Q:A friend just got a new boat for striper fishing and needs a fish finder. What do you think the best product is for between $150-$350? We've looked at Lowrance, Garmin and Hummingbirds. They look good but not sure how they work for seeing bait fish, thermocline and submerged trees/brush. Anyone have recommendations? Don't need color or GPS.
Q:this summer, I will be going up to Wisconsin to fish. usually we just fish for bass, crappies, bluegill, and perch. this year I am going to try for northern pike. it will be my first time targeting northerns specifically,so I have some questions. I have a daiwa regal pro rod and reel; will this work for pike if I spool it with 10 or 12 pound mono? or should I use my bait caster? ( abu garcia ambassadeur medium action) also have a Shakespeare Xterra. which of these should I use, and what kind of line? also I have a large rapala magnum, a medium sized spoon ( yellow with red spots), and assorted bass tackle. will this work for them? thanks.