fish finder/map

Post Reply
pelletouse
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:39 pm

fish finder/map

Post by pelletouse » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:52 pm

hi guys
I would like some genuine recommendation or advice on which model and brand of sounder to buy. As i'm getting sick of my little lowrance hook 2, 4inch without map. It does a good job but i'm so frustrated that it doesn't contain any map which could be useful sometimes instead of using my phone with my navionics map, to avoid to run out off battery. I can mark fish but it's not always clear.
So i have been looking for a new or good second hand fish finder over the last few weeks but i don't what to buy.
Actually i'm fishing for Barra in creeks and i'm fishing wrecks and reef also, so my main question is what brand or model would be a good compromise for different type of fishing?
My budget can be around 1K but if I can find cheaper i won't complain. I don't want to buy something expensive that i won't fully use.
I hope my request is clear.
Thanks in advance
cheers



Ocean Storm Fishing Tackle
al57
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 236
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:41 am
Location: hervey bay qld

Re: fish finder/map

Post by al57 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:25 pm

mate i have the lowrance hds9 gen 3 ,it is a great ,easy to use unit with side image .i have had humminbird too and i reckon the bird has better side image facilities and picture.the touch screen improvement on the gen 3 are brilliant and great to scroll thru .there are second hand units around in your price range .the transducer is pretty big but i havnt yet had a prob with it breaking or bending up

mike davis
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 136
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:58 pm
Location: kununurra,wa
Contact:

Re: fish finder/map

Post by mike davis » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 pm

Look on the fishing nt trading page on Facebook been a few decent sounders for sale lately

User avatar
fff1964
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 1302
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:13 am
Location: Darwin NT
Contact:

Re: fish finder/map

Post by fff1964 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:52 am

i have a hds 9 live and its great..............buuuut

i have just installed a hook 7 triple shot ($550) on my tinny and for the price i reckon its awesome.
has GPS no maps though but the next model up supports maps ($700ish)

Garmin and bird also have good sounders around the ($800 mark) BCF has special on Garmin ATM.

Cheers

pelletouse
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:39 pm

Re: fish finder/map

Post by pelletouse » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:19 am

Thabka guys for the good reply
I was thinking maybe for hook 7 tripleshot they look good for the price.
I'm gonna keep looking for something that will suit me.
Cheers

User avatar
fff1964
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 1302
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:13 am
Location: Darwin NT
Contact:

Re: fish finder/map

Post by fff1964 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:19 pm

if i get a chance i will take some shots of my hook 7
pretty good for lower end sounder


cheers

pelletouse
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:39 pm

Re: fish finder/map

Post by pelletouse » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:19 pm

That would be great
Thanks fff1964

pelletouse
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:39 pm

Re: fish finder/map

Post by pelletouse » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:19 pm

That would be great
Thanks fff1964

pelletouse
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:39 pm

Re: fish finder/map

Post by pelletouse » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:17 am

Is anybody here is using a Humminbird 859ci HD DI? If yes what do you think of?
Thanks guys

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Electronics”