Boat Electronics

Today's boat electronics help keep you safe,  allow communications,  help find fish and provide navigation.   The truth is you can go fishing and not use add on electronics.  However, the more fish you want to catch, the further you travel and the larger the water you fish - the more important fishing electronics become.  If your boat becomes dead in the water the marine radio shown below can become very important.  In addition, boat lights are mandatory if on the water before sunrise or after sunset.  These topics and more have devoted page links  below.

COBRA MRF45D Marine Radio - 2-Way Submersible Long Range Fixed Mount Class-D DSC with NOAA Weather Alerts, 1 or 25 Watt Selectable Output VHF Radio, Illuminated Display & International Coverage for USA/Canada
We have devoted an entire page to marine VHF radios, click on the link below.

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Boat Electronics - Most Common

Depth Finders

There are many features available when looking at Depth Finders . There are also many different levels of clarity to choose from. Older models do a nice job of identifying the depth or bottom of the lake, but new models offer more clarity, color, and many will combine depth reading alongside of GPS readings. Today's models offer side imaging, high definition, down imaging and also links to many of the modern trolling motors in order to travel along a shoreline at a specific depth.

Boat GPS - Marine Navigation

humminbird combo unit
Will you need a Boat GPS - Marine Navigation on your fishing outing? The bigger the water, the more you can use these in order to avoid shallow areas and hidden rocks and/or trees. You can use a hand held unit or one combined with your depth finder. Some of these units also offer detailed (one foot contour advertised) mapping of the bottoms of the most popular lakes in the US and Canada. Some modern units also offer mapping feature that actually maps the contour as you pass over the lake and saves to your memoryThe unit below we put into use this summer, and the clarity, ease of use, and separation of fish, bait fish and structure is best we have seen.
Humminbird 410120-1 Helix 10 CHIRP Mega Si GPS G2N Fishing Charts & Maps