Texas Fishing Forum

Entry level fish finder Lowrance Hook 2 Tripleshot

Posted By: learnin to fish

Entry level fish finder Lowrance Hook 2 Tripleshot - 05/19/19 02:29 AM

I am looking at buying my stepson a fish finder / GPS for his first fishing boat. I currently run HDS units and really don’t want to break the bank on his entry level until. I was looking at the Hook 2 Tripleshot. My question is, can you use a Navionics chip to make sure he has the best maps or do you have to use the preloaded maps? The sonar/sidescan looks good. Any thoughts on a different unit if I am not fully understanding its capabilities?
Posted By: duffer

Re: Entry level fish finder Lowrance Hook 2 Tripleshot - 05/19/19 02:59 AM

You can use the Navionics card on the Hook2 units. Good luck!
Posted By: learnin to fish

Re: Entry level fish finder Lowrance Hook 2 Tripleshot - 05/19/19 02:54 PM

Duffer, thanks for the info on the map card. Any reason this graph wouldn’t be a good starter graph? I want to get something that will work for him. Looks like this one does lots that the HDS does.
Posted By: duffer

Re: Entry level fish finder Lowrance Hook 2 Tripleshot - 05/19/19 04:32 PM

Frankly, I have the Hook2 7 up front and the Hook2 9 at the helm. I’m not a tournament fisherman so this works great for me with both DI and SI. Be sure and not get the “X” models - they do not have the ability to split screens. I think your stepson will be very happy with it.
Posted By: learnin to fish

Re: Entry level fish finder Lowrance Hook 2 Tripleshot - 05/19/19 05:47 PM

Duffer, thanks so much for all the good info.
© 2022 Texas Fishing Forum