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Kayak Zone => Gearing Up and Rigging Up => Topic started by: TheLocksmith on December 12, 2017, 04:20:31 PM

Title: Fish Finder questions
Post by: TheLocksmith on December 12, 2017, 04:20:31 PM
Hey Everyone!

Im sure this question has been asked many times but i cant seem to find the forum post.

Which fish finder should i buy for my 2018 Hobie outback?

I have the hummingbird helix 5 but i HATE it....
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: jp52 on December 12, 2017, 05:52:11 PM
What do you hate about?
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: LinesideBountyHunter on December 12, 2017, 07:17:13 PM
I like my lowrance hook 4. Its had 0 issues so far. It has downscan, sonar and good nav. You might want to bump up to the 5 if you dont want to look at a small screen though
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: Eddie on December 12, 2017, 09:01:14 PM
I like my lowrance hook 4. Its had 0 issues so far. It has downscan, sonar and good nav. You might want to bump up to the 5 if you dont want to look at a small screen though
Hook 4 :smt006
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: CptSloppywood on December 12, 2017, 09:05:54 PM
I have a Elite 4, which is now called Hook. Never had any issues with the unit.
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: SlackedTide on December 12, 2017, 09:09:56 PM
Elite 4  have one... it's cheap and works...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lowrance-Elite-4X-CHIRP-Fishfinder-with-83-200kHz-Transducer-000-11806-001-/302559468408?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: krusty on December 13, 2017, 12:19:51 AM
I would buy a Humminbird Helix 5.
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: Fishcomb on December 13, 2017, 06:26:43 AM
Raymarine Dragonfly
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: Fishcomb on December 13, 2017, 06:27:43 AM
Lowerance Hook-5
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: Fishcomb on December 13, 2017, 06:29:31 AM
Humminbird Helix 7 should be better
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: Fishcomb on December 13, 2017, 06:30:47 AM
Garmin Striker 5
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: BloodyKnuckles on December 13, 2017, 10:44:25 AM
I have the Elite 4 Chirp with GPS... I've had it around 2 years, but just this past weekend started having issues with it.  It would turn on and none of the buttons were working.  I would unplug from the battery and plug back in and it would work for a bit then shut off.  I'm gonna clean all the plugs better and check my connections, but up to this point I've liked it on the kayak.   If I can't get it working right, I'll probably just get another of the same since I liked it.  I would get one with a gps.  It's been handy to mark structure, fish, crab traps and helped when at Albion one time when the fog rolled in thick and we couldn't see the coast anymore.  my 2 cents.  :-)
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: fishi on December 14, 2017, 10:56:03 AM
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Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: deptrai on December 27, 2017, 02:50:51 AM
Raymarine Dragonfly
Have the Dragonfly 7Pro.  Only thing I don't like is that the zoom is slow to react.  If brightness is turned up, its a battery hog.

Dave
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: WingShooter on December 27, 2017, 05:50:19 AM
I have the Elite 4 Chirp with GPS... I've had it around 2 years, but just this past weekend started having issues with it.  It would turn on and none of the buttons were working.  I would unplug from the battery and plug back in and it would work for a bit then shut off.  I'm gonna clean all the plugs better and check my connections, but up to this point I've liked it on the kayak.   If I can't get it working right, I'll probably just get another of the same since I liked it.  I would get one with a gps.  It's been handy to mark structure, fish, crab traps and helped when at Albion one time when the fog rolled in thick and we couldn't see the coast anymore.  my 2 cents.  :-)

Definitely check your battery too. Sounds like a low voltage issue. These units act real weird with a bad connection or dying battery.
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: WingShooter on December 27, 2017, 05:54:48 AM
Also check out the new hook2 units. They’ve made some changes. The 4 lays horizontal which I really like.

https://www.lowrance.com/lowrance/series/hook2/ (https://www.lowrance.com/lowrance/series/hook2/)
Title: Re: Fish Finder questions
Post by: Azkikr on December 27, 2017, 09:39:53 AM
Hook 4. No issues so far