Do you Interpret these screen shots different ?
Did I in interpret my locator right?
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Hard bottom IS brighter from a sonar point of view, but the color palette you chose may not show it that way.
Actually, it looked like you went from a firm bottom, and then over or near a clay bank / depression that gave you a multiple echo.
You have the soft and hard switched . As far as the fish I would say they are bait fish in that shallow of water.. The bigger the hook the bigger the fish. The photo I posted is a bunch of inactive fish. They are just hanging out.What I would really like to see is a cloud of bait with fish streaking through them. Yes you could vertical spoon those fish and i did that day but could not get a taker.