Best Fish Finders for the Money & Any Budget

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Trying to decide on a new fish finder can be a daunting task. Even experienced boaters and anglers can become overwhelmed by the options and features available.

The Reality? There is no one “best fish finder,” and never will be.

There are over one hundred models to choose from each year. Each brand and model have its strengths and place for best use.

The purpose of this guide is to help you cut through the confusion and the marketing hype to help you choose the best fish finder for the money that fits your style of fishing.

We’ll walk you through the different types of sonar and features in today’s top fishing electronics, and they can be used to help you enjoy your time on the water and catch more fish.

How to Use this Guide

  1. Use the Table of Contents to jump to the most applicable sections.
  2. Read our other articles about models that interest you.
  3. Still not sure which unit is right for you? Ask us a Question!

2023 Best Fish Finder – Quick Overview

Our top fish finder recommendations for the year are mostly the same as last year. Nothing drastically new has been released. We’ve included several Side Imaging, Down Imaging, Live Sonar units, and Kayaking and Portable units.

There are great units to choose from at any budget and skill level. This list is a quick rundown of our top recommendations. Keep reading for more info on each type of fish finder.

  1. HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G4N – Editor’s Choice for best Side Imaging fish finder. MEGA+ Imaging, big screen, great value. Compatible with MEGA Live and MEGA 360. If you can’t afford the 12, the 10 and 9 are also fantastic.
  2. Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv– Great touchscreen unit with GT56UHD-TM transducer for improved SideVu, and compatible with LiveScope. DEAL ALERT: Save over 50% on the Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv and 106sv Combo at Bass Pro Shops. Sale Ends March 27th!!
  3. Lowrance Elite FS 9 Active Imaging 3-in-1– Affordable touch screen 3-1 Imaging fish finder, compatible with new Active Target live sonar.
  4. HELIX 9 CHIRP MEGA DI+ G4N– Large screen for a dedicated down imaging fish finder.
  5. Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 73cv– Great budget touchscreen model with DownVu and CHIRP sonar.
  6. Lowrance Hook Reveal 7 SplitShot– Best Budget Down Scan fish finder.
  7. Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv– Editor’s Choice for best kayak fish finder – the perfect size and capabilities for small crafts.
  8. HELIX 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G4– Another great kayak fish finder – the only 7-incher with MEGA SI and Dual Spectrum CHIRP.
  9. Lowrance Hook Reveal 7 TripleShot– Affordable and capable unit with built-in maps.
  10. Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv Bundle– Best Portable fish finder.

1. Top Fish Finders by Price Range

Do you have a specific budget to stick with for your new marine electronics purchase? We’ve got you covered with guides for choosing the best fish finder in many price ranges.

2. Latest Fish Finder Reviews

We look to be headed for another great few years in marine electronics. There are a ton of products to cover, and we’ll list and link to them here, broken out by brand.

Garmin

  • ECHOMAP Ultra – The 10 and 12-inch touch units with Ultra High Def MHz SideVu and ClearVu sonar. Great units for utilizing LiveScope.
  • ECHOMAP UHD2 – The smaller siblings to the Ultra units, with “Ultra High Def” side and down imaging sonars, plus some new touchscreens. Replaces the Garmin ECHOMAP Plus series.
  • STRIKER Vivid– This popular series has added a 9-inch SideVu model. These units replace the Garmin STRIKER Plus series.
  • Livescope – The first and still best forward facing sonar system.

Lowrance

  • Elite FS – New 7 and 9-inch “Fishing System” units are the lowest-cost units compatible with the new Active Target live forward-facing sonar and sport 3-in-1 Active Imaging, Fish Reveal, and Genesis Live mapping.
  • HDS PRO– The high-end HDS PRO series replaces the HDS Live units and now has a massive 16-inch unit and a new all-in-one Active Imaging transducer.
  • HOOK Reveal– This is the latest refresh of the Hook series, with fresh new SolarMax displays, SplitShot, TripleShot configurations, and some very attractive prices. Replacing the discontinued Lowrance Hook2
  • Active Target – The Livescope clone for Lowrance owners.

Humminbird

  • HELIX G4N– The sharpest, most detailed images come from MEGA+ imaging units. This year brings a new 15-inch model, which could be great for split-screen MEGA 360 and MEGA Live.
  • SOLIX G3– The new G3 SOLIX series boasts new processors, which will be helpful when you add on a MEGA 360 and MEGA Live transducer. SOLIX has become well known for crystal clear imaging. The G3 builds further on that reputation.
  • MEGA 360 – The only sonar system for imaging all around the boat. 360 is still an underrated tool many anglers would never want to be without.
  • MEGA Live – Humminbird’s first live sonar product. It’s had a rocky start, but if you are already in the Bird ecosystem, adding Live is an affordable way to get into forward looking sonar.

Raymarine

  • Axiom+– Raymarine is making a new push into consumer fish finders with Axiom. They look fantastic, especially with the 3D imaging technology. Worth a look if you can find one.
  • Element– The Element series is a step below the Axiom, with many of the same excellent fish finder features of leading brands. This includes HyperVision DownVision and SideVision imaging (Megahertz frequencies) and RealVision 3D introduced in the Axiom series.

3. Top Fish Finders by Type of Sonar

Modern fish finders have a wide range of features and capabilities. We often don’t need a unit that does every last thing – but we need it to do a few particular things.

Some examples:

At the Console – You need good side and down imaging, CHIRP sonar, and excellent maps for navigating and locating productive fishing spots. This is where you want to put your best unit on the boat.

At the Bow – You don’t need side imaging – regular sonar, MEGA 360, and forward facing sonar are far more helpful. These are fishing tools used while fishing, and you can often buy a cheaper fish finder to utilize the advanced sonar accessories.

These are the essential types of sonar, followed by the best recommendations for each category.

  • “Live” Sonar– Forward-facing sonar is the newest sensation among anglers. The technology has been around for decades, but Garmin was the first to bring it to the recreational market with the incredibly popular LiveScope. Lowrance and Humminbird have joined the party with Active Target and MEGA Live.
  • 360 Imaging– Think of 360 as “rotational side imaging” because it is a rotating side imaging transducer that creates a full-circle image of what’s in front of and around your boat. This technology has flown under the radar for a long time, and only recently have more people discovered how valuable a tool it is for fishing.
  • Imaging Sonar– Imaging sonar pings a very narrow beam either to the sides (Side Imaging) or straight down (Down Imaging). When your boat moves, the sonar returns stack on each other, creating a realistic image of the lake bottom and showing fish and structure up to 200 feet to either side of the boat.
  • Traditional Sonar– This is your basic “2D” sonar that pings straight down in a cone, and whatever comes into view of the cone is displayed on the screen. The screen then scrolls to the left; anything on the right is newer data/returns.
  • CHIRP– Traditional sonar uses a set frequency, such as 200 kHz, but CHIRP transmits over a range of frequencies, such as 70-110 kHz.  CHIRP transducers put more sound energy into the water, providing better returns and more detail.

Best Live Sonar Fish Finders

Live sonar is an accessory transducer, and you’ll need a compatible fish finder to use one. The transducers all cost around the same, but there is a wide price range in compatible fish finders.

If you don’t already have a forward facing fish finder, the investment in the transducer and electronics can be costly!

For each live sonar brand below, we recommend one budget fish finder to get you started at the lowest cost possible and one high-end fish finder for top performance.

Garmin Livescope

Lowrance Active Target

Humminbird MEGA Live

Tip: If you can find a control head only (CHO) unit, you can save a few hundred bucks if you don’t need the transducer that is typically in the box.

Model:
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv with GT56 Transducer, 9" Touchscreen Chartplotter, Garmin Navionics+ U.S....
Lowrance Elite FS 9 Fish Finder with Active Imaging 3-in-1 Transducer, Preloaded C-MAP Contour+...
Humminbird 411370-1 Helix 9 Chirp MEGA DI+ GPS G4N
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv
Lowrance Elite FS 9 Active Imaging
Humminbird HELIX 9 MEGA DI+ G4N
Size:
9" (1024x600)
9" (800x480)
9" (1024x600)
Compatible With:
Livescope Plus
Active Target 1 & 2
MEGA Live
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Model:
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv with GT56 Transducer, 9" Touchscreen Chartplotter, Garmin Navionics+ U.S....
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv
Size:
9" (1024x600)
Compatible With:
Livescope Plus
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Model:
Lowrance Elite FS 9 Fish Finder with Active Imaging 3-in-1 Transducer, Preloaded C-MAP Contour+...
Lowrance Elite FS 9 Active Imaging
Size:
9" (800x480)
Compatible With:
Active Target 1 & 2
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Model:
Humminbird 411370-1 Helix 9 Chirp MEGA DI+ GPS G4N
Humminbird HELIX 9 MEGA DI+ G4N
Size:
9" (1024x600)
Compatible With:
MEGA Live
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Don’t know which Forward Facing Sonar to buy? We’ve used them all and have articles to help you learn how they work and comparisons between brands.

Best Side Imaging Sonar

Side Imaging Sonar
Side Imaging Sonar

Side imaging uses a left and right facing beam, stitching the returns together on the screen to create realistic images of the lake bottom on both sides of your boat. Side imaging can reveal contour changes, bottom hardness transitions, fish, and structure simultaneously.

Each brand has its marketing name for this type of sonar, but they all function similarly. The imaging looks very similar on all the brands, so it’s up to you to look closely at screenshots and specifications and decide what will work best for you.

  • Humminbird – MEGA Side Imaging
  • Lowrance – Side Scan
  • Garmin – SideVü
  • Raymarine – DownVision

Side imaging is an extremely useful tool for searching out fish-holding areas on the lake.  It can significantly reduce the time it takes to find fish, making you more efficient and allowing you to spend more time trying to catch them. Here is a tutorial with actionable tips and tricks.

Side Imaging Fish Finder Reviews

Best Side Imaging Fish Finders

Model:
Editor's Choice
Humminbird 411450-1 HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G4N
"Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv with GT56UHD-TM Transducer, 10"" Touchscreen Combo with BlueChart g3...
Best Budget SI
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv with GT56 Transducer, 9" Touchscreen Chartplotter, Garmin Navionics+ U.S....
Lowrance Elite FS 9 Fish Finder with Active Imaging 3-in-1 Transducer, Preloaded C-MAP Contour+...
1. HELIX 12 MEGA SI+ G4N
2. Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
3. Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv
4. Lowrance Elite FS 9 Active Imaging
Display:
12.1" (1280x800)
10.1" (1280x800)
9" (1024x600)
9" (800x480)
SI/DI Frequencies:
455, 800, 1200 kHz
260, 455, 800, 1000, 1200 kHz
260, 455, 800, 1000, 1200 kHz
455, 800 kHz
MEGA Imaging:
Live Mapping:
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Editor's Choice
Model:
Humminbird 411450-1 HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G4N
1. HELIX 12 MEGA SI+ G4N
Display:
12.1" (1280x800)
SI/DI Frequencies:
455, 800, 1200 kHz
MEGA Imaging:
Live Mapping:
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Model:
"Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv with GT56UHD-TM Transducer, 10"" Touchscreen Combo with BlueChart g3...
2. Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Display:
10.1" (1280x800)
SI/DI Frequencies:
260, 455, 800, 1000, 1200 kHz
MEGA Imaging:
Live Mapping:
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Best Budget SI
Model:
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv with GT56 Transducer, 9" Touchscreen Chartplotter, Garmin Navionics+ U.S....
3. Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv
Display:
9" (1024x600)
SI/DI Frequencies:
260, 455, 800, 1000, 1200 kHz
MEGA Imaging:
Live Mapping:
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Model:
Lowrance Elite FS 9 Fish Finder with Active Imaging 3-in-1 Transducer, Preloaded C-MAP Contour+...
4. Lowrance Elite FS 9 Active Imaging
Display:
9" (800x480)
SI/DI Frequencies:
455, 800 kHz
MEGA Imaging:
Live Mapping:
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What is MEGA Side Imaging? If you are looking for the best possible images in a fish finder, nothing is currently better than the Humminbird MEGA+ units. They utilize 1200 KHz frequency (1.2 MHz) to get ultra-clear images on both side and down imaging sonar. MEGA is only available in the HELIX 8, 9, 10, 12, and 15 and the SOLIX and APEX models.

Garmin has megahertz imaging capability in the ECHOMAP UHD, Ultra, and some GPSMAP units. You need the new GT56UHD-TM transducers to get the 1.2 MHz SideVu frequency. The DownVu still only supports 455 and 800 kHz.

Best Down Imaging Sonar

Down Imaging Sonar
Down Imaging Sonar

Down imaging uses a transducer that emits a single thin slice of high-frequency sound waves to create a lifelike 3D appearance of what’s below your boat. When stacked up and painted on your fish finder, these thin slices of sonar returns make it much clearer about what is below the boat. What might look like a blob of “something” in standard sonar is instantly revealed to be brush, rocks, fish, or other kinds of structure.

Each manufacturer has their version of down imaging sonar. With imaging being more or less equal, look for the best and largest screen and the mapping capabilities that will meet your fishing style.

  • Humminbird – Down Imaging
  • Lowrance – DownScan
  • Garmin – DownVü
  • Raymarine – DownVision

Down Imaging Fish Finder Reviews

Best Down Imaging Fish Finders

Model:
Editor's Choice
Humminbird 411370-1 Helix 9 Chirp MEGA DI+ GPS G4N
Best Budget DI
Garmin 010-02594-01 ECHOMAP UHD2 7" Chartplotters 73cv with GT20-TM Transducer
Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7 SplitShot - 7-inch Fish Finder with SplitShot Transducer, Preloaded C-MAP US...
Humminbird 411640-1 Helix 7 Chirp MEGA DI GPS G4N
1. Humminbird HELIX 9 MEGA DI+ G4N
2. Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 73cv
3. Lowrance Hook Reveal 7 SplitShot
4. Humminbird HELIX 7 MEGA DI G4N
Display:
9" (1024x600)
7.0" (800x480)
7.0″ (800×480)
7.0″ (800×480)
DI Frequencies:
455, 800, 1200 kHz
260, 455, 800, 1000, 1200 kHz
455, 800 kHz
MEGA/455 kHz
MEGA DI
Live Mapping
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Editor's Choice
Model:
Humminbird 411370-1 Helix 9 Chirp MEGA DI+ GPS G4N
1. Humminbird HELIX 9 MEGA DI+ G4N
Display:
9" (1024x600)
DI Frequencies:
455, 800, 1200 kHz
MEGA DI
Live Mapping
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Best Budget DI
Model:
Garmin 010-02594-01 ECHOMAP UHD2 7" Chartplotters 73cv with GT20-TM Transducer
2. Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 73cv
Display:
7.0" (800x480)
DI Frequencies:
260, 455, 800, 1000, 1200 kHz
MEGA DI
Live Mapping
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Model:
Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7 SplitShot - 7-inch Fish Finder with SplitShot Transducer, Preloaded C-MAP US...
3. Lowrance Hook Reveal 7 SplitShot
Display:
7.0″ (800×480)
DI Frequencies:
455, 800 kHz
MEGA DI
Live Mapping
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Model:
Humminbird 411640-1 Helix 7 Chirp MEGA DI GPS G4N
4. Humminbird HELIX 7 MEGA DI G4N
Display:
7.0″ (800×480)
DI Frequencies:
MEGA/455 kHz
MEGA DI
Live Mapping
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MEGA 360 Imaging

MEGA 360 Ultrex

As great as they are, both down and side imaging have a few drawbacks.

First, you need to be moving forward to get a clear picture. Idling speed is best, but you can slow the scrolling speed down to show a good picture while fishing from the trolling motor.

Second, you can only see what you have already passed over with your boat. Seeing the structure is great, but what good is it when you’ve already passed it?

Humminbird developed an innovative product called 360 Imaging. First with AS 360, and now the vastly improved MEGA 360.

Humminbird 360 Review

360 uses a rotating transducer to ping in a full circle, showing you on screen every rock, tree, grass, and casting target that is in front of you, behind you, and to all sides without ever moving at all.

360 Imaging Screenshot
360 Imaging Screenshot Annotations

If you want to add MEGA 360, a MEGA+ DI fish finder is the lowest cost path. We’d recommend these units for MEGA 360.

MEGA 360 is compatible with Humminbird HELIX, SOLIX, and APEX models with MEGA+ imaging. If you already have a compatible unit, add the MEGA 360 transducer.

Other 360 Options?

Lowrance has done a clever thing with their Ghost trolling motor to give users a 360 view. Ghost 360 uses a software update to rotate the Active Imaging transducer back and forth 180 degrees, giving you a 360 image around the boat.

The significant drawback is that you can’t be spot locked and use this feature. Still, it’s a cool idea to implement and give to your customers.

Kayak Fish Finders

Kayak fishing has exploded in popularity in the last five years. If you want to get into kayak fishing, now is a great time. There have never been so many fantastic fishing kayak options and quality fish finders to put on them.

There are several excellent 5 and 7-inch models that have awesome screens with full sonar and mapping capabilities. See all our Kayak Fish Finder Reviews, or the top recommended Kayak Fish Finders below.

Model:
Editor's Choice
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv with GT56 Transducer, 9" Touchscreen Chartplotter, Garmin Navionics+ U.S....
Humminbird 411590-1 HELIX 7 CHIRP SI GPS G4
Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7 TripleShot - 7-inch Fish Finder with TripleShot Transducer, Preloaded C-MAP...
Model:
1. Garmin ECHOPMAP UHD2 93sv
2. Humminbird HELIX 7 MEGA SI G4
3. Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7 TripleShot
Display:
9.0″ (1024×600)
7.0″ (1024×600)
7.0″ (800×480)
Sonar:
260, 455, 800, 1000, 1200 kHz
455, 800, 1200 kHz
CHIRP 2D/DS/SS
MEGA Imaging:
Live Mapping:
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Editor's Choice
Model:
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 93sv with GT56 Transducer, 9" Touchscreen Chartplotter, Garmin Navionics+ U.S....
Model:
1. Garmin ECHOPMAP UHD2 93sv
Display:
9.0″ (1024×600)
Sonar:
260, 455, 800, 1000, 1200 kHz
MEGA Imaging:
Live Mapping:
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Model:
Humminbird 411590-1 HELIX 7 CHIRP SI GPS G4
Model:
2. Humminbird HELIX 7 MEGA SI G4
Display:
7.0″ (1024×600)
Sonar:
455, 800, 1200 kHz
MEGA Imaging:
Live Mapping:
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Model:
Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7 TripleShot - 7-inch Fish Finder with TripleShot Transducer, Preloaded C-MAP...
Model:
3. Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7 TripleShot
Display:
7.0″ (800×480)
Sonar:
CHIRP 2D/DS/SS
MEGA Imaging:
Live Mapping:
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Portable Fish Finders

If you make infrequent trips to the lake, rent boats, or have a smaller fishing boat not conducive to a permanently mounted fish finder – a portable fish finder is for you.

Portable units are easily transported and attached to and from a boat. These units typically come with a removable transducer and a separate battery that you stow in the shuttle carry case.

Guide: Top Portable Fish Finders

There are also castable fish finders – floating transducer pods communicating with an app on your smartphone as the fish finder. These depth finders are a cheap and fun way to fish from shore or small watercraft.

Model:
Editor's Choice
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv Ice Fishing Bundle, Includes ECHOMAP UHD 73cv Combo and GT10HN-IF Transducer
Humminbird 411680-1 Helix 5 Chirp GPS G3 PT
Garmin Striker Cast, Castable Sonar with GPS, Pair with Mobile Device and Cast from Anywhere, Reel...
1. Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv Bundle
2. HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G3 PT
3. Garmin STRIKER Cast GPS
Screen:
7.0" (800x480)
5" (800x480)
n/a
Carry Case:
Battery:
Included Transducer:
Ice
Portable CHIRP 2D
Castable
Mapping:
LakeVü g3, Quick Draw
Lakemaster, AutoChart
Quick Draw
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Editor's Choice
Model:
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv Ice Fishing Bundle, Includes ECHOMAP UHD 73cv Combo and GT10HN-IF Transducer
1. Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv Bundle
Screen:
7.0" (800x480)
Carry Case:
Battery:
Included Transducer:
Ice
Mapping:
LakeVü g3, Quick Draw
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Model:
Humminbird 411680-1 Helix 5 Chirp GPS G3 PT
2. HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G3 PT
Screen:
5" (800x480)
Carry Case:
Battery:
Included Transducer:
Portable CHIRP 2D
Mapping:
Lakemaster, AutoChart
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Model:
Garmin Striker Cast, Castable Sonar with GPS, Pair with Mobile Device and Cast from Anywhere, Reel...
3. Garmin STRIKER Cast GPS
Screen:
n/a
Carry Case:
Battery:
Included Transducer:
Castable
Mapping:
Quick Draw
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Fish Finders for Ice Fishing

Ice fishing electronics have changed dramatically over the years. Flashers used to be the only option, and many anglers still trust them today, but there are more capable units now.

  • Flashers – Old school mechanical dial readouts that shows your jig and fish below the hole.
  • Digital Flashers + Sonar – Regular fish finders with traditional scrolling sonar or a digital flasher mode.
  • 360 Imaging – An effective scouting tool that can show you weed lines, rocks, hard bottoms, and even schools of fish. Find the best spots for drilling productive holes.
  • Live Imaging – The ultimate ice fishing tool. It’s like a flasher on steroids. With a live view below the ice, watch how fish move and react to your bait.

The only limitation here is your budget. On one end, a standard fish finder will perform well for most anglers, while a larger, more powerful unit with live sonar is the dream setup for ice fishing. Here are the best fish finders for ice fishing in each category.


Best Fish Finder GPS Combos

2D Sonar Diagram

It used to be that fish finders and GPS were separate units. In fact, my first boat had a 4-inch Hummindbird depth finder and a Lowrance GlobalMap GPS unit for mapping.

The first fish finders with built-in GPS were called “Combos”. These days every fish finder has GPS as a standard, with a wide range of sonar and mapping capabilities.

If you are looking for a “Fish Finder GPS Combo”, we will assume you are looking for a basic unit with traditional down beam sonar and GPS for marking waypoints. If that’s what you’re after, these are reviews of the best units from each brand.

These are affordable units that get the job done but be aware of their limitations. For example, some STRIKER and HOOK models do not have mapping support, only GPS. If you want to use Navionics or C-MAP chart cards, make sure they support the SD cards!

CHIRP Fish Finders

CHIRP sonar is one of the newest technologies to come to fish finders that the average Joe can afford. Lowrance and Garmin helped push this type of sonar into the mainstream. Humminbird followed suit with Dual Spectrum CHIRP 2D sonar.

You are probably wondering what exactly CHIRP is, how does it work, and what are the benefits? You aren’t the only one, so here is a short primer.

Where regular sonar uses a fixed frequency, such as 83 kHz or 200 kHz, CHIRP transducers transmit longer sweeps across a range of frequencies.

CHIRP transducers are essentially putting many times more sound energy into the water column than a traditional transducer, making it much easier to detect objects in the water column.

This also means objects in the water can be viewed with better clarity, target separation, and greater maximum depths.

CHIRP has been normally focused on saltwater fishing, where greater depth capabilities are required. Still, the fish finder manufacturers are finding ways to utilize CHIRP signals in a way that benefits freshwater fishermen in shallower water.

Best CHIRP Fish Finders

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