Fish finder on a pontoon

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  1. Blue

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    I also put the PVC and transducer on the outside away from my feet. I am limited as to how I mount things as I have frameless models. The frame model is much easier. Plus I have to be able to row with nothing in the way.
     
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    I use the Hummingbird Smartcast RF35 (wristwatch type) wireless fishfinder. It is by no means detailed, but it gives accurate depth readings and it does mark fish. I like it because there is nothing to mount or have to wire. I just let the receiver hang in the water alongside my pontoon on some heavy fishing line. Works good.
     
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    My brother has one of those, but said it doesn't work if water is cooler. Have you had any problem with early Spring, late Fall?
     
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    No, mine has worked in pretty much all temperatures. However, it does not like to read over 100 ft deep. Also, I had to get a replacement wireless transducer because the first one I had was working intermittently. Maybe tell your buddy to contact Humminbird for a replacement.
     
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    Thanks, I will pass that along. But, it sounds like everyone has to return the first transducer on the reviews. what's up with that?
     
  6. Cascadian

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    I dunno. Perhaps a bad batch were manufactured when first released? It is obviously the first of its kind to use wireless transducers so I guess it is a bit of a first-gen technology, which you expect a certain level of bugs to be worked out. Overall though, I would say I have been generally pleased with both the product and the customer service.
     
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    First off let me say I am not trying to talk down this unit. I am glad it is perfect for you and I do see the beauty in it, but it really isn't new. My brother bought his over ten years ago.
     
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    I never said it was new... I merely mentioned that it was the first of its kind to use wireless tranducers. Take it for what it's worth. The OP wanted to know what people were using on float tubes. That is my solution.
     
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    I have the Humminbird 120 that I stick into a 5 inch long piece of PVC that is attached to my Prowler using a single NRS tie down strap. I use my Humminbird mostly for water temp and depth as well as structure-side scan does point out fish as well.