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Benny

New Humingbird finder that casts out to the bobber?

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Any one have one of the new Humingbird finders that has the little transducer that you cast out to where your going to fish or where the bobbers are?
Do they work like the advertizements, and do they seem accurate?
Also with Minnesota having a one line rule could this be consedered your one line?
Or does the line have to have a hook on it to be consedered a line fished with?
Thanks, Benny

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I don't own one but I believe you use the transducer as the bobber.

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I have one of these, not the wrist display model, the one that has the larger display. Since it has no hooks I am close to sure it would not be considered a lure on a second line, I will burn that bridge if I have to cross it. Do they work, yes. Not the high speed, low drag unit a Lowrance X-anything is. I use it to find holes in rivers and when shore fishing. It also serves well when bobber fishing to find out the depths around the boat when fising on/near breaks. As for using the transducer for a bobber, that may be a possibilty, never tries myself, it seems to be to bouyant for a bobber. But like I said, I have not tried that. The wrist model display looks a bit rinky dinky but if only looking for depth differences would probably be okay. I works great for my purposes and I have found structure in places that I did not know any existed before. Eats batteries, 8-AA like a madman though so I do not have it on all the time. I hope that Lowrance and Garmin jump on this too. They can only get better.

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My thought was to use it while bobber fishing , that way I could see what is acually happening out at the bobber depth.I use my X85 now on the boat to find a drop off or break then try to ancor up wind and hopfully hit it right to drift back over the break.

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