How to Select the Color Palette for Your Fish Finder

How to Select the Color Palette for Your Fish Finder

When it comes to fish finder color palettes, some anglers use the default color scheme, others set one palette and forget it, and some may not even know what they are. While they are important, it shouldn’t be a complicated process for choosing the right one and we’re going to explain how.

Get an insight into some tips for choosing the best color palette, along with favorites from Humminbird pros, Kevin VanDam, Chris Zaldain, Keith Combs, and Carl Jocumsen.

“I prefer Pink (SOLIX #10) and Yellow (SOLIX #11). Specifically pink for my MEGA Side Imaging and Yellow for my MEGA Down Imaging. These pair well with my yellow-tinted sunglasses and overcast skies…” .

Chris Zaldain

Without a doubt, my go-to palette is the Humminbird Amber (HELIX #2) for MEGA Side, down, and 360 imaging. It seems to have great pop in sunny and cloudy situations. I also like experimenting with…”  

Kevin Vandam

“I prefer the standard Humminbird Amber (HELIX #2) for my side imaging. It really helps pick out hard spots and also shows the shadows of suspended fish really well. I typically use the green palette for my…” 

Keith Combs

“I prefer the Humminbird Amber (SOLIX #2) and darker amber/red palette (SOLIX #3) for my MEGA Side Imaging. I absolutely love the Copper/Amber (SOLIX 15) for my…”

Carl Jocumsen


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