View Full Version : Fish Finder

02-24-2009, 02:37 AM
Best fish finder for under $200. help a fella out.

pros and cons please.


02-24-2009, 07:43 AM
I like my Fishmark 320, haven't tried any of the "new" ones yet.

02-24-2009, 09:19 AM
I like my Lowrance X-96,paid $199 for it.

02-24-2009, 09:59 AM
i am looking at a humminbird 565 for 199.00 has anybody got any good or bad on this unit?

02-24-2009, 10:19 AM
Throw in the Eagle 480 (which can be had for right at $200 with a little shopping) to this list and you guys have the complete list of the best FF's for $200.

Good or bad comments - sure, both on all of 'em seen at times here. IMO, Lowrance or Eagle is the way to go in this category. But I'm just a


02-24-2009, 10:28 AM
I have a lowrance/eagle 320 c as a primary. wish I hadn't spent the $ to go color. Not real impressed. Just bought a hb565 for the t-motor. Transducer cone is 60degrees compared to 20 degrees in most other units in that price range. Been shopping for a while, haven't met anyone that has one that isn't pleased. Dicks has them for $189. I'll change out the other if I like this as much as I think I'm going to.

02-24-2009, 01:17 PM
Humminbird 718 $199 and for an additional $99 it can be a GPS unit also.

02-24-2009, 01:50 PM
FroggerZ hit the nail on the head. I've used a lot of graphs and the Humminbird 718 is an awesome unit for the price.


02-24-2009, 06:24 PM
I have a 565 on tm also, works ok with dual beam. Seemed like a good unit for the money. Still wish It had built in gps though.

02-24-2009, 08:56 PM
preciate the info. might buy one in the morning


02-24-2009, 09:13 PM
I've got a 565 too, and I like it. I've got it on the TM, works good.

02-24-2009, 09:19 PM
Great unit for the money have one on my t-motor man they show everything you will love it cant go wrong with this unit.

02-25-2009, 08:11 AM
Old question. Never got an answer. I've had a 565 for 3 or 4 years now. Can't see my jig on it. Can anyone else? Like the unit but you are supposed to be able to see the jig.

02-25-2009, 08:26 AM
Yes, with the sensitivity turned up. I don't run mine that high though.

Countryboy N.C.
02-25-2009, 08:30 AM
Eagle 480 for me.

02-26-2009, 12:35 AM
Fishmark 320 has worked great for me going on 5 yrs..... and its going to be on sale at bps during there current sale that runs thru march 15.