How to Locate Hard Bottom with Side Imaging with Patrick Walters

Wed, May 18, 2022

Advancements in technology have made finding and catching fish easier than ever before! With Humminbird MEGA Side Imaging, you can quickly break down a fishery and locate fish-holding habitat with maximum visual clarity and efficiency. When Bassmaster Elite Series angler, Patrick Walters, is using his MEGA Side Imaging, he is looking for bottom transition areas, hard cover, any kind of bottom structure, rocks, and more. When scanning an area, the brighter the return on your Humminbird screen, the harder the object is underwater. For example, a rocky point will show a brighter image on the screen compared to a muddy flat that simply does not have as much hard matter for the sonar waves to reflect off of. With this in mind, it will be easier to identify hard bottom areas, which bass love being around at all times of the year.