Which Fishfinder Brand do you use?

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Fishfinder Brand?

Poll ended at Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:13 am

Eagle
16
27%
Lowrance
10
17%
Garmin
2
3%
Furuno
0
No votes
Humminbird
17
29%
Navman
1
2%
Other
3
5%
I don't have a fishfinder
10
17%
 
Total votes: 59
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YakM@
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Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:01 am

requirements 5, 6, 7 and 8 are going to be hard to meet. With a sub $500 budget there is only 1 on the market with a GPS, the CUDA 350. Also the Rechargeable battery pack is only a common feature on the Sub $200 fish-finders which are really sub standard in terms of fish finding capability. Water temp at different depths is only possible by \ seeing thermoclines and I would expect you need a good quality Colour unit for that.

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Fish'N'Snork
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Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:45 am

YakM@ wrote:requirements 5, 6, 8 are going to be hard to meet. With a sub $500 budget there is only 1 on the market with a GPS, the CUDA 350. Also the Rechargeable battery pack is only a common feature on the Sub $200 fish-finders which are really sub standard in terms of fish finding capability. Water temp at different depths is only possible by \ seeing thermoclines and I would expect you need a good quality Colour unit for that.

Matt
The 8 is a must, but 5, 6 & 7 would be bonuses.
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YakFisho Snapps
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Location: Wellington

Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:02 am

i've got the cuda 300 and find it does it's job ok for what it's worth shows bottom structure well,depth reading but don't believe there is always fish down there when is shows fish :lol:....i'm gonna upgrade to a better unit when i get my new yak :y:..

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awondering
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Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:46 pm

snapps wrote: but don't believe there is always fish down there when is shows fish :lol:....
I reckon 99% of the time there is nothing showing my sounder when I have caught fish... certainly have had my best fish when that screen has been blank... :?: A :^)

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Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:52 pm

I find most of the usefulness is simply knowing what the bottom is like - finding channels, reefs, isolated rocks, knowing you're so shallow the next big wave is going to break on you ...
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Pawprints
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Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:27 pm

Lowrance X40 Pro.
Tells me what an where the bottem is,which is about all I ask of it.
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moggyman
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Kayak Model: 2010
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Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:10 pm

lowrace was my buget

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