Fish Finders...What do you use or want!

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  1. Rock Creek Fan

    Rock Creek Fan Active Member

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    What about battery life? I read the older FB are a lot better than newer ones especially the color displays..
     
  2. troutpocket

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    My FB 12o using 6 AA’s goes around 5 days if I turn it off while anchored up. The past few summers i have used it on 5-6 day fishing trips to MT and never switched batteries.
     
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    I don't know for sure but I've heard that color causes a serious battery drain for the FBs... I don't have a problem using the gray screen. Works well enough for me.
     
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    Yes, very crafty design. During my writing days I was able to buy directly from the factory (originally in Washington State) before Keith opened his doors but I did point out his shop as a good place to buy a SuperCat.

    Make sure the Cabela's holder is the hard style. I'm pretty sure they once sold one that was nothing more than a fabric loop with attaching straps and that style doesn't work all that great because there is no support for the sonar stem.
     
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    I have a Cabela's mount if someone wants one.
     
  7. Dustin Bise

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    careful, i made a thread about using these from a float tube once and half the forum got there panties in a bunch and claimed it was a worse idea then gillnetting the elwha.
     
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    Which do you prefer?
     
  9. CrockPot

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    Have you heard of the Deeper Pro fish finder? It is castable, controlled by your smart phone and gives all kinds of info. After watching several YouTube videos where these were used it seems like the way to go.

    Sent from my LGMP260 using Tapatalk
     
  10. Squamishpoacher

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    They don't make the 120 any more but I prefer it. I bought it in 2002. It has sideways sonar and it takes 6 AAs while the new Max takes 8. The Max also is in colour which is nice but not a requirement and therefore it burns batteries up much quicker than my 120 did. I have had to have the 120 repaired twice now and I've been told that next time it won't be repairable. The first repair was replacement of the battery pack when the wiring eventually gave out. The second repair last year was to replace the lower part of the unit where the transducer is.

    One additional point I learned through experience was to always remove the batteries when not in regular use and if travelling from lake to lake, disconnect the power cord and transducer cord. I mistakenly left them connected and the power button is very easy to activate by a simple bump while travelling and you go through batteries quicker if you leave the unit on while it's sitting behind the seat of the truck.
     
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    Fish finders=cheating.
     
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  12. Nick Clayton

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    Lol I gotta admire your efforts around here. Most run-of-the-mill trolls can seldom be bothered to leave the main forum. The effort you put in to bringing your brand of negativity to all reaches of this forum should truly be commended!
     
  13. Squamishpoacher

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    As I stated earlier. I use it for finding bottom not fish. I can do the same with my anchor line. Cheating....how?
     
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    1995 just called. They found your sense of humor.
     
  15. Nick Clayton

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    Oh the irony.
     
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