I picked up a lower cost Lowrance (DSI 5x) down scan sonar set last year.. so far have not seen any wrecks or anything like that with it. I was hoping it would produce similar results though... maybe this weekend i'll have to try and find some wrecks. Anyone know of interesting ones in the NN area?
I've fished on wrecks in shallower water (20-30ft) and I guess the wreck was too shallow for the sonar to get a full picture of it, like the sub there.
I bought this sonar..
The sub is good because it's HUGE and its on the charts, that makes it easy to find. I've checked some of the other wreck symbols around the solomons area and creeks. Typically there is debris appearing to be covered with bottom. Sometimes the outline of a vessel can be made out. Nothing like the sub though. I still need to find out what rockfish over 18" look like, they don't appear on the charts.... :-)
Cool. Thanks for sharing,
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I see dive boats over the wreck occasionally. You want to pick your tides well - there can be a stiff current there.
Interesting that the provided data shows it sank in 102' but is resting at 127'. Not being familiar with the area, is it possible that it planed a distance as it sank?
I wonder if the severe flushing the Patuxent was subjected too when the tidal serge from Hurricane Isabel may have pushed the sub around or at least scoured out the bottom to a greater depth. That was A LOT of water that had to vacated the Patuxent in just 6 hours.
i have done a good bit of diving at depth- i would love to see it, but man, that would really be a tough dive. it has it all. cold water, low viz and depth.