– From Careco TV. One of the longestrunning outdoor programs on television today. Exploring the country and the coastin search of adventures. From the mountains of the great northwest to the shores of the Atlantic ocean. This is Americana Outdoors, presented by Garmin. Today on Americana Outdoors;it’s all about using yourGarmin 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 usingthe 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 detailsin 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 tellingourselves 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 transduceron your trailer motor, one notch, and switch it to all down view. – You’re not just seeingdirectly 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 trolleymotor 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 thedrop 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 thefirst 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 lookingat a TV picture of it happening down below you. – A lot of this is justkind 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 asfar as making a guy that doesn’t do this kind of fishing, really,all of a sudden gainconfidence in it and anunderstanding ofwhat’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’sbigger than my hand. – He’s big. – So that’s part of whatwe’re seeing down there. Now that is cool, I don’t care what anybody says. – That’s dinner andthe 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 beamstraight 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 leftand drop shotting right and we can actually see our bait versus the old stylewhere it was just in alittle flash light cone. And so I would get frustrated. I didn’t feel like I hadany 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 scopeis, 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 thereand we’re dropping on the traditional pan optics and,then way you couldwatch 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 amazingcompany, they just have so much technology at their disposal that they’re putting into their marine electronics. And as far as the futuregoes, 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 JasonChristy on Lake Amistad,as he gives us somemore 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 stillcool, I understood that. And a lot of people do, and they were able to translate that just like that. Well, with live scope, ittakes all that translation out. I mean, I see fish, I see the fins on fish. And honestly, I can tellthe 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 autoso it’s going to changebased on the depththat 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 alwaysremember, in this unit, if you get here and you get to. . . You’ve got somethingset to high or something set to low there’s always a factory default. You can go in there, youcan 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 ita little bit better butfactory settingsare always good. First of all, just simply the mapping. Some of the things that I look for,that I’m going to setup, is the heading line. Is the line that you canextend 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 sameas 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 aboutthese 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 likethat, 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 seeingthem 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 wassuspended 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 presented by Garminis brought to you by YamahaMarine, reliability starts here. Secret lures, the secret is out. Bradley Smoker, food 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 bestproducts, 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 isjust 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 atthem 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 stackedall 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 howdetailed 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 showsthis past year with itand that was thedarnedest 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 icebe 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 varietyof knapping capabilities that can help any angler. Darrell Relines is here todemonstrate 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 thisup 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 bringus up the sub menu. So I’m going to comedown 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 scrollup 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 goto 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 forfinding fish at certain depths. And I actually have asystem 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 usingthat today, you need to turn that on today. – We’ll be right back after these short messages. – Americana Outdoors Presented by Garmin isbrought to you byEngel, 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 adventurejust 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 stareat 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 catchingtwo 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. Sunfish. 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 degreecircle for your forward. Then you adjust it towhere 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 sideand 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 baitgo down, you can see em react, come up off the bottom. You can watch everything go down,and then you stillhave 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 Americana Outdoors. Americana Outdoors isa Careco TV production.