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 Post subject: Color or B/W?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:56 pm 
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Location: Lake Havasu City, USA
I need a fishfinder/GPS Combo for the new PA-12.

I always liked Lowrance

Do I spend the extrs $ for color or is B/W ok.

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Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: Color or B/W?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:32 pm 
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Location: Amelia Island, FL
Jeff, I normally fish very shallow water and about the only thing a FF does for me is to show me depth. Can't remember the last time I saw a fish on my screen :mrgreen: Therefore, I always go cheap and go b/w.


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 Post subject: Re: Color or B/W?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:04 pm 
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The BW will take less power and also easier to see in bright light.


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 Post subject: Re: Color or B/W?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:07 pm 
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B&W works fine, but once you utilize a color FF it's doubtful you'd ever want to go back. I won't.


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 Post subject: Re: Color or B/W?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:12 am 
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I think B/W is fine.
I have the Humminbird 597ci di and it works great for this purposes. I still haven't been brave enough to venture out past the flats and shallows so the sonar is mostly used to locate and stay on drop offs. It's been pretty useful in that regard - next season I plan on trying to locate some structure in deeper waters and try my hand at grouper fishing or use the sonar to locate schools of bait fish and give king macks a try.

Most useful aspects of the fish finder is the water temp readings and the GPS for shallow water. For this purpose, black and white is just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Color or B/W?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:39 am 
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I agree that B/W would work, but also agree with Tom that once you've experienced a color fishfinder, it's hard to go back to B/W.

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 Post subject: Re: Color or B/W?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:56 am 
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I have the Lowrance Elite 4 DSI combo, love it, tend to see stuff on the bottom before my buddies.


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