Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Choosing a Fish Finder Is Easy until You Start Looking at Options

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Choosing a Fish Finder Is Easy until You Start Looking at Options

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FISH finders, chart plotters, sonars, as a combo or a stand-alone unit? What to do, what to do, Iam confused.

Iave been doing some research on fish finders as I would like to get hubby a new one for Baitwaista. The one we have in her now seems to lie a lot, itas old and I think past its use-by date, especially when you see what these new ones can see. But itas all so confusing.

You have Humminbird, Lowrance, Garmin and Furuno just to name the most popular ones, but there are plenty more out there.

You can get just a fish finder or a fish finder/chart plotter with or without sonar and also with GPS.

They can have a single beam under the boat, side beams, down beams.

These new machines show what is under the water very clearly, some like a 3D picture, depending on what one you get.

They range in price from $300 to over $4000 and I suppose itas what you do with your boat that sets what one you get. Obviously if youare a professional fisherman or a charter boat, you would go for the most expensive, or if you had money to burn or needed bragging rights, but if youare just the weekend fishers like us I think we will probably buy something between the $500 to $1000 range, but which? …

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