Passionate anglers love fishing - anywhere, anytime. We come in all shapes and sizes. We don’t all have big boats. Some of us love kayaking. Some of us love ice fishing. Some of us love casting lines from the shore and sitting in lawn chairs.
You don’t need a transom-mounted transducer and an almost 10-pound fish finder to get a great sonar chart. You can improve your fishing with highly portable fish finders.
That’s why we’ve created a list of our top portable fish finders of 2023 - so you can fish when you want, how you want. Up next, you’ll see the list - after that, we’ve compiled a list of the criteria we used to select our top picks. We’ve also selected some frequently asked questions - and answered them.
Without further ado, here are our top portable fish finders of 2023:
|Garmin STRIKER Cast||Garmin Striker 4 GPS Fish Finder||Humminbird PiranhaMAX 4||Humminbird HELIX 5||Deeper Smart|
|Frequency: 260/455 kHz||Frequency: 2D Sonar: 200 kHz / 15° and 77 kHz / 45°||Frequency: 200/455 kHz||Frequency: Medium and High CHIRP 75/155 kHz + 130/250 kHz||Frequency: 90 kHz and 290 kHz|
|GPS: Interal, High Precision||GPS: Internal, High-precision||GPS: N/A||GPS: Internal, High Precision||GPS: N/A|
|Transducer: N/A||Transducer: 77/200 kHz CHIRP||Transducer: XNT 9 28 T||Transducer: XNT 9 SI 180 T||Transducer: N/A|
|Transmit Power: N/A||Transmit Power: 200 W (RMS)||Transmit Power: N/A||Transmit Power: N/A||Transmit Power: N/A|
|Screen: N/A||Screen: backlit, HVGA color||Screen: TFT with 256 colour range||Screen: N/A||Screen: N/A|
|Screen Size: N/A||Screen Size: 3.5||Screen Size: 4.3"||Screen Size: 5 inch||Screen Size: N/A|
|Resolution: N/A||Resolution: 480H x 320V||Resolution: 272 x 480 pixels||Resolution: 800x480||Resolution: N/A|
|Maps Included: N/A||Maps Included: Not Available||Maps Included: UniMap||Maps Included: Humminbird Basemap||Maps Included: N/A|
|Max Waypoints: N/A||Max Waypoints: 5,000||Max Waypoints: N/A||Max Waypoints: 2500||Max Waypoints: N/A|
|Backlit: N/A||Backlit: N/A||Backlit: Yes||Backlit: N/A||Backlit: N/A|
|Imaging: N/A||Imaging: N/A||Imaging: DualBeam, 28 / 16 degrees||Imaging: 350 ft. Down, 250 ft. Side||Imaging: N/A|
|Memory Card Slots: N/A||Memory Card Slots: N/A||Memory Card Slots: N/A||Memory Card Slots: Micro SD||Memory Card Slots: N/A|
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