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#10969542 - 07/10/15 09:30 PM Elite 4X Chirp reviews?
Fisherman13 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 2003
Loc: Lake Lavon
I know a while back some had posted about picking up this fish finder and I was wondering who has used it and how do they like it so far. I am thinking about upgrading from my little fish finder that is only 2D no down scan, mine has been good for depth though very accurate but determining whether I'm seeing fish, [censored] in the water, or branches from submerged timber is another thing. I know that in order to use the down scan you must have the right transducer so I plan on buying the one that has that capability its about $200 at Cabela's. I am also aware that the down scan isn't so useful for finding fish but more for showing a better picture of the bottom. With that all in mind I would like to hear some opinions on it so far if anyone has them.

This is what I'm looking at.

#10970799 - 07/11/15 06:25 PM Re: Elite 4X Chirp reviews? [Re: Fisherman13]
MilesHunter Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 822
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I've got it on my kayak. It's an excellent sonar and very clear. I've had several other lowrance units with downscan so I hit the ground running. This unit has the same vertical pixels as my Elite 7, the only difference is you don't view as much history on the screen. I usually run the screen with the 2D and downscan side by side. If you are having a difficult time determining what it is that you are seeing on the sonar (fish, tree limb, etc.) the downscan will help. I'm not ready to give a verdict on the CHIRP. Last time I was out I turned it off. I was getting better clarity with 200hz. Overall it is an excellent sonar, can't beat it for the price.

#10971154 - 07/11/15 10:00 PM Re: Elite 4X Chirp reviews? [Re: Fisherman13]
Fisherman13 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 2003
Loc: Lake Lavon
Sounds like it will work good for me thanks.

#10971256 - 07/11/15 10:48 PM Re: Elite 4X Chirp reviews? [Re: Fisherman13]
TreeBass Offline
Lt. Dan

Registered: 06/19/06
Posts: 45581
Loc: Central Texas
You may want to try and get a mark 4 finder/plotter. I just picked up the last one at academy in temple for $129

It's black and white, but has DI and GPS

Edited by TreeBass (07/11/15 10:49 PM)

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