What electronics do you use for catfish?
I assume by that price point you are saying Helix 9. Like I said in another post you must have AutoChart Live. I would also advise buying a Zero Lines card for recording your maps. Runs about $120
As far as fishing and electronics go I know what I want and what I need so I don't hesitate to buy anymore. Dropping $3k like I did last time was a bit uncomfortable but it has opened so many doors to me that it has paid for itself and then some.
I was hoping to see something around $800 for it. I'm sure somewhere down the road it will get there. It might even get fairly close this year if someone like a BPS has a blanket electronics discount sale.
You get the temporary buyers remorse, Brad? I know that feeling, as well.
There is another way to do it. Helix 5 then purchase Autochart software. You have to record the lake then go home to a computer to convert it to a map. That gets the cost down to about $500.
As the bigger and newer Helix models come out next spring the new price points will make it all much more affordable again.