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BadTiger
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Member since Dec 2003
180 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
Do all these systems work for horizontal views like looking at trees along the bank or shallow water docks? Are some better suited for that than others?


AlxTgr
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Member since Oct 2003
71558 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
Both Livescope and Active Target have a horizontal mode. I have never bothered to use mine that way. Very few users post positive experiences with it.


TxWadingFool
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Middle Coast
Member since Sep 2014
2914 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/dQGbqgJq/as-crop.jpg


Well the easy part is done, now to mounting it. Going with some quick connect mounts so I can remove it when I'm at the coast so it doesn't beat to death and sprayed with saltwater.


AlxTgr
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re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
That's my current set up. Soon, that 93 is goin to the console for side imaging, and a new 106 is going on the bow.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
Here's probably the best video example of it I have seen because it's under a minute with zero talking and the fish bites three times.


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lsufan1971
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Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
11104 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
Jacob Wheeler did a short review on Lowrance vs Hummingbird . He gave the edge to Lowrance.

LINK


yallallcrazy
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2007
630 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
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I catch the first two aggressive ones on the first two casts generally.


Yes, yes, you do.

OP, good choice on your bundle. Make sure to look at pictures of orientation of transducer for forward view and down view etc.
Alx and I both had ours originally oriented incorrectly. Hard as hell to find a jig when the ‘ducer is pointed backwards lol.
This post was edited on 4/30 at 8:43 pm


bootlegger
Southeastern LA Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Dec 2012
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re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live


What my best option to mount to our main guide boat for locating alligators after a customer shoots one? We rush to the spot and power-pole down, but I think today's technology could help a lot of the blind throwing we do with the weighted grapples.
Thanks guys, as always


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TxWadingFool
Texas A&M Fan
Middle Coast
Member since Sep 2014
2914 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
I watched that review and was leaning towards Lowrance but the national 60 day backorder was a deal breaker.


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bnb9433
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jan 2015
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re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
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Alx and I both had ours originally oriented incorrectly. Hard as hell to find a jig when the ‘ducer is pointed backwards lol.



I did the same when I hooked up my dad’s


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TxWadingFool
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Middle Coast
Member since Sep 2014
2914 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
Well finished up install about 11:30 last night. Couple of observations, the big plug on the transducer sucks, drilling 1 1/4+" holes in your fiberglass is not ideal. Also, I wasn't planning to need such big wire for the black box buy apparently it pulls some power so I had to run to get some 10 gauge and run up through my rigging tube up to the front of boat. The whole transducer cord flopping in the wind due to having a Minn Kota and having to mount the transducer on the motor also seems janky. With it being a dual purpose boat and me not wanting the unit up there while in saltwater it is going to be more on PIA to remove than I thought. About to hit the road and hopefully all works correctly later today when I get on the water. I will try to get some pics but it isn't finished out yet like I want it but it should work for the weekend.


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
71558 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
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drilling 1 1/4+" holes in your fiberglass is not ideal.
Yeah, will be doing this soon.

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The whole transducer cord flopping in the wind due to having a Minn Kota
I think there are special mounts for this. What model? Terrova?


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weisertiger
LSU Fan
Lake Charles, LA
Member since Sep 2007
2416 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
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The whole transducer cord flopping in the wind due to having a Minn Kota and having to mount the transducer on the motor also seems janky.


This is what you need
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MorningWood
USA Fan
On the coast of North Mexico
Member since May 2009
1876 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
I have active target and it’s not crap. It’s on par with my brothers live scope. Very view difference other than live scope has more adjusting and setting that Active Target has available now. But those adjustments are coming next software update


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
71558 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
I just had to buy a new system. Could not get my transducer out of my old boat when selling it. Those double cables got in a bind around something.


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AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
71558 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
Mega Live is Here.

I would be somewhat disappointed if I were a dedicated bird guy. Looks barely better than first gen Panoptix.


aTmTexas Dillo
Houston Astros Fan
East Texas Lake
Member since Sep 2018
7177 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
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AlxTgr

Got the email. Called tackle Warehouse and they have not yet received shipments. But they still have me in the system. I hope I'm an expert by the end of the summer.


AlxTgr
LSU Fan
Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
71558 posts

re: Lowrance ActiveTarget Live vs Garmin Panoptix Live
I would cancel if I were you. The first tip off was no black box. Bird fans were excited about that. I was cautious. Now seeing it, it's pretty clear this is first gent panoptic/livesight.

If you really want forward facing sonar, add a Lowrance or Garmin.


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