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    new to beach hunting need advice

    hello all
    Im pretty good at detecting dry land. I got the 600 to beach hunt. Im planning on going to the Chicago beaches fresh water. I was there there this weekend and had a hard time getting targets out. I was at the waters edge in soft sand and the hole just kept filling up. I have a pretty good scoop so size is not an issue. where should I look to dig now that I am able to go in the water. Hope this is not a repeat question.
    Thanks in advance for all the responses

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    Could be a couple things. First, have you set out a couple targets on top of the wet sand to make sure it's reading them ok? If so, I noticed on my 600 which I no longer have that the pinpointer on it wasn't very accurate. If you expand your hole a little, that might help. Sometimes a coin especially will slip down to the bottom and try to escape that way. Even though the pinpointers on them are a little off, they are not that far off you should not be having a problem.

    Try the targets on wet sand and see what it tells you. It should work ok.
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    Stand back on shore at a distance, look for the dark area's in the water. Or just walk out and look for gravel, low spots, hard pan areas or a target lane. My favorite beach's in Chicago, 12th street beach, and Oak street beach. Then you have the rivers. My next trip there I want to Hit a old amusement park. Electric Park, Plainfield Ill. Been gone for a long time but has to be something in the water there....I would be hunting right at that slide..Wow!
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    I did a vacation there a few years ago and came home with a honker...found at Oak street beach..
    644.oo melt...
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    I need to get back there someday! I just need to kidnap my friend Mr Casper for a few weeks.
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    IT'S A DATE!--I wanted to head that way this year but only got 2 days of vacay left - trying to save for a Fla. trip
    BUT...if you want to head out there next year - Im in!

    Quote Originally Posted by OBN View Post
    Stand back on shore at a distance, look for the dark area's in the water. Or just walk out and look for gravel, low spots, hard pan areas or a target lane. My favorite beach's in Chicago, 12th street beach, and Oak street beach. Then you have the rivers. My next trip there I want to Hit a old amusement park. Electric Park, Plainfield Ill. Been gone for a long time but has to be something in the water there....I would be hunting right at that slide..Wow!
    Click image for larger version. 

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    I did a vacation there a few years ago and came home with a honker...found at Oak street beach..
    644.oo melt...
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    I need to get back there someday! I just need to kidnap my friend Mr Casper for a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    IT'S A DATE!--I wanted to head that way this year but only got 2 days of vacay left - trying to save for a Fla. trip
    BUT...if you want to head out there next year - Im in!
    Thinking fall, maybe Oct or Nov? Lower water levels, less foliage to deal with near shore. And both of us should have our Fisher "AQ"s by then..and know them well. Make a great video would it!...May not go well with the locals......but we will be gone by then..

    Effort is Important, But knowing where, can make all the difference!





 

 

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