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BlackWidow
02-21-2006, 08:27 PM
if you had 150 bucks to spend on a fish finder which would you buy...most lakes i fish are 15- 30 foot deep so depth to 8 million feet dont help me.... should i get a 20* or a 60 * transducer, and why...are there any to steer clear of? I have never owned one, but these darn crappie are tricky.....and I need to get one soon... thanks for the info.........

Bigbass91
02-21-2006, 08:36 PM
I just got an Eagle Fishmark 320 for under 140.00. I have not used it but it has really good reviews.

ejones1961
02-21-2006, 09:08 PM
Bigbass91 where did you get one for that price, Basspro and Cabelas both are asking $149. That is the unit I have been considering just not sure if I want to go with a 320 or 480.
Thanks

Bigbass91
02-21-2006, 09:21 PM
At Academy Sport. They have them for 136.48

PieEye
02-22-2006, 02:40 AM
I have both 320/480. Of course the 480 is a little sharper image but unless they are side-by-side... you can't tell the difference. For just locating structure and water temp, the 320 works just fine. You may want to save a little longer and get the color version.

skiptomylu
02-22-2006, 05:50 AM
If you have to stay in the range of $150 and can get the Eagle Fishmark 320 then that is the one I would buy, but if you have a little more I would get the 480 and it would be Lowrance with the GPS.

I prefer Lowrance, but since they make Eagle it is also a good product.

Barnacle Bill
02-22-2006, 06:01 AM
When selecting a transducer, consider the fact that with a 20 cone and in 15ft of water, you are seeing about 5 ft of the bottom.

crappie joe
02-22-2006, 06:02 AM
Have you checked out Ebay might find new units on there ,with a good price.

pauldbennett
02-22-2006, 06:15 AM
Bass Pro Shop has the Fish Mark 320 on sale for $139.95. Bought one this weekend in Atlanta. I already had one on the control center and wanted another one on the front with trolling motor. I did purchase a 480 and could not really tell the difference, so I sent it back and went with the 320. They also have the 480 on sale for $!89.95. But you have to order it to get that price, they don't have it in the store for that price.Either way I think you will be happy with the 320.

Mopar Matt
02-22-2006, 07:12 AM
I will admit that I can be brand loyal, but Humminbird has always been my favorite. The 535 is now on sale for $149 at BPS:
Humminbird 535 (http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=52576&hvarDept=200&hvarEvent=&hvarClassCode=1&hvarSubCode=1&hvarTarget=browse)
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a325/Jar133/Fishing/b7dc36e4.jpg

dafshklr
02-22-2006, 09:27 AM
Mopar - That would be my choice as well. Good unit for the money.

shuorc
02-22-2006, 02:32 PM
don't get a Furuno 4100---4 to 6 ft of clutter in 10 ft of water--not real happy.

BlackWidow
02-22-2006, 07:08 PM
thank yall i think i will go for the fishmark 320 on sale at academy for about 135 bucks...