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#11312846 - 12/30/15 06:56 PM Deeper Fishfinder
Bas-ii-tis Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/10/06
Posts: 707
Loc: W.Falls, TX
Finally got my hands on one. Anyone care to express their negative and positive opinions about it. Ready....Set....Go.....Thanks

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#11312871 - 12/30/15 07:02 PM Re: Deeper Fishfinder [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12201
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I just saw a youtube demo on them last week. I think it is way cool. Very good product for a bank fisherman especially.

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#11313324 - 12/30/15 10:07 PM Re: Deeper Fishfinder [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
HatCamBass Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/21/09
Posts: 1067
Loc: Ray Hubbard
Very cool device. I've had a great time graphing out various bank fishing spots with it.

It's mostly been a breeze to use, but I have had occasional issues keeping it connected to an Android phone. Phone cases can screw w/ the bluetooth connection, for example. The phone I'm using is also a few years old, so the connectivity issues could very well be on my end.
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#11313555 - 12/31/15 06:54 AM Re: Deeper Fishfinder [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Brad R Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 791
Loc: Texas
I think it is a great idea even if it only becomes an entry-level effort to work into a more sophisticated unit. But, I want to get one because of the simplicity of hanging it over the side of my kayak without any mounting issues. So, awhile back, I posted about it in the kayak section, got one response from someone who owned it.

Here is the message in bold print:

depth and surface temp accurate. bottom floor scan so so. difficult to tell if rock hard bottom vs sand vs mud. not so good at structures. grass show up as green but branches do not show up.
as far as fish, it can be difficult to distinguish bunch of bait fish vs a real fish. the icons do not help at all. plus if you are casting the deeper the splash will scare the fishes away in shallow water. unless it is LMB, I've had one try to eat mine.
I did not have any bluetooth connection issue with deeper. I have used the deeper for 4 hrs and still had charge.
I'd rate deeper as 6/10.


I actually think a rating of 6 on a 10 scale sounds great, that it is an accurate device for water temperature, depth, bottom contour, battery life seems more than adequate, no connection issues. The limitations seem to be in some of the structure resolution (branches) and that it isn't as sophisticated as some more expensive models at determining fish versus bait fish. And, this reviewer was not the first to mention to just turn off the fish icon thing and learn to spot them yourself.

Well, if you can use it to determine bottom contour, some structure and bait fish, that ought to put you where you want to be.

Please post back your results!

Brad

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#11314229 - 12/31/15 11:29 AM Re: Deeper Fishfinder [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Ban-D Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 6707
Loc: Tx
I have one and have used it for bank fishing and kayak fishing. My problems have been connection issues when bank fishing. If you cast passed 20 yards it disconnects. Color,depth,and temp are accurate.For kayak fishing I would get a cheap graph personally and although it works bank fishing it doesn't work most places I'd like to see from the bank. I was using a heavy rod with 65lb braid to cast it. If you don't use something stout it's a big pain. Also it makes a huge splash when casting. It has become something that sits in my tackle bag more than it gets used just due to the hassle.

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