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#12651843 - 02/28/18 02:12 PM Looking for reviews from true fishermen
AKirk85 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/03/18
Posts: 10
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Bought a new to me boat and it needs a sonar/gps at the console was looking into Humminbird or Lowrance. The helix 9 mega Si/Di looks promising and maybe the 9 inch Lowrance that’s similar. Not really wanting to spend a fortune. I do fish some tournaments and want to get into crappie for my dad. I know both a solid brands just looking for everyone’s input haven’t had to buy one last was Lowrance 480. Ford vs Chevy again lol
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#12651923 - 02/28/18 03:02 PM Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1628
Loc: Richland-Chambers
Humminbird 9 MEGA would be your better unit. I work with both units teaching use and interpretation and unfortunately, Lowrance is a little behind in quality and ease of use.
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#12652620 - 02/28/18 09:10 PM Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85]
Schins Offline
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Registered: 01/29/18
Posts: 26
I had a Mega 9 and had no complaints

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#12652798 - 02/28/18 11:12 PM Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85]
Curtbass Offline
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Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1649
Helix Mega.
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#12652833 - 03/01/18 01:12 AM Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3603
Loc: Arlington
Actually, try to go up to the 10 if you can find a price close to the 9 because the 10 will have more pixels and give a better quality picture.

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#12666687 - 03/10/18 03:42 PM Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85]
AKirk85 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/03/18
Posts: 10
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
found a pair of helix 10s. one with si mega/gps and the other just sonar/gps
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#12667077 - 03/10/18 09:10 PM Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3603
Loc: Arlington
Good deal. you'll be happy with them. Read up on them. Link them together and then if I am not mistaken, you will be able to get DI and SI views on the sonar model, from the other transducer. I don't have the mega but have a 10 and a 12. The 10 is a really nice size.

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#12670149 - 03/13/18 07:16 AM Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Austin
I used to own humminbird side imaging, and now own Lorannce HDS. HB is so much easier to use and the transducer is much much much smaller.

I only upgraded to the HDS for the motorguide trolling motor controls. The totalscan transducer is 12" long, yep 12". But it does a lot of things in one. If I was looking for something simple that does a good job, HB is the way to go. For more sophisticated high tech stuff and probably doesn't help all that much, Lowrance HDS. Just my opinion that is specific to my use case.
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#12670354 - 03/13/18 09:06 AM Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: Skunked Again Fishing]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4151
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing
I used to own humminbird side imaging, and now own Lorannce HDS. HB is so much easier to use and the transducer is much much much smaller.

I only upgraded to the HDS for the motorguide trolling motor controls. The totalscan transducer is 12" long, yep 12". But it does a lot of things in one. If I was looking for something simple that does a good job, HB is the way to go. For more sophisticated high tech stuff and probably doesn't help all that much, Lowrance HDS. Just my opinion that is specific to my use case.


The Humminbird Helix MEGA SI units, ONIX SI units, and SOLIX SI units come with a transducer that does Side Imaging, Down Imaging, 2D sonar, and temp.
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#12670534 - 03/13/18 10:21 AM Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85]
Rob Jasper Lowrance Pro-Staff Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 648
Loc: Arlington, TX
Don't overlook the new Fish Reveal that Lowrance is coming out with in a few days. Feel free to call me about Fish Reveal and the entire Lowrance Product line.
Rob - 817-319-1194
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