The Humminbird Helix 9 CHIRP Mega SI is the next high-end consumer-grade model of fish finder to come from the Humminbird company which specializes in fish finding and chart plotting equipment–though the company has slowly begun expanding within the past couple years into new departments of outdoor products. Regardless, Humminbird
Garmin may have initially made a name for themselves by providing one of the first and most reliable land-based GPS technologies available for the consumer at-large. Since that time, Garmin has pushed the boundaries of both GPS and sonar technology for use by normal consumers and certain professionals alike. In
Anglers who use the same reliable fishfinder over the course of many years might be amazed at the technology that newer models have to offer. The latest upgraded fishfinders blur the lines between the electronics found in personal devices and the marine technology that is available today. The Simrad GO9
As of December 2017, Lowrance introduced the Hook2 9 with TripleShot Transducer fishfinder. The upgraded device makes it easier for anglers to use by implementing a more basic menu. The Hook 2 also features more sonar options usually only available on fishfinders costing significantly more. In this way, amateur or
Lowrance recently released its new series of fish finders, the HOOK2 models. This series is notably more refined and user-friendly in comparison to their prior HOOK units. Lowrance has put emphasis on providing an exciting range of navigation and sonar features at affordable prices. One of the most intriguing units
The Garmin Striker Plus 9sv is the latest addition to the long line of Garmin fishfinder products. It is the largest unit in the Striker Plus series. The 9sv increases your ability to catch not merely fish. The sturdily built unit was designed to function in a variety of environments.
The Lowrance HDS 7 Gen3 is a fishfinder GPS combo designed for serious fishermen looking for a high-quality unit for use in fresh or salt water. While it is limited to sport fishing and doesn’t have the sorts of options a commercial fisherman might want, it nonetheless offers much more information in a much tighter package than other less expensive units.
The Humminbird Helix 7 CHIRP G2 is the second generation of Humminbird Helix fishfinders/chartplotters and employs multi-frequency CHIRP technology for better target separation, deep water penetration, and decreased water column clutter. The head unit features a brilliant 7″ diagonal 16-bit grayscale color TFT display with 800H x 480V pixel resolution that provides crystal-clear viewing in harsh sunlight and works perfectly for split-screen imaging.
When it comes to fish finders, you generally run across a feast or famine situation. Either the product is much cheaper than you would have expected—and its questionable quality shows why—or it is fairly expensive but generally works as advertised. There are a select few instances when fish finders actually work better than advertised, and they are usually at the highest end of the price spectrum.
For 2017, Humminbird has once again stepped up the technology by creating the Helix 5 CHIRP G2 fish finder. Unlike the 1st Generation series, Gen 2 features the addition of CHIRP sonar, which enables anglers to scan depths using low, middle or high frequencies individually or simultaneously. The advanced sonar provides better target separation, reduced image noise and displays in higher-resolution along with the ability to reach depths of up to 1000 feet.