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depth finder

n.
An instrument used to measure the depth of water, especially by means of ultrasound.
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Noun1.depth finder - navigational instrument used to measure the depth of a body of water (as by ultrasound or radar)
navigational instrument - an instrument used for navigating
fathometer, sonic depth finder - depth finder for determining depth of water or a submerged object by means of ultrasound waves
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(Bigger fish, smaller shoals and vice versa.) A look at a contour map (1955 versions) will show the many rivers/streams that come from the various rises, and using your depth finder properly, will guide you to these areas.
However, just as many a cloud produces no rain, there is no guarantee that fish showing on a depth finder will bite.
Sunday: A sonic depth finder on the Pyotr Veliky cruiser locates the submarine.
To describe this in simple terms, predictive modeling is to direct marketing what a depth finder (or fish finder) is to fishing.
Phil flipped on the depth finder and found a channel about 25 feet deep.
Custom amenities include heaters and defrosters, depth finder, and seats with individual shock absorbers for comfort.
On the Misty Dawn, the first boat to be outfitted with a Simplicity screen, the crew of four begins its daily outing by using a sophisticated electronic depth finder to locate clam beds.
Most of these holes are on the outside bends in the rivers and can be easily seen or found with a depth finder. Their tributaries are also good places to fish the cold weather.
Many waterfowlers use a wading stick, which aids in finding hidden obstacles, and can be used as your own personal depth finder. Logs and thick tangles of vegetation hidden beneath the water's surface can trip up even a careful waterfowler in an instant.
Equipped with many standard features such as a large fiberglass helm console that incorporates a cooler and galley unit, dash panel with woodgrain inserts, Mercury SmartCraft [TM] instrumentation, depth finder with water temperature, tilt sport steering wheel, power steering, ultra comfortable chaise lounges, luxury reclining captain's chair with slide & swivel, and a top- of-the-line radio.
"If you've got a good depth finder, you can find (rockfish)," he said.