Hey there, welcome! Let’s talk a little more about us and this website.
Sonar Wars is a website focused on marine electronics. Our primary goal is to help anglers of all skill levels get the best out of their fishing electronics.
Whether that is learning how to use the different features or helping you select the right fish finder – we are here to help.
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We’ve helped dozens and dozens of anglers get answers to their problems. Just take a look at our inbox.
What kind of information will you find on Sonar Wars?
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We started fishing when bass boats still had flashers in the console, and a 5-inch monochrome fish finder was the standard.
We learned how to find fishing spots by looking for the “double echo.” When we found a hard bottom transition next to some grass or rocks, we tossed a buoy off the side of the boat.
And instead of making a waypoint, we had to triangulate with landmarks to find the spot again!
Our first fiberglass bass boat had a Lowrance X65 and Globalmap 3500c on the dash. A color GPS showing lake contours and marking waypoints was an unbelievable luxury at the time.
That boat went through some trolling motors too. From a cheap Motor Guide that blew up to a Minn Kota Maxxum and eventually a Fortrex. Spot-Lock would be many years away.
We were late adopters to the imaging world, but we finally jumped in with a Humminbird 596 HD DI on the bow and an 898c HD SI unit that we put on a custom mounting plate with RAM Swivel mount so we could see it on both the Console and Bow. Not the ideal arrangement, but it was awesome!
We’ve also replaced and rigged up multiple onboard charger units, like this MK-315D three-bank unit. And more recently, chargers that can work with LiPo4 battery chemistries.
Fast forward to today, and we’ve installed trolling motors with Spot-Lock, 360 Imaging, Forward Facing Sonar, and all types of fish finders.
We tell you all this to show you our experience in rigging and using all kinds of electronics. We have tried and used just about everything.
We use and know what we write about. Period.
What Does “Sonar Wars” Mean?
The term Sonar Wars was coined to describe the ongoing technology race between major electronics brands.
Every few years, there has been a technological leap that upends things and changes how people fish. Here are a few examples:
What could be next? We have no idea, but we plan on being here to learn about it and break it down for y’all.