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#11016453 - 08/03/15 08:03 AM Humminbird
RangerBass21 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano
To the pro humminbird guys , how do you like your humminbirds? Any pros cons? Thinking switching over to humminbird.

#11016493 - 08/03/15 08:26 AM Re: Humminbird [Re: RangerBass21]
DEFMP Offline

Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 448
Loc: DFW
Switching from what? Electronics are tools for finding fish, they won't catch them for you. If you understand your electronics and what fish look like, I truly believe there isn't much of an advantage between brands. It's all about what you're comfortable with.

#11016513 - 08/03/15 08:45 AM Re: Humminbird [Re: RangerBass21]
Wayne P. Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4001
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
If "pro Humminbird" means use of them rather than a professional angler using Humminbirds-----

I use the Humminbird Imaging units since they are not only a search tool, they are a fishing tool. I spend a lot more time fishing than riding around searching. I search as I fish. The units are adjustable for both purposes. My bow unit gets the use hours with the transducer on the trolling motor. I wanted the best tool for that use and Humminbird Side Imaging and 360 is it.

They way you fish and the waters you fish should determine which products suits you the best.
Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

#11016553 - 08/03/15 09:10 AM Re: Humminbird [Re: RangerBass21]
Billy_Lawson Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/11/12
Posts: 2638
Loc: Van, Tx
The biggest advantage is the lake master chip IMO. You can do a lot more with the functions of this over avionics and its a hbird only chip. If you switch make sure you get that. The side and down scan pic seems a little better with birds and sonar seems a little better with lowrance. These differences are negligible however as both brands are quality in these areas. Was a lowrance user now have birds.

#11016580 - 08/03/15 09:32 AM Re: Humminbird [Re: RangerBass21]
Z521C Cranker Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 2389
Loc: Texas
I just bought a new boat and put Two ONIX 10 HD SI units on it. They are unreal!!! I have never had sonar that was that clear and interference free. Super clear and sensitive.

#11016592 - 08/03/15 09:35 AM Re: Humminbird [Re: RangerBass21]
Chasin Stripes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 631
Loc: Texas
Humminbirds are good units (depending on model) I switched from the birds to Garmin and wouldn't switch back (just my preference) but Humminbirds have good DI and SI units and the navionics chips work real well in them.

#11016632 - 08/03/15 09:56 AM Re: Humminbird [Re: RangerBass21]
Drop_shot_king Offline

Registered: 07/04/15
Posts: 91
Loc: Irving tx
Throw all of your humminbird sgraphs away and buy a garmin.

#11016797 - 08/03/15 11:36 AM Re: Humminbird [Re: Drop_shot_king]
Chasin Stripes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 631
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Drop_shot_king
Throw all of your humminbird sgraphs away and buy a garmin.

Yes just throw them away!

#11017849 - 08/03/15 07:21 PM Re: Humminbird [Re: RangerBass21]
stetson Offline

Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 417
I like mine just learn to use them correctly
Tarleton State Bass Fishing
Trying to stick fish since 1994!

#11017889 - 08/03/15 07:31 PM Re: Humminbird [Re: RangerBass21]
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 7301
look at a Garmin,...just saying...93sv is so easy,


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