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Old 07-10-2017, 02:34 PM
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Brew fish finders

Maybe asking this way someone will respond. Looking to see what model fish finders and transducers you all use for your off shore adventures? I plan to fish the near rigs and some 50 to 60 miles out in deep water. Thanks
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:00 PM
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I use a Garmin gpsmap 1020xs. Not an extremely high end unit but it functions for what I need. I believe it is good for about 2000 ft of water with chirp sonar and it can be used with my radar so it works for me. Has a 10" screen which is great for my old eyes.
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:06 PM
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SIMRAD is the way to go if you have the money. I have one and literally can drop a bait in front of the fish so clear and will keep up with my boat running wide open so I can watch for structure.
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:34 PM
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I run a Simrad with a Airmar B175 transducer. It is a 1KW transducer and much more than I need. I have no problem marking bottom, identifying bait, and fish in 1,000' of water. IMO the transducer you run makes a bigger difference than the head unit you choose. I chose Simrad because I already knew how to use it. If you are fishing deeper water I would recommend at least a 1KW transducer. If you want to go crazy look at something like the Airmar R599
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:26 PM
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Thanks for the replies and not sure I would fish any water in the gulf over 1000' but finding structure away from and not near rigs and bait. I will check out Airmar and see what they have for the head unit I decide on!
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:42 PM
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2 Simrad NSS 12 Evo 2's with a B175 here also.. awesome combo
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:49 PM
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For the depths you will encounter a Airmar TM150 transducer will do well. Its one of the 3 transducers I run. I use Lowrance HDS gen 3 units.
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