The Float Tube Fishing Forum We're Always On The Fish

Log in

I forgot my password



Latest topics

» Thinking of buying a pontoon boat
by jeffcpr Today at 11:32 am

» Sign up for the 2018 Tournament Series
by jeffcpr Today at 9:18 am

» 2018 Float Tube Tournament Series Official Rules
by jeffcpr Yesterday at 8:08 pm

» Funky waders
by SP Dan Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:05 pm

» Music is your special friend
by jeffcpr Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:14 pm

» Our 7th Annual FTFF Toy Drive is now in effect
by jeffcpr Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:40 pm

» January's Tournament Changes!!
by jeffcpr Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:44 am

» Where to go for float tube fishing - Newport Harbor
by SP Dan Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:57 am

» Perris Lake
by GT Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 am

» Some stuff I got in trade
by Master Baiter Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:46 am

» Some pretty Awesome Decorative pieces
by Master Baiter Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:55 pm

» Welcome to Wader Skins
by Jerdon Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:05 pm

Members benifits
Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner


You are not connected. Please login or register

FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Transducer placement

Transducer placement

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 Transducer placement on Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:33 pm

Flyfisher70

avatar
Newby
Newby
Okay this is likely just temporary till I get one of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

I was just wondering if anyone has tried just sticking it under the foam on a Fishcat with the foam seat? Going try this out and see how it works out. If it works well, I just may leave as is and save the cash for something else.    

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

How did that workout you?

Thanks

PS I did this knowing the area is always filled with water when on the lake, So I'm thinking it should work. Time will tell.

2 Re: Transducer placement on Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:40 pm

Litefoot

avatar
Bobber
Bobber
Sounds right good luck hope it works let us know how it works sunny

3 Re: Transducer placement on Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:32 pm

Jerdon

avatar
Moderator
Hey Flyfisher70,
How about a couple of more pics?
That looks like a great idea.


_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
http://jerdonking.tripod.com/

4 Re: Transducer placement on Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:37 pm

jeffcpr

avatar
Admin
Hey i am sure you will like the fishfindermounts.com setup i love mine. As for the transducer location hope it works for you let us know if it works out for you.


_________________
Matthew 4:19 Fisher of Men
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
http://floattubeforum.do-talk.com

5 Re: Transducer placement on Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:51 am

Misfitdog

avatar
Bobber
Bobber
seems like you would be bouncing a bit of interference being so close to the underside of the tube on the seat with the fabric still covering the transducer , would be like a bunch of weeds getting stuck on it , thus just giving you noise and not showing anything correctly .. if it goes through the fabric well there then pointing it forward is very close to the movement from our fins causing maybe another concern ?

Great thinking there , but as a few others have said i think the mount maybe a better solution to the problem .

6 Re: Transducer placement on Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:55 am

Ornery Bob

avatar
Moderator
Seems like it's worth a shot; let us know how it goes!

http://www.ornerybob.com

7 Re: Transducer placement on Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:11 am

Flyfisher70

avatar
Newby
Newby
Well it didn't workout like I wanted, it kept shifting. So I did a temporary mount that worked fine except for catching all kinds of weeds. So many weeds that even the back packing D rings under the seat were getting caught. Force fins and my legs were catching all the weeds as well. In a pinch I works just need to mount on the outside of tube instead of near seat. Weeds would have been a problem no matter where it was mounted. Weeds were all over on Crowley. Did perfectly fine on Ellery and Upper Twins. No weed problems up in the high elevation lakes.

Here are a few images of the temporary setup.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Oh and yes I did clip off all the tag ends of those zip ties.

8 Re: Transducer placement on Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:33 pm

jeffcpr

avatar
Admin
Hey that is a pretty clean looking transducer mount, sorry for the weeds but nice work.


_________________
Matthew 4:19 Fisher of Men
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
http://floattubeforum.do-talk.com

9 Re: Transducer placement on Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:52 pm

Flyfisher70

avatar
Newby
Newby
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Hey that is a pretty clean looking transducer mount, sorry for the weeds but nice work.

Thanks Jeff. It's a super easy and inexpensive way of mounting a transducer. $4 for the aluminum bar at Home Depot. Zip ties I already had. If you have a bucket laying around, you can slowly start bending as much as you need. I'm sure each tube has different diameter tubes.

10 Re: Transducer placement on Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:13 pm

bugger


Bobber
Bobber
It doesn't have to be that low. Mine isn't even submerged unless I'm in the tube.

I already had a existing single rod holder so I made a coupler to go on the bottom of it and still be above the bottom of the tube.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

11 Re: Transducer placement on Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:43 pm

mthaubs


Newby
Newby
Nice . I will be working on my new set up this next week if I don't melt. I just picked up the Lowrance Hook 4 and bought a Scotty transducer arm to see what I can come up with.

12 Re: Transducer placement on Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:58 pm

Ornery Bob

avatar
Moderator
Maybe too late for you, but for $20 the Scotty [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] mount gives you a plate to mount the finder on and a plate to mount the transducer on and a strap to go around the tube. Very simple and works great. You can see it on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

http://www.ornerybob.com

13 Re: Transducer placement on Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:01 pm

Hunt

avatar
Bobber
Bobber
I took my little brother float tubing for the first time on Wednesday. To be on even footing I used my tube. The pre-trip check out revealed my original transducer mounting spot was designed for the 83-200 transducer like on the Hook series. My new, extra long transducer is too long to fit with mount toward the back and reversing it makes it stick out pretty far. Kind of a pain going through lily pads like that, they catch, break and slow me down.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Still, had a nice day. Caught five bass and broke my previously snapped and repaired rod on a pike.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]



Last edited by Hunt on Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:20 pm; edited 1 time in total

http://www.integrity-traders.com

14 Re: Transducer placement on Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:06 pm

mthaubs


Newby
Newby
Very nice.

15 Re: Transducer placement on Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:07 pm

Ornery Bob

avatar
Moderator
Nice fish! Thanks for the report.

For me it's the transducer in the kelp, but it's mounted on the end of the left tube with the long part pointing forward, so it's just the blunt back end of the transducer hitting in my direction of travel and since it is forward of my seat, I can kick it free with my fin when it snags.

With that placement, I do get a little bit of a return from my fins right at the surface, but it's never been an issue. Might be worth test mounting yours on the front of your rig to see how it goes.

http://www.ornerybob.com

Sponsored content


View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum