3 reasons you should invest in a fishfinder from Hunts Marine

Though we're not quite sure what our fishing forefathers might have made of today's angling technologies, there's little question that it has made our hobby (and careers) a lot easier. Bait boats, drones and depth finders all lend a hand in helping us to hook, and as this technology has improved, so too have our bags at the end of a day's fishing.

The fishfinder is one such innovation. It does exactly what it says on the tin, helping you locate our finned friends in the dark depths below. Though traditionalists might regard fishfinders as a little bit cheaty, the devices are a surefire way to a great catch - here are three reasons you should invest in one. 

1. You can target specific species

Just like humans, different types of fish like to live in different habitats. Some prefer flat, sandy bottoms, whereas others find their homes in structure (rocks, caves, coral and the like). With a fishfinder, you can identify the layout below, as well as the depth. This is a big advantage if you're targeting certain species, especially if you aren't familiar with the area you are fishing. As an added bonus, if you manage to find a place where the fish just won't stop biting, you can return to the exact location via the power of GPS.  

With a fishfinder, you can identify the layout below, as well as the depth.

2. You'll save time on the water

We'd love to fish all day and night, but for most of us, that simply isn't an option. Of course, the hunt for fish is all part of the fun, but when none are forthcoming, a happy trip out can quickly turn into a frustrating one. As fish will be doing their best to hide from predators while going about their day-to-day lives, happening upon them by chance is a tough ask. A fishfinder is a big help in this respect - they use advanced sonar technology to allow you to see exactly what is happening below your boat. The sonar of yesteryear allowed us only to see hulking World War II submarines, but today, it can distinguish between individual fish, schools, and submerged objects such as tree branches.   

3. You'll save money in the long run

Sure, you'll have to fork out a pretty penny for a fishfinder, but it will actually save you a few dollars long-term. You won't have to trawl the ocean for hours, wasting valuable fuel in the search for fish. What's more, you'll save on bait, too, as where you drop your hook won't be simply be left to chance and instinct - rather, you'll be dipping it directly where the fish are!

Be sure to contact the expert team at Hunts Marine to find out more about our range of fishfinders.

November 21, 2016 by Jon Hunt
Tags: Tips