First of all, SmartStrike is an additional software, available on an SD card, only for the Humminbird models in the ONIX and ION series. This software allows the user to look for fish by species, season, weather conditions, time of day and other criteria. It uses LakeMaster maps and highlights the areas where it’s most likely to find the fish you’re interested in, before you even start fishing. It’s actually a smart fishing guide, very useful on a lake where you’ve never been before, offering superior fish finding capabilities.
How to use SmartStrike
There are a couple of steps to follow in using this software.
Step 1: Instert the SmartStrike SD card into an available SD card slod of your fish finder.
Step 2: Go to the Home screen and select Settings.
Step 3: Select Chart and click on Humminbird Chart Card Info, then select the SD card slot where you have inserted the SmartStrike card. The reding should be Embedded Chart: No, Network Chart: No, Card Status: Valid Card.
Step 4: Return to the Home screen once more, and select one of the chart views. Select Chart in the upper left corner. Select SmartStrike in the new window that will open.
Step 5: Once you have opened your SmartStrike Menu, begin making the selections which fit to your fishing trip. For example, if you’re looking for a specific type of fish, select Species Search and from the list that will open, choose the species you’re interested in.
Step 6: To select a specific lake, go to Select a Lake and scroll until you find the lake you’re interested in.
Step 7: Make the other changes fitting to your trip, such as selecting the appropriate Season, Time of Day, Type of Area, Slope, Structure etc.