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#1430323 - 07/29/09 11:49 PM Need advice on fish finders
Paul Burns
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I have an old type Hummingbird flasher unit that went bad and went by W/M to replace it. They did not have the flasher type unit and so I bought a Hummingbird 565 with a digital display.
After opening and looking at the new one I realized this might not be what I needed.
I was in a boat with one of the GPS depth finder combinations once and it was neat.
what are people using now--I have hardly fished for the last 20 years but am getting started again.
Seeking your thoughts as to types--brands--and how espensive they are now.
Thanks
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#1430556 - 07/30/09 07:16 AM Re: Need advice on fish finders [Re: Paul Burns]
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Paul, if you are going to get one of the better ones then they are going to start at about $1000....We are looking at one now that has GPS and Fishfinder and it's $1050. I went to Cabelas last weekend to look at them and they had some there for $3000+...I told the guy that for that kind of money it better find the fish, catch 'em, clean 'em and have dinner waiting for me when I got home...Check out Bass Pro and Cabela's online...
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#1430771 - 07/30/09 09:14 AM Re: Need advice on fish finders [Re: Coach]
rukiddin?
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I have an eagle gps/depthfinder and I have been pleased with it other than not exactly knowing what I'm doing with it. Think I paid around 600 for it.
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#1430802 - 07/30/09 09:25 AM Re: Need advice on fish finders [Re: Paul Burns]
DoubleDeuce
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IMHO I would buy a good color depth finder & a portable or handheld gps unit. This way you can take your GPS unit to the deer woods,in the car, or where ever you need it. There's a company that makes mounts for any brand of GPS; that you can attach to the console of the boat, I can't remember their name but if ur interested I'll check it out when I get to the house.
I've had good luck w/ Lowrance depthfinders & Garmin GPS units.

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#1430911 - 07/30/09 10:08 AM Re: Need advice on fish finders [Re: DoubleDeuce]
AlexDad
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 Originally Posted By: DoubleDeuce
IMHO I would buy a good color depth finder & a portable or handheld gps unit. This way you can take your GPS unit to the deer woods,in the car, or where ever you need it. There's a company that makes mounts for any brand of GPS; that you can attach to the console of the boat, I can't remember their name but if ur interested I'll check it out when I get to the house.
I've had good luck w/ Lowrance depthfinders & Garmin GPS units.


Probably thinking of RAM. I think they make a mount to put anything on anything.
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#1431335 - 07/30/09 02:25 PM Re: Need advice on fish finders [Re: AlexDad]
DoubleDeuce
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Yep that's the company.
Thanks AD

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#1431623 - 07/30/09 04:37 PM Re: Need advice on fish finders [Re: Paul Burns]
Gone Phishin
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You get what you pay for. If you are going to spend a lot of time on the water get a good one. I would get a color one they are easier to read in bright sunlight. If you can afford it get one with a hard drive. The benefit of this is there are tons of lake maps on the unit. You could get one without the hard drive but you would have to buy a mmc card to get the maps. I am a loyal Lowrance man myself. If you want you can pm and ask away. I'm no expert but I have lots of time behind a depth finder.
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#1432502 - 07/30/09 10:54 PM Re: Need advice on fish finders [Re: Gone Phishin]
Paul Burns
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I had not thought of the problem of the lcd screen in bright sunlight but it does give me a fit with my digital camera. Also looks like I will be taking the H-Bird back and moving up in price. Thanks for the info guys---now if I can just go online and do some shopping and reading.
I started to go to the river late this evening before I got the weathercast----glad I didn't. Brother-in law's friend lost his roof and had a bunch of tree's down. Twisters were on the move about 8:00.
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