1. Ultimate Clarity with Lowrance Active Imaging HD
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    Ultimate Clarity with Lowrance Active Imaging HD

    Lowrance, has introduced a groundbreaking product for anglers seeking unrivaled fishfinding capabilities. The Lowrance Active Imaging HD Fish Reveal Transducer sets a new standard for clarity, providing fishermen with the clearest images of fish and underwater structures. Combining the power of Lowrance CHIRP sonar, high-frequency
    SideScan/DownScan Imaging, and innovative FishReveal technology, this transducer makes fish identification effortless and enhances the fishing experience.

    With the Active Imaging HD Fish Reveal Transducer, anglers can expect the highest- definition views of Lowrance CHIRP, SideScan, and DownScan Imaging. The CHIRP technology delivers exceptional views of individual fish targets, while DownScan Imaging provides photo-like images of rocks, trees, bottom composition, and other underwater structures beneath the boat. This clarity enables anglers to understand how fish relate to the structure,

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  2. Active Target 2 Software Update
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    Active Target 2 Software Update

    Lowrance just released an update for the Active Target 2.  So far the new active target has been a great addition to many boats across the country. The new system has made it easy to keep up in the competitive market of forward facing sonar.  

    With the new technology, there have been a few hiccups that anglers have noticed when pairing the new Active Target 2 with their older chartplotters (Live, Carbon and Elite FS). The new update will fix this glitch. Issues like sticking images, network dropping (NO SOURCE) are the most common issues that have been addressed. 

    Other cool updates include : greater bottom representation, range lines are smaller and more visually appealing, added range settings and selections, more color pallets 6, 7, & 8.

    Download the new software update here

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  3. Safety Devices to consider before hitting the lakes, rivers, and sea this Summer
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    Safety Devices to consider before hitting the lakes, rivers, and sea this Summer

    As the weather warms, more and more people will be headed to the water to enjoy time on their boat. It is important to remember a few key safety items to keep in the boat.  Boating can be a fun and enjoyable activity, but it is important to prioritize safety while on the water. Accidents can happen quickly and unexpectedly, and having the right safety devices on board can mean the difference between life and death. Lets discuss the importance of four safety devices that all boats should have on board: life vests, life rafts, EPIRBS, and navigational lights.

    1. Life Vests: Life vests, also known as personal flotation devices (PFDs), are one of the most important safety devices that all boaters should have on board. They are designed to keep the wearer afloat and help them stay alive until rescue arrives. Life vests come in different styles and sizes, including inflatable and non-inflatable, and they are required by law to be on board for every person on the boat. It is important

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  4. The New Power-Pole Move
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    The New Power-Pole Move

    The New Power-Pole Move

    For the last 5 years, it has been rumored that Power-Pole would eventually launch a trolling motor that would change the game. Earlier this year Power-Pole launched the Move. The Move Pivot (MOVE PT) and Move Scissor (MOVE ZR).

    The greatness of this trolling motor has already been exemplified in the first Major League Fishing event on the Kissimmee Chain of lakes in Florida. Chris Lane, long time Power Pole sponsored angler was using the new Move and won over $100,000 in early February. Lane as well as several other professional bass anglers are already sporting this new motor, giving them an edge in competition. Professional angler and Bassmaster Elite Series professional, Drew Benton has had the Move on his boat for a few months. Benton says, “The Power-Pole Move is, hands down the fastest, most quiet, and solidly built trolling motor I have ever run. In every category, they raised the bar and without question is
    the best trolling m

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  5. GPSMAP 8600/8700 vs GPSMAP 7x3/9x3/12x3
    GPSMAP 8600/8700 vs GPSMAP 7x3/9x3/12x3

    Both the Garmin GPSMAP 8600/8700 series and the Garmin GPSMAP 7x3,9x3,x12x3 are high-end marine GPS Chartplotters with advanced features, but there are some differences between them:

    1. Screen size:
    ● GPSMAP 8600/8700 series are offered in medium and large sizes:10, 12, 16, 17, 22 & 24.
    ● GPSMAP 7,9,12 x3’s are offered in the small and medium sizes: 7, 9 and 12

    2. Screen resolution: 
    ● GPSMAP 8600/8700 series have significantly better resolution.
    ● For example the 8612xsv (8600 series) has a resolution of 1912x1080 where the 1223/1243 has a resolution of 1280x800 

    3. Sonar capabilities:
    ● The 8600/8700 series offers Dual Channel Chirp, 70/83/200kHz, L, M, H Chirp
    ● The 7, 9, 12 x3 series offer Single Channel Chirp,70/83/200kHz, L, M,H Chirp
    ● The 8600/8700 series have an 8 and 12 pin transducer port for multiple transducers while the 7,9,12x3 have a single 12 pin port.
    ● NOTE: Only the XSV models offer sonar suppo

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  6. Serious Anglers and Forward-Facing Sonar
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    Serious Anglers and Forward-Facing Sonar

    Live sonar has been the most common topic in the world of bass fishing for several years. In 2015 Garmin released Panoptix, the first of its kind.  Three years later Garmin released LiveScope. The incredible screenshots that anglers were capturing from LiveScope went viral.  Being able to distinguish different fish species in real time with the use of sonar was something special.  Not only identifying fish, but watching your lure being pulled through the water while fish chase is exciting!  

    Since then major fishing trails have been dominated with the use of this new technology on nearly all bodies of water. Not only bass fisherman, but anglers of all species; most notably, Crappie anglers desire the opportunity to fish with forward facing sonar.  Saltwater anglers are also utilizing this technology to target all different species offshore such as Cobia, Redfish, Flounder,

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  7. Lowrance:  The HDS Ultimate Fishing System
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    Lowrance: The HDS Ultimate Fishing System

    Learn about Lowrance's newest chartplotter / fishfinder line-up, HDS PRO.

    See more and catch more with HDS® PRO, the ultimate fishfinding tool. With built-in support for the new, ultra high-definition Active Imaging™ HD and the new, highest-resolution live sonar ActiveTarget® 2 you’ll see more clearly and find more fish than ever before.

    Level up to the ultimate fishfinding clarity with ultra high-definition Active Imaging™ HD sonar. Get the clearest images of fish and structure with Lowrance® CHIRP sonar. And experience new FishReveal™ SideScan* and DownScan views, to easily identify fish to the sides and beneath the boat. *Requires S3100 module and compatible transducer.

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  8. Garmin Sonar Troubleshooting
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    Garmin Sonar Troubleshooting

    If you are having issues with your GARMIN MFD transmitting sonar, check out this troubleshooting guide to pluck away some possible issues. 

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  9. Winterizing your Marine Electronics
    Winterizing your Marine Electronics

    As many boating seasons in the Northern states are coming to a close, we decided to write a quick note to give you of a few electronic winterization tips to follow before you put your boat away. You know the basic winterization checklist includes shrink-wrapping, draining and changing engine oil etc., but it is easy to forget to care for the expensive items onboard

    1. Save User Data- Save all of your waypoints, routes, and tracks to an SD memory card. Maybe manufacturers have apps that you can download to have a 'cloud' back-up storage as well. Here is an SD card combo you can find on Amazon.

    2. Remove Electronics- If you have the ability to remove any on-board electronics, do

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  10. Garmin 8600 Series Explained
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    Garmin 8600 Series Explained

    If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors

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