Fish Finders


A fish finder can be a vitally useful tool when fishing in open waters, even in smaller settings they can help a lot. Fish finders work by sending out a pulse of sound energy, which is then reflected back and measured to determine where fish and other underwater features are. Measurements given by most modern fish finders include fish, underwater debris, and the bottom of the seabed. Fish finders are used on personal, commercial and military levels. Newest model fish finders often have a fish finder system, GPS, compass and some form of marine radar.


The fish finder aspect of the device often has a symbol for fish, which often indicates anything between the surface and bottom of the body of water you are in. However, higher end and commercial models use echo-signals to detect the specialized fingerprint of a fish. With specialized models, you can find both live and recently dead fish, with a lot less driftwood, old boots and spare tires. Many kinds of sea fish do not show up properly on even high-end radars. However, scanners will show that there is something there; it just may not be identified as a fish. Spawns and schools of fish often show as one larger fish however, so the technology is not perfect, but it is being upgraded continuously. Many people who fish for fun and for profit await the day fish finders tell you not only where the fish are, but also what kind they are.

Choosing the right fish finder for you often comes down to features available and your price range. While many personal fishers prefer commercial models, this is out of budget for the common fisher. If you fish for the day to escape for it all, then a fish finder may not be for you; those that want as many fish as they can as fast as they can, will love the technology offered by a decent fish finder.