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What's an easy to use depth/fish finder? Looking for something under $400, that's good quality.

Question by fishhound331. Uploaded on July 18, 2011

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from Hoski wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I've got an Eagle 350 GPS/Fishfinder that's very easy to use and loaded with features, and a Hummingbird Pirahna Fishfinder that likewise simple and dependable.
Both well under $400

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from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

How deep it the water fella?

Back in the days I was a X-Ray Service Tech, I was cutting crosscountry using Forest Roads instead of driving umpteen miles back north, then west then back south to my next job and it rained lately and the creeks were up a little couple of them was almost into my floorboard. As I came up on one creek, three guys on canoes went skitadling by and I asked how deep the water dar. He took his double oar and stuck it down into the water up to his elbow and didn't hit bottom and the current was swift. Enough said, enough seen, I'M OUT HERE AND BACK TO THE PAVEMENT WERE I STARTED 30 SOME'ODD MILES BACK! Luckily I wasn't late for the next job!

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from DakotaMan wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

The Humminbird and Lowrance depth finders in the $300-$400 range do an excellent job. I have models that are a few years old by now and use them all the time. In this price range, they show bottom structure, thermocline, bait fish and fish. I use one of each. My Lowrance shows directly beneath the boat and has better resolution of bottom brush and obstacles and I use that on the drive console. My Hummingbird covers down and 45 degrees to each side with speed and temperature and I use that under my trolling motor so I put jigs right on the fish's nose at any depth; and I easily see where they went if they move while I am jigging. If I had to get just one, it would probably be the Humminbird because of its versatility. They both have several models with great features in this price range. Try to visit a store to see them in operation and get the one you like best.

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from fishhound331 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

DakotaMan,
What model is your Lowrance?

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from Hoski wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I've got an Eagle 350 GPS/Fishfinder that's very easy to use and loaded with features, and a Hummingbird Pirahna Fishfinder that likewise simple and dependable.
Both well under $400

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from DakotaMan wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

The Humminbird and Lowrance depth finders in the $300-$400 range do an excellent job. I have models that are a few years old by now and use them all the time. In this price range, they show bottom structure, thermocline, bait fish and fish. I use one of each. My Lowrance shows directly beneath the boat and has better resolution of bottom brush and obstacles and I use that on the drive console. My Hummingbird covers down and 45 degrees to each side with speed and temperature and I use that under my trolling motor so I put jigs right on the fish's nose at any depth; and I easily see where they went if they move while I am jigging. If I had to get just one, it would probably be the Humminbird because of its versatility. They both have several models with great features in this price range. Try to visit a store to see them in operation and get the one you like best.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

How deep it the water fella?

Back in the days I was a X-Ray Service Tech, I was cutting crosscountry using Forest Roads instead of driving umpteen miles back north, then west then back south to my next job and it rained lately and the creeks were up a little couple of them was almost into my floorboard. As I came up on one creek, three guys on canoes went skitadling by and I asked how deep the water dar. He took his double oar and stuck it down into the water up to his elbow and didn't hit bottom and the current was swift. Enough said, enough seen, I'M OUT HERE AND BACK TO THE PAVEMENT WERE I STARTED 30 SOME'ODD MILES BACK! Luckily I wasn't late for the next job!

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from fishhound331 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

DakotaMan,
What model is your Lowrance?

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