1. Looking at fish finders for a kayak. Should I get one with just down imaging or down imaging and gps?

    1. Keith Bodine 0
      Didn't know that Morris. What brand are you referring to?
    2. Capt Morris Campbell 1
      You can pay the same money and get cartography too. Just a thought.
    3. Keith Bodine 0
      That's all I need in shallow water. I enter my starting point and my fishing spot, then follow the yellow brick road back to Kansas. 😁
    4. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      The new Garmin strikers do not have Cartography. Just shows waypoints you have entered.
    5. Keith Bodine 0
      Drew, that's a great idea about using Fishidy's GOS coordinates. Thanks for the tip.
    6. Keith Bodine 0
      Jared, I just got rid of my Lowrance and got the new Garmin Striker 4CV with chirp and GPS for my kayak. It's perfect for Luce Bayou, and I use it in West Bay. ...more $179.00 at West Marine in Kemah. I got the two tear extended warranty for $29, and if it breaks due to lightening strike or just quits working, West Marine will replace on the spot. Don't waster your money on the $110 Garmin Striker. It doesn't compare.
    7. Roy Carender 0
      Get the most u can afford u won't regret it
    8. Jared Berkovsky 0
      Thanks guys. I was looking into Garmin and Humminbird units.
    9. Jacob Anderson 0
      GPS is definitely a plus, you can mark your waypoints and hot spots and come back to them later. I recently won an older Lowrance sonar unit and all it has is the ...more traditional sonar screen, no GPS. For now, I'll be using Fishidy to mark spots that I find, but it would be really nice to have a GPS/sonar unit for convenience and the fact that I can only use Fishidy where I get data with my phone. If you plan on using the unit a lot you probably won't regret spending a bit more for a unit with GPS.
    10. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Gps is for navigation. Saving fishing spots or other points of interest. These are referred to as waypoints. Down scan is a sonar usually in 455 or 800 MHZ. Newer ...more units usually use an all in one transducer. Garmin, Lowrance and Simrad are all good brands.
    11. Jared Berkovsky 0
      Thanks Keith. What is the difference between side imaging and gps?
    12. Keith Thompson 1
      Down imaging, side imaging and GPS if you can swing it
    13. Drew Gierach 2
      Great question and I'm looking forward to hear what others have to say. Personally I use a combo of the Fishidy app and iBobber device. I use the Fishidy website ...more and app to pre-plan and mark a few spots to try, and then use the gps in the app as navigation. It's not perfect, but it works. I then use my iBobber device to get a more accurate (updated) look of what's going on once I get to the spot.

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