Bass fisherman have become sophisticated users of side and down imaging technology to find fishing hotspots previously undiscovered with 2D sonar and mapping alone. Bluegill and crappie fisherman have tons of applications for the technology as well, from locating brush piles, laydowns, and panfish beds to name a few.
Ryan DeChaine demonstrates the power and detail of high-frequency side imaging using Humminbird’s MEGA Imaging to find isolated offshore bluegill beds missed by others. He also compares what the same bed looks like using traditional 455 KHz and 800 KHz side imaging frequencies against MEGA Imaging (1.2 MHz). Give it a watch and let the pictures do the talking.