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slick2526

$200 depthfinder

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slick2526

looking for a $200 fish finder for my boat. any suggestions on a model and a brand? I atleast want to be able to tell water temp, speed would also be nice but not as important.

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Chuckster

You cant go wrong with either the Ealge Fishmark 320 or 480. I believe the 320 sells for around $149 and the 480 runs about $199 with occasional sales that will put it under that mark.

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PierBridge

Good advice Chuckster...... cool.gif

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Mad Lake Bomber

For $200 you can get a Hummingbird 565, which has 640 vertical pixels (which are my favorite pixels of all grin.gif).

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katoguy

The HB 565 is in the Bass Pro "Sale" catalog on sale for $179.88.

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dakotakid31

i have a 565 in my boat and love it, highly recommend it. great unit for the price!

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lookingforluck

What is a good mid range Lowrance (or another brand that can read the lakemaster chip)? (Sorry to hack the thread) The HB 565 looks nice but I would like to be able to plug the chip in as I have a iFinder h2o. Thanks

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    • osok
      Been a brutal hard water season for me as well, figured it was a continuation of my fall fishing luck. 
    • Wanderer
      Thanks guys.  I checked out Modis for ice coverage and Navionics to help understand how things are laid out.  Knowing what areas certain fish prefer and those typical depths is a big plus.
    • urbaniceteam
      My wife and I are hoping to get up to Mille Lacs this Saturday and spend the night on the ice.  Does anyone have any last minute availability?  All the resorts I've contacted are booked. Thanks!
    • Borch
      Lots of nice fish!  Central Mn is cranking out some nice panfish.
    • eyeguy 54
      I did till about 2 then just had to go for a bit. LOL 
    • IceHawk
      Nice fish guys. Royce doesn't look like you took the day off 
    • IceHawk
      Great Idea Rick 
    • Borch
      A plus is that the forecast is for a much nicer day Saturday.
    • Tom Sawyer
      Thanks for your work guys! You were showin' some serious team spirit being out there today. I would have helped but I had a few appointments today I couldn't reschedule. I know I'm available Friday to do any last day scouting/fine tuning....
    • IceHawk
      Definitely a grind out prefishing cats today for the gathering.  Weather made it to tough but I Jeff  and his brother pushed through the elements to try and find a few active schools .   Locating the schools were tough took a pile of holes and the augers got a workout for sure,  but fortunately  we did find a couple active schools. Jeff and his brother found a few on one lake and I found a decent school on another lake. The good news was that both schools were cruising shallow flats in both locations and about the same depths. Great news as this is a good indication they are feeding on these flats.   Amazeingly both schools were found on a inside corner. Bingo looks like we have a pattern formed. We iced and marked  a fair number of cats in both locations so things are looking good for Saturday. Plus is we added a few for the fish fry already  Jeff I'll keep plugging away out there hopefully I can dial them in even more I have a hunch there are a few more close by where we ended. 
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