Fishfinders and GPS
Fishfinders and GPS devices are great for those who would like to take the guesswork out of fishing. A fishfinder uses sonar signals to detect objects on or under the surface of the water and can help you track down groups of fish. This not only makes the challenging task of catching a fish easier, it also makes the experience a lot more enjoyable.
Whether you're a recreational or professional fisherman there are several types of new and used fishfinders that can get you closer to your catch. You'll find hundreds of options to choose from with special features such as underwater cameras, colour display and depth alarms and indicators.
Depending on the type of fishfinder and GPS you choose it may be possible to integrate it with other devices, such as compasses and marine radars. There are also wireless models that can be connected to smartphones and tablets.
Portable fishfinders and GPS devices are simple to install and can be easily transferred from boat to boat. Due to their compact size, they can be taken on big and small boats alike and can even be used on fishing kayaks and canoes. They use a sonar cord that dangles over the side of the boat to scan the surrounding waters for fish and typically have a range of up to 100 metres.
A handheld fishfinder is attached to the end of a fishing rod and used in the same way a fisherman would use bait. When the line has been cast the transducer will provide a reading on any nearby fish and can be used to a depth of approximately 100 feet. These handy devices are easy to transport and can be kept in a tackle box alongside other fishing equipment.
Whichever style you choose, you can find portable and handheld fishfinders from well-known brands including Lucky, Garmin, Humminbird, EYOYO, iBobber and Deeper.