Highest Rated Fishfinders
1Raymarine Dragonfly 7 PRO
5/5
2Garmin echoMAP 73sv
4.7/5
3Garmin Striker 7sv
4.6/5
4Humminbird Helix 7 SI GPS
4.6/5
5Lowrance Elite 4 CHIRP
4.4/5
 

 

The Best Fishfinder Under $700 For 2015

The Best Fishfinder Under $700 For 2015

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The freshwater sonar market has become very competitive in the last couple years with Garmin and Raymarine becoming major players. If you’re looking for a fishfinder/GPS combo for under $700, you have three great choices: Lowrance Elite-7 HDI, Garmin echoMap 50dv and Raymarine Dragonly. Let’s put them all to the test and find out which one is the best.






The Best Fishfinder Under $300 For 2015

The Best Fishfinder Under $300 For 2015

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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.






Editor’s Choice Award – The Best Down-Imaging Fishfinder for 2015

Editor’s Choice Award – The Best Down-Imaging Fishfinder for 2015

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Our Editor’s Choice Award for 2015 goes to the Raymarine Dragonfly 5PRO. We feel that the new Dragonfly offers superior CHIRP imaging capability that surpasses other units on the market. The wide spectrum CHIRP sonar pulses across multiple sonar frequencies simultaneously. With more sonar pulse entering the water, the Dragonfly can see






Garmin echoMAP 73sv Review

Garmin echoMAP 73sv Review

Rating
4.7/5

New for 2015 is the Garmin echoMAP 73sv fish finder/chartplotter. The unit comes with the power/data cable, a quick-release and flush mounts, a protective cover, the GT 40-TM, 12-pin transducer, all of the necessary hardware and an owner’s manual. The quick-release mount is exclusive to Garmin and enables anglers to permanently install the swivel mount and cable.






Garmin echoMAP 93sv Review

Garmin echoMAP 93sv Review

Rating
4/5

Combining GPS with sonar and detailed mapping, Garmin has created a fishfinder unmatched by any rivals in its price range. With the Garmin echoMAP 93sv, the challenge of guessing where the fish are is virtually at an end, and the fisherman can focus on the real sport of getting the fish to take the bait.






Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS Review

Humminbird Helix 5 SI GPS Review

Rating
3.7/5

In November 2014 Humminbird introduced a new series of fishfinders – Helix 5. The units feature a brilliant, extra-wide, 480 x 800 resolution display that depicts 256-colors on a 5-inch screen complete with backlighting that ensures clear, crisp images in all types of lighting conditions day and night. The new display is essentially the main innovation in the Helix series, the transducers and the software are borrowed from the predecessors – 800 and 600 series.






Lowrance Elite 5 CHIRP Review

Lowrance Elite 5 CHIRP Review

Rating
3.3/5

Lowrance Elite 5 CHIRP combines the best of sonar, GPS mapping and Downscan Imaging. Using CHIRP sonar technology, the Elite 5 has been equipped with the tools to make it extremely sensitive to locating fish while providing an improved target resolution and noise rejection, making it much easier to see bait fish and game fish targets.






Garmin echo 501c Review

Garmin echo 501c Review

Rating
4.3/5

Garmin created the Echo 501c for quick installation and implementation into a fishing arsenal. Whether a novice, weekend angler or tournament professional, the user-friendly unit capably finds the fish. A power, directional/menu and enter button are all the controls needed to operate the device. Initial set-up merely requests that the user choose the desired language,






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