Testing Garmin’s game-changing new Panoptix fishfinder
OC hits the water to check out phased array sonar, and get bassin’ tips from some elite U.S. pros
I recently visited Alabama’s Lake Guntersville. Here’s what I learned about Garmin’s latest technology… and chucking swimbaits.
When it comes to new fishing gear—and especially electronics—words like “innovative” and “revolutionary” get tossed around a lot. But based on what I’ve seen of Garmin’s Panoptix All-Seeing Sonar, this time the hype is deserved. I recently traveled to Lake Guntersville in Alabama to check out Panoptix in action. Even better, I got to see the new sonar while fishing with several elite bass pros, including Byron Velvick, who landed the biggest darn bass this northern angler had ever seen, a seven-pounder (above). Read on for more about what Panoptix can do, plus great fishing tips from swimbait pioneer Velvick.