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Old 12-03-2009, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lowrance HDS/ LSS1 Structure scan

Does anybody have any first hand experience with these units? Im specifically looking for someone who has used the new LSS1 Structure scan module with their HDS unit. Im currently slated to buy an HDS 10 w/ structure scan module for my Skeeter, but I would like to hear any thoughts anybody has on the matter. Is it worth the money?
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunatley dude I don't think anybody out here in Colorado has purchased the unit yet,being that it is quite expensive and was pretty much just released.I do know that they did sell some out at the Bass -A-Thon in Anaheim and guys out west are raving about it,I havn't seen much feed back yet from the guys out in Texas yet.Join up over at westernbass, calbassin, texasfishingforum.com and ask your question and I can guarantee you will get answers on the unit.Those boards are filled with guys that are heavy into bass fishing and tournement fishing and will spend top dollar on the latest technology,baits etc to give them a edge.Not dissing CO anglers but most people here in CO won't spend $2500 on a graph and another $600 on the structure scan or 16 dollar lucky crafts,$250-$300 dollar rods,$150-$250 swimbaits etc but guys in states were bass fishing is huge will especially in California.

The units look so amazing,I would love to have one for my boat.I would wait just a little longer and start browsing the forums out there.Reports should start to pick up as anglers across the country start to get there hands on the structure scan.

The SS pictures look so sick,that down scan would be awesome.


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Old 12-03-2009, 09:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks GM.   Luckily for me at my last trny (which I got my Azz kicked at) I got paid at the casino we were staying at    so I have the money to blow on this contraption. I found one of the new Biosonix today and it should be in the mail tomorrow (I had no idea those were so hard to find right now) and I'm going to pick up a 36V Motorguide this Saturday and I will get some AGM batts lined up. My trny rig is nearing completion!  I love casinos!
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice mad cat!

I know setthehook has a HDS7 and I am almost positive he will be springing for the LLS1 scan. Problem is not many people use their boats this time of the year.
I am interested in checking it out but in the kind of fishing I do it just doesn't seem worth it to me.

Now reels in rods in the price range Grolsch talked about it no problem haha!
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have the HDS7 and will likely be installing the LSS in 2010. One of our club members has the LSS, he put in on last week. I have not talked to him yet so I dont know how well it works. I hear that a forward speed of 2+ MPH is necessary to get a good pic...that concerns me as that speed wont work for lindy rigging.
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Nice mad cat!

I know setthehook has a HDS7 and I am almost positive he will be springing for the LLS1 scan. Problem is not many people use their boats this time of the year.
I am interested in checking it out but in the kind of fishing I do it just doesn't seem worth it to me.

Now reels and rods in the price range Grolsch talked about it no problem haha!
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Not to throw a wrench in your plans, but have you thought about Humminbird? I have the 997 and love it. They don't charge for the updates and according to the unofficial Humminbird forum they will have all new color palettes, including the same yellow red of lowrance... I got use the unit about 25 or so days this summer and really feel its money we spent. Also, i think the HBs are much easielr to use than my dad's Lowrance units. HB's will be equiped with down scan this year too...
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Not to throw a wrench in your plans, but have you thought about Humminbird? I have the 997 and love it. They don't charge for the updates and according to the unofficial Humminbird forum they will have all new color palettes, including the same yellow red of lowrance... I got use the unit about 25 or so days this summer and really feel its money we spent. Also, i think the HBs are much easielr to use than my dad's Lowrance units. HB's will be equiped with down scan this year too...
Thanks jignpig

Does anybody else have an opinion on the HB units? They really arent all that much cheaper and they have a little less funtionality as far as Im conerened
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Not to throw a wrench in your plans, but have you thought about Humminbird? I have the 997 and love it. They don't charge for the updates and according to the unofficial Humminbird forum they will have all new color palettes, including the same yellow red of lowrance... I got use the unit about 25 or so days this summer and really feel its money we spent. Also, i think the HBs are much easielr to use than my dad's Lowrance units. HB's will be equiped with down scan this year too...
Thanks jignpig

Does anybody else have an opinion on the HB units? They really arent all that much cheaper and they have a little less funtionality as far as Im conerened


I have one alsoCattman! Love it! I want to see the HD LSS in action. If the down scan works the would be my final decsion on buying the it instead of the HB
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That LSS1 looks like the greatest advance in sonars since liquid crystal replaced paper. One thing though. In all the demos and pictures of screens I've seen, I have yet to find one that shows FISH! Trees, yes. Rocks, yes. Roads and cliffs, yes.

But, is it a "fish scan" too? Or, are fish images simply just arches like they are now on 2-D? If so, I'm not sold. If there's far better fish separation and clearer definition, then it will become a "must have" for me, 2nd mortgage or not!
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