Simrad ES60 (Split beam echo sounder)

Display modes

This page provides you with three typical Simrad ES60 Split beam display presentations. All are screen captures are taken during fishing in the North Sea.

Single frequency, split beam

This screen capture shows a single frequency, split beam configuration.

Simrad ES60 Screen capture

The echogram shows a good concentration of Cod larger than 32 cm, and it is located at depths down to over 200 m. The echo sounder's opperational frequency is 38 kHz, this is a very good allround frequency for various depth and species. The bottom expansion shows large concentration very close to the bottom and that the majority of the larger fish is close to the bottom. This is vital information for efficient fishing. The size distribution can be set to any layer of the water colum to target the fish you are looking for.

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Multiple frequencies

This screen capture shows the Simrad ES60 echo sounder used with two operational frequencies simultanously.

Simrad ES60 Screen capture

Like the ES60 single beam the split beam systems can also be configured with multiple frequencies. This screen capture shows a large school of herring. The echo sounder used is equipped with 38 and 120 kHz transceivers, both are used with split beam transducers.

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Pelagic setting

This screen capture shows the Simrad ES60 set up to focus on a specific pelagic area.

Simrad ES60 Screen capture

This is another example of the ES60 flexibility. It is the so-called ”pelagic setting” where the bottom is of no interest. In order to focus on a specific area it is possible to phase the range to the exact depth desired. Also, the bottom detector can be switched of (notice the zero depth read-out) enabeling the echo sounder to run on a faster ping rate even at extreme depths. The size distribution is calculating the fish size only within the phased range maximizing your targeted fishing.

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