I have recently been on the lookout for a fishfinder and am on a budget. I have narrowed it down to these three and was wondering anyone's thoughts. Pro's and Con's of either. Really interested in it as a bottom finder.
Garmin Echo 100
Hummingbird PiranhaMax 150
PFD's (Life Jackets)
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Posted by: FrankNC on Dec-10-12 8:40 PM (EST)
Call bass pro. I bet they sell all three and can help you decide. I'd lean toward the Lowrance all else being equal.
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Posted by: guideboatguy on Dec-10-12 9:13 PM (EST)
A lot of cheaper LCD units feature "fish" icons instead of actual displays of how the unit "sees" objects that are not in contact with the bottom. Personally, I hate the fish pictures and wouldn't own such a unit. I'd rather see a little blip that needs to be interpreted by me and might remain a mystery than see a big, gawdy cartoons plastered on the screen in its place. You are correct that the main purpose of the thing is to keep track of bottom topography, but to me, it's the principle of the thing, so no cartoons for me.
Posted by: Emanoh on Dec-11-12 1:59 AM (EST)
For $100 I bet you can get a case of grenades. Find'em, skin'em and cook'em all in one toss.
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Posted by: trout on Dec-13-12 11:10 AM (EST)
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Posted by: ScupperFrank on Dec-16-12 12:14 PM (EST)
Posted by: jerrysmith on Dec-16-12 10:48 PM (EST)
I have a pirrana max. Works great. I have used others and they worked well too.