Category: Fishing & Sonar

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Torqeedo: Mike Elsea wins $73,000 in Kayak Bass Fishing Championship

Mike Elsea of Mooresville, Indiana took home the $50,000 grand prize and $23,000 in additional prize money for winning the Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) National Championship held March 28 – 30 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Torqeedo renewed its longtime commitment to the sport and returned to the 2019 tournament as Presenting Sponsor…

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Top Kayak Anglers at 2019 KBF National Championship Credit HyperVision Sonar

This past weekend, March 28-30, marked Kayak Bass Fishing’s 2019 National Championship… In this elite field, competition was hot and heavy… Pro kayak angler Drew Gregory placed second at the event, his kayak rigged with the brand new Raymarine Element sonar/GPS display, which he maintains played a large part in his successful angling…

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Lowrance Delivers Complete Fishing System with Availability of LiveSight Sonar

Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today that its Lowrance LiveSight Sonar transducer will be available for consumer purchase in May 2019. Immediately compatible with Lowrance HDS LIVE displays* – America’s Number One Fishfinder – LiveSight Sonar gives users the ability to track lure and fish movements in real time with a wider coverage area and at greater distances…

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New Simrad Cruise is the Most Intuitive and Easy-to-Use Chartplotter Available

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – announced today Simrad Cruise, the most intuitive chartplotter on the market. Designed for simple and straightforward navigation, Cruise features a simple, easy-to-use interface, sunlight-viewable display, preloaded U.S. coastal charts, mounting bracket and sonar transducer…

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SiriusXM InfoLink, new features and lower priced SiriusXM weather receivers

SiriusXM Marine Weather on your boat is getting cheaper and likely to get more capable in the near future.  Furuno and Raymarine have both recently released new SiriusXM weather and audio receivers at very attractive price points.  The two receivers look very similar and it turns out there’s a very good reason.

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Furuno Introduces Fourth Generation BBWX4 SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver for NavNet TZtouch and TZtouch2

Furuno has introduced the BBWX4 fourth-generation SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver for NavNet TZtouch and NavNet TZtouch2. Furuno and SiriusXM have teamed up to bring you live, up-to-date weather information and forecasting, offering peace of mind to boaters, and a crucial edge for fishermen, all over the US and southern Canada…

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Garmin introduces the ECHOMAP Ultra series with larger, brighter screens, built-in Panoptix LiveScope support and new g3 maps, charts

Garmin today announced the ECHOMAP™ Ultra series, a new line of keyed-assist 10- and 12-inch touchscreen chartplotters designed to bring professional performance to inland and nearshore anglers. Offering a best-in-class sonar solution, the ECHOMAP Ultra series has built-in support for Garmin’s crystal-clear Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar as well as the award-winning Panoptix LiveScope™ series, including…

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mazu Announces ROFFS Analyses Digitized and Overlaid Directly Onto SportFishing App

Mazu, a leading marine technology and satellite communications brand and ROFFS (Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service), a scientific consulting company, announced today they have entered a partnership. Now with the free mazu SportFishing app, anglers can view and download their ROFFS fishing forecast hot spots while offshore…

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Debris takes out Garmin Panoptix FLS transducer, boat still floats

Before heading from Chicago down to the Mobile, AL, I had two new holes drilled in the bottom of Have Another Day to install  Garmin Panoptix PS-51 and Simrad Forward Scan forward-looking sonar transducers.   Our travels down the debris-filled rivers revealed a potential problem with anything protruding below the hull, but it also showed how robustly these transducers are built.

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FLIR Introduces Raymarine Element Series with Lifelike Sonar Imaging

FLIR Systems today announced the Raymarine Element™, a new generation of advanced, combination sonar and GPS displays. Featuring the acclaimed Raymarine RealVision™ 3D and new HyperVision™ sonar technology, the Element series delivers lifelike imaging and helps meet the demands of both coastal and bass fishermen with advanced sonar, versatile mapping capabilities, and a highly intuitive user experience.