How To Use A Rangefinder While You Are Fishing

We use rangefinders in many fields like golf, hunting, etc. We also use rangefinders in the deep jungle. Soldiers use rangefinders to find out the distance of the enemies. In this article, I am going to show you how you can use a rangefinder while you are fishing in the river or lake with a kayak.

How to use a rangefinder while you are fishing with a kayak

Why we need a rangefinder in the fishing

Fishing with kayak has now become a real adventurous sport. Personally, I also love to do fishing on my holidays. I have a pond in Doney Park (my hometown). I usually go there when I am free. It's a real time game. Locate the fish and BOOM! You may be successful in fishing without a rangefinder or other advanced tools in a smaller area like a small pond. But you will need some advanced tools when you will be a master at fishing or trying to do fishing in a big lake. Among them, the rangefinder is one of the most important tools you will need in case of fishing with a kayak.

Actually, the success of the fishing requires more math and physics than the fortune. You need to calculate the distance between you and the fish. Here you need a rangefinder. A rangefinder can help you to have an idea about the distance between the fish and you (from the kayak). Then you can easily locate the fish from your kayak.

How do the rangefinder work and help in fishing

The operation of a rangefinder is so simple. There is only two functioned rangefinder. One is a laser beam, and another one is  GPS based. But in fishing, the laser rangefinder has been used mostly. The laser rangefinder uses a laser beam to measure the distance. After clicking the operation button, it emits a laser that goes to the target and comes back again to the source. This device calculates the total time that has been needed to come back the laser from the target. Then it shows the finalized data on the screen.

How you can use them while fishing

When you are on a moving kayak and trying to get the exact location of fishes, it gets more difficult for you to track the fishes. As both, you and the fishes are moving on the water. Here you will need a rangefinder either two alien eyes (LOL).

You need to try with a rangefinder to know the location of the fishes. That will make your fishing more enjoyable. Then you will be able to know the fishes area and hit. There is some step to get a better result quickly from a rangefinder:

  • Try from a closer area: If you see fishes playing around the lake, try to get their location from a closer area as per as possible. You just need to try to understand your position while you are measuring or using rangefinders.
  • Try different angle: Don't just hold the rangefinder from one angle. Try to measure the distances from various angles which will help you to find even some bigger fishes and easier one to target.
  • Magnify: Magnification is a great feature of rangefinders. It helps you to look at the target closer. So when you are aiming at any target, try to magnify the view. You will find it more beneficial when you are targeting fishes on the middle of the lake or pond.

Rangefinders can be used in so many sectors. The professionals or the experts can do a lot of task with a rangefinder as it has a lot of features. But the newbies can find it hard to operate rangefinder. However, Have some great fish!

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