Garmin Live Scope, good or bad?

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I certainly wouldn't let anyone giving me grief over using any of it a second thought, but as a decade long crocs wearer, I just never gave a dam what anybody else thought.
HAHA!!! I agree, I quit caring years ago. I’m certainly not intending to push my thoughts and beliefs about it on anyone. My only intention was to begin some pro/con discussion on the product. During so, I’ve learned a lot of good (pros) to it. While I would like to try it, at least once, I don’t see ever buying it for myself. I want to many other things lol.
 

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Well, day one was yesterday afternoon in 97 degree temp and 2mph wind. Dead calm basically.
Kaw is 7.7’ high but the water in the lower lake is green and 2’ visibility.
Started on a rocky point. Didn’t know what I was looking at. Saw blips of fish moving through the cone which is 20 degrees at the transducer, getting wider with distance. Unit at factory settings.
The 20 degrees as I understand it now is a vertical beam about 12” wide. It projects in front of the transducer as well as behind. (More than one transducer in the head)
The 12” doesn’t vary much.
All the videos I saw and saved were shooting at trees, so I moved to an area I knew held trees although they were completely under water with the high lake levels.
Once again, fishing this lake since a kid I know all of the locations committed to memory using landmarks. Ended up 30 feet away.
Using YouTube intel, changed some factory settings and the cluster of trees was right there. I could see white dots swimming around. LOTS of them. Shad or minnow balls.
The bigger white dots would show up swimming into the balls of little dots and dispersing them for a short time. Keep in mind the beam is 12” wide so the action comes and goes from the screen. My transducer is on a movable pole so I can scan side to side.
It’s hard to understand at first that your not fishing side to side but front to back depending on where the transducer is pointed.
Using the 13’ crappie rod, started stalking a really big white blob. Saw the jig enter the water, steered it to the fish and got the hit.
Nice 14” crappie.
Started playing with the controls to see what they did and got everything out of whack.
One button to go back to factory settings.
Ran out of light and needed to go to OKC this morning. Crappie was released.
 

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Well, day one was yesterday afternoon in 97 degree temp and 2mph wind. Dead calm basically.
Kaw is 7.7’ high but the water in the lower lake is green and 2’ visibility.
Started on a rocky point. Didn’t know what I was looking at. Saw blips of fish moving through the cone which is 20 degrees at the transducer, getting wider with distance. Unit at factory settings.
The 20 degrees as I understand it now is a vertical beam about 12” wide. It projects in front of the transducer as well as behind. (More than one transducer in the head)
The 12” doesn’t vary much.
All the videos I saw and saved were shooting at trees, so I moved to an area I knew held trees although they were completely under water with the high lake levels.
Once again, fishing this lake since a kid I know all of the locations committed to memory using landmarks. Ended up 30 feet away.
Using YouTube intel, changed some factory settings and the cluster of trees was right there. I could see white dots swimming around. LOTS of them. Shad or minnow balls.
The bigger white dots would show up swimming into the balls of little dots and dispersing them for a short time. Keep in mind the beam is 12” wide so the action comes and goes from the screen. My transducer is on a movable pole so I can scan side to side.
It’s hard to understand at first that your not fishing side to side but front to back depending on where the transducer is pointed.
Using the 13’ crappie rod, started stalking a really big white blob. Saw the jig enter the water, steered it to the fish and got the hit.
Nice 14” crappie.
Started playing with the controls to see what they did and got everything out of whack.
One button to go back to factory settings.
Ran out of light and needed to go to OKC this morning. Crappie was released.
Sounds cool, you’ll get her figured and tuned in.
 

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Crocs? Puhshaw....I wear crocs AND socks AND I post on OSA.
My brother started wearing Crocs several years ago, we road him unmercifully, a couple years later my dad started wearing them, still more riding, then my son started wearing them, no mercy. He kept telling me I had to try them, HECK NO! My son bought me a pair, I told him to keep them or return them, no way would I put them on! Finally after 2 months, with no one around, I tried them out. These are nice with leather on the tops, also leather adjustable straps… Now I wear them all the time and could care less what people think, those things are AWESOME!!! I’m converted, very comfortable.
 

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My brother started wearing Crocs several years ago, we road him unmercifully, a couple years later my dad started wearing them, still more riding, then my son started wearing them, no mercy. He kept telling me I had to try them, HECK NO! My son bought me a pair, I told him to keep them or return them, no way would I put them on! Finally after 2 months, with no one around, I tried them out. These are nice with leather on the tops, also leather adjustable straps… Now I wear them all the time and could care less what people think, those things are AWESOME!!! I’m converted, very comfortable.
I tell people I am doing well to have shoes being that I was raised in Arkansas
 

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Well, day one was yesterday afternoon in 97 degree temp and 2mph wind. Dead calm basically.
Kaw is 7.7’ high but the water in the lower lake is green and 2’ visibility.
Started on a rocky point. Didn’t know what I was looking at. Saw blips of fish moving through the cone which is 20 degrees at the transducer, getting wider with distance. Unit at factory settings.
The 20 degrees as I understand it now is a vertical beam about 12” wide. It projects in front of the transducer as well as behind. (More than one transducer in the head)
The 12” doesn’t vary much.
All the videos I saw and saved were shooting at trees, so I moved to an area I knew held trees although they were completely under water with the high lake levels.
Once again, fishing this lake since a kid I know all of the locations committed to memory using landmarks. Ended up 30 feet away.
Using YouTube intel, changed some factory settings and the cluster of trees was right there. I could see white dots swimming around. LOTS of them. Shad or minnow balls.
The bigger white dots would show up swimming into the balls of little dots and dispersing them for a short time. Keep in mind the beam is 12” wide so the action comes and goes from the screen. My transducer is on a movable pole so I can scan side to side.
It’s hard to understand at first that your not fishing side to side but front to back depending on where the transducer is pointed.
Using the 13’ crappie rod, started stalking a really big white blob. Saw the jig enter the water, steered it to the fish and got the hit.
Nice 14” crappie.
Started playing with the controls to see what they did and got everything out of whack.
One button to go back to factory settings.
Ran out of light and needed to go to OKC this morning. Crappie was released.

That's one thing I like about what Humminbird is doing with their Mega Live (scheduled to drop in September). The live imaging transducer is adjustable to shoot forward, down or side to side.
 
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