Cheap (ish) fish finder for use on smaller rivers

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by BajaCoop, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    I am wanting to get a fish finder to put on my dad's boat for fishing lakes and smaller rivers like the osage. Anyone have some input?
     
  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    1197C........:smile2:
     

  3. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    i couldn't even afford a transducer for one of those things.
     
  4. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Eagle 320 approx $150

    BB in SC
     
  5. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    for just a bit more money though i can get a humminbird 565 which is more powerful and has a bigger screen.
     
  6. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Ed, Shoot jason (slipknot) a pm... He might still have his old one...I think it was a hummingbird...if he still has it it should do ya fine
     
  7. SLIPKNOT

    SLIPKNOT New Member

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    Ya I did have one before I bought my 1197....I caught alot of fish with that lil 565......

    Ed I would look at craigslist and see if you can find one or check out ebay. They are a good lil fish finder for under 200..
     
  8. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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  9. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

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    that 565 is good nice price I may just buy me one
     
  10. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    997C??????????:smile2:

    798Csi??????:smile2:

    I bought a new si transducer and a L/R "Y" cable, plus a new 2D Transducer because I trashed the last one on a log. Will soon run dual si transducers :eek:oooh:, one shooting right and one shooting left to eliminate that pesky little 'blockage' on the transom!:cool2:

    $$$$$$$:crazy:
     
  11. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    yeah if I had the same kinda income you do skip I would just buy m own boat and a big screen 1197 to put on it. But since my income is oh about negative 20k per year i can't really swing that.


    I saw the one jason put up in the for sale section too late. He posted it about 2 days before i started thinking about getting one.
     
  12. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    All the ones on ebay cost more than cabelas and there are none on MO craigslist.
     
  13. Mr Okie

    Mr Okie New Member

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    Damn Skippy
    You making a movie or writing a book.
     
  14. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    The movie would be a tragedy to say the least.:sad2:......About a guy who used to catch a few fish, even some NICE ones.........but now is reduced to soaking bait and flailing the waters. Not sure where it all went wrong????:smile2:
     
  15. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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  16. thunt713

    thunt713 New Member

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    Skip maybe the reason is you need a lowarance instead of a hummingbird:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  17. stump jumper

    stump jumper New Member

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    im sorry skippy your boat looks killer but do you take it fishin.......all the time i spend on the river i aint seen a john boat pullin a wake boarder yet....
     
  18. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    No Steve, this has been a bad year with boat projects and home projects. You are correct, I have not put in a lot of time on the water this year so i would guess that I need to pay a few dues.

    I'll pick you up at Alton, let me know when!:smile2:
     
  19. Grumper

    Grumper New Member

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  20. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    that is about twice what i was looking to spend. And i have since maybe some fishing equipment purchases that have depleted my funds.