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Fish finders...which one should I choose w/o spending a arm and a leg?

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I was in the market for a new fish finder / depth finder / and now GPS to boot. Confusing. Anyway, I was hoping to find out opinions gripes and criticisms on the latest medium budget equipment on the market. I went into the local retailers and really do not know what I'm looking @. The person at the counters give me different information on the same products in question. So I turn to my comrades of the outdoors for assistance. I'm looking to spend from 200.00 to 350.00 on a unit. Can someone help me out?

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fish finders
well let help you with this one lowrance i own 2 of them and they work really well in salt and fresh i have x-15 color gps and black and white for the bow . i have no problems with both of them . i have the black n white for 5 years and the color for 3 years never been touched in side . so i hope this helps
don't buy a got forsaking humming bird .but thats my thought. your truly.

southern runner
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fish finders gps
I say by a regular fish finder and then buy a handheld gps and save yourself alot of trouble trying to figure out how to work a combo unit. I purchased a fish easy from lowrance that I could never get to work so I sent it back to bass pro and after getting another one which did not work either I gave up on the gps depthfinder combos. I now have a handheld gps and will be putting either an eagle or lowrance depthfinder on my boat. If you want to see examples of handheld gps at great prices go and check out tigergps.com. I have a lowrance h2ocolor that I payed around 220$ for last year and I love it because it is simple to use. I hope this helps you on your decesion .
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Hey Quack
Maybe this will help. I am a dealer for Lowrance, Garmin, Humminbird, etc... but shopping @ Academy Saturday I bought a hand held Lowrance GPS for $50 and an Eagle Cuda 168 for $68. Way cheaper than I can get them wholesale. The GPS is on sale so you might want to hurry. If you are looking for somthing with more features, upgradable, color, let me know. My prices are very competitive. Mike 280-8919
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The best
Lowrance or Eagle would be the hands down choice. That price at Academy is awesome! Better be there at 0900!
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what about a finger and a toe
Have to agree to buy each unit seperate and say away from the mulit units , when you get an issue with the multi units it will put every thing out of commission , Garmin is my choice on GPS and Hummingbird for the fishfinder/depth finder , the products themself and the sevice departments of both companies have giving me excellent performance and service for many years now fishfiles
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depth finders
If you fish Henderson, buy a low-end fish finder with fewer pixels/sq in. They are actually more accurate for shallow water. the megapixel machines are overkill. Garmin makes a decent gps for under $300
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