BroadBand 4G Radar for Inland Waters
We all know what a wonderful tool the Lowrance Broadband 4G Radar is for offshore saltwater use when it comes to safely navigating through low viz situations as well as spotting fellow anglers and bird activity at a distance.
So why can this not be used for a more ‘close contact’ sport, such as bass fishing for example on Inland Waters?
Especially now that we have such amazing charts not just showing location and depth but what another angler is actually fishing, structure and cover wise.
Step one was to overlay the radar on to my charts and check for accuracy, to do this I used the no wake zone buoys and dropped a waypoint on each one as I drove past. I found the 4G radar to be incredibly accurate, down to just a few feet.
Step 2 was to move away from the buoyline and identify one of the buoys as our target, and drop a fresh waypoint to check accuracy once again.
At this point the buoy was 500ft away and a mere spec when compared to the typical size of a bass boat in the distance which will easily be spotted at 10X the distance.
When we zoom in, we can see clearly exactly what that other ‘boat’ is targeting
You can change the chart data to whatever you want like in this case I was using the sediment hybrid charts.
When you get up on to a plane, even your wake becomes visible on the radar overlay.
Even at speed, the 4G Radar works brilliantly.