Basics for shore fishing with your Deeper
-Attachment points: For shore fishing, make sure you attach your line to the bottom attachment point of the 3 attachment points on your Deeper (this does not apply to the Deeper START, which only has one attachment point). Using one of the other attachment points will result in the sonar sitting in the water at an incorrect angle.
- Line: All our sonars are tested to cast using line from 6lbs / 2.7kg test monofilament up to 20lbs / 9kg test braided line. Always ensure your line is in good condition - not frayed or worn – before casting out your Deeper Sonar.
- Rods: Deeper Sonars are suitable for casting with heavy action and medium action rods. With heavy action rods you can cast your Deeper overhead. With medium action rods, cast your Deeper using a side cast technique.
When reeling in your Deeper Sonar, the most important point to remember is to retrieve it at a slow, steady pace. Here’s why:
- Reel in slowly: Reeling in too quickly can cause your Deeper to rock from side to side. If this happens, the sonar readings will be less reliable. For example, if the sonar is tilted to one side, the sonar signal will have to travel further before it hits the bottom. This will result in the depth being shown as deeper than it actually is.
- Reel in steadily: Retrieving your device at a steady, continuous speed is also important. Remember that your sonar is constantly scanning. This means if your device is stationary, the bottom will appear flat on your screen because the sonar is just repeatedly sending the same depth reading. If you start reeling in your sonar and the bottom remains flat on your display, then you know it really is a flat bottom. As the depth changes, for example if you are reeling in over a drop off, it is important to keep a steady speed. If you slow down your reeling speed, the slope will appear more gradual on your display. Speed up, and it will appear steeper. By maintaining a steady speed, you will get an accurate indication of how steep the depth change really is.