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June 4, 2020

Tips for Using a Side-Finder Fishfinder

Many people have side-finder fishfinders on their boats these days, but few of them seem to have a solid understanding of how to use the tech to their biggest advantage. Sure, you can meander around and […]
May 28, 2019
raymarine element fishfinder

Raymarine Element: New Fishfinder and Chartplotter System

Recently we took a look at the new 3D fishfinders, we’ve talked about scanner/imager and side-scan fishfinders, and of course a host of other marine electronics systems. There’s just one problem with all this stuff: if […]
November 20, 2018
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Angler-Friendly Electronics: Humminbird, Minn Kota, Talon, and Your One-Boat

Something called One-Boat Network is on the horizon, and it stands to make fishing more effective on your boat. The concept follows a trend we’ve been seeing more and more of lately: MFDs serving as a […]
July 12, 2018
3d fishfinder

3D Fishfinder Update: Should You Get One?

You may remember that we brought you the news, when the first 3D fishfinder started showing up on the market. Since then we’ve spent some extended time working with the Raymarine Axiom in 3D mode, and […]
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 factor. And when you do, the Hook-9 is an eye-opener. […]
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?” Let’s take each of these questions on one at a […]
May 24, 2016

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 a kingfish out of the school of fish you see […]
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 and Striker series, from Garmin. Both offer CHIRP-equipped down and […]
September 1, 2015

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 I spent a day on the water testing units from […]
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 you choose a unit. There’s just one problem: you and […]