From Fargo/Detroit Lakes/Alex
I run an FL-18, while at the other corner of my Clam bigfoot 4000 my buddy runs a Helix 5 ice. We pick up zero interference with one another, and both operate the machines non-stop right next to one another.
Interference is significantly worse if your using marcum/vex side by side, as it has been for years. I have never fished a marcum with the bird, so I can't comment on that.
The Lakemaster maps are a game changer in my opinion, completely blows your navionics app that most guys use out of the water. I'd rig it out your bird for winter for the Maps alone, the sonar is just a bonus.
If you like the flasher style, you might be disappointed, because it's not nearly what you would hope you get out of it with the bird in my opinion. But the standard sonar image works extremely well, and you get the history going for you as well, so you can see your jigging motions and try and duplicate it after a strike.
Normal sonar mode you can customize the zoom as you would in a boat, I have never looked for an auto-zoom or bottom lock in flasher mode on the bird, I'm not sure it has those features in flasher mode, but i do not know for sure. You probably won't be using that bad boy in flasher mode anyway.
Posted on: 1/1 11:13:44