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Old 11 June 2014, 21:22   #1
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Which Fish Finder to choose

Hi All,

I am looking for a fish finder for my Sib, something basic and easy to operate, looking at 100 - 200 pound, preferably purchased new, I find there is to many on the market to narrow down,

Sure many people have them already, Manufacturer & Model numbers please

I would prefer a fish finder that can see directly below the boat as well as ahead,

All replies welcome

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Old 12 June 2014, 02:45   #2
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I just fitted a garmin 100. It's cheap and cheerful - but tells me how deep it is, which is what I want.

It looks directly below the boat - which is all most will do.

Very few look forward of the boat. The moving picture you get tells you what you've already travelled over.

For forward looking sonars you're looking at lots of
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Old 12 June 2014, 19:13   #3
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I just fitted a garmin 100. It's cheap and cheerful - but tells me how deep it is, which is what I want.

It looks directly below the boat - which is all most will do.

Very few look forward of the boat. The moving picture you get tells you what you've already travelled over.

For forward looking sonars you're looking at lots of
EchoPilot - 3d Forward Looking Sonar
Hi Searider

Thanks for reply, I will have a look at the model you stated shortly, the ones I have been looking at are dual transducers which I believe can see below the boat and see ahead, I may be wrong but the majority of the ones I have looked at say they are dual Transducers,
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I have just purchased a Lowrance Mark-5 Pro. Fairly simple with plenty of grunt.
I have not used it yet. Maybe next weekend.
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Good luck with the trial, hopefully loads of fish will be caught :-)
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Yeah I hope so. However, there are lots of pesky Leatherjackets about. They like to bite off the terminal tackle and can make a day's fishing very frustrating and expensive.
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=l...w=1423&bih=761
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The following link has some pics of my setup
Portable (self contained battery) compact fishfinder/depth guage?
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