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#10857497 - 05/20/15 01:16 AM What FishFinder do yall recomend for a starter on a budget?
ForkFisher Offline

Registered: 04/20/04
Posts: 153
Loc: Irving & Euless, TX
I finally purchased a boat and am wanting to get a good fish finder. What are the best priced with SD card slot and GPS as I am going to be mainly fishing Lake Fork and would like to purchase the SD Card boat lane safe zones I've seen posted on here. I haven't owned my own boat since 1999 and never had anything but a basic setup. Any help pointing me in the right direction. I have no clue of what to even look for honestly.
I'm on a limited budget but want something that is going to work even if I have to save for it.

Also does GPS work on Lake Fork well? My phone wont even work out there lol

#10860040 - 05/20/15 11:25 PM Re: What FishFinder do yall recomend for a starter on a budget? [Re: ForkFisher]
PondFishin Offline

Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 251
Loc: North Dallas

$299 with GPS and C-MAP Essentials. Go to and buy a gift card for 16.5% off and your looking at ~$270 delivered to your door with tax (choose mobile or electronic gift card, find the "bulk purchase" option and they will use larger value cards that might not be listed). Most BPS around here don't have the Raymarine Dragonfly line so you'll need to buy online and get delivered. Raymarine is legit, most people on lakes are using Lowrance and Humminbird but most offshore is raymarine.

GPS will work on Fork, as you are using the GPS satellite network which provide coverage globally.

Edited by PondFishin (05/20/15 11:27 PM)

#10871946 - 05/25/15 07:55 PM Re: What FishFinder do yall recomend for a starter on a budget? [Re: ForkFisher]
Doug Vahrenberg Offline
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Registered: 09/19/06
Posts: 2973
Loc: Truman Lake, Missouri
Check the Humminbird HELIX and you can use the LakeMaster Mapping...incredible details on Lake Fork. Several Models of HELIX depending on technology and features you want.

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