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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:33 PM 04/07/09 (CST)
Hello everyone considering a finder for our trip to mn but also for basic use here in AZ. Does anyone have suggestions on portable finders that wont break the bank but are reliable? Thanks to everyone. Jeff
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:25 AM 04/08/09 (CST)
I have a Fishin' Buddy made by Bottom Line, its a small portable finder that clamps on to the boat. I use it mainly in canoes but it can work in many applications.

I find it to be reliable atleast as far as showing accurate depth and bottom content (weeds, rocks, muck, etc). It does show fish but most lower end untis seem to be a little sketchy in this area.

The Fishin' Buddy I have runs around $100 maybe a little less. Humminbird also makes a similar finder that starts at a little over $100 and goes to about $300 depending on features.




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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 10:09 AM 04/08/09 (CST)
I have a Bottom Line Fishin' Buddy as well. I think Hummingbird bought them out though. It's not going to "find" you many fish, but it does pick them up. I use it as a depth finder/bottom reader as well. Mine takes a few fat D cells, but the newer units run on AA's. The screen and transducer are all one, long, unit so it's super portable. Definitely check them out. I'd start with eBay. Mine has the "side-finder" feature. Not sure if I'd pay extra for that now, but I do play with it if I'm floating around docks on my pontoon.




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:48 PM 04/08/09 (CST)
I actually just bought the humingbird Paranhamax 160 off of ebay. You can read all about it. I is basically like a normal fish finder with a carriying case and the trasducer has a suction cup to stick it to the side the boat. And it will stick to wood, aluminum, and fiberglass. I heard great reviews on it. Also a rechargeable battery. It only cost $128 with free shipping from ebay right now.
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