Freshwater Fish Finders
Not all fish finders work well in all types of fishing. If you like to fish in freshwater then you should look for a fish finder that will work best for freshwater
In general single frequency fish finders are adequate for freshwater fishing. Single frequency fish finders work well in most lakes, rivers and in shallow
coastal fishing and they are generally less expensive. Single frequency fish finders have less depth penetration than dual frequency models, but for
freshwater that is generally acceptable. Most freshwater fishing is not in deep water so being able to see to depths of 1000 feet or more is not needed.
The single frequency fish finders will often have a larger cone angle which will let you see a broader area at a more shallow depth.
If you happen to fish in the Great Lakes or other very deep lakes or rivers then a dual frequency fish finder will serve you better. The dual frequency
settings will allow you greater visibility at deeper depth and overall deeper depth penetration.
Another aspect of freshwater fishing to consider when choosing a fish finder is what type of craft you use for fishing. Many people use kayaks, float
tubes, canoes or small boats when fishing in freshwater. If you use one of these smaller crafts you should consider a portable fish finder. Both Eagle
and Humminbird make portable fish finders that are both affordable and an excellent choice for shallow freshwater.
For very shallow water, two to ten feet, one of the best choices is the Humminbird Fishin Buddy line. These fishfinders are portable and also have side
viewing capability which allows you to see fish off to the side of your boat. Plus you can adjust the shaft on these models to see at different depths.
There are several different models in this line and they are all inexpensive. If you prefer fixed mounted fish finders, the Fishin Buddy line can also be
mounted to your craft using the included bracket.
The Eagle portable fish finders are also a good option for people who f