This vessel was already equipped with an Omni Sonar from our competitor but the captain was hoping for better results with the MAQ.
When asked for what surprised him the most the captain said it was the detection distance he was getting with the MAQ 60. He reported 2000 m detection distance on schools.
"I don't ever want another sonar, when the owners want to move me to a bigger vessel I will go but not without my MAQ...Especially in the shallow water and patches of bad ground the sonar works excellent where the guys with the other brands struggle to detect fish. If the ground is too hard the MAQ works excellent with the 5° beam and we fish most of the time in this area."
"From the beginning the MAQ90 has far exceeded my expectations. It has been so easy to use and we got results from the very first usage off the Garden Patch on Albacore. I was seeing Albacore at 400 m. On the first day, 400 fish versus other vessels 100-150 fish. It's fishing from patch to patch and following schools to come back on them. Consistent 700 to 800 fish per day. It has really opened my eyes and I cannot ever see Albacore Trolling without my MAQ 90. I can see a huge potential for using my sonar over a range of fisheries."