Top Five Fishfinders

RankModelRatingMore Info
1Garmin echoMap 70dv4.864.864.864.864.86
2Raymarine Dragonfly4.754.754.754.754.75
3Garmin echo 551dv4.54.54.54.54.5
4Raymarine Dragonfly74.84.84.84.84.8
5Lowrance Elite-4 HDI4.364.364.364.364.36
 
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. Read More >
Garmin echoMap 70dv Review

Garmin echoMap 70dv Review

Overall Rating4.864.864.864.864.86
 
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. Read More >
The Best Fishfinder Under $250

The Best Fishfinder Under $250

 
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. Read More >
Garmin echo 151dv Review

Garmin echo 151dv Review

Overall Rating3.53.53.53.53.5
 
A fishfinder that’s both powerful and very easy to use, the Garmin echo 151dv offers a four-inch display with an eight-level grayscale display and 160 x 256 resolution. Echo 151dv provides similar features and specs as its predecessor – echo 150 – but it has two notable upgrades Read More >
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 Read More >
Garmin echo 201dv Review

Garmin echo 201dv Review

Overall Rating55555
 
The Garmin echo 201dv is a powerful unit with advanced sonar features that until now could only be found on much more expensive fishfinders. 201dv provides traditional sonar as well as Garmin’s version of down imaging called DownVü. Read More >
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. Read More >
Garmin GPSMAP 840xs Review

Garmin GPSMAP 840xs Review

Overall Rating55555
 
GPSMAP 840xs is a part of the new series of fishfinders from Garmin that support down imaging as well as side imaging (Garmin branded those technologies as DownVü and SideVü). Down imaging is built-in while side imaging requires a GCV 10 module that is sold separately. Read More >
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. Read More >
Humminbird 688ci HD DI Review

Humminbird 688ci HD DI Review

Overall Rating3.563.563.563.563.56
 
The Humminbird 688 ci HD DI offers anglers a combination of down imaging and GPS. The 688 has a 640 x 480, five inch display with 256 colors and a backlight. Note that this display has lower resolution than the one found in the older 5 inch models that had 640 x 640 resolution. As the result the output is not as crisp and clear. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Review

Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Review

Overall Rating4.364.364.364.364.36
 
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. Read More >
Garmin echo 301dv Review

Garmin echo 301dv Review

Overall Rating44444
 
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. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-5 HDI – Review

Lowrance Elite-5 HDI – Review

Overall Rating2.52.52.52.52.5
 
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. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-7 HDI Review

Lowrance Elite-7 HDI Review

Overall Rating3.423.423.423.423.42
 
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. Read More >
Humminbird 386ci DI Review

Humminbird 386ci DI Review

Overall Rating3.333.333.333.333.33
 
The Humminbird 386ci DI is a must-have gadget for those people who enjoy launching their kayak or small boat into rivers, lakes and oceans. Versatile and attractive, this device will make the process of locating fish much easier. Prey can be seen instantly and clearly through the color TFT display, [...] Read More >
Humminbird 571 HD DI Review

Humminbird 571 HD DI Review

Overall Rating3.253.253.253.253.25
 
The Humminbird Fishfinder 571 HD DI is a versatile monochrome sonar-only marine navigation system perfect for many types of boats. It has pristine picture quality and features usually found in higher-end models. The fish finder’s powerful Down Imaging sonar will help you clearly see his prey and its surrounding area. Read More >
Humminbird 346c DI Review

Humminbird 346c DI Review

Overall Rating44444
 
Humminbird has once again surpassed expectations with the Humminbird 346C DI Color Sonar. This fishfinder utilizes Down Imaging technology to give the user a picture-like view of the area underneath the boat, allowing them to catch more fish and protecting the hull of the ship from unexpected encounters with boulders, rocks and other debris that may be in the water. Read More >
Humminbird 561 DI Review

Humminbird 561 DI Review

Overall Rating33333
 
Anglers are always looking for an edge when enjoying the sport they love and for that reason, products such as the Humminbird 561 DI remain popular. This fish finder provides an LCD screen that allows fishers to spot fish underwater in high definition. This model can be mounted on any boat dashboard with a mechanism that allows for tilt and rotation to maximize viewing. Read More >
Humminbird 587ci HD DI Review

Humminbird 587ci HD DI Review

Overall Rating4.54.54.54.54.5
 
The Humminbird 587ci HD DI is a combination GPS and fishfinder that includes Humminbird’s trademark Switchfire and Dual Beam Plus sonar technologies as well as their Down-Imaging system all displayed on a high definition 256 color 4.5 inch 640×480 resolution screen that has brightness levels that can be adjusted to read clearly even under direct sunlight. Read More >
Humminbird 581i DI Review

Humminbird 581i DI Review

Overall Rating2.252.252.252.252.25
 
The Humminbird 581i DI is a Fishfinder and GPS in one affordable unit that includes Dual Beam Real Time sonar, Humminbirds incredible Down Imaging technology and full 50 channel track and chart plotting GPS. The ultra bright and easy to read high resolution 16 level gray scale black and white 640×320 5 inch screen makes all images easily readable even in bright sunlight. Read More >
Humminbird 385ci DI Review

Humminbird 385ci DI Review

Overall Rating44444
 
The 385ci DI makes is a powerful combination GPS/Fishfinding solution featuring Huminbird’s Dual Beam technology, Down Imaging system and a Precision GPS system that includes waypoints, trackplotting, chartplotting, GPS speed, incorporates the included Humminbird UniMap and allows for optional Navionics, Gold/HotMaps, and LakeMaster SD Card expansions. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-4 DSI Review

Lowrance Elite-4 DSI Review

Overall Rating3.883.883.883.883.88
 
The Lowrance Elite-4 DSI Combo is a little device packed with a lot of functionality. It comes with a dual 455/800 kHz coverage: 455 kHz for when you want broad, general scanning and 800 kHz to help you focus in on specific areas and fish. Read More >
Humminbird 345c DI Review

Humminbird 345c DI Review

Overall Rating55555
 
Humminbird 345c DI features a comfortably large 3.5 inch display, with 256 Color, so you can easily identify everything that its 16 Read More >
Humminbird 958c DI Review

Humminbird 958c DI Review

Overall Rating11111
 
Humminbird 958c DI provides down imaging a technology that can reveal unusual details beneath the boat. It has great accuracy at depths of 250ft to 600ft and deeper imaging can be achieved with the SwitchFire option. It is available to provide sonar returns from 20 degrees to 60 degrees in split screen. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-4x DSI Review

Lowrance Elite-4x DSI Review

Overall Rating3.83.83.83.83.8
 
The best kind of budget devices are the ones that make you forget that money was ever an issue because the value of that device seems so ridiculously high. For a fishfinder, this broadly means a device which fulfills all of your fish spying and tracking needs; it can more narrowly mean you have purchased a Lowrance Elite-4x, which contains much of the power and elegance of more expensive models while being simplistic enough to warrant a low comparative price. Read More >
Lowrance Mark-5X DSI Portable Review

Lowrance Mark-5X DSI Portable Review

Overall Rating11111
 
Lowrance Mark-5X DSI Portable boasts extremely clear views of the water below you, due to the Lowrance DownScan Imaging technology included on the device. The scanning abilities are so powerful you are basically presented with crisp pictures of everything below you. This is possible because of the serious power running through the Mark-5x DSI (4,000W peak to peak and 500W RMS) for top of the line sonar scanning. Depths reached are as deep as 250 feet. There is a caveat: for the best picture clarity, boat speed should be below 10mph. Read More >
Humminbird 858c DI – Review

Humminbird 858c DI – Review

Overall Rating33333
 
The Humminbird 858c DI is a new model for 2012. It offers features such as a 7 inch screen with a 480 X 800 pixel resolution. The screen offers full color and a CCFL backlight which enables you to see images clearly whether you are fishing in direct sunlight or at night. One of the most advantageous features is the Down Imaging which gives you life-like depiction for up to 250 feet. The model also comes with an optional 200/50 kHz transducer which will give you reliability up to 3,000 feet. Read More >
Humminbird 1158c DI Review

Humminbird 1158c DI Review

Overall Rating55555
 
I have been out fishing with the Humminbird 1158c DI tracker religiously after I bought it. Each time I have been blown away with the extreme detail that is provided on the 10.4 inch screen. It has a clean 600X800 pixel resolution that works beautifully with the LCD screen. This is all available at a reasonable price when comparing to similar products before I made my purchase. It comes with a one year warranty so you can make sure that it is the right product for you before you keep it for good. Read More >
Lowrance Mark-5x DSI Fishfinder Review

Lowrance Mark-5x DSI Fishfinder Review

Overall Rating33333
 
Increase your success with the powerful, full featured and easy to use Lowrance Mark-5x DSI. The quick release bracket allows you to easily install the device so you can focus time and energy on tracking fish. User-friendly attributes such as a menu that uses text and icons, as well as the choice of manual or automatic tuning make it a viable tool regardless of your skill. Read More >
Humminbird 597ci HD DI Review

Humminbird 597ci HD DI Review

Overall Rating3.173.173.173.173.17
 
The Humminbird 597ci HD DI is at the head of its class. New for 2011 the HB 597ci HD DI has many of the features that are a necessity on the water today. You would be hard pressed to find a fish finder that can compare to the 597ci HD DI and all the technological advancements that come along with it. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-5 DSI Review

Lowrance Elite-5 DSI Review

Overall Rating3.433.433.433.433.43
 
The Elite-5 DSI fishfinder brings exquisite detail to your fishing experience with a display that showcases the underwater world in picturesque quality. The 480 X 480 pixel high resolution display appears in great clarity on the 5 screen. You are able to view the area beneath the surface at a wider angle and with a vibrant brightness that brings it to life before your eyes. The CCFL backlit screen and keypad ensure that you are not limited to daylight fishing by providing the ability to use the fishfinder for your low light and nighttime excursions. Read More >
Humminbird 570 DI Review

Humminbird 570 DI Review

Overall Rating44444
 
Humminbird made it very easy to be a smart shopper when they introduced the 500 series. The 570 DI is a perfect example of more bang for your buck. With the Humminbird 570 DI you will be able to fish like a pro regardless of your skill level. The powerful sonar and excellent display leave nothing to the imagination. Read More >
Humminbird 788ci HD DI Review

Humminbird 788ci HD DI Review

Overall Rating44444
 
The Humminbird 788ci HD DI is a high powered fishfinder that gives any angler what they need to fish like a pro. Customize the easy to use interface with your choice of colors. Use the X-press menu system to easily go between those components you prefer to use most. Take advantage of desired features such as split-screen zoom and Selective Fish ID. Track fish easily with advanced technology and an accurate display. Read More >
Humminbird 596c HD DI Review

Humminbird 596c HD DI Review

Overall Rating55555
 
Improve your success with the Humminbird 596c HD DI, a fishfinder that combines ease of use with top notch components to deliver action packed adventure to the angler. Set up quickly and easily to enjoy features like a split screen zoom, Selective Fish ID and a customizable interface. The high powered sonar and superb display ensure that nothing is missed on your fishing excursion. Read More >
Fishfinder comparison – Lowrance DSI vs Humminbird DI

Fishfinder comparison – Lowrance DSI vs Humminbird DI

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There are so many exceptional fishfinders out on the market today that it makes your job as a consumer easier to get the one that best suits your needs. There are a variety of models with different options, designs, and most importantly prices for you to choose from. If you are in the market for Read More >