Watch that Water Like a Hawk
The Hawkeye Portable Fishfinder is less inexpensive in comparison to other products of this sort from Hummingbird, Eagle, and Garmin. Portable fishfinders are best used in freshwater lakes and ponds that aren’t all that deep. The fishfinder screen displays any fish that are lurking about underneath your small craft be it a boat, float-tube apparatus, canoe, or kayak.
This fishfinding offering from NorCross is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand so you can bring it along anywhere and easily mount it to a boat. The back-lit polarized screen (viewable in any light), displays the depth and contours of the lake bottom, and even gives you readings for structure and weeds. It functions from 1.5 to 99.9 feet, so anything swimming deeper than that is out of range and subject only to your human instincts and intuition.
The HawkEye uses a relatively wide, 45 degree sonar beam angle so you don't have to be right on top of your prey to locate them. Therefore, you can even use it from the shoreline, an abutment, bridge, or dock. It has a floating sonar sensor for this that is attached with a 35 foot cable. Fish alarms tell you when it's time to cast your line. From there, it’s all up to your fishing prowess.
It automatically updates the depth four times every second, in meters or feet, to give you a constant, accurate readout. Want to know how high the weeds are that those Large Mouth Bass love to hang and feed in? HawkEye's WeedID programming takes care of that for you.