Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

December 20, 2016
lowrance hook-9

Lowrance Hook-9: Mega Screen, Mini Price

Well, okay, a base MSRP of $549 for the new Lowrance Hook-9 isn’t exactly “mini,” but you have to look at the bang for your buck […]
June 28, 2016
garmin gpsmap 840

Should you get a Chartplotter/Fishfinder, or an MFD?

Quite often folks ask me the difference between a chartplotter/fishfinder, and a “real” MFD (multifunction display). Usually, the follow-up question is ‘which one do I need?” […]
May 24, 2016
fishfinder

Differentiating Fish with Your Fishfinder

Finding fish with your fishfinder is one thing; differentiating between them is an entirely different task. Why should you care? Because it’s exceedingly difficult to pull […]
November 10, 2015
striker fishfinder

New from Garmin: echoMAP CHIRP Chartplotter Fishfinder and the Striker

You’ve gotta love the way the price of technology falls over time. As in, it falls like a rock. Case in point: the new echoMAP series […]
September 1, 2015
fishfinders

Side Scanning Fishfinders: Marvelous or Myth?

Side-scanning fishfinders are all the rage, but there’s little doubt that there’s a lot of marketing hoo-ha that just doesn’t live up to reality. That’s why […]
March 17, 2015
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Super-Cheap Fishfinders: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

You may have come across the Shopping for the Right Fishfinder blog I wrote a while back, which went through a number of important factors to consider before […]
December 9, 2014
si-tex svs 460

New Fishfinder-Chartplotter: Si-Tex SVS 460 and 560

There are always tons of new fishfinders and chartplotters hitting the market, but usually they come from a handful of big companies. If none of the offerings […]
March 11, 2014
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Should You Have a Fishfinder at the Bow?

Many boats intended for freshwater fishing have a fishfinder at the bow, which comes in quite handy when you’re running the boat from a foredeck fishing […]
November 18, 2013

Garmin Enters Side-Scan Fishfinder Fray

Well, it’s about time Garmin did it – this week at the METS (Marine Electronics Trade Show) show, they announced SideVu and DownVu, their version of the […]
November 11, 2013

Lowrance Rolls Out SpotlightScan and SonarHub Fishfinders

With the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show now over, one of the big discoveries stands out: Lowrance is still red-hot, introducing a range of new units for […]
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