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#12816152 - 07/04/18 12:23 PM Fish Finder Options
Jaybonnett Offline

Registered: 01/28/18
Posts: 45
Loc: Salado
Iím tired of leaving the lake with little to show for it so am in the market for a fish finder for my kayak. Iíve got a 10.5 Discovery and have loved it so far but this sonar will go on an upgraded kayak some day. Iíd really like to spend less than $100 if at all possible. I need some help because Iíve been an obsessed yaker for only 6 months and have never purchased or used sonar. 90% of the fishing I do is on two deep lakes and the rest is in the Leon for whites. Iím honestly looking at sonar to find crappie and feed the wife some tacos more often. Any help from the forum would be great!

Edited by Jaybonnett (07/05/18 09:06 PM)
Keep doin what youíre doin, youíll keep gettin what youíre gettin.

#12817966 - 07/06/18 06:49 AM Re: Fish Finder Options [Re: Jaybonnett]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 42440
Loc: Kansas
$100 limits you to something like the simplest Hummingbird PiranhaMax. You'll also spend money on a mount and a battery.
" guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."
~George Washington, Sept. 19, 1796

#12817972 - 07/06/18 07:02 AM Re: Fish Finder Options [Re: Jaybonnett]
John Stockman Offline
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Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 595
Loc: arlington tx
At the $100 price point I'd recommend the Lowrance Hook 3. If your not planning to buy soon I'd save a little more and wait for the black Friday deals. The Hook 3 is a great unit for the money but it's not gonna show you a lot. Basically temp and depth don't get me wrong it'll show you bait and structure just not with any detail.

#12818295 - 07/06/18 11:33 AM Re: Fish Finder Options [Re: Jaybonnett]
lconn4 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 10291
Loc: Cherokee County
You should start thinking about how and where you will mount the transducer. I thought about thru hull but as much as I toss my kayak around I didn't think it would last and I needed something I could easily take off when transporting kayak upside down.

A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919


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