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Input on fishfinders
« on: March 26, 2011, 01:47:02 pm »
Well my new Coosa Elite is on it's way and I have picked up most of the things I need to complete/personalize it.The last thing on my list is to try and find a good fishfinder.I was hoping anyone with some input could give me some feedback.I won't need anything high end as most of the time I will be river fishing but on occasion I like to chase Jacks and Walleye so fishfinder will come in handy even if only to help locate structure.Hoping to stay below $150 if possable.Seems to be quite a few models around that price but I know so little about them that I can't tell the difference.Thanks All
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Re: Input on fishfinders
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 03:07:46 pm »
I also have an Eagle Cuda 300 and for the money its excellent

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Re: Input on fishfinders
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 03:14:40 pm »
I used the Humminbird Piranhamax160 all last year with no complaints, very basic unit but gets the job done.


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Re: Input on fishfinders
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 05:10:08 pm »
Just wondering if I should upgrade my Cuda 300, my main use is as a depth finder, I find the fish finder part pretty useless, are the more expensive better in that department? What advantages do you get from your new one hoc compared to the old?

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Re: Input on fishfinders
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 05:36:48 pm »
The one I got this time around isn't much more expensive.  It has a better resolution and bigger screen, I have only used it in a lake so far but it does seem to be more accurate, it doesnt have any bells and whistles like color or gps though.


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Re: Input on fishfinders
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 07:59:26 pm »
IF you are willing to do some digging, Ebay can reap some good deals.
i got my FF on there for about 75% of any sale price i could find.. and that was including shipping, and not tax :D


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Re: Input on fishfinders
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 09:55:42 pm »
A bit late chiming in on this post, but if you haven't already gotten your FF, the Piranhamax 160 portable is usually $199 at CT and other stores, but Lebaron's has them in their catalogue for $129.  The portable seems like the way to go IMHO, because you can simply unplug and remove when you don't need it.  Just my .02
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