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 Post subject: fish finder/ GPS
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:40 pm 
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Which one do you use?

Do you prefer color or B&W? (is the color screen hard to see in the sun?)

Do you actually use a fish finder every time you go out? Or, do you use it when exploring new places?

I want to try fishing the in shore wrecks (and maybe some near offshore) and I thought a fish finder/GPS would be helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: fish finder/ GPS
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:50 am 
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I bought the Humming Bird Fishing Buddy. I like that it looks forward as well as down. I went whole hog and got the color and I have no problem seeing it. I like that it runs on 6 AA batteries so there is no appreciable weight. I use the rechargeable and they will last the day. The draw backs are it hangs in the water and starts to wobble when your paddling with any speed. The mounting bracket is no good on a Kayak so you will have to modify it to make it work. I made mine so I can swing it up out of the water when I'm moving. All that being said I haven't used it is some time. I found I don't really catch any more fish with it. We fish in mostly skinny water and We pretty much know where the fish hang out so a few casts will let you know if there are there or not and if the bite is on. Save the couple hundred bucks and spend it on what catches the fish not what tells you your missing them.


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