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Garmin Panoptix for trolling

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I have been considering a ps30 to identify fish I have passed. Using the ps31 to look forward and back is interesting. I have been thinking about a articulated mount and live view.

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Îm going to try with the LiveSight from Lowrance for thé next season. Similar to the PS-30 but with a 60 deg. Instead of 40on the Garmin. 

Will see.

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I have the PS30, PS31, and lvs12. By far the best for trolling is the transom mounted PS30. I originally had it mounted like it was designed to be. Worked fine for salmon fishing because I use short leads off the ball, 10-20 feet. Could see the rotation of the flasher. Saw a video from some guys in Europe who mounted the PS30 ‘sideways’ using the mount for a PS31. The cone angle is 120 degrees which allows you to look forward and back a good distance. Didn’t get a chance to salmon fish this year but used it walleye fishing in Erie. In 60-70 fow, could see about 40 ft behind and 20 ft in front of boat (boat is 20ft). Both downrigger balls were still visible.


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I have an old Minn Kota transom mount electric motor. I have taken the motor itself off, and will mount the PS 30 on the end of the shaft. With mounted this way, I'll be able to rotate the transducer and still which way I like it best. Then buy the PS 31 mount if needed.

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If anyone is looking for a PS30 shoot me a PM. There's a $200 rebate out right now. I can have it in 2-3 days.

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I use Panoptix LiveScope on Lake Erie trolling for walleye. I have the transducer mounted on a pole so I can aim it wherever I want. You’ll be able to aim it backwards and see your downrigger weight as well as the flasher fly and any follows. If you have livescope you’ll no longer need depth probe, just speed and temp. It shows actual depth of objects not just distance from transducer. You’ll be able to track a magnum dipsy to about 110-120 back. In shallow water trolling 30-40 deep, u can see the running depth of two dipsy divers at same time (1 & 3 setting) and see the fish strike. On Lake Ontario it’d work really well for finding suspended browns in shallow water. On Lake Erie it works really well for identifying areas where walleye are suspending in top 15ft of water column. These fish are notoriously difficult to find because you never see them on standard sonar because they scatter as the boat approaches. I don’t know if it’s possible to vertical jig for salmon, but if it is possible you’d be able to know when your bait is in vicinity of fish and observe how they react to it.


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