What to Look For in a Fishfinder
There are three main factors to consider when shopping for a fishfinder:
- The size of your boat
- The type of fishing you do – bottom fishing? Trolling? Shallow-water casting?
- Your budget
In most cases, anglers opt for a multi-function display unit (MFD) rather than a standalone fishfinder. An MFD typically comes with a built-in fishfinder and chartplotter. Many will also hook up to a radar, autopilot, thermal camera, and other types of electronics aboard your boat. Watch the video to learn even more before beginning your search.
Ready to start? Visit your local West Marine or westmarine.com to grab the gear you need.
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