locators?

12/14/15 @ 8:36 PM
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fishballs
fishballs
USER since 4/8/04
i was wondering whats a reasonably priced gps color locator thats easy for a newbi to use on a boat? either older model or new is fine but cheap!
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12/18/15 @ 10:19 PM
fishballs
fishballs
USER since 4/8/04
ok i was just looking at some instructional videos on using humminbird side scan locators and im completely lost! i dont want to buy sd cards and readers and all that crap, all i want is a decent locator that shows me whats below and a gps that shows me where to go and where ive been. i dont need to take time away from fishing to be trying to understand what im looking at! now which unit do i need?

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12/18/15 @ 10:40 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12
You can get a Humminbird Helix 7 Locator and GPS for around $450, and you can get it with Down Imaging for a littler more and still be keeping it under your $600 budget.

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12/16/15 @ 2:01 AM
fishballs
fishballs
USER since 4/8/04
i guess it would help to narrow it down. i dont want to spend more than 600 and id like gps in it but being a newbie i want it to be easy to operate.

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12/15/15 @ 12:34 PM
wet-net
wet-net
USER since 1/8/03
If all you want to do is read the depth of the water then cheap is fine and all locators will do that.If you want to locate fish tight to bottom or in and structure it pays to spend a little more money, You can get down and side scan now for half the price then two years ago. I like the HDS units I have two with no problems had them for 3 full seasons.

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12/15/15 @ 5:51 AM
Ulbian
Ulbian
USER since 9/24/03
The Lowrance Elite units are pretty basic and relatively inexpensive.

Another thought on this is if you have a smart phone you can install the Navionics App and use that as your GPS. Then pick up a basic non-GPS locator. If you ice fish you have the stuff on your phone to use as a map as well so it's pretty handy for someone who doesn't want to or simply can't fork over a bunch of money for a combo unit.

Keep your eyes out on various fishing sites besides this one. Guys will be selling their used locators and you can find some pretty decent deals on them....or check places like ebay or craigslist. They pop up on there all the time.

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