The Hummingbird Fish Finder PiranhaMax 230 Portable is one of the most appreciated fish finders in the PiranhaMax series, due to its excellent price/quality ratio.
Although it’s equipped only with a black and white screen, 4-inches in diagonal with a pixel resolution of 160V x 132H, it’s a very flexible unit, and that’s why many anglers choose it over the other models.
It’s endowed with a DualBeam sonar, providing you with two scanning modes: a beam of 20° for more accurate returns, and a beam with an opening of 60° for a wider coverage of water. However, it’s important to know that this fish finder works properly only on trolling speed. Once you speed up, the information displayed on the screen won’t be as accurate.
The fish caught by the 20° beam will appear on the screen colored in black, they should be situated directly under the transducer, and the ones caught by the 60° beam show up colored in white. It also displays the depth of each fish that appears on the screen, information very useful to any angler.
The sonar is designed to track fish in waters up to 600 feet deep.
The Hummingbird Fish Finder PiranhaMax 230 Portable can also be equipped with an additional 90° beam, wireless transducer which can be used successfully in waters with a depth up to 120 ft.
Even though it’s a small unit, it has a great wattage, going up to 800 Watts PTP power output.
All in all, the Hummingbird Fish Finder PiranhaMax 230 Portable is a great unit to have, especially if you don’t own a boat, or wherever you need to rent a boat. It provides excellent results for ice fishing. You don’t even need to place the transducer in the water, just put it on the ice and it will read for you what’s underneath.
So, if you’re looking for a low cost, yet effective and flexible Hummingbird fish finder, the PiranhaMax 230 Portable is something that you should put on your list.