The Start smart sonar is an easy-to-use, wireless, castable fish finder for recreational bank, dock or shore fishing. Paired with the user-friendly Deeper App, you'll be able to see fish location, their size and suspended depth as well as underwater bottom contour and vegetation.
In every case, what is the best cheap fish finder? Best Fish Finders of 2020
Garmin Striker Plus 4 with Dual-beam – Best Affordable Fish Finder.
Lowrance FishHunter PRO – Best Wireless Fish Finder.
Deeper Pro Wireless Fish Finder – Best portable Fish Finder.
Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 73cv.
Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 43cv.
Raymarine Element 7 HV.
Humminbird Helix 7 Chirp.
In like manner, do cheap fish finders work?
The key benefits of buying a cheap fish finder All the big shark manufacturers like Garmin, Humminbird and Lowrance are proud of their products and they will never build lousy fish finders. However, your cheap fish finder, even though you will end up with Garmin or Lawrance, will be really basic and nothing special.
Can you use your phone as a fish finder?
Deeper Smart Fish Finder: combines with your smartphone or tablet to find you fish underwater. It works up to a depth of 130 feet. ... SonarPhone T-Box Fish Finder: it turns your phone into a fully functional sonar system. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Deeper Start Smart Fish Finder - Castable Wi-Fi Fish Finder for Recreational Fishing from Dock, Shore or Bank, Black/Orange, 2.4" (DP2H10S10)
* Portable, cartable wireless fish finder for family trips, fishing with friends or casual anglers.
Utilizes smart technology with Wi-Fi connectivity. No mobile data or internet required. The START generates its own Wi-Fi signal, anytime, anywhere.
Easy-to-use Deeper App displays fish location, depth and size, water bottom contour and vegetation. Download the app for free. Deeper App has over 2 million downloads to date and is updated monthly.
Casts out to 165 ft. and scans down to 165 ft. with 40° sonar beam for accuracy and coverage. Every scan automatically saved with time and location.
Automatic night fishing mode, lightweight for comfortable casting, sleek design for easy reeling, 6-hour battery life with 2. 5 hour recharge. Compatible with Android and iOS devices.
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
LUCKY Portable Fish Finder Transducer Sonar Sensor 147 Feet Water Depth Finder LCD Screen Echo Sounder Fishfinder with Fish Attractive Lamp for Ice Fishing Sea Fishing
★The portable fish finder, with 2.4inch TFT color LCD screen, can detect and display underwater contour, water depth, water temperature and fish size with depth. It has two user modes: WIRELESS/SIMULATION. You can try all functions in simulation mode and go fishing in wireless mode.
★The wireless sonar transducer, with fish attractive lamp, makes it easier to detect fishes. It has a transparent replacement cover, so you can see where the sensor is even in the dark.
★The wireless fish finder supports 196FT(60m) wireless operating range(There is an antenna on the left top of the hand held, please pull it out), 147FT(45m) depth detection. You can go fishing in different ways with it, such as ice fishing, river fishing, sea fishing, fishing off the shore, kayak fishing or fishing in the night.
★Various features settings: detect sensitivity, screen brightness, depth range, zoom, depth alarm, fish alarm, fish icon, units alter and language choose.
★Both of the wireless fish finder and the sonar are rechargeable. Come with a USB cable for charging. The hand held can last 4 hours with full charge and the sonar sensor can last 10 hours with full charge.
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
Deeper PRO+ Smart Sonar - GPS Portable Wireless Wi-Fi Fish Finder for Shore and Ice Fishing, Black, 2.55" (DP1H10S10)
HIGHEST SPEC CASTABLE SONAR: casts further, scans deeper, more features than any other. Syncs with iOS/Android devices. Use for shore, boat, ice fishing
INBUILT GPS: enables you to create bathymetric maps from the shore, Enjoy free access to Lake book, Deeper' s bathymetric management platform where you can save, review and analyze all of your maps on any device from the comfort of home
ROCK SOLID CONNECTIVITY: Syncs to phone/tablet using WiFi (like a hotspot). NO INTERNET IS NEEDED. Turn OFF Cellular data for uninterrupted connection
INCREDIBLE DATA: Scans down 260ft, 0.5" target separation, dual beam (broad/narrow), 15 scans per sec. Map depth, find structure, vegetation and fish
BOAT FISHING: Install in secs, no cables or batteries, smooth trolling. ICE FISHING: 3.5oz, no cables, flasher display + zoom, 0.5" target separation
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
Deeper PRO Smart Portable Sonar - Wireless Wi-Fi Fish Finder for Kayak and Ice Fishing, Black, 2.55" (DP1H20S10)
Wireless Wi-Fi enabled - Deeper creates a Hotspot that your Smartphone/tablet pairs with. No internet Required
Connection range of 330ft; depth range 2ft-260ft; target separation down to 0.5in
Dual frequency sonar - possible two scanning cone angles: wide 55 degrees, and narrow 15 degrees
Compatible with shore, ice, kayak fishing
Hi-Res Structure imaging gives the ability to create underwater topography map from a boat/kayak
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
LUCKY Portable Fish Finder for Recreational Fishing from Dock, Shore or Bank
find fish, Water depth,water temperature, bottom contour,rechargeable,easy to use and light weight
please note ： Don't test the fish finder in swimming pool,bathtub, bucket, fish tank, sink etc.
Display: 2.8 inch LCD with 3 color tone: Blue, Red, and Gray
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
LUCKY Wireless Fish Finder Portable Fish Finder Handheld Anti-UV LCD Display Portable Fishing Sonar Wireless Depth Finders for Kayak Ice Fishing Sea Fishing Canoes Fishing
Find Accurate Fishing Location：Wireless fish finder will catch the action of the fishes,and show information on the portable fish finder. You can use it to track the fishing place, to confirm the location and depth of fishes before fishing. Cast the portable fishing sonar out to water or tie it to your boat, the portable fishing sonar will update fishing information to your wireless fish finder. Testing the place before fishing will be helpful to improve the efficiency and fun of fishing.
The Wireless Depth Finder: Wireless fish finder operation distance is 393ft(120m). Compared to other wireless fishfinder, it gives you greater range for fishing. Meanwhile, it will shut down when operation distance is beyond 393ft. Tether ice fishing sonar to the fishing line or fishing rod, then cast it into water as far as you can. Ice fishing sonar transducer will work automatically as soon as it touches the water.
LCD Data Display: The portable fishing sonar can detect and display water depth, rocks, short & tall weeds and bottom contour. It also displays approximate fish location. You can freely choose water depth measurement unit either in meter or in feet. Fish alarm setting will alert you when schools of fish appear.
Portable Fish Finder: The size of the portable fish finder is 6.6*12cm,you can easily put the portable fish finder in your pocket, or hang it around neck.It is convenient to carry on and comfortable to use.This wireless depth finder would be useful when you go boat fishing、ice fishing sea fishing and the other fishing way.This portable depth finder would lead the newest fishing way for everyone.
Wide Application: The portable depth finders can be used on fishing boat,canoe, kayak and float tube. The portable fishing sonar will be useful for ice fishing bank fishing. When fishing on a moving boat, the speed of the boat should be below 5 mph. It is also a good choice for boat fishing, ice fishing, sea fishing ,turbid fishing and river fishing.
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Venterior Portable Rechargeable Fish Finder Wireless Sonar Sensor Fishfinder Depth Locator with Fish Size, Water Temperature, Bottom Contour, Color LCD Display
Wireless and castable: No more long & heavy cable for transducer. Clear Color Screen: it comes with clear color TFT LCD display (2 screen background colors selectable - black and white), which enables you to read the screen in bright sunlight or at night. It applies to lake, river, sea and other fishing environment. Suitable for trolling from a kayak or boat, casting from the shore or using for ice fishing.
It detects and displays water depth, water temperature, fish size (small/middle/big), fish depth, and bottom contour. It has Work and Simulation Mode. Measure units of depth and temperature can be converted. Sonar Beam Angle: 105 degree. Depth Range: 2.6-131FT/0.8-40M. Wireless Distance Range: 262FT/80M.
No need to drill hole in your boat hull to install the sensor any more. Two small holes on the wireless sensor allow you to tether with your fishing line and cast it onto water as far as you want.
Note: 1. Please press and hold 3 seconds to turn on the display. It will turn off if depth display reads "--" for 5 minutes for power saving. 2. Please allow several seconds for the unit to update the water depth when you throw the sensor onto water. 3. The sonar sensor transmitter will turn on automatically when you cast it into water. Please dry it when not using it, or the sensor will keep working.
Attention: When the sensor is off, it is not connected, and its Battery Indicator on the display unit is incorerct. Red indicator light on the sensor will turn off when it is fully charged. If you would like to check the sensor's battery status from the display, please put the sensor in water. The sensor will turn on and be connected when it floats on water. The Battery Indicator on the display will then display the correct battery status of the sensor.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
LUCKY Fish Finder Wired & Wireless Portable Fishing Sonar for All Fishing Types
Find fish, water depth,water temperature, bottom contour
Sonar Coverage: 45 degrees beam angle in 200Khz(Cable)/ 90 degrees beam angle in 125Khz(Wireless)
Wireless operational Range: 328feet(100m) Display: 2.8 inch LCD with 3 color tone: Blue, Red and Gray
please note that Don't test the fishfinder in swimming pool,bathtub, bucket, fish tank, sink etc.
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
LUCKY Handheld Fish Finder Portable Fishing Kayak Fishfinder Fish Depth Finder Fishing Gear with Sonar Transducer and LCD Display
◆ Fishes and bottom contour readout: LUCKY fish finder portable detects and displays water depth, approximate fish location, short & tall weeds, sand & rocks on bottom. Fish finder portable design gives you another option to hang it around neck.
◆ The kayak fish finder suits for variety fishes fishing environments: It can be used for off shore fishing, kayak fishing, ice fishing, lake fishing, sea fishing and so on. You can also use handheld fish finder on the moving kayak with speed below 5mph.
◆Depth readout: The fish finder portable detector range is in a 45°cone underwater. The detection of depth range is from 3ft(1m) to 328ft (100m) below fishing sonar transducer. The water depth can be shown either in feet or meter. The fishing sonar sensor is with 25 ft cable and removable transducer float.
◆ Small portable fish finder with powerful functions: 5 modes sensitivity options; battery save mode; backlight mode; fish and fish school alarm. Normally fishing depth finder supports 4-5 hours continuous working with brand new batteries. Open battery save mode can be working even longer.
◆ Warranty Policy: We offer 12 months warranty for LUCKY fish finder portable. It will be one of your best fishing kayak accessories. Any questions before or after purchase, please feel free to contact us via Amazon message (response within 24 hours every day online).
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
Eyoyo Portable 7 inch LCD Monitor Fish Finder Waterproof Underwater 1000TVL Fishing Camera 15m Cable 12pcs IR Infrared LED for Ice,Lake and Boat Fishing
【7" Color LCD Monitor】: This underwater video fishing camera has a 7 inch large TFT color screen with 800*480 Pixels and removable sun-visor ideal for bright environments
【1000TVL camera】: The definition of the camera is up to 1000TV lines, which is clearer than the 800TV lines camera.
【With 12pcs Infrared LEDS】: With 12pcs IR LED Lights, fishes will be seen more clearly in the dark environment. Please note: the image will turn to black and white if you open the infrared light.
【Equiped with Carrying Case】: The waterproof suitcase is mini and portable, Which is very convenient for you to carry anywhere you want.
【Up to 8 Hours Working Time】: The continuous using time of the lithium battery can up to 8 hours when the battery is full charged.
Salmon do not "surely" show up on a fish finder. While salmon have a small air bladder it is nothing like the bladder of a bass or a rockfish. Bass and rockfish will hand out over a specific depth for a long time and have large air bladders.
A fish finder can allow you to eliminate water that has no bait and no active fish. It can also show you large baits schools and if feeding fish are nearby. You will also be able to see at what depth they are at which will tell you what baits and presentations are most likely to work.
Side scan is absolutely worth the extra money! It takes a little time and effort to learn how to use it and, maybe more importantly, what to look for on the screen. The ONLY downside to SI other than the cost is that you will find so many good looking places to fish, you'll have a hard time deciding what to try first.