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Fishing

Humminbird’s 360 Imaging

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2013

Electronics manufacturer Humminbird has long served the freshwater angling market and kept an eye on the big picture. And now they’ve developed a radar-like sonar system...

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Optimizing Your Electronics to Find Fish

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2013

Do electronics help you catch fish or distract you? We share some tips.

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Raymarine Dragonfly

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013

Add a CHIRP sounder system, in a bracket-mount standalone unit. Raymarine Dragonfly may be the buzz on the fishing docks this spring.

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Digital Yacht Aqua 50 Marine PC

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

PCs can be a great addition to your electronics array, so long as you pick the right one.

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Lowrance Elite-7 Chartplotter/Fishfinder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Charts and fishfinding functions share the screen seamlessly in the Lowrance Elite 7 HDI.

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Si-Tex SVS-750 Digital Echosounder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

The Si-Tex SVS-750 is a dual-frequency digital echosounder with 600-watt output.

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Look-Ahead Speed on Garmin GPSMAP 7212 displays

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

How To Double Down on Radar

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CHIRP Transducers Are Revolutionizing the Fishfinder Industry

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2012

CHIRP transducers meet their match in sounder electronics, and the view below comes into sharp focus.

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XM WX Satellite Weather from Baron Services

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2012

XM WX Satellite Weather derives data for the images from multiple sources to ensure good resolution.

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SST View from Terrafin Software

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2012

Terrafin’s Web-based software service gives you Sea-surface temperature (SST) data for your cruising range and beyond at an affordable price.

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Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service

By Alyssa Haak | Posted March 2012

Good data is key for anglers who want to capitalize on fishing conditions...

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Echopilot 2D & 3D

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2011

The FLS 2D is one of two newly introduced products from Echopilot, a company that has been producing sonars for nearly 20 years.

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ENL WASSP

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2011

A commercial-grade bottom profiler for the serious sportfisherman or diver. The WASSP rolls seven fishing tools into one...

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Garmin Echo Series Fishfinders

By PMY Staff | Posted April 2011

The echo range of fishfinders includes the echo 550c.   Garmin Fishfinders Echo Series Garmin has introduced a complete new range of modestly priced fishfinders called...

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Side-Scanning Sonar

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

The Latest, But Is It The Greatest?Side-scan sonar can find structure, but can it find fish?Teamwork in action: Using side-scan, down-scan, and regular sonar to help pinpoint a...

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Lowrance Elite

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2010

“Elite,” according to my dictionary, means “the most powerful, rich, gifted or educated members of a community,” which makes it rather an odd choice of name for a range of five-...

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Follow the Birds

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2010

What's the secret to piscatorial success? Simple. Just follow the birds!Terns and pelicans don't go fishing for fun. They do it because of their need to survive. And because they...

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When To Go Manual

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2010

Most of the time fishfinders work great on auto mode. But not always.Fishfinders don’t just find fish; they also find the places fish are likely to be, like reefs, wrecks, and...

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Looking Ahead

By Tim Bartlett | Posted November 2009

The Interphase IScan V90 is vertical-scanning look-ahead sonar, made in the USA. ($2,388) www.interphase-tech.com.Whenever and wherever we go offshore, it's a fair bet that the...

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Apollo II HD and Standard Horizon’s Plotter/Fishfinders

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2009

Apollo II HDOceanView Technologies has added a new dual-sensor camera to its line-up of night-vision systems.As the name suggests, the Apollo II HD is a high-definition version of...

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Raymarine A-Series

By | Posted October 2008

Raymarine has radically redesigned its A-Series of small plotters and plotter/fishfinders, adding AIS tracking, internal “high-sensitivity” GPS receivers, Sirius Satellite Weather...

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How's Your "Q"?

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2008

Airmar product manager Mark Reedenaur is showing off the company's floating test lab."Come on, Mark, can't you just tell me which is the best fishfinder?!?" I couldn't help making...

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Raymarine DSM 400

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2008

Raymarine DSM 400Raymarine's powerhouse DSM 400 black-box fishfinder weighs 27 pounds, contains four independent digital sonar transceivers, and can pump up to 3 kW of ping power...

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Lowrance Broadband Sounder

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2008

Lowrance Broadband Sounderowrance has not lost its innovative scrappiness under Navico ownership. In fact it was the latter's CEO, Jens-Thomas Pietralla, who dubbed the new...

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Raymarine E Series V4

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2008

Raymarine E Series V4 Multifunction Navigation Display SoftwareIt was pure luck that my April column on maintenance ("Servicing the Circuitry") illustrated how easy it is to...

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Raymarine A60

By Ben Ellison | Posted September 2007

Raymarine A60The 5.7-inch, dual-function A60 is only a minor model shift from 2006's 6.5-inch A65, but electronics designs can age well, particularly when software and value...

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