June 09, 2021
Humminbird has expanded must-see fishing with the introduction of new sonar technology that will allow anglers to see fish and structure in real time.
With Humminbird MEGA Live Imaging, anglers can even watch a fish hit their lure, the company says, adding in a news release announcing the product, "Anglers have access to the most complete package of industry-leading technologies and products offered by a single brand."
MEGA Live Imaging delivers the clarity and detail of its MEGA Imaging sonar technology in live action.
"We have taken the world-class imaging quality that anglers have come to expect from our MEGA Imaging sonar and brought that to life in our new MEGA Live Imaging product," said Matt Cook, Humminbird brand manager. "MEGA Live Imaging will allow anglers to watch structure and fish in real time, which is not only an effective tool but a fun and entertaining way to catch fish."
Sonar views are provided by a compatible Humminbird fish finder and a state-of-the-art transducer, designed to mount to a trolling-motor shaft, and provide rapid deployment into the water and easy steering control of the live sonar views. The MEGA Live Imaging transducer comes with a multi-position bracket that provides three sonar views, each suited for different fishing applications:
MEGA Live Imaging Views
- Down Mode: Live imaging looking directly below the transducer.
- Forward Mode: Live imaging looking out and away from the transducer, steered using the trolling motor’s foot pedal or remote.
- Landscape Mode: Live imaging from a wide, bird's-eye view looking out and around the boat.
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Across all three views, MEGA Live Imaging delivers on the Humminbird benchmark of the finest sonar available by providing MEGA Imaging-level images throughout the entire live sonar view. In addition, an optimized sonar cone angle provides ample coverage area to easily keep both fish and lure within view while maintaining precision and the ability to target individual fish. No matter the fishing scenario, the versatility and performance of MEGA Live Imaging makes it easy to see and catch fish in real time on the Humminbird display.
The MEGA Live Imaging transducer is offered as an accessory and comes with everything needed to install on a trolling motor, including a 20-foot Ethernet cable, 10-foot power cable, and trolling-motor mounting bracket and hardware.
MEGA Live Imaging connects to compatible Humminbird APEX ®, SOLIX ® and HELIX® control heads via an Ethernet connection and requires no external sonar module, leaving more room in the boat for gear. This Ethernet connection also allows anglers to connect additional sonar sources to the same control head, such as Humminbird’s MEGA 360 Imaging® or Built-in MEGA Imaging on Minn Kota® trolling motors.
With Humminbird's MEGA Imaging and Dual Spectrum CHIRP 2D sonar, along with premium accessories like MEGA 360 Imaging® and LakeMaster® charts, anglers who run Humminbird will have the most complete picture on the water. With the added ability to integrate and control Minn Kota products via the One-Boat Network™, Humminbird provides the most comprehensive offering of fish-catching features and capabilities available anywhere."
Humminbird's new MEGA Live Imaging retails for $1,499.99 and will begin shipping September 2021. MEGA Live Imaging transducers are compatible with all APEX and SOLIX models, as well as HELIX 8-15 G3N / G4N models with MEGA Imaging. For optimal performance, the MEGA Live Imaging transducer is designed to be paired with a Minn Kota Ultrex™ trolling motor.
For more information, visit www.humminbird.com/MEGALive.