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1Lowrance HDS 7 Gen3
2Humminbird Helix 5 CHIRP G2
3Raymarine Dragonfly 7 PRO
4Garmin Striker 7sv
5Humminbird Helix 9 DI GPS


Simrad GO7 XSE Review

Simrad GO7 XSE Review


The differences between personal and marine electronics continue to fade as manufacturers take inspiration and technologies from the smart phones that are an increasingly significant part of our lifestyles. The electronics we want on our boats are becoming more connected to the technologies the cloud provides access to, and we see the benefits in not just increased performance and user-friendliness, but in the flood of data we have even out on the water. Nothing exemplifies this more than the Simrad GO7 XSE

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How To Catch Steelhead – Fishing Tips

One of the most prized American game fish is the rainbow trout, and its very close cousin, the steelhead. These fish are natives of Asia, the Pacific coastal area of North America, and the tributary rivers that empty into the Pacific Ocean. Steelhead are the same species of fish as

ice fishing guide - equipment and tips

Ice Fishing Guides – Equipment and Tips

When I tell people I love ice fishing, they assume I am from Wisconsin, Michigan, or Canada, and are surprised all the times I went out on the ice; it was on top of lakes in New England. Like all hunting, ice fishing requires patients, but unlike deer or duck

fishhunter pro review portable fish finder

FishHunter PRO Wireless Portable Fish Finder Review

Smartphone fishfinders give the angler without a boat that can take a hull mounted transducer a piece of the action when it comes to fishing with the aid of sonar fishfinders. Whether you fish from a smaller vessel, such as a canoe or kayak, from the shore or bridge, or


How To Catch Bluegill – Fishing Facts Tips

Bluegill fish are among the easiest fish in the world to catch. Even a beginner with virtually no skill can hook a bluegill. That said, this article will help improve your chances of hooking a bluegill. This freshwater fish is a native of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi, and the

How to Catch Perch

How to Catch Perch – Fishing Facts Tips

The perch is one of the most common fish in North America. It’s relatively small, usually only reaching a length of 15 inches and a weight of just over 2 pounds, but it’s very delicious and is a favorite in many restaurants. This freshwater fish is most likely to be

down imaging vs side imaging sonar

Down Imaging vs Side Imaging Sonar

When it comes to fish finding sonar, your choices have exploded in recent years with advancements by leaps and bounds. In this article we will be quickly looking at two important sonar types used in today’s new fish finders: Down imaging sonar and side imaging sonar. These two innovations have

Lowrance Hook 5 Review

Lowrance Hook 5 Review


The new Hook 5 by Lowrance is part of their new Hook line of fish finders designed to cater to anglers of any budget. The Hook 5 is a combination fish finder and GPS chart plotter developed for anglers wanting a great value, but who are not willing to sacrifice on quality. It delivers on both counts with features generally only found on units costing significantly more money. The Hook 5 fish finder is a 2016 upgraded version of the very popular Lowrance Elite-5 HDI released in 2013.

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 73sv Review

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 73sv Review


Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 73sv has a widescreen display resolution of 800 by 480 pixels from a 7-inch screen which gives it more than enough real estate for crystal-clear viewing. Perhaps the main selling point of the echoMAP CHIRP 73sv is its built-in CHIRP (Compressed High-Intensity Radiated Pulse) sonar capabilities. CHIRP does not just send one frequency at a time. Instead, it sends a continuous sweep of frequencies on a low-to-high range. This puts more pulse onto the target than traditional sonar, and consequently provides more detailed returns.

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How To Catch Muskie – Fishing Tips

Muskie are some of the largest and most elusive freshwater fish. They’re sort of legendary in that many fishermen want to catch muskie, but few seem to actually do it. This freshwater fish is native to North America, and is most common in the areas of the Great Lakes, the

How To Catch Lake Trout - Fishing Fact Tips

How To Catch Lake Trout – Fishing Fact Tips

Tips for Catching Lake Trout Lake trout is one of the largest freshwater char, or cold freshwater fish. Lake trout is most often fished for sport, and in many areas of the world, has been overfished, so check your local area for any fishing limits. This fish is quite delicious

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