View Full Version : Best depth/fish finder for $200 or less?

05-23-2014, 03:40 PM
I have a Stratos 20' and it has no electronics on it. I've never used a fish finder so in that I'm a beginner but I am a decent river fisherman.

I don't have a lot of money to spend and I'm not looking to be a pro fisherman. I just need something to help me out on the lake.

Can anyone recommend a decent fish/depth finder for around $200?

Thanks so much!

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05-23-2014, 06:52 PM
Lowrance elite 4! They have a pretty good imaging and the DSI model with down scan is like 199 at west marine! You can probably find them on Amazon cheaper

05-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Is that similar, or better than the Elite-4x HDI? That was recommended by rating site I found. It's $209 on Amazon.

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05-23-2014, 08:24 PM
Yeah the elite 4 has about 30 different variations! You can get them from a basic depth finder to a down scan imaging sonar with chartplotter that comes with navionics chips! It just depends on what you wanna spend! I run an elite 7 HDI on my 25ft Chaparral and I love it! I am thinking of purchasing the elite 4 for my flats boat

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05-24-2014, 06:23 AM
The elite 4x HDI is just a beefed up model of the elite4! They are the same machine though. The machine is the exact same the HDI is Hybrid Dual Imaging all it is a different transducer!

05-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Ok I'll look into it. Any others?

05-24-2014, 12:23 PM
My vote is the Elite. Had model EXCELLANT I own 3 of them