Electronics: 'X' marks the spot

Getting the most from your electronics can be challenging … even for a touring pro. With all of their built-in functions and display options, it’s easy to get confused.

Just as it is with becoming a better angler, proficiency with electronics requires considerable time on the water. Even so, you can learn a lot just by sitting in your driveway reading the instruction manual or playing with the simulator.

That’s precisely how I figured out a quick and easy way for referencing key spots (or fish) I want to return to. Here’s how.

Iconic Imagery

On any marine GPS unit, there’s a page of icons (symbols), and depending on how sophisticated the unit is, there can be as many as 50 or more to choose from.