Noticed on the video on the console units he was not comparing apples to apples. He was using 1.1 MHZ on the side scan on HB (4:19) and 455 KHZ on the lowrance (4:37), you can see it clearly on the bottom left of the unit when he pans. Of course it will be better out a long way on the L. If he would set the Bird to 455 it would look the same.
When I look for stuff at 150 feet I use 455 setting and when looking close for detail i use Mega. Its all in knowing how to use your unit and what it has for capabilities. Disappointed he didn't know that being the pro that he is. Maybe he should revisit his video and update it.
When I get a chance I will see what else I can find.
This video tells how to use a bird correctly to see what you want to see with the 3 frequencies available. Mr Wheeler needs to watch this.