How to Operate a Humminbird Wide-100 Portable

By William Pullman

The Humminbird Wide-100 portable fish finder provides information on the depth of the water, the makeup of the ground underneath your boat and the location of fish when you are fishing on your boat. The fish finder provides readouts as soon as you turn on the device, and allows you to tweak the settings according to your needs.

Basic Operation

Press the "Power" button to turn on the Humminbird Wide-100 fish finder. The device adjusts the fish finder's settings, such as the depth range and sensitivity, based on its initial readings. You will receive information immediately about the water when you turn on the device.

Push the "Stop" button to freeze the screen during operation. This is helpful if you notice something on-screen that you want to take more time to review. Press "Stop" a second time to return to the standard operating screen.

Press the "Light" button to turn on the Wide-100's backlight, which helps you better see the screen in low light conditions or if there is a glare.

Menu Functions

Push the "Menu" button to bring up the Humminbird Wide-100's main menu.

Highlight the setting you want to change using the up or down arrow buttons and press the "Enter" button. The menu settings are "Sensitivity," "Range," "Zoom," "Bottom Alarm," "Fish Alarm," "ID" and "Scroll."

Change the value of the setting by pressing the up or down arrow buttons and then pressing the "Enter" button to save.

Push the "Menu" button to exit the menu system and return to the standard operating screen.

About the Author

William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.