazed is, is
how quick they’re moving. They’re moving real- now
we’re not getting any bites,but you can see the fish clear. – Clearly, I mean
everything is going on and it’s like you’re
learning a new technique, a new way to fish
for the first time. And this is brand new,
straight out of the box to us so pretty interesting. Very powerful tool as
far as making a guy that doesn’t do this kind
of fishing, really,all of a sudden gain
confidence in it and anunderstanding of
what’s going on. – Look at this, is a
jaw blue gill, Wade. – Holy cow! – Look at the size
of that blue gill! I mean good grief, he’s
bigger than my hand. – He’s big. – So that’s part of what
we’re seeing down there. Now that is cool, I don’t
care what anybody says. – That’s dinner and
the Windlett household. – Look at the size of that guy. I mean it’s like a Croppie. – When you look at
a traditional sonar,it’s a flashlight beam
straight to the bottom. This cone is so much bigger. We’re throwing out here
30, 40 feet in front of us. We’re drop shotting left
and drop shotting right and we can actually see our
bait versus the old stylewhere it was just in a
little flash light cone. And so I would get frustrated. I didn’t feel like I had
any chance to be able to pull it off and
today is not a day. I wouldn’t do this in
the old school way, cuz I’d never see my bait. I would never know where it was. – Yeah, and we get frustrated
with that, I do too. I’m a forward fisherman, I
like to fish fast, power fish. But what I’ve learned is,
is using this pan optic,and now this live scope
is, is that what I see down there, I actually can
see my bait in the coneand I know it’s my bait. I can see the weight, I
can see the bait above it. – The reaction to
your rode moving. – Absolutely, you hop
it up off the bottom, you see it hop up
off the bottom. – Pretty amazing
piece of technology. Here comes one after it. God, look at it’s tail,
you can see it’s tail. You can see it’s tail. I don’t know if it’s a carp,
or a cat fish, or what. He didn’t- he didn’t bite it. Went down after it again. They react to it though,
I mean he swam away. Might swim back over it. Look at him. Got him!
– That just tells you,
when you look at what we’re looking at down
there in the sides, I mean, this is educational
because we’re learning what each one of
these sides of fishare going to look like. I go back to my ice
fishing adventure,and we’re sitting there
and we’re dropping on the traditional
pan optics and,then way you could
watch them swim over nowwith live scope. I mean, if you could see
the fin’s on fish this size, and how they’re reacting
and chasing your bait up, can you imagine when we
find something that’s real?- Garmin’s an amazing
company, they just have so much technology at
their disposal that they’re putting into
their marine electronics. And as far as the future
goes, I can’t waitto get this in my hand. I mean there’s no doubt,
in some situations, it’s going to be a
difference maker. And so with that technology, I
think the future is sky high. – Up next, we join Jason
Christy on Lake Amistad,as he gives us some
more in depth knowledge of his experience
using the new Garmin pan optics live scope. – Americana Outdoors,
presented by Garmin, is brought to you by Bass
Pro Shops and Cabela’s. You’re adventure starts here. Garmin, fight your fish,
not your fish finder. Ranger boats, still building
legends one at a time. – I can remember the
first boat I ever bought. It came standard with
Garmin electronics and they wanted to make a
big push in the fresh water market, and I wanted
to be a part of that. When I first came on
I was involved a lot, and I still am
involved a great deal. A lot of the things
that happened with the units and things like
that, and it’s just pretty cool to see the
things that changed. I mean, you go from pan
optics to live scope and, what live scope was, is
they took that 2D picture, and then made it 3D. With pan optics, the
original pan optics, you had to, in your mind,
you had to translate what you were seeing
into what was there. And that was still
cool, I understood that. And a lot of people
do, and they were able to translate that
just like that. Well, with live scope, it
takes all that translation out. I mean, I see fish, I
see the fins on fish. And honestly, I can tell
the difference between a bass, a carp, a perch,
shed, bait, things like that. That’s really the difference
but, as far as set up,it is not intimidating. Theirs really three things
that I really adjust and things like that. First of all, you can see
here the scale on the top. Right now we’re at 70 feet. This is how far
forward we’re looking. This unit’s set on auto
so it’s going to changebased on the depth
that you’re fishing on. So I messed with
that a little bit. Probably the biggest thing
that I adjust is the game,that’s the sensitivity. Other than that,
that’s all you do. You cannot be intimidated. The best way to learn, for me,
is to get in here hands on. Go to playing with things
while you’re fishing, sitting in your
garage, whatever. But don’t be intimidated. You can always
remember, in this unit, if you get here
and you get to. . . You’ve got something
set to high or something set to low there’s
always a factory default. You can go in there, you
can hit factory default and that unit will go
back to the exact settings that left the factory. The unit actually has
really good settingswhenever it leaves the factory. Obviously, as a pro angler,
I change a few things when I get out here. I think that makes it
a little bit better butfactory settings
are always good. First of all, just
simply the mapping. Some of the things
that I look for,that I’m going to set
up, is the heading line. Is the line that you can
extend from your boat. Wherever this boat is
pointing, the kil of the boat, you have a heading
line out there. And I’m going to set mine
on the front at 100 feet,which is almost the same
as live scope where it’s the same cast. And back here on the back,
I’m going to set it at a mile. That kind of gives
me a relation. If I’m running down the lake,
I know how wide the lake is. A lot of the places
I fish are brand new. Pretty much what
you’re looking at here is factory settings
so this is something that you can’t be scared of. Another cool thing about
these units in Garmin is that I’m able to
customize a lot of things. Every lake that I go to
is a little bit different, every scenario is a
little bit different. You can look here on this
boat, how many combos he has preset. You know you have the
knave, the fishing chart,a tuning sonar. You have some that are
split four ways and it takes two button
pushes and you’ve got exactly what you want. I can preset anything. And if I don’t like
that, if I go to a lake, I want something else,
I can just go in and create a new combo. Add combo, edit
combo, so many things. If we sat here and did
videos over all the featureswe would be here a week. Wade’s got a fish. – Saw him live down there. While you’re teaching I’m
listening and learning. – Well we knew they were there. – You can see them
all over the placeI mean, you’re seeing
them on the traditional and clear, I was watching
them on live at the same time. You’ve captured one. – You get em on the
bottom or is he. . . – Naw, he was
suspended on that draw. – Boy he was wildin down there. – Yeah
– pretty cool. Fish of the day. – Stay with us. Will be right back
with Jason and Wade for more on Pan
Optics Live Scope. Americana Outdoors
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smoking made easy. And by Sawyer Products. Sawyer, we keep you out doors. – Garmin is a very
unique partner. They keep throwing things
out there and I ask myself, what else can they do? They never are satisfied,
to me, and that’s what cool being involved with them. We want to have the best
products, not only today but tomorrow and next year. If I had to pick one
function out of the mapping, that makes me more efficient,
it’s the depth shading. What that is, is I’m able
to shade certain depths of different colors. The way that helps me is
just at a quick glance. Red is five foot or less. I know if I’m catching
a five foot or less,I need to be in the red. Just all the features
and the functions makes me a lot more efficient. I’m able to move a lot faster
and cover so much water. I know exactly
what’s down there. – Man I’m looking at
them straight under me. I mean, I’m such a
forward looking fisherman. I mean, that’s how I grew up. I know that’s kind of
your world too but, now I feel like I could
look down and catch them. – My question is would
you have caught them fish, if you had not seen them? – Oh no, cuz I would have
been thrown at that bush going all the way down there. I would have never done that. But, I mean, you’re right. I mean, I would have gone
blazin down through here. I would been
throwing at the bank. I’d have been fishing,
you know, fast. I wouldn’t have swim
very long through hereand they’re just stacked
all through here. And whether they’re big or
small, it’s entertainment. We’re just kind of fun fishing. Look at em. But it shows you how
detailed this stuff is. When you look at being
able to see your drop shot, when you drop it. . . I mean. . . you can. . . those fish
over there are just like. . . You watch the bait go down,
look at em go down after it. There’s like five of em
went after it right there. You know, you pick
it up and bam. I did ice fishing shows
this past year with itand that was the
darnedest thing. That was just traditionally,
and we were catching little two and three inch
fish and you could see the detail was amazing to me. You ever ice fish?- Just at home, in ice
be about an inch thick, standing on the dock. – We’ll join Wade on that
ice fishing trip shortly. So far we’ve heard about the
new pan optics lives scope,but Garmin has a variety
of knapping capabilities that can help any angler. Darrell Relines is here to
demonstrate how to set those up. – It’s a function that
all the anglers use. We setup several different
combos, specific charge, specific sonar, and
you set the grafts up for what they’re going
to be doing, whether that be running to a location,
or fishing, or prefishingso I’m going to set this
up with a dialer that an inland guy wants to see. And the way that we’re
going to do that, we’re going to touch
and hold this box,and it’s going to bring
us up the sub menu. So I’m going to come
down the system and time of day with seconds. Same with the bottom
right hand corner, I’m going to touch
and hold that. Now I’m going to scroll
up the temperature, and I’m going to put
the water temperaturein that corner. So now I have the GPS feed,
the time with seconds, the water temperature
and the digital depth all available on this map. – When you look at what
these tools give a fisherman, when you combine them all,
what’s the end result? – Well, everybody becomes
a better fisherman. The guy that used to go
to the lake once a month now becomes a better
fisherman that one weekendthat he gets to go to the lake. That’s the biggest
thing that you see. People that couldn’t
catch fish before can now catch fish. That little guy. – Yeah, he choked on em. – The end user has
the ability to set updifferent depth ranges for
finding fish at certain depths. And I actually have a
system that I go through to set up colored
depths on every graft. I do a red color on my
zero to five foot and then, I try to make really opposing
colors at the next point. So I may use a bright
green as my six footto eleven foot. And it’s real easy to go
in and change those depths to different numbers, or hide
the color if you choose to. Really, really a sweet feature. If you’re not using
that today, you need to turn that on today. – We’ll be right back
after these short messages. – Americana Outdoors
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Engel, the original high performance cooler. Sunline, the strength to
guarantee your confidence,and by Sawyer Products. Sawyer, we keep you out doors. – I love an adventure
just as much as anybody. Fishing, hunting,
hiking with my family, whatever it might be. I’ve looked back for
years and said man, why do people go ice fishing?Why would want to stare
at a hole, and just stare at that hole? Well, now I get it beyond
a doubt because when you stare at that hole, you’re
staring at your electronic screen of your pan
optics, and you’re seeing everything that’s going on. I mean, it’s just an
amazing time on the water,whether you’re catching
two or three inch fish, or big wall-eyes,
this is amazing. – Here it goes. – Now, see how it’s
all become one?- Yeah. – Now just slowly lift. There you go.
there you go! First one.
first one through the hole. How cool is that?- That’s a good size fish, too. – Look at that.
– That is so cool. – Decent size. – About the size of your hand. So we’re just
throwing it right back through the hole, huh? – Sure, let him go. – This ice bundle is really
cool in how it sets up. When I first saw pan
optics years ago I thought, this is going to be
great for those guys. Little did I know
how cool a feature,how cool a tool this really is. You’ve got a pole that you can
spin around left and right. Make a 360 degree
circle for your forward. Then you adjust it to
where it’s looking down, and you carry this
from hole to hole, and you can maneuver
it around and see at a moment’s notice;
where in a dry hole,there’s no fish around. Or, man we’ve got
them right here. Jig it up, jig it down,
drop it down fourteen feet. – Is that the hook? – See the jig going down? See the cropies underneath it? – Here, he’s coming
up already for it. – Got em, oh yeah. – Got em lining up now. Nice.
– There you are. Got the blue gill. – Yeah, he’s going
to be right on it. Here he comes, he’s
coming up already. Got em. Wow
– you’ve got em fired up. – Yeah, that’s a
nice blue gill here. Wade, look at that one. – Yeah, that’s a good one there. – He’s got a messed up nose. Look at this, he’s
kind of messed up. – Keep these fishing going
while they’re still here. I don’t see any
underneath me anymore. See that’s the thing,
these fish as they roam, it’s hard to stay
on top of them with a traditional sonar
because you’re only looking at such a small area
but with pan optic, especially live view forward,you can scan to the side
and go boom, they’re 30 fee that way or boom
they’re 60 feet that way. And that’s happened twice now. We’re cutting holes,
getting on top of the fish, and they’re biting. We’ve just got to
be on top of them. – Whoa, he’s a little bitty guy. check him out. – Oh a perch.
– Little perch. Oh that’s so cool. Catch all the different
species while you’re out here. That’s so fun. I mean, you can drop
down there and you can see the target separation
between the bait and the fish, and
whatever’s catching. I’m a let you get back
in there real quick,before it gets too cold on you. There, something to eat. I mean, when you sit
over here and you look at the screen, you actually
can see that fish swim all the way back down to the
bottom right there. I mean going all the
way down that fast, it was literally
after I let him go. You can watch your bait
go down, you can see em react, come up off the bottom. You can watch
everything go down,and then you still
have the sensitivity of obviously the bite
when you’re holding your rod in your hand. I mean this is. . you
know, it’s just. . . There’s no words that truly
put what you get to see in this live type of
a fishing situation. – When you look
back on experiences, and you have to rate them, all
of them are exciting to me. I’ve said many times, when
I get asked this question, what do you like the most? I like everything
about the outdoors. This ice fishing trip,
I’m going to rank itright up here at a ten. We got out here in a
safe situation, we caught a lot of fish. I got to see a product,
that I just love to fish with all the time anyway, in
action in another environment. We learned more tricks about it. I mean, I will be back. I’m already planning my
next adventure so, A plus. I’m going to do it again. – Hey, thank you for watching,
and join us next week on a new episode of
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