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Kayak Fish Finder #14026793 06/10/21 03:32 AM
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I just bought a kayak and am looking at adding a fish finder on it. I bought a Jackson Bite Angler (will use it for recreation as well as some fishing). My thinking is I'd like to get a unit (about 7" screen) that would be capable of Down Imaging and Side Imaging without breaking the bank. What units do y'all use? Now, my kayak does not have any compartments (it's a wide open floor plan) so I do not have access to inside the hull. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. I currently have the larger Helix's on my boat and don't want to use those. I have a Lowrance HDS 7 that may work but I'm also thinking about the Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73sv. Any thoughts on either of those or any other units that y'all prefer? Any help is greatly appreciated!


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Humminbird Helix 7 Chirp Mega SI MDI GPS Gen 3 I have that one on my new PA14. Had the 9” model 3 yeas ago on my small boat. Loved that one and now love this one. Clear and detailed images.

Re: Kayak Fish Finder [Re: Lollygagger] #14026818 06/10/21 04:27 AM
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I have a Lowrance HDS 7 on my PA14. I like it... Its a good size for a large kayak. Easy to use and way more features that one "needs" in a kayak.

In my opinion, 7" is an ample size when it's sitting 3 feet from your face.

Re: Kayak Fish Finder [Re: Lollygagger] #14028178 Yesterday at 02:21 AM
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I just saw that Bass Pro put the Garmin Echomap 73sv on sale for like $499. Get it while the gettin’s good! ! !

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Thanks for the heads up, Jezreel!


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Re: Kayak Fish Finder [Re: Jezreel] #14028697 Yesterday at 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Jezreel
I just saw that Bass Pro put the Garmin Echomap 73sv on sale for like $499. Get it while the gettin’s good! ! !


Be careful... It's possible that this does not come with a transducer. The transducer is not listed in the description of the $449 model and is listed in the description of the $549 and $849 models.

It might come with a transducer... it might not. I would want to see the box before purchasing.

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I just saw on the Cabela’s website that this $449 price comes with the GT54UHD transducer rather than the newer GT56UHD. I’ve seen video comparisons on the two, and there’s little difference. Looks like a deal.

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