Tip of the week – Radar for fishing?

Yes, thats right!
Radar can show you more then just weather or ground targets. Such as schools of birds or even a lonely friget bird. But before you go out and buy a radar, there are a few things that you need to know.
First, to find small targets such as birds. You need power; which means having a radar with at least 4KW of power. Also, make sure that you use an open array antenna, which uses a narrower beam and depicts targets with more clarity.

On my boat I use a Furuno 6KW radar that will show single targets such as frigets to find the big fish. There is a wide selection to choose from, but keep in mind that the more power the more the cost.
Look at it this way, you are paying for performance. But let’s not forget that radar is a safety feature, we really can’t afford not to have.

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