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#11562415 - 04/24/16 03:29 PM Best Fishfinder under $500
birddogcatfish Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 500
Best bang for the buck ? Primary target catfish and crappie

Best vendor to buy from and must have options?

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#11563052 - 04/24/16 09:08 PM Re: Best Fishfinder under $500 [Re: birddogcatfish]
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Loc: Coppell Tx.

Humminbird Helix 5 SI/GPS Combo
Model: 409640-1
$489.00



Helix 5 SI/GPS Combo

Features:
The flagship unit of the HELIX family features DualBeam PLUS Sonar, GPS chartplotting with internal GPS receiver, Down Imaging®, and Side Imaging®
200/83 kHz dual beam sonar plus
455/800 kHz Side & Down Imaging
5" color TFT wide-screen LCD
480 x 800 resolution
256 colors
4000 watts peak-to-peak
Internal GPS + MicroSD card slot
Navionics compatibility (No Platinum)
Includes Humminbird UniMap base maps and is compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts, including AutoChart™ and AutoChart™ Pro
Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™ compatible
Included XNT 9 SI 180 T transducer features 200/83/455 kHz frequencies for 20-, 60-, and (2) 85-degree angles of coverage
Water surface temperature gauge built into transducer
GPS speed included
1500' depth capability (2D) sonar; Down Imaging®, 350 feet; Side imaging®, 100 feet, left and right




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#11563252 - 04/24/16 10:45 PM Re: Best Fishfinder under $500 [Re: birddogcatfish]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2005
Loc: Arlington
That one has everything you'll need and there's the vender to sell it to you. They are good units

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#11569014 - 04/27/16 12:20 PM Re: Best Fishfinder under $500 [Re: birddogcatfish]
BKT Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1210
Loc: Apple Springs
I like my Helix 5 si/gps but would love the 7 or 9...

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#11570571 - 04/28/16 07:17 AM Re: Best Fishfinder under $500 [Re: birddogcatfish]
IKELEVI Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/23/13
Posts: 186
Loc: Lavon, Tx
I was going to get the Helix 5 but opted for the Garmin Striker 7. Chirp, downvu, sidevu and 2 more inches of screen. $499

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#11572428 - 04/28/16 10:02 PM Re: Best Fishfinder under $500 [Re: IKELEVI]
Hookem 2014 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1
Originally Posted By: IKELEVI
I was going to get the Helix 5 but opted for the Garmin Striker 7. Chirp, downvu, sidevu and 2 more inches of screen. $499


How do you like it so far?

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#11582771 - 05/04/16 12:15 PM Re: Best Fishfinder under $500 [Re: IKELEVI]
Code Offline
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Registered: 04/15/13
Posts: 33
Loc: Tyler, Texas
This looks pretty good if you only need the sonar features. If he needs mapping... no go.

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#11590846 - 05/08/16 11:59 PM Re: Best Fishfinder under $500 [Re: Code]
OleMissPharmacy Offline
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Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 78
Originally Posted By: Code
This looks pretty good if you only need the sonar features. If he needs mapping... no go.


Is there a unit with mapping that's under $500 that still has side imaging and down imaging?
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#11594707 - 05/10/16 03:39 PM Re: Best Fishfinder under $500 [Re: birddogcatfish]
HaulinBass02 Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 464
Loc: Springtown, TX
OleMissPharmacy see Shut-Up-and-Fish's reply above. Helix 5 SI/GPS combo. The previous post was in response to the Garmin Stryker 7, which that particular unit does not have GPS. The Helix does. It just has a smallish screen. I would spend a little more and get the Helix 7, easier on the eyes.


Edited by HaulinBass02 (05/10/16 03:41 PM)
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