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#10920654 - 06/16/15 01:18 PM Whats the Best fish finder for crappie?
Ruffneck2000 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 1238
Loc: tx
Looking to upgrade need advice on what system works to best for finding crappie, it will need gps, down and side imaging. price dont matter I need the facts from owners. All input welcomed thanks in advance.
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#10920664 - 06/16/15 01:22 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
Davedave Offline
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Registered: 07/02/12
Posts: 17044
Loc: Grapevine, TX
Whatever Shecrappiekilla is using looks to be the best to me. I am a complete amateur compared to some of these pros, so I will decline to give my two cents. Good luck.

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#10920690 - 06/16/15 01:30 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Davedave]
Ruffneck2000 Offline
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Loc: tx
lol shecrappie sound off!
Originally Posted By: Davedave
Whatever Shecrappiekilla is using looks to be the best to me. I am a complete amateur compared to some of these pros, so I will decline to give my two cents. Good luck.
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#10920696 - 06/16/15 01:33 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
BlueNitro Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
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Loc: Lewisville
I have the Lowrance HDS Touches and they are very good. Been told the HB Onix are a little better though. I usually have no problems finding them, it's getting them to bite sometimes that becomes the issue.







These where taken with my phone off the screen.


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#10920699 - 06/16/15 01:34 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
cleve Offline
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Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 374
Loc: kingwood tx
My 2 cent's = Lowrance HDS
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#10920785 - 06/16/15 02:11 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: BlueNitro]
Ruffneck2000 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
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Loc: tx
Do you mean the HDS7?
Originally Posted By: BlueNitro
I have the Lowrance HDS Touches and they are very good. Been told the HB Onix are a little better though. I usually have no problems finding them, it's getting them to bite sometimes that becomes the issue.







These where taken with my phone off the screen.
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#10920871 - 06/16/15 02:47 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2677
Loc: Belton, TX
I have a HB 999 and like it just fine. HB and Lowrance are both good on the high end units. Send a PM to Forkfish and get his opinion. He uses HB but does instructional trips for both brands and can dial them in to get the optimum benefit. I think the HB is more user friendly. Both brands now produce excellent sonar returns. HB has one transducer and Lowr. has two transducers. Need a little extra hardware with the Lowr.
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#10920913 - 06/16/15 03:06 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
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I have always found a 60 year old fisherman with a fold down chair and a bucket of minnows to work best

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#10921051 - 06/16/15 04:09 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 3068
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
I have Birds and suggest that you call Slade like Ken said. Also call David with Shut Up and Fish.

Both units will show you good pictures of structure and cover. The important part is, will the unit clearly show you fish on structure and cover and not just a blob that might be bait or might be fish. You want to be able to see individual fish.

You might want to check out the link below also.

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbt...CK#Post10916291

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#10921224 - 06/16/15 05:09 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
OkieBob Offline
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Registered: 01/11/05
Posts: 4155
Loc: Dickson, OK
I'd be buying Garmin if I were in the market again.
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#10921687 - 06/16/15 08:43 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
just bought a new Garmin93SV wow..

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#10921847 - 06/16/15 09:43 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: OkieBob]
Bobcat1 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 18571
Loc: Sanger,Texas
Originally Posted By: OkieBob
I'd be buying Garmin if I were in the market again.
Ditto

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#10922956 - 06/17/15 12:05 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Bobcat1]
The Crappie Guy Offline
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Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 5116
Loc: HV, TX and Lake Fork
If you can afford it...the Humminbird Onix is without a doubt the best out there now. I have two on my boat and can say honestly; they're the best that I've had...and I've had a bunch of them.
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#10924659 - 06/17/15 11:08 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
Ruffneck2000 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 1238
Loc: tx
Thanks guys I was leaning towards the HD7 but I will check out that Hummingbird Onix also
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#10937999 - 06/24/15 04:24 PM Re: Whats the Best fish finder for crappie? [Re: Ruffneck2000]
Sander Offline
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Registered: 08/30/10
Posts: 35
Loc: Keller
If you are on a budget and don't need SI test out the Raymarine Dragonfly, awesome clarity.

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