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#11128810 - 09/26/15 11:03 AM Depth finder recommendations
craigfish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 185
Loc: West Tx.
Looking to add a depth finder to my Academy special Pescador 12. Would appreciate suggestions on what you guys use for yak electronics. Im in Lubbock so I fish about 90% lake / city ponds with a Devils River trip a year thrown in. Not looking to invest 3k on a foot wide HD but I like the down imaging type views. Just wondering what you guys use and like. Thanks

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#11129017 - 09/26/15 01:30 PM Re: Depth finder recommendations [Re: craigfish]
BKT Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1210
Loc: Apple Springs
If you're not into SI then the Lowrance elite 4 HDI or Chirp. If you want SI then Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS combo.

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#11129405 - 09/26/15 05:52 PM Re: Depth finder recommendations [Re: BKT]
pelican Offline
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Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2399
Loc: Grapevine
Originally Posted By: BKT
If you're not into SI then the Lowrance elite 4 HDI or Chirp. If you want SI then Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS combo.


What BKT said and I recommend SI & GPS
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#11137096 - 09/30/15 12:29 PM Re: Depth finder recommendations [Re: craigfish]
Matt "Moondog" Mooney Offline
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Registered: 04/13/15
Posts: 49
I would go with the Helix 5, I only got the DI/GPS model, but I really like it so far. I would go with the DI/SI/GPS if I were you though.
-Moondog

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#11137132 - 09/30/15 12:45 PM Re: Depth finder recommendations [Re: BKT]
Rhino68W Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 5649
Loc: Benbrook, TX
Originally Posted By: BKT
If you're not into SI then the Lowrance elite 4 HDI or Chirp. If you want SI then Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS combo.

This is a solid setup that'll last you a while.
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#11137254 - 09/30/15 01:43 PM Re: Depth finder recommendations [Re: craigfish]
LonghornBass Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 1
Loc: Austin, Texas
Would highly recommend the Lowrance 3x or Elite 4 Chirp, I have the elite 4 and I love it. Gives me everything I need out on the water but it doesn't get in the way- plus color and the chirp is wonderful.
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#11137338 - 09/30/15 02:12 PM Re: Depth finder recommendations [Re: craigfish]
Brad R Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 791
Loc: Texas
Has anyone considered the Deeper, the little tennis ball-sized object that can be cast out or floated along side a kayak? One response to me from a different topic area here on TFF said that it was accurate regarding depth and water temp, showed the bottom contours okay, hard to distinguish between a ball of bait fish and a bass, grass shows up but not all branches. I think this is a pretty accurate accounting of what he said. He said the batteries last about 4 hours, that he had no trouble using Bluetooth for the display.

Brad

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