There has been a lot of talk about sounders of late.  I have in the past typically fished while looking for the gound i think the fish will be, without the use of a super flash sounder.  Keeping in mind i am often only in 1.5 to 2.5 m of water up a creek system.  The unit i have on this rig is a basic NAVMAN Fish 4100.  With the new rig comming in feb i think it is time to definately learn a little more and seek advice from you guys on which might be best for my aplication.  I was origionally going to spend around 700 but now i am thinking up to 12 or 1300 would be ok.
Can anyone reccomend something for barra fishing creek sysems to 2.5 3m at the most.  I might do a bit of bottom bashing in winter to 40m but that is about it


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furuno have got some handy

Fri, 2007-10-26 07:36

furuno have got some handy little sounders out that would be good in a creek or hummingbird they got some good quality little sounders perfect for that condition but im a furuno man and always will be.

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sonar for sure!

Fri, 2007-10-26 09:34

Yeh Furuno and Garmin are great units but in a creek i'd be buying a Hummingbird side scan with sonar image. You can buy this unit by themselves or buy a combo unit including a colour sounder also (transducer included)

This is ideal for creeks, you get to see the shallow and deep contours of the creeks, all hidden structure like snags/rock bars/fallen trees etc where ya barra would hide.

It's the ducks for that stuff Brad but the local market really didn't take a shinning to it beacause most are not creek fisho's. I've used one, super impressed, basically a full X-ray of whats under the water.

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sonar sounds awesome for

Fri, 2007-10-26 10:10

sonar sounds awesome for creek fishing!

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cheers for the feedback, all

Fri, 2007-10-26 15:34

cheers for the feedback, all valid info.