Humminbird Fish Finder PiranhaMax 197c Portable Review

Portable fish finders are great for kayak fishing, small boats, or simply “to have” in case you’re not going to use your own boat. Humminbird offers quite a few models of portable fish finders, but one of the most basic and affordable ones is the PiranhaMax 197c Portable.

It’s a standalone fish finder, and focuses only on basic sonar features, without any GPS, charts or any other navigational features. However, for a rather small unit, its depth capability is actually not read more

Humminbird Fish Finder HELIX 5 SONAR GPS PT Review

The HELIX 5 Sonar GPS PT is one of the newest portable fish finders from Humminbird, for 2015. Although it does not support Side Imaging or Down Imaging, it’s still an excellent unit to have, as it offers other advantages. For example, it makes a great choice for a kayak angler, or in case you have to rent a boat.

The specs are similar to the read more

Hummingbird Fish Finder PiranhaMax 176i Portable Review

As its name suggests, this fish finder is the portable version of the Piranhamax 176i. It basically has the same features, having a 4-inch diagonal, backlit, LCD display, 16 Level Grayscale, and a pixel resolution of 240V X 160H.

It has Dual Beam sonar, with a coverage of 28° / 200kHz and 16° / 455kHz. The depth capability of the Piranhamax 176i Portable is 600 ft., the unit having a power output of 200 Watts (RMS) / 1600 Watts (PTP).

The standard transducer of this unit is an XNT-9-28 w/ MHX-XNPT, read more

Hummingbird Fish Finder 386ci Combo Portable Review

Humminbird Fish Finders - 386ci Combo PT

The Humminbird 386ci Combo PT is one of the best portable fish finders with chartplotting, in terms of price / quality ratio. Excellent to fit on your kayak or rental boat, and comes with charger, 7 Amp Hour AGM Battery, and its soft-sided carry case.

Although it does not have Side Imaging or Down Imaging, and does not support 360 Imaging read more

Hummingbird Fish Finder PiranhaMax 196ci PT Review

A portable fish finder such as the PiranhaMax 196ci PT, can be very useful if you have to rent a boat, to adapt to a kayak, or simply to have it with you, just in case. Just like the other Humminbird PiranhaMax units, the 196ci PT is a small unit, 3.5-inch diagonal screen, 320V x 240H pixel resolution, but with a backlit, color TFT display, covering a palette of 256 colors.

This fish finder has a depth capability of 600 ft., and it’s equipped with a Dual Beam sonar, which can operate at two read more