Portable Fish Finders

Top Rated Portable Fish Finders

With technology becoming cheaper with each passing day, it’s no wonder people want to get their hands on portable fish finders. Sometimes it can be hard or even impossible to mount a conventional fish finder on a small boat. Other than that, there might be no easy way to install a display or transducer. Manufacturers of fish finders have caught onto these problems, and are offering a whole range of products as a solution. That’s why we have made portable fish finder reviews for five of the best devices on the market.

Our Top Portable Fish Finder Picks

HawkEye FishTrax 1C Color Handheld ReviewGarmin StrikerHumminbird Helix 12 G3 Fish FinderHumminbird Helix 9 g3 Fish FinderHumminbird Helix 7 G3 Fish Finder

HawkEyeFishTrax 1C Color Handheld

GarminSTRIKER Cast

HumminbirdHELIX 12 G3

HumminbirdHELIX 9 G3

HumminbirdHELIX 7 G3

Screen Size: 2” x 1.6”Screen Size: N/AScreen Size: 12.1"; 12.1"; 12.1"Screen Size: 9"; 9"; 9"Screen Size: 7"; 7"; 7"
Resolution: N/AResolution: N/AResolution: 1280 x 800 pixels; 1280 x 800 pixels; 1280 x 800 pixelsResolution: 1024 x 600 pixels; 1024 x 600 pixels; 1024 x 600 pixelsResolution: 800 x 480 pixels; 800 x 480 pixels; 800 x 480 pixels
Imaging: N/AImaging: N/AImaging: Down: 125 ft (800 kHz), 200 ft (MEGA), 400 ft (455 kHz); Side: N/A; Down: 125 ft (800 kHz), 200 ft (MEGA), 400 ft (455 kHz); Side: 250 ft (800 kHz), 400 ft (MEGA), 800 ft (455 kHz)Imaging: DI: 125 ft (800 kHz), 200 ft (MEGA), 400 ft (455 kHz); SI: N/A; DI: 125 ft (800 kHz), 200 ft (MEGA), 400 ft (455 kHz); SI: 250 ft (800 kHz), 400 ft (MEGA), 800 ft (455 kHz)Imaging: DI: 125 ft (MEGA), 350 ft (455 kHz); SI: N/A; DI: 125 ft (MEGA), 350 ft (455 kHz); SI: 250 ft (MEGA), 480 ft (455 kHz)
Max Depth: N/AMax Depth: 150 ftMax Depth: 1200 ft.; 1200 ft.; 1200 ft.Max Depth: 1200 ft.; 1200 ft.; 1200 ft.Max Depth: 1200 ft.; 1200 ft.; 1200 ft.
Transducer: FishTrax™ Intelligent Sonar Transducer: N/ATransducer: XNT 9 HW T; XM 9 HW MDI T; XM 9 HW MDI TTransducer: XNT 9 HW T; XM 9 HW MDI T; XM 9 HW MSI TTransducer: XNT 9 HW T; XM 9 HW MDI T; XM 9 HW MDI T
Transmit Power: N/ATransmit Power: N/ATransmit Power: N/ATransmit Power: N/ATransmit Power: N/A
Frequency: 83/200 kHzFrequency: 260/455 kHzFrequency: Sonar 50/80/200 kHz; CHIRP - 140-200/150-220/180-240 kHz; Sonar: 50/83/200/455/800 kHz & 1.2 MHz; CHIRP: 140-200/150-220/180-240 kHz; Sonar: 50/83/200/455/800 kHz & 1.2 MHz; CHIRP: 140-200/150-220/180-240 kHzFrequency: Sonar: 50/80/200 kHz; CHIRP: 140-200/150-220/180-240 kHz; Sonar: 50/83/200/455/800 kHz & 1.2 MHz; CHIRP: 140-200/150-220/180-240 kHz; Sonar: 50/83/200/455/800 kHz & 1.2 MHz; CHIRP: 140-200/150-220/180-240 kHzFrequency: Sonar: 50/83/200 kHz; CHIRP: 140-200/150-220/180-240 kHz; Sonar: 50/83/200/455 kHz; CHIRP: 140-200/150-220/180-240 kHz; Sonar: 50/83/200/455 kHz; CHIRP: 140-200/150-220/180-240 kHz

Our Reviews

Benefits of Portable Fish Finders

There are many advantages to a portable fish finder.

  • They are the best choice for a fisherman who requires a mobile device and options when fishing.
  • These units can pack away into a tackle box and cast off from many different locations.
  • You can use them on riverbanks, while in a kayak, or when sitting on a dock, to mention just a few things.
  • These units are usually cheaper and smaller than mounted devices but offer lots of value for the price.
  • A lot of them are used with a phone or a tablet by way of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Conclusion

We hope that these reviews will be a valuable resource in choosing the best device for you and help you choose a fish finder you need. Whether you’re going to be casting off from the shore, into holes in the ice, or using a kayak, these units will prove useful.

There are many models available with affordable price tags. They are all easy to use but have distinct drawbacks and advantages. That’s why you should choose the one that best suits your needs. If you’re more comfortable with buying a portable sonar fish finder after reading our articles, then we have been successful. Also see our best fish finders.

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