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#12514020 - 11/23/17 01:13 PM Humminbird SMARTSTRIKE Card
SWAC Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/08/09
Posts: 511
Loc: Plano, TX
Has anyone here used the Hummingbird Smart Strike card? If so how do you like it? Is it worth it the money?


Edited by SWAC (11/23/17 01:14 PM)

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#12514028 - 11/23/17 01:28 PM Re: Humminbird SMARTSTRIKE Card [Re: SWAC]
C130 Online   content
Angler

Registered: 06/26/16
Posts: 402
Loc: Magnolia, TX
I bought it for a couple of lakes to try it out first before buying the card. If I had it to do over I'd just buy the card but I already had the Hummingbird Lakemaster card for my area and wanted to see what I thought about it. I think it gives you pretty good areas to fish, saying that I can't say as I'm catching more fish but I haven't used it a lot yet either. You can download just one lake and see what you think before buying the card.


Edited by C130 (11/23/17 03:21 PM)
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#12514046 - 11/23/17 01:48 PM Re: Humminbird SMARTSTRIKE Card [Re: SWAC]
Shallow Waters Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 325
I like it. If you fish new lakes regularly it gives good suggestions. I wish it considered a few more factors, but it does work.

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#12514495 - 11/23/17 10:49 PM Re: Humminbird SMARTSTRIKE Card [Re: SWAC]
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Registered: 04/07/12
Posts: 1186
Loc: Lake Worth
Definitely helps cut down on searching. I've had one and never used it. Went to Hubbard Creek for a tournament and it was my frist time there. Struggled for 2 hours. Ran my smartstrike and the 2nd spot I tried was loaded! Definitely helps get you and idea of a new lake.
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#12515047 - 11/24/17 04:16 PM Re: Humminbird SMARTSTRIKE Card [Re: SWAC]
Wes H Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 190
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I like it overall. The suggestions are pretty good and the ability to search for similar areas that you can select is really good to quickly run a pattern on most lakes.

You can buy an individual lake instead of the whole chip for $10-25 depending on the lake if you wanted to try it first.

Be aware the smartstrike is completely useless if you're on a lake that isn't near pool though. The lake I fish the most is 14' low and while it will offset the depths and move the shore line where it is supposed to be exactly like lakemaster, the 'smartstrike' part of it does not adjust at all. It will highlight stuff that is now on shore but would have been great at pool lol. I called Humminbird and after some time with their techs he told me there is no fix and he refunded my money.

Hope this helps,
Good luck


Edited by Wes H (11/24/17 04:17 PM)
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#12515668 - 11/25/17 08:51 AM Re: Humminbird SMARTSTRIKE Card [Re: SWAC]
Diezel_Rocker Offline
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Registered: 05/28/06
Posts: 520
Loc: DFW
There is a big difference on Smart Strike between Helix and Solix. On the Helix, it is pretty limited what you can search for; on the Solix (probably Onix also) there are a ton of additional criteria you can take into account. I don't use smart strike very often but I like it. I need to get confidence in some of its suggestions.
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#12515902 - 11/25/17 02:30 PM Re: Humminbird SMARTSTRIKE Card [Re: SWAC]
Big Kahuna Fishing Online   content
Angler

Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 261
Loc: Mcgregor, Texas
Ok, I am confused.
I looked online and the Smartstrike cards are very similar to the Lakemaster cards in that they are set up by region. So to get Texas I would have to buy the mid- South card.

So how are y'all getting just one Lake to try it out ?

I have the Lakemaster card, and am dubious about spending another $150 plus for something similar to what I have.
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#12515912 - 11/25/17 02:43 PM Re: Humminbird SMARTSTRIKE Card [Re: SWAC]
44 Diesel Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 4848
Loc: Burleson,TX
You would need the chart select . It allows you to download lakes idividually ( for a cost) then it would allow you to add smartstrike for an additional cost.


https://www.humminbird.com/Category/Technology/ChartSelect/


Edited by 44 Diesel (11/25/17 03:06 PM)

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