How to read app display (Deeper START)
Understanding the Deeper App display visuals will teach you the basics to interpreting that data to find fish fast and start catching in no time, making your fishing experience a better one.
The Deeper START displays three sizes of fish icons. The fishfinder interprets the sonar data it receives and tries to determine if it is a fish. It does this based on factors like the size of the object and the strength of the sonar return. Please keep in mind that even the most advanced units aren‘t 100% accurate in interpreting data correctly. A few smaller fish swimming closely together can be marked as one big fish or some underwater objects or vegetation may sometimes give readings similar to that of a fish.
The Deeper START will display fish icons at various points on the screen, representing fish location in the water column. By understanding if a fish is toward the surface of the water or cruising at the bottom, you‘ll be able to chose the best bait to catch that fish. For fish close to the surface, you can use a zig rig or shallow running crank bait. When they‘re towards the bottom, use a bottom bait rig or deep diving crank bait.
Whichever bait you choose, you can be sure that Deeper START will protect you from making a rookie mistake - fishing under the fish.
There are two options for measuring fish depth: from the surface to the fish or from the bottom to the fish. You can choose the one that is most convenient for you through „Settings“ in the application.
Fish Alarm feature enables sound notifications which are played when a fish is picked up by your Deeper. With the fish alarm, on you can be sure you will not miss a fish even when looking away from the screen.
Fish finders are ideal tools for reading depth, seeing the bottom contour and finding underwater features. Sometimes this information will be more valuable to you than actually marking fish.
Vegetation and weeds
You may want to locate vegetation and weeds as potential areas to cast to (predator fishing) or as areas to avoid (feeder fishing). By knowing the vegetation, you can locate plant life, determine predator hiding spots and ambush points.
Drop-offs are the spots that deserve extra attention, especially steep ones. The bigger, more pronounced, the better. Fish like drop offs because it gives them access to easily available food sources, but is in close proximity to the protection of deeper water.
Points are more gradual than drop-offs, but spotting them is just as easy. Make sure you maintain a steady speed when reeling so you can get an accurate reading on how steep the incline is.