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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
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 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
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 I spent a day on the water testing units from […]
March 17, 2015
dragonfly 4

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 […]
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 from those companies is exactly what you want, you’re out […]
March 11, 2014
temporary fishfinder mount

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 seat and casting from the bowdeck. By “boats intended for […]
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 high-res down- and side-scanners we’ve all come to know and […]