Testing Garmin’s game-changing new Panoptix fishfinder

Testing Garmin’s game-changing new Panoptix fishfinder

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

Scott Gardner
Scott Gardner

I caught the bass above while fishing with Elite pro Fred “Boom Boom” Roumbanis. Using the Panoptix (lower right of photo), Roumbanis spotted a fish ahead sitting on a small hump. I tossed a wacky worm just ahead of it. On screen, I watched my bait fall, saw the fish move toward it… and when I hopped the worm once, the bass slurped it in. Like I said, it reminded me of teasing a fish into hitting your jig, while watching on an ice-fishing flasher.

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