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#11659319 - 06/10/16 02:23 PM Fish finder for crappie
Mark D Offline
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Registered: 04/02/14
Posts: 16
Need some input ! I would like to upgrade old fish finder to new finder with down imaging . there are so many options . looking to spend around 6 to 8 hundred dollars. what are some thoughts ? Thx! Mark

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#11659349 - 06/10/16 02:37 PM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Mark D]
Joe Slab Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1299
Loc: NTX
Give David a call at Shut up and Fish a call. He's on the form. He will fix you up and a great guy to deal with.

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#11659431 - 06/10/16 03:17 PM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Joe Slab]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4204
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Joe Slab
Give David a call at Shut up and Fish a call. He's on the form. He will fix you up and a great guy to deal with.
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#11659471 - 06/10/16 03:40 PM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Mark D]
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Pro Angler

Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 703
Loc: Mansfield, TX
This is the best deal I've found in that price range (just a tad more actually at $849). It's the HB 999ci HD SI combo. It's got an 8" screen, down imaging AND side imaging. Plus it includes the HDI transducer. You have to be careful when buying DI/SI units. Some only have the standard definition transducer and the image quality suffers. If/when you want to upgrade, the HD transducer is $200-250 IIRC.

Sorry, link didn't work. It's at Cabelas.com. Humminbird 999ci HD SI combo for $849.99. Regular price was $1499.


Edited by MilesHunter (06/10/16 03:43 PM)
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#11659489 - 06/10/16 03:53 PM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Mark D]
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Pro Angler

Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 703
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I've always purchased Lowrance sonars in the past. I've just always preferred the Lowrance color pallet and I've never had a problem with them. Most recently I had an Lowrance Elite 7 DSI. Again, an excellent sonar and it served me well.

But... Side imaging is a game changer, and in order to get a Lowrance HDS unit with LSS you are going to spend $2000+.

I've had the HB 999 for a little over a month and it is a great unit for the price.
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#11659632 - 06/10/16 05:59 PM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Mark D]
DrCrappie Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/08/13
Posts: 470
Loc: The People's Republic of Texas
I'm looking at the Humminbird Helix 7 SI at GPS Nation. It's only $589.99 with free shipping and no tax. Looks like a GREAT unit!
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#11660247 - 06/10/16 11:19 PM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: DrCrappie]
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Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 703
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Originally Posted By: DrCrappie
I'm looking at the Humminbird Helix 7 SI at GPS Nation. It's only $589.99 with free shipping and no tax. Looks like a GREAT unit!


Good unit for the price but it includes the compact transducer, not the HD transducer. The Helix 7 also doesn't support the 800khz side image beam, only the 455khz.
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#11660384 - 06/11/16 05:57 AM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Mark D]
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Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 6221
Loc: mansfield,tx
Might be a week or so before you can contact David....I think He's on vacation

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#11660660 - 06/11/16 10:13 AM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: MilesHunter]
CPR Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 631
Loc: Lake lewisville
Originally Posted By: MilesHunter
I've always purchased Lowrance sonars in the past. I've just always preferred the Lowrance color pallet and I've never had a problem with them. Most recently I had an Lowrance Elite 7 DSI. Again, an excellent sonar and it served me well.

But... Side imaging is a game changer, and in order to get a Lowrance HDS unit with LSS you are going to spend $2000+.

I've had the HB 999 for a little over a month and it is a great unit for the price.

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#11660987 - 06/11/16 02:25 PM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Mark D]
Bobby Milam Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2371
Loc: Arlington
Hummingbird core units ( 899, 999, etc) are being discontinued for helix and onyx so they are being marked down, just have to check around for one on sale. As far as the transducer, if it is the compact you can send it to hummingbird unopened and up upgrade to hired for a small fee. I've seen 899 down to $499 recently. You'll get si, do, and gps for that


Edited by Bobby Milam (06/11/16 02:27 PM)

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#11661223 - 06/11/16 05:34 PM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Mark D]
SanteeSlabr Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/08/14
Posts: 64
Loc: Wichita Falls, Tx
Elite 7Ti gets you into a excellent graph with full capabilities of SI, DI, Chirp, and regular broadband. 799 with total scan transducer.

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#11662134 - 06/12/16 09:35 AM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Bobby Milam]
Lazy Ike Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 180
Loc: garland
oby where you find the HB 899 on sale?

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#11662141 - 06/12/16 09:38 AM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Bobby Milam]
Lazy Ike Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 180
Loc: garland
Bobby where you fimd HB 899 on sale?

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#11662143 - 06/12/16 09:38 AM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Mark D]
rvrrat14 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 548
Loc: Cen-Tex
REcently purchased a Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 2 Touch for under 600. REbates going on. Then all you need is the 299.99 ( I payed 250 on Amazon) LSS-2 transducer. Love it so far.
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#11662180 - 06/12/16 10:00 AM Re: Fish finder for crappie [Re: Mark D]
crappiegetter Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 855
Loc: Waco TX
spend the extra & get side finder too
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