Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fish Finding with a Garmin 160C

As I've mentioned before, this has been the best year for fishing on Powell Lake. At the end of a warm summer day, you'll find Wayne and I out in our tin boat trolling through First Narrows and out into the main lake.

I don't think our new fish finding toy has had anything to do with our recent success, but it hasn't hurt either.

We purchased a Garmin Fishfinder 160C to help guide us to likely spots. It's full colour display is easy to read and gives us information about depth, water temperature, and the bottom structure. It also displays images of cute little fish swimming below the surface. Dark ones are below the boat, outlined ones are swimming nearby. Don't ask me how that works, magic I guess.

Whether using old fashioned fishing skills or new fangled technology, the fish are here. Powell Lake is open from April 1 to October 31. You will need a BC freshwater fishing license if you are 16 years of age or older to catch some of our resident Cutthroat and Rainbow trout. Use barbless hooks like we do to make it easier to catch and release if you want to give our fish a second (or third) chance. -- Margy

6 comments:

  1. Ah, technology! It never ceases to amaze me and it does touch everything sooner or later, doesn't it? Well, high tech or not, the fishing looks like great fun on Powell Lake. And what a beautiful lake it is!! Marvelous captures for the day! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Powell Lake is beautiful! And I love the snow capped mountains. Garmin fishfinder sounds like a great helper.

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  3. Amazing fish finding gadget! Sounds like it's doing its job:)have a nice week!

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  4. nice and yes technology is amazing

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  5. it is awesome how technology helps our daily life and pleasurable activity like fishing. enjoy the game :)

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  6. My husband would love to be out there. It's so relaxing.

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