Down Imaging

Highest Rated Fishfinders
1Raymarine Dragonfly 5PRO4.884.884.884.884.88
2Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS4.84.84.84.84.8
3Lowrance Elite 4 CHIRP4.864.864.864.864.86
4Garmin echoMap 43dv4.84.84.84.84.8
5Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS4.634.634.634.634.63
The Best Fishfinder Under $300 For 2015

The Best Fishfinder Under $300 For 2015

It’s Saturday morning, very early. It’s quiet, enough to hear a pin drop in your boat. The lake is like a mirror, and you marvel at the silent beauty as you float along. But wait, there’s something missing in this scene, something quite important. Where are the fish? If your instinct can’t find them, don’t panic–technology can.

Garmin echoMap 53dv Review

Garmin echoMap 53dv Review

Overall Rating3.333.333.333.333.33

The Garmin echoMap 53dv has a 5 inch high-contrast color display with keypad control and a MicroSD port. The LakeVu cartography and mapping solution provides you with instant access to over 17,000 lakes and rivers throughout North America.

Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS Review

Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS Review

Overall Rating4.634.634.634.634.63

The Helix series features affordable, compact fishfinders that offer all of the features of the larger, more expensive models at the fraction of the cost of similar, older units. The Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS in particular comes loaded with features that rival the Humminbird 859.

Garmin echoMap 43dv Review

Garmin echoMap 43dv Review

Overall Rating4.84.84.84.84.8

echoMAP 43dv is the new addition to the Garmin’s growing line-up of sonar products. Upon opening the box, anglers find the head unit, the power and data cable, the quick-release mount, GT20-TM/4-pin transducer, a trolling motor mount and all of the necessary mounting hardware in addition to the manual.

Humminbird PiranhaMax 197c DI Review

Humminbird PiranhaMax 197c DI Review

Overall RatingNo Ratings

Using precision sonar, the Humminbird PiranhaMax 197c DI makes aquatic environments as clear as day. The fish will never rest easy again. A compact device measuring roughly 5.6 by 3.9 inches on the front and just over 1.3 inches deep, the new PiranhaMax features a 3.5-inch LCD monitor with 320 by 240 pixel resolution.

Garmin echoMap 50dv Review

Garmin echoMap 50dv Review

Overall Rating55555

The Garmin echoMAP 50dv has a 5-inch display, which provides VGA-quality imaging. Built into the echoMAP 50dv is Garmin’s trademarked High-Definition Identification target tracking technology. Better known as HD-ID, it provides a super clear image of the area under the boat.

Garmin echoMap 70dv Review

Garmin echoMap 70dv Review

Overall Rating55555

Garmin echoMap 70dv combines excellent sonar used on the echo series with the Garmin’s brand new DownVu technology, 10Hz GPS receiver, and a brilliant, touchscreen display. The echoMap 70dv has it all and is one of the finest fishfinders we have come across in a long time.

Humminbird 678c HD DI Review

Humminbird 678c HD DI Review

Overall Rating44444

The new 600 series from Humminbird was conceived to meet the requirements of anglers who want a sleek but unobtrusive medium sized, easy to read screen and all of the features of larger, more expensive fishfinders. The 600 series offers anglers world-class fish finding without the need to compromise space for other instrumentation

Humminbird 859ci HD DI Review

Humminbird 859ci HD DI Review

Overall Rating44444

When the goal is to catch as many fish as possible, the right equipment is crucial. Rods, reels, bait and boat can take a fisherman far, but to truly catapult to the next level it’s important to know where the fish are in relation to one’s location. To make sure they know where the fish are biting, more anglers are turning to the Humminbird 859ci HD DI.

Garmin echo 551dv Review

Garmin echo 551dv Review

Overall Rating4.54.54.54.54.5

The echo 551dv is a new fishfinder from Garmin that offers both traditional broadband sonar and down imaging. It produces probably the clearest image among fish finders in its price range. Garmin echo 551dv also stands out from the crowd by giving the user the ability to view the output horizontally or vertically.

Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Review

Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Review

Overall Rating44444

Lowrance Elite-4 HDI is a new generation of compact fishfinders ideal for kayaks and small boat where room for mounting electronics is at premium. Despite of its small footprint Elite 4 HDI has almost all the features found in the larger Elite HDI models, yet it’s moderately priced. It will be a very popular model among those looking for smaller, budget priced units.

Garmin echo 301dv Review

Garmin echo 301dv Review

Overall Rating4.334.334.334.334.33

The Garmin echo 301dv is a small but powerful fishfinder that offers down imaging (called DownVü by Garmin) as well as traditional 200/77 kHz dual beam sonar. The Garmin DownVü offers an almost photographic view of the structure underneath the boat. The new echo 301 is an evolution of the echo 300 platform.

Lowrance Elite-5 HDI – Review

Lowrance Elite-5 HDI – Review

Overall Rating2.892.892.892.892.89

The Lowrance Elite-5 HDI features Dual Hybrid Imaging. This is a combination of two technologies, which are Downscan Imaging and Broadband Sounder. These technologies offer fishermen a great view of the water column and everything thats in it. The Broadband Sounder Technology is built into the new skimmer transducer which makes it easy to track lure action and mark fish arches.

Lowrance Elite-7 HDI Review

Lowrance Elite-7 HDI Review

Overall Rating2.922.922.922.922.92

For navigators of waterways of the world, Tulsa, Oklahoma based Lowrance introduces its Elite-7 Hybrid Dual Imaging (HDI) series, otherwise known as the Lowrance Elite-7 HDI. This device incorporates GPS capabilities with course plotting to make navigation and on-water pilotage an intuitive and effortless process. Like all electronics of this sort there is a slight learning curve that once over makes using the device a simple process.

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