A buddy gave me a Lowrance X 15 mt which is about 8-9 years old. ancient tech for sonars but it has a big screen and has GPS as well. Should I mount this on my kayak or just stick with my cheapo 4 year old humminbird i got off craigslist?
Both are black and white, the Lowrance has a screen over 2X bigger and seems to have much better resolution. Lowrance is quite a bit more powerful. I think it was a really expensive one back in 2007 or whenever.
GPS could be cool if i find a spot when the water is up and want to come back when my landmarks have changed due to receding water or in more open water.
The humminbird is simple and user friendly and accurately shows depth. Bottom hardness is not shown well but It does show fish and cover fairly accurately.
What is your take? I go back and forth, simple and small or add a bit of oldschool tech to my yak? I am pretty new to kayak fishing and would appreciate a vets opinion.