Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > Marine Electronics Forum
Reload this Page >

Better fish finder for freshwater, Garmin vs Hummingbird?

Marine Electronics Forum

Better fish finder for freshwater, Garmin vs Hummingbird?

Old 11-21-2019, 09:02 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Pete
Posts: 1,380
Received 385 Likes on 167 Posts
Default Better fish finder for freshwater, Garmin vs Hummingbird?

Im buying my dad a new fish finder for Christmas. He has and is a little more use to his old hummingbird he has now. Its only going to be used in lakes for crappie and bass fishing.

Main reason for the upgrade is to get a bigger screen. He is not that tech savy so ease of use is important. I was looking at the echomap from garmin but he seems interested in the Hummingbird still which im not familiar with. How do you think they compare for that type of use?
Old 11-22-2019, 11:55 PM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 3
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

Your dad likely has a Minn Kota trolling motor, which may be able to interface with the Hunminbird. It definitely can’t interface with the Garmin. Hummingbird mega down and side imaging if pretty good stuff, too. Humminbird Lakemaster charts are, I think, better than the Navionics lake charts that Garmin uses. Garmin does have than Panoptix livescope, which is pretty neat, but personally, I would go with Humminbird.
Old 11-23-2019, 03:58 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,449
Received 313 Likes on 194 Posts

Old 11-24-2019, 06:56 AM
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 68
Likes: 0
Received 24 Likes on 16 Posts

This is from Lake Russell SC yesterday just before all rods went down. Those are 10lb stripers.

My Garmin 94SV does pretty dang well.
Old 11-24-2019, 07:07 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: ottawa, ontario, canada
Posts: 2,192
Likes: 0
Received 82 Likes on 59 Posts

Have tried both the garmin 94sv and the lowrance ti. Do your dad a favor and get him the hummingbird with mega. He’ll catch more walleye and bass

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.