I have been doing some research, but electronics are fairly new to me. I primarily fish for crappie and sandbass/hybrids. I am primarily interested in a unit to help me locate brushpiles/ fish on said brushpiles. I'm looking to spend $700-$1000, and want to know what is the best unit for my money. I'm looking at the Lowrance Hook 2 Tripleshot which is around 800 right now. Any feedback suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
The unit below has great mapping so no need to have to purchase any map card to enhance the mapping like you would need to do on the other brands.
Garmin ECHOMAPā¢ UHD 93sv US LakeVĆ¼ g3 w/GT54UHD-TM Transducer
$1049.99ECHOMAPā¢ UHD 93sv US LakeVĆ¼ g3 with GT54UHD-TM Transducer
Find more fish using the ECHOMAPā¢ UHD 93sv combo with a bright, sunlight-readable 9ā touchscreen with keyed assist. The optional GT54 transducer provides Ultra High-Definition ClearVĆ¼ and SideVĆ¼ scanning sonars, so you get crystal-clear images of what is around and below your boat, and Garmin high wide CHIRP traditional sonar delivers remarkable target separation. Preloaded LakeVĆ¼ g3 inland maps with integrated NavionicsĀ® data cover more than 17,000 lakes with up to 1ā contours. It features a quick-release bail mount, making it easy to remove and take with you. NMEA 2000Ā® and NMEA 0183 network support provides you with engine data, sensor connection, autopilot integration and more. ECHOMAPā¢ UHD 93sv is even compatible with the Forceā¢ trolling motor for full control of the motor from the screen plus the ability to route to waypoints, follow tracks and more.Features:
Bright, sunlight-readable 9ā touchscreen with keyed assist
Optional GT54 transducer for Ultra High-Definition ClearVĆ¼ and Ultra High-Definition SideVĆ¼ scanning sonars and Garmin high wide CHIRP traditional sonar
Preloaded LakeVĆ¼ g3 inland maps with integrated NavionicsĀ® data cover more than 17,000 lakes with up to 1ā contours
Supports Panoptixā¢ all-seeing sonar, including Panoptix LiveScopeā¢ sonar
Sonar sharing capabilities with other ECHOMAPā¢ Plus, ECHOMAP UHD and ECHOMAP Ultra units
NMEA 2000Ā® and NMEA 0183 network support for autopilot and engine data
Quick-release bail mount for fast and easy mobility
Compatible with Forceā¢ trolling motor for full control of the motor from the screen plus the ability to route to waypoints, follow tracks and moreIncluded Transducer
This chartplotter comes with a GT24 transducer for Ultra High-Definition ClearVĆ¼ scanning sonar, which shows you a crystal-clear image below your boat. Plus, you get Garmin high wide CHIRP traditional sonar for remarkable target separation. Sonar Support
This chartplotter supports a variety of Garmin transducers (sold separately), including the Panoptix LiveScopeā¢ scanning sonar system, which lets you see all around your boat in real time.Preloaded Charts
Experience unparalleled coverage and detail with preloaded LakeVĆ¼ g3 inland maps featuring integrated NavionicsĀ® data that covers more than 17,000 lakes with up to 1ā contours. Quickdraw Contours
Create personalized fishing maps on-screen with 1ā contours. Keep the data to yourself, or share it with the Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connectā¢. NMEA 2000Ā® & NMEA0183 Networks
Connect to autopilots, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Linkā¢ audio system, media, VHF, AIS and more from one screen. ActiveCaptainĀ® App
Built-in Wi-FiĀ® connectivity pairs with the free all-in-one mobile app for access to the OneChartā¢ feature, smart notifications1, software updates, Garmin Quickdrawā¢ Community data and more. Network Capable
If you have multiple compatible ECHOMAP UHD or ECHOMAP Ultra devices on your boat, you can share information ā such as sonar, user data and charts ā among them (7ā and 9ā models only). Forceā¢ Trolling Motor
CapabilityTake control of the most powerful and efficient trolling motor available2, route it to waypoints, follow tracks and more from the screen of your chartplotter.Connections
Garmin Marine Network Ports: 1
NMEA 2000 Compatible: Yes
Transducer Pin Numbers: 12
NMEA 0183 Input Ports: 1
NMEA 0183 Output Ports: 1
Video Input Ports: None
Video Output Ports: None
Wireless Connectivity: YesIn The Box
ECHOMAP UHD 93sv with LakeVĆ¼ g3 for U.S.
Tilt mount with quick release cradle
Let me know if you have any questions as I would be happy to assist you.