So I want to buy a new gps and fishfinder

zxninja

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All of these choices and options, I don't know what side is up anymore. I am looking to outfit my boat with a gps and fish finder. I am looking for a gps unit that will have good maps on it, showing depths, shoals, breaks and other under water structures. One that allows me to track and save routes, and I even think I saw units that allow you to create and print your own custom maps. As for the fish finder I would like to have a unit that does the down imaging as well as the side views. For the price of these combo units I almost think it would be worth buying two dedicated units, a gps and a finder, but I do not see many stand alone marine gps units. I see all these companies have different bells and whistles on their units, they all look real nice, but just what I get from them seems a little foggy.

So I ask for your help guys, what would be a good choice for me?

I have a cottage at the point and spend some good time on Erie fishing perch and walleye. I also make runs out to the bluff bar and would like to explore both the outer bay and Erie a little more. I make a spring trip to Nipissing every year and a fall get away to the near north. Looking for a unit with good detailed mapping of our Ontario waters and a fish finder that will have DI, side views, thermocline and water temps.

Please, feel free to give me your two cents, good or bad. All opinions welcome.
 

Fish Bones

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Hey there felow angler, my dad "drop me a line" uses the new Lowerance elite 5 and i must say that after a few trips out with him i was super impressed with its abilities and acuracy its really a kick ass rig!! Good luck 8D
 

HORTY

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Well I can say I have had them all,so now I went 2 the boat show an bought another 1-this time Hummingbird-587ci for 400 bucks. I was very impressed (it is already installed in my boat.:D I got it from angling outfitters,like I did all the rest.For an entry level unit I was supprised at how it performed , I picked up 11 sats. sitting at my desk.Grt colour an diffination 5in screen,an will handle hot maps.Very simple 2 operate after it is set up.ps had high deff last yr -hated it marked more fish with old eagle.Now this is just my thoughts,so u make up ur own mind,but u cant beat the $ an it has most of the features the expensive 1s have. WORKS FOR ME:)
 
#2
I should have bought the humminbird fish finder @ the boat show - good deal and I have not heard any complaints - reason I did not buy it was because the boat belongs to my father in law and did not want to ad something that he may not approved of
 

monty smith

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GO TO PAGE 2 AND SEE MY E-MAIL. THE LOWRANCE DOWN SCAN AND MAPPING IS ALL INCLUDED ON THE ELITE 5 DSI PLUS IN COLOUR.SEE JOSH AT ANGLING OUTFITTERS.
HOPE THIS HELPS YOU, ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME.
GOOD LUCK8D
 

binkley

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i Have the 383c and the only reason for that is the size very limited on my vessel it is the best option I have purchased and like every one has said it is great price for the unit.

keepen'er afloat is always better than sinkin.
 

big guy

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I'd have to agree with Horty. That Humminbird 587ci was a great bargain. I had it in my hand to buy, but my old Matrix 17 still works, so a new replacement downrigger it is. That 587ci is Navionics upgradable to all levels as well. Preloaded with tons of stuff already. Humminbird does a great job, at a great price. I am impressed with the quality and price. I just about wish my Matrix would quit. lololo
 
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