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Gear 2018: Newest Fishfinders Compared

Gear 2018: Newest Fishfinders Compared

Being able to find fish is a crucial factor for summer success. A good fishfinder helps. Here's three to consider. 

Garmin ECHOMAP Plus

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New ECHOMAP Plus creates photo-quality imagery with built-in CHIRP, CHIRP ClearVü and SideVü sonar. Added amenities include keyed-assist touchscreens, preloaded charts and built-in WiFi for linking the unit with a compatible mobile device via the new Garmin ActiveCaptain marine app. Available with a 4-, 6-, 7- or 9-inch display. garmin.com, $200 - $1,500 

>> Related: Tech Below Deck: Fish Can't Hide From These Tools

Humminbird SOLIX 10

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fishing gearThe third model unveiled in the powerful, easy-to-use SOLIX series, this new sonar-chartplotter offers a customizable 10.1-inch color screen, Humminbird basemap, MEGA Imaging, CHIRP digital sonar, Cross Touch Interface that lets you use the unit via touchscreen or touchpad, AUTOCHART Live, i-Pilot Link compatibility and more. humminbird.com, $1,999 - $2,299

Lowrance HOOK2 Series

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Auto tuning makes value-priced HOOK2 units easy to use by actively correcting sonar settings for the clearest underwater view with wide-angle Broadband Sounder, CHIRP sonar and, in select models, SideScan and DownScan Imaging. Look for sonar-only and fishfinder-chartplotter models with 4- through 12-inch displays. lowrance.com $99-$1,499

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