Bass Pro Shops pro Mark Zona explains best practices to maximize your fishing success with Humminbird’s revolutionary Mega Live sonar. Zona breaks down Mega Live’s ease of installation, necessary hardware, and how to fine tune your settings to find and catch more fish.
Here’s the hardware you need to optimize your marine electronics set up.
Fish Finder and MEGA Live Transducer—the two main components of live sonar.
MEGA Live Compatible Fish Finder Options:
Featured on Mark Zona's boat:
Humminbird SOLIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ G3 Fish Finder/GPS Chartplotter
Other great options include: HELIX 9, HELIX 10, HELIX 12
MEGA Live Transducer:
Humminbird MEGA Live Imaging Transducer
Humminbird SOLIX 12 Fishfiner/GPS Chartplotter + MEGA Live Imaging Transducer
Trolling Motor and Added Capacity
Minn Kota’s Ultrex trolling motor is not only MEGA Live compatible, but comes equipped with Spot Lock—an amazing GPS-enabled anchoring system that can keep your boat in place. Adding MEGA 360, a 360-degree sonar, expands your field of view beneath the water and rounds out your marine electronics capability.
Minn Kota Ultrex Bow Mount Trolling Motor with i-Pilot US2 - 36/112/45"
This package includes MEGA Live and TargetLock. It is designed for use with Ultrex trolling motors.
Humminbird MEGA Live Imaging TargetLock for Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor
Additional Hardware to improve your fishing experience.
Humminbird MEGA 360 Imaging is an additional transducer that allows you to view underwater in 360-degrees. It is not live sonar, but gives you a wider view of bottom structure surrounding your boat.
Using the MEGA 360 alongside the MEGA Live is the best practice. The MEGA 360 lets you see all around the bottom. Once you find the structure and where the fish are holding, you can then use MEGA Live to fine tune your approach.
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