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Nick 03-24-2003 08:42 PM

Fishfinder Help
I'm thinking about purchasing a fishfinder for my parents boat. I've narrowed it down (for cost reasons) to either the Garmin 100, Garmin 100Blue, or the Humminbird Piranha 5. Not sure if I really need the upgrad to the Blue model, as most of the fishing we do is in <200 ft of water.

Anyone have any suggestions? Ideally, I'd love to be around $100, but I'm willing to head up to around $150. Do the Garmin models come with the transducer? I haven't seen a straight answer to this question anywhere.


Slinger 03-25-2003 12:26 AM

Check out the Eagle Silver Striker. Got one last summer for $229 on sale, now they`re down to $125, comes with speed and temp sensor. I`m very happy with mine.

Roop 03-25-2003 07:44 AM

No advice in that price range but would suggest you make sure to see if there is any additional cost for the transducer.

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jfbasser 03-25-2003 08:24 AM

The 100 comes with a transducer without the temp sensor.

Lowrance= Winston/Scott/Sage


Humminbird=Temple Fork

Eagle= made by Lowrance with slightly less quality

Eddie 03-25-2003 08:53 AM

I would not get the "blue", if you are fishing the shallower water. I have a 240, and it's pretty good.

striblue 03-25-2003 08:59 AM

See NEW!- Portable Shore Fishfinder , I can get you this baby for just $50.00 ...Ok??????

kush 03-25-2003 09:14 AM


Does that "shorefinder" reside at the CAC? Or is it called a "Juro"?

striblue 03-25-2003 10:36 AM

Tyler....It is at CAC... I posted it a while ago under that heading...put can not repost the picture since it is already on the site.... I have one for you when you get back to the Cape:eyecrazy:

jfbasser 03-25-2003 10:46 AM

I believe that some units are available now with "castable" transducers. Just watch the screen and "sight" fish in the dark. No invisible waders needed.:smokin:

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