Side Imaging Academy

Side Imaging Academy LogoWe have noticed a need in the crappie community for further education in the use of side imaging technologies. We have focused mainly on the Humminbird 797si and the 997 series.

We feel that preparation before you are on the water is the best approach. The concept was simple: while on the water, keep the fisherman fishing. With this in mind, we have created the Side Imaging Academy to allow you to learn how to use your side imaging technology while sitting in the comfort of your favorite chair.

We have created a Fishing Electronics forum that covers side imaging discussions. We also have various videos that help demonstrate the use of side imaging technology. Please email us or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

Humminbird How To Guide

The document attached to this page was provided by Humminbird as a reference on registering a Humminbird products as well as using the Humminbird software and updates.

If you have further questions concerning this manual, please feel free to email the gentleman who wrote it - Eddie Kendrick ekendric -at- johnsonoutdoors.com. Thanks Eddie for the great document!

Side Imaging Pictures

Various Side Imaging Pictures

797 Transducer mount

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How to mount the Humminbird 797 transducer on aluminum boat.

797 Transducer mount

Fishing On Columbus Lake Oct 4th and 6th

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I fished on Columbus Lake with Shannon on Sat. Only fished about 4 hours and caught 15 to 20 keeper crappiei 10 to 12 inches. Could not locate the big ones but did some new work with the Humminbird side finder. Here are some examples of fish we located and caught.

Various Side Imaging Galleries by Humminbird

Here are various side imaging galleries provided by Humminbird.

Side Imaging Videos

Various side imaging videos.

Humminbird 797 Recording - Fullscreen Mod

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

This video is a revision created due to requests for full screen viewing. The original Humminbird 797 Recording description is as follows:

I have created a side imaging video of a recording done on a Humminbird 797. This video is a simple representation of what you would see while viewing the side imaging output.

Humminbird 797 Recording

I have created a side imaging video of a recording done on a Humminbird 797. This video is a simple representation of what you would see while viewing the side imaging output.

Humminbird 997 Example 1

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This example video was created by TapOut64 with a Humminbird 997.

Humminbird 997 Example 2

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This example video was created by TapOut64 with a Humminbird 997.

Humminbird 997 Example 3

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This example video was created by TapOut64 with a Humminbird 997.

Practical Side Imaging Example Video

Side Imaging Demo Video 1

This side imaging video was created to help demo how to interpret the scans from a Humminbird side finder unit. Please email us or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

Side Imaging Demo Video 2

This side imaging video was created to help demo how to interpret the scans from a Humminbird side finder unit. Please email us or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

Side Imaging Demo Video 3

This side imaging video was created to help demo how to interpret the scans from a Humminbird side finder unit. Please email us or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

UPDATE: Information from Humminbird - Our friends from Humminbird have been very supportive of our site and efforts. After viewing this video, they have offered a solution to the interference mentioned in the video. Here is a excerpt of the email received:

If you see this type of interference it is coming form the PWM (pulse width modulation) that is used in Minn Kota and Motor Guide to maximize the battery life.

Simple call our customer service number 800.633.1468 and tell them exactly what your setup is. They will send you free of charge the necessary parts to eliminate this interference.

Going forward we are putting nickel coatings inside the transducers, included ferrite rings on Interlink cables and have new power cords with the suppression rings.

There is an installation manual attached to give you an idea of what I am talking about.

Please see attached installation manual at the bottom of this post.

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

Side Imaging Demo Video 4

This side imaging video was created to help demo how to interpret the scans from a Humminbird side finder unit. Please email shannon @ crappie101.com or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

Side Imaging Demo Video 5

This side imaging video was created to help demo how to interpret the scans from a Humminbird side finder unit. Please email shannon @ crappie101.com or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

Side Imaging Demo Video 6

This side imaging video was created to help demo how to interpret the scans from a Humminbird side finder unit. Please email shannon @ crappie101.com or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

Side Imaging Demo Video 7

This side imaging video was created to help demo how to interpret the scans from a Humminbird side finder unit. Please email shannon @ crappie101.com or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

Side Imaging Demo Video 8

This side imaging video was created to help demo how to interpret the scans from a Humminbird side finder unit. Please email shannon @ crappie101.com or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

Side Imaging Demo Video 9

This side imaging video was created to help demo how to interpret the scans from a Humminbird side finder unit. Please email shannon @ crappie101.com or leave a message on the forums telling of your interest in side imaging videos. The creation of the videos are very time consuming and we would like to know if there is a genuine interest in the videos we produce.

To view full screen, click the square at the bottom right corner of the video.

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