Lowrance Launches Structurescan 3D at ICAST 2015by Grant Pentiricci August 3, 2015
Lowrance was another great company that did not disappoint for ICAST 2015. Lowrance has launched Structurescan 3D for Lowrance and Simrad which adds a new level of imagery for anglers to take advantage of.
Lowrance and Simrad Structurescan 3D
Lowrance has developed Structurescan 3D and released it at ICAST 2015. This allows anglers to see bottom contours and underwater structure in a three-dimensional display. Structurescan 3D is intended to give anglers a better understanding of where fish and bottom structure are located in relation to their boat. This was really interesting to our team, as sometimes anglers can find it difficult to interpret sonar images. Structurescan makes this easy and provides clear, easy to understand graphics. Structurescan 3D works with HDS Gen 3 units. There is also a version available for NSS and NSO evo2 navigational systems as well. In both cases, a Structurescan 3D Transducer is required.
StructureScan 3D imaging scans underwater terrain and fish-holding structure to create high-resolution, 180-degree super-wide, three-dimensional views; in depths to 300-feet and as far as 600-feet port and starboard.
StructureScan 3D reportedly provides multiple viewing options including boosted DownScan Imaging, more detailed StructureScan HD and a three-dimensional view. Using virtual point-of-view angles or ScanTrac pan-tilt-rotate control, anglers can combine custom HD and 3D views to increase situational awareness and search fishing areas. Lowrance also has SelectScan which is a water column target coloring which automatically shades fish-holding cover and suspended targets in a color that contrasts the selected color palette, making target identification easier. The HDS Gen 3 units also have features such as Vertical Depth Enhancement and 3D Waypoint Overlay.
Needless to say, if an angler wants to aquire 3D imaging, they will need an HDS Gen 3 unit as well as the 3D transducer. The benefits that 3D Structurescan will provide to anglers is a compelling argument for the additional expense.
Structurescan 3D should be available by December 2015 and has a MSRP of $999 USD for the module and Skimmer transducer kit.
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Grant is the Founder of AnglingAuthority.com. While he primarily fishes for large mouth and small mouth bass, he’s passionate about sport fishing in general and an avid multispecies angler. Learning about new tactics, gear, species and conditions is all part of what makes the sport challenging and enjoyable. Grant also loves to travel, particularly to prime fishing destinations. Grant participates in regional tournaments and is a proud pro staff member of State Apparel, Power-Pole and Gambler Lures. Grant is a member of B.A.S.S, Canadian Bass Anglers Federation and Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.More by Grant Pentiricci