Lowrance Hook 5 chart speed?

Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by Pointerguy, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Pointerguy

    Pointerguy

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    Need help, recently purchased a Hook 5 ice machine. I am unable to find a way to adjust the chart speed. I have the ping speed cranked up and everything else is set right. This is my 3rd different Lowrace model I have owned over the years and never had an issue on adjusting this. It's like fishing slow motion right now...
     
  2. WallyWorld

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    There is now way to change the chart speed on the hook series. I was very disappointed when I realized this as well. Best thing you can do is turn on the amplitude scope setting which brings up a line on the right side of the sonar screen, it has a ball that will move up and down if you are jigging while ice fishingand it is much fastertosee what is actually happening.
     

  3. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    ^^^THAT^^^
    One more reason I prefer my 'Birds over the Lowrance units I have/had owned.
     
  4. WallyWorld

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    I was very happy with my HDS unit, and I personally feel the upper price range units Lowrance is the way to go. On the other hand Hbird makes some very nice units at a much more affordable price.
     
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    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Agreed.

    I can't see paying $1500 for a Carbon when you could get a 9" Mega for $1300.

    It's going to push for more tech at a lower price across the board...