Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scoot

Best graph for the money

12 posts in this topic

What's the best lcd graph for the money? I've got a buddy who'd like to spend between $150 and $400- a pretty big range. But what would people suggest? If he can get a unit for $200 that would do all he needs, he doesn't want to spend the extra money.
He'll be fishing primarily walleyes between 15 and 35 feet. Mostly rigging and jigging.
I'm a pretty big fan of Lowrance and Eagle, but maybe I'm missing out by not recommending something else to him. Suggestions???
Thanks guys,
Scoot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Garmin 240 is a nice one, cheap too. I believe around 3 bills. It has a fine resolution,built in flasher,sensitive enough to pick up thermoclines, youll even see your jig under the boat in deep water. Other brands with the same specs are much more expensive, upwards to a couple hundred more. Garmin does great warranty work if you should ever need.

------------------
http://groups.msn.com/canitbeluck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eagle fishmark 320 under $200. Compare and see.metro

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can vouch that the Eagle Fishmark 320 is an outstanding unit for the $$$$. The unit is so sensitive that if you jig under the cone of the transducer, you're able to see it on your graph.

Stephen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Vexilar Edge goes for about $600.00 if I am looking at the correct model.

The Fishmark has 320x320 pixel display. That is better definition than the Garmin 240.

It does well on sunny days and is easy to operate.

I would buy another one , I have not field tested the other models listed but at the
320 came highly recomended by the people I spoke with at Cabelas . ( compared to others in the same price range).

I would imagine that both have a demo mode if you have a local sports store run them side by side in simulation mode !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the fishmark 320 also, and it IS a good unit for only $200, but after researching the Vex. edge, I am going to save my dollrs over the winter, I love the dual transducer option and it will be neat to get a side view of structure., but, while were at it, how does the Garmin 240 stack up to it?
thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scoot,

I have to agree with Can-it-be-luck, the Garmin 240 is an exceelent choice for the money. I've had one for a couple years now and absolutely love it. I also use it for ice fishing, the built in flasher works great through the ice! Just my $.02

FisherMn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also have the fishmark 320 and love it. Very good for the money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about a Lowrance X-97. 3000 watts of power, 320 by 320 pixels. Great bottom read for those eyes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best bang for the buck for a sounder under $200 now is the Fishmark 320. If you asked me the same question last year I'd say the Garmin 240.
If your budget is for a $600 unit then thats a whole new ball game so lets keep it in perspective. Both units will show you a 32 oz jig in FOW easy, thats not new technology. Theres been units for the past 2 decades that will do the same thing. Resolution and pixel count has gone up with the LCR's but folks using paper graphs and videos have had the benefits of high definition and power(watts)for years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   Though I sometimes post in the shadow of the valley of Sillytown, I fear no evil.    I did take the Libertarian quiz though at the gun show last weekend; wondering if it would help me communicate in here.  On the chart I landed borderline Liberal/Libertarian/center.   I still don't know what to think of that. 
    • Decided to blow my lineup up at the last minute.   Combs Powroznik Defoe Kennedy Jones Jr.   I am gonna kick myself if the guys I took out do well. I just can't bet against Defoe, the hottest stick going lately.

    • Isn't it all illegal? Our gov used the 4th for toilet paper but I guess had Bush been in charge you might have something to be mad about. Now Obama always gets the free pass because that's your party right? There is no trusting any of these people and worse yet we don't get to the truth until it's far too late, usually decades later. We have two sides spewing half truths full of lies, impossible to figure it all out, worse if you trust one or the other. What I do know is supposedly wikileaks had both DNC and GOP emails, now if you think the right wingers control them whatever but I put more faith in them based on simple history and actions. What actions of the DNC or the GOP or CNN or FOX whatever news source you find worthy do you find credible in this day and age?

       
    • It's a garage listed as a loft build.  2x6 floor beneath the trusses to it will take a good amount of weight and I'm not putting much for weight up there more so just a bunch of bigger boxes spread out.  I will be good as far as weight goes.  Budget would like to be a couple hundred but would go to 5ish if I throw in stairs.  And the fire pole may be the best idea yet! 
    • Before you fill it up, do you know how much additional load the trusses can take and how much weight you plan on adding? Also, what is your budget?

    • So who should I blame then the Independents, Green Party, Libertarians, any other party not worthy of your vote? Oh wait, I should probably blame the Russians or the Alt Right or the Progressive? This is the problem, you still believe in the "system" that has failed us again and again. You can't fix this mess with these parties, or with people who think like them. All you guys do is fight each other over the same ridiculous arguments without end, then the media fans the flames and you double down on your party like they have all the answers. How exactly does a person who doesn't believe in any of it sway the masses who are programed to pick a side for life and stick with it no matter what happens? Sorry but I am no programmed that way and never will be.

      Honestly all we need is some common sense, something 8 out of 10 people will easily agree with when given a choice but we rarely get to choose such things. This stuff isn't rocket science, it is very easy to see the corruption. Go dig back in the Trump thread, I said several times lets get the money out of politics and we fix a lot of a problems all at once. That is something most people with common sense can agree to but you get people defending the status quo. I even got called out several times to put some ideas up, as usual I posted up some ideas that most are scared to put in writing and not one person responded because they are too busy attacking/defending one party or the other. We are a divided country and until we meet in the middle and figure out some very simple problems we will be stuck in this mess. There is no conservative or progressive utopia that will save us, until the right/left extremist settle down and meet in the middle with what I hope is a large but not vocal majority we will go around and around again. It isn't up to the politicians, it is up to us to force the changes we want, they will follow us, trust me they will bow down to us if we just find some middle ground. We already have all the power, we just have to agree to use it in a way that helps everyone, not the guys writing the big checks.
    •   Dry rub is a little too salty for me. I mostly smoke pike, walleye and jumbo perch.
    • Canadian fly in bear hunt?   Catching walleye all day and bear hunting in the evening is pretty spectacular, and it won't hurt the wallet too bad.
    • They had to do this. It was one of those mandates the Evil One.......the former President, insisted on, initiated and produced. Thus, they had no option but to throw it out....the Evil One had done it.
    • Can we put my nephew down one will be hunting a good deal. @Borch
  • Our Sponsors