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#11802320 - 08/29/16 09:03 AM Fish Finder from the Bank
Bodhi Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/22/16
Posts: 4
Does anyone use, recommend or know of a Fish Finder that will work from the bank? I generally fish Ponds in DFW and I'm looking for one to sync to my smart phone or bluetooth etc.

Thanks!

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#11802432 - 08/29/16 10:15 AM Re: Fish Finder from the Bank [Re: Bodhi]
wharf_rat_01 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/04/16
Posts: 8
Loc: Keller, TX
I have a FishHunter but I find it useless for bank fishing. It works best with a minimum of 6' of water due to the angle of how the sonar works, which is deeper than the shoreline of the ponds I fish (where most of the bass are).

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#11802467 - 08/29/16 10:31 AM Re: Fish Finder from the Bank [Re: Bodhi]
LeanderLuvs2Fish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/29/09
Posts: 148
Loc: Leander
I have been considering the following portable finders(no particular order):

Lucky FFW-718 Wireless Portable Sonar Fish Finder:
http://www.amazon.com/Lucky-FFW-718-Wireless-Portable-Finder/dp/B00MARDOCW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_422_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=51HMTiFM5-L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=07GWKG126Z4A4YJ61PZ3

Signstek FF-003 Portable Fish Finder FishFinder:
http://www.amazon.com/Signstek-Portable-FishFinder-Outdoor-Fishing/dp/B00C95IUSI/ref=pd_sim_sbs_422_4?ie=UTF8&dpID=41BzyPCtUGL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=07GWKG126Z4A4YJ61PZ3

HawkEye FT1PXC Fishtrax Fish Finder with HD Color(also has several models)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016O5IDBW?psc=1

Vexilar SonarPhone with Transducer Pod
http://www.amazon.com/Vexilar-SonarPhone-with-Transducer-Pod/dp/B00XIUOID4

FishHunter
http://www.fishhunter.com/directional3d

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#11802470 - 08/29/16 10:32 AM Re: Fish Finder from the Bank [Re: wharf_rat_01]
LeanderLuvs2Fish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/29/09
Posts: 148
Loc: Leander
Originally Posted By: wharf_rat_01
I have a FishHunter but I find it useless for bank fishing. It works best with a minimum of 6' of water due to the angle of how the sonar works, which is deeper than the shoreline of the ponds I fish (where most of the bass are).


Which FishHunter did you decide to go with?

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#11802524 - 08/29/16 10:56 AM Re: Fish Finder from the Bank [Re: Bodhi]
Bodhi Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/22/16
Posts: 4
All good points and thanks for the links. I was concerned about depth initially and if they would actually work well in shallow water along a bank.

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#11803205 - 08/29/16 04:43 PM Re: Fish Finder from the Bank [Re: Bodhi]
SteveStrasemeier Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1509
Loc: Garland TX
I have a Hummingbird RF10. I have used it in ponds and creeks. It is good for finding drop offs and depth but not so good at finding fish. Seem to get a lot of false returns. Anything below 4ft is suspect on what it is showing you.

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#11820285 - 09/09/16 02:58 PM Re: Fish Finder from the Bank [Re: Bodhi]
BankBassin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 1177
Loc: Allen, Texas 75002
I have the "Vexilar SonarPhone with Transducer Pod". I actually really like it. I haven't used any other portable ones. I do have experience with lower end boat electronics and it works just as well as they do. The Vexilar unit will function in 6 inches of water without a problem. I've have no problems locating structure and or fish with it. It's about as good as a hook2 (maybe hook3 but no better than that).

I actually use it on my kayak as well. One thing that you may want to consider is battery life of the unit. The Vexilar has about a 4 hour battery life. I'm not sure what the others are, but I didn't even think about that until I bought it. Good thing about is, I can save battery life by simply pulling it out of the water and it was automatically turn off. When I want it to turn back on, put it back in the water. If you search some of my posts, you will see where I reporting my finding with screen shots from my phone.

I'll be more than happy to answer any questions that you have on the Vexilar.
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~You won't catch any fish if you don't try!

http://bankbassin.weebly.com/

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#11820546 - 09/09/16 06:32 PM Re: Fish Finder from the Bank [Re: Bodhi]
ArgyleFloater Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 250
Loc: Argyle Texas
I saw a video on the iBobber. It shows depth and fish. Seems good! I think it is $100 from Amazon

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