Best fish finder on a budget

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1LUCKY Kayak Portable Fish Depth Finder Water Handheld Fish Finder Sonar Castable Kayak Boat Fishfinder Transducer Fishing LCD Display FFC1108LUCKY Kayak Portable Fish Depth Finder Water Handheld Fish Finder Sonar Castable Kayak Boat Fishfinder Transducer Fishing LCD Display FFC1108$42.99Buy on Amazon
2Garmin 010-01550-00 Striker 4 with Transducer, 3.5Garmin 010-01550-00 Striker 4 with Transducer, 3.5″ GPS Fishfinder with Chirp Traditional Transducer$119.99Buy on Amazon
3Garmin Striker Plus 4 with Dual-Beam transducer, 010-01870-00Garmin Striker Plus 4 with Dual-Beam transducer, 010-01870-00$139.99Buy on Amazon
4Garmin eTrex 10 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin eTrex 10 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator$188.88Buy on Amazon
5Lowrance HOOK Reveal 9 TripleShot - 9-inch Fish Finder w/Transducer and C-MAP US Inland Mapping PreloadedLowrance HOOK Reveal 9 TripleShot – 9-inch Fish Finder w/Transducer and C-MAP US Inland Mapping Preloaded$499.99Buy on Amazon
6Deeper START Smart Fish Finder – Castable Wireless Wi-Fi Sonar Fish DetectorDeeper START Smart Fish Finder – Castable Wireless Wi-Fi Sonar Fish Detector$89.99Buy on Amazon
7HOOK2 4X - 4-inch Fish Finder with Bullet Skimmer TransducerHOOK2 4X – 4-inch Fish Finder with Bullet Skimmer Transducer$99.00Buy on Amazon
8LUCKY Portable Fish Finder Transducer Sonar Sensor 147 Feet Water Depth Finder LCD Screen Echo Sounder Fishfinder with Fish Attractive Lamp for Ice Fishing Sea FishingLUCKY 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$82.89Buy on Amazon
9Garmin Striker Vivid 4cv, Easy-to-Use 4-inch Color Fishfinder and Sonar Transducer, Vivid Scanning Sonar Color Palettes (010-02550-00)Garmin Striker Vivid 4cv, Easy-to-Use 4-inch Color Fishfinder and Sonar Transducer, Vivid Scanning Sonar Color Palettes (010-02550-00)$179.99Buy on Amazon
10LUCKY Water Depth Fish Finders Waterproof Portable Fishing Fish Finder Display Handheld Ice Fishing Finder Sonar Sensor Transducer for Boat Kayak Sea FishingLUCKY Water Depth Fish Finders Waterproof Portable Fishing Fish Finder Display Handheld Ice Fishing Finder Sonar Sensor Transducer for Boat Kayak Sea Fishing$133.99Buy on Amazon

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1. LUCKY Kayak Portable Fish Depth Finder Water Handheld Fish Finder Sonar Castable Kayak Boat Fishfinder Transducer Fishing LCD Display FFC1108

LUCKY Kayak Portable Fish Depth Finder Water Handheld Fish Finder Sonar Castable Kayak Boat Fishfinder Transducer Fishing LCD Display FFC1108
  • ✦ Fish Finder and Depth Finder : It is a portable fish finder that could display approximate fish location and water depth. The sonar transducer can be attached to the hull of kayak or boat in order to understand the changing of water depth when you are moving by. The water depth detection range is between 3ft(1m) and 328ft (100m) when the transducer is completely immersed in the water.
  • ✦ Helpful Data Display : Besides fish depth and water depth, the handheld fish finder will also display short & tall weeds, sand & rocks on the bottom. Meanwhile, the measurement unit of the depth can be freely switched by feet or meter. The display is also visible in sunshine or darkness by turning on the back light.
  • ✦ Handheld & Portable : The size of kayak fishfinder is designed for just one hand held. You will find a neck strap in the package which allows you to wear it around neck when you are busy on the kayak or boat. Meanwhile, 5 levels sensitivity adjustment makes fishing possible both in clear water or turbid.
  • ✦ Fish & Fish Schools Alarm : Once the toss fish finder transducer into the water and turn on the display unit, you will get alarms when fish or fishing schools passing by. The portable fish finder can be working continuously for at least 4-5 hours with brand new battery. It can be working even longer by turning on battery save mode.
  • ✦ Ideal for Fishing & Fishing Gift : It is easy to use LUCKY depth finder in boat fishing, ice fishing, shore fishing no matter in freshwater or in saltwater. If you are looking for a gift for your husband, father, friends or any anglers, then look no further, the LUCKY fish finder is now better than ever. 

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2. Garmin 010-01550-00 Striker 4 with Transducer, 3.5″ GPS Fishfinder with Chirp Traditional Transducer

Garmin 010-01550-00 Striker 4 with Transducer, 3.5
  • Clear Vu scanning Sonar shows you more of what is in the water around your boat; This high frequency sonar gives near photographic images with detailed representations of objects, structure and fish
  • The power of simple offers a keyed interface with dedicated buttons; The device is easy to use and easy to install; Available in 3.5, 5 and 7 inch display sizes; Water rating IPX7
  • Waypoint map: Use the way point map to easily view, mark and navigate to locations such as brush piles, stumps and docks; Maximum depth 1,600 feet freshwater, 750 feet saltwater; Current draw at 12 volt: 0.23 Ampere
  • Chirp Sonar sends a continuous sweep of frequencies which provides a wider range of information; Chirp Sonar is able to create crisper fish arches with better target separation
  • Built in flasher: View your sonar data in the classic flasher format; Ideal for ice fishing or vertical jigging. Display size: 1.9 x 2.9 inches (4.9 x 7.3 centimeter); 3.5 inches diagonal (8.7 centimeter)

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3. Garmin Striker Plus 4 with Dual-Beam transducer, 010-01870-00

Garmin Striker Plus 4 with Dual-Beam transducer, 010-01870-00
  • Includes dual-beam transducer with Garmin Chirp traditional sonar for crystal-clear images and remarkable target separation
  • Built-in Garmin quickdraw contours mapping software lets you create and store maps with 1’ contours for up to 2 million acres
  • Built-in GPS lets you mark waypoints, create routes and view boat’s speed
  • Bright, Sunlight-readable 4.3” display and intuitive user interface
  • Rugged design for every fishing environment. Frequencies supported: Traditional: 50/77/83/200 kHz, Transmit power: 200 W (RMS)

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4. Garmin eTrex 10 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator

Garmin eTrex 10 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator
  • Rugged handheld navigator with preloaded worldwide basemap and 2.2 inch monochrome display
  • WAAS enabled GPS receiver with HotFix and GLONASS support for fast positioning and a reliable signal
  • Waterproof to IPX7 standards for protection against splashes, rain, etc.
  • Support for paperless geocaching and Garmin spine mounting accessories. Power with two AA batteries for up to 20 hours of use (best with Polaroid AA batteries)
  • See high and low elevation points or store waypoints along a track (start, finish and high/low altitude) to estimate time and distance between points

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5. Lowrance HOOK Reveal 9 TripleShot – 9-inch Fish Finder w/Transducer and C-MAP US Inland Mapping Preloaded

Lowrance HOOK Reveal 9 TripleShot - 9-inch Fish Finder w/Transducer and C-MAP US Inland Mapping Preloaded
  • FISHREVEAL: Fish are easier to find and easier to identify. FishReveal combines the target separation of Lowrance CHIRP sonar and the high-resolution images of structure from DownScan Imaging to makes fish light up on your display.
  • HIGH-DETAIL INLAND MAPS: Get high-detail maps of almost 4,000 US inland lakes. Create custom contour maps with even greater detail over any map or GPS plotter with Genesis Live, so you can get onto the fish faster​.
  • TRIPLESHOT TRANSDUCER: Perfect for anglers who want all their sonar from a single transducer, TripleShot features wide-angle high CHIRP sonar and the high-resolution images of fish-holding structure from SideScan and DownScan Imaging.
  • AUTOTUNING SONAR: Spend more time fishing and less time reworking your sonar settings with HOOK Reveal autotuning sonar, which ensures you get the best sonar image every time by automatically adjusting settings as fishing conditions change.
  • 9-INCH DISPLAY: Enjoy crisp and clear views of your display no matter the conditions – even in direct sunlight – with excellent clarity and daylight visibility of HOOK Reveal’s SolarMAX display.

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6. Deeper START Smart Fish Finder – Castable Wireless Wi-Fi Sonar Fish Detector

Deeper START Smart Fish Finder – Castable Wireless Wi-Fi Sonar Fish Detector
  • PORTABLE: Castable fish detector. Lightweight for comfortable casting, sleek design for easy reeling. No wires or external batteries required. Great for family trips, fishing with mates or casual anglers.
  • SMART TECHNOLOGY: Generates its own Wi-Fi. No mobile data or internet required. Automatic night fishing mode. Every scan is automatically saved with time and location.
  • EASY TO USE: Fish finder displays fish location and size, water depth, bottom contour and vegetation using the Fish Deeper app. The app is free to download and works with both iOS and Android devices.
  • GREAT SPECS: Casts out to 165ft and scans down to 165ft with 40° sonar beam for accuracy and coverage. Every scan is automatically saved with time and location.
  • RECHARGABLE BATTERY: 6 hour battery life with 2.5 hour recharge.

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7. HOOK2 4X – 4-inch Fish Finder with Bullet Skimmer Transducer

HOOK2 4X - 4-inch Fish Finder with Bullet Skimmer Transducer
  • EASY TO USE: The Lowrance HOOK2 4x Fish Finder features auto-tuning sonar and phone-like menus giving you more time to spend fishing and less time dealing with settings.
  • WIDER SONAR COVERAGE: The HOOK2 4x offers a wide-angle sonar cone giving you double the coverage of traditional fish finders.
  • EASY SETUP: A single transducer can be mounted on the transom, inside the hull, on the trolling motor or through a scupper hole.
  • TRANSDUCER INCLUDED: The included Bullet Skimmer transducer gives you traditional 2-D sonar (fish arch) views.

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8. 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

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.

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9. Garmin Striker Vivid 4cv, Easy-to-Use 4-inch Color Fishfinder and Sonar Transducer, Vivid Scanning Sonar Color Palettes (010-02550-00)

Garmin Striker Vivid 4cv, Easy-to-Use 4-inch Color Fishfinder and Sonar Transducer, Vivid Scanning Sonar Color Palettes (010-02550-00)
  • Easy-to-use 4-inch color fishfinder with new vivid scanning sonar color palettes to easily distinguish fish and structure; tilt/swivel bailmount bracket included
  • Includes a GT20 transducer for built-in Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP ClearVü scanning sonar
  • High-sensitivity GPS to mark waypoints, create routes and view your boat’s speed
  • Includes built-in Quickdraw Contours mapping

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10. LUCKY Water Depth Fish Finders Waterproof Portable Fishing Fish Finder Display Handheld Ice Fishing Finder Sonar Sensor Transducer for Boat Kayak Sea Fishing

LUCKY Water Depth Fish Finders Waterproof Portable Fishing Fish Finder Display Handheld Ice Fishing Finder Sonar Sensor Transducer for Boat Kayak Sea Fishing
  • Waterproof : The portable fish finder is waterproof in rains. No need to worry the splashes makes the display damaged any more. Even though the portable fish finder dropped into the river or lake, the fish finder would be floating on the water surface. You just need to put the handheld fish finder in open air after fishing to avoid water vapor generated inside display because of the temperature differences.
  • Water Depth & Fish Location : You can easily get to know the water depth when the sonar transducer fully in the water. If you attached the sonar transducer to the hull your boat or kayak, you will know the water depth distribution of a specific area when the boat or kayak is moving. It will be easier to find a good position for fishing. Meanwhile, you could also know the approximate fish location and fish size by the portable fish finder display.
  • Stable Sonar Transducer : The sonar transducer of the portable fish finder is working stable and reliable both in freshwater and saltwater. It offers a 45° beam angle underwater in 200Khz which supports maximum 328ft/100m water depth detection. There is a 25ft/7.62m extension cable and an anti-fish bite plastic float comes with the sonar transducer. The portable fish finder is USB rechargeable by a built-in lithium battery.
  • Data Display : The fish finder displays water depth and temperature on the left top. The measurement unit can be freely changed in FT/M and ℉/℃. Besides water depth and fish location, you can also choose a particular underwater area to watch the size and location of the fishes.
  • Ideal for Fishing : LUCKY waterproof fish finder is widely applied in ice fishing, kayak fishing, boat fishing and bank fishing. The portable fish finder can be working for 5~6 hours continuously after fully charged. Once the battery save mode is turned on, it could be working even longer than 10 hours.

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