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    Default best fish finder for bottom fishing?

    ok i've come to realize i need to update my fish finder. My current sonar will not mark fish beyond 75-100' of water (garmin 300c). I often go cod fishing and usually end up fishing between 200-350' of water. I want a fish finder only, not a combo unit (i have a nice chartplotter). I'd like it to be color and a 5"+ screen and for under $1000.....suggestions??? thx!

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    Default Re: best fish finder for bottom fishing?

    Scuba Diver. Just kidding, we actually have lake water that is that deep and I've wondered what monster fish sit that deep. And if a good affordable fish finder would be nice to have. So I'm waiting for replies on this also.
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    Default Re: best fish finder for bottom fishing?

    Furuno FCV620. With a good transducer your still under $1,000


    http://www.marine-electronics-review...no-fcv620.html

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    The Furuno FCV620 has functions and features normally only found on much bigger and more expensive fish finders. Combine this with its excellent performance and you've got a winner. Make sure when you order this unit you add a transducer appropriate for your boat and usage.
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    Default Re: best fish finder for bottom fishing?

    Quote Originally Posted by dingbat View Post
    Furuno FCV620. With a good transducer your still under $1,000


    http://www.marine-electronics-review...no-fcv620.html
    i've been eyeing that one....would like some feed back tho...

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    Default Re: best fish finder for bottom fishing?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsnova View Post
    i've been eyeing that one....would like some feed back tho...
    What feedback do you want? I'm running it's big brother, the FCV585
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    ICOM M504A VHF
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    Default Re: best fish finder for bottom fishing?

    I run a Furuno Navnet 3D system with their DDFF1 fish finder, which supposedly uses the same technology as the FCV620 & FCV585. It works great! When it tells me I'm on top of something, you can bet dollars to donuts that there are fish there! Let us know what you decided on.

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