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#480017 - 09/16/17 12:35 PM Lowrance Castable Sonar
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I got an email from Lowrance this week, and they've come out with a pocket depth finder. No clue how it compares to existing castable depth finders, but here's the info.

Fishhunter
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#480038 - 09/17/17 07:37 AM Re: Lowrance Castable Sonar [Re: FireIsHot]
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Pretty cool
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#480080 - 09/18/17 11:32 AM Re: Lowrance Castable Sonar [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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#480094 - 09/18/17 04:17 PM Re: Lowrance Castable Sonar [Re: FireIsHot]
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Navico(Lowrance's parent company) bought out Fish Hunter, so Walmart's selling old inventory. Gotta love them though. Lowrance's retail price for the Pro is $149. Walmart has the retail price listed as $176, and their sale price is based off of that.
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#480133 - 09/19/17 10:17 AM Re: Lowrance Castable Sonar [Re: FireIsHot]
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Dumb question??? How does it work? Do you cast it out there hooked to a fishing line then reel it in when done?
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#480147 - 09/19/17 03:06 PM Re: Lowrance Castable Sonar [Re: FireIsHot]
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Not a dumb question at all. Yes, cast it, or toss it out with a line, and get depth/fish for one's pond while standing on the bank. I'll probably get one for my 3 smaller ponds, and a few others I'm helping manage. My lovely wife and I are coming up on another anniversary, so maybe I'll get her one for that. She will be very surprised.
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#480177 - 09/20/17 08:40 AM Re: Lowrance Castable Sonar [Re: FireIsHot]
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ha! I best she'll be surprised!
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#480179 - 09/20/17 08:46 AM Re: Lowrance Castable Sonar [Re: FireIsHot]
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My sis bought me an IBobber. I've used it once and it seemed to do ok but I think it actually was measuring the depth to the tops of the weed beds instead of actual pond depth.
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#480183 - 09/20/17 10:24 AM Re: Lowrance Castable Sonar [Re: FireIsHot]
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This would be great for mapping out an unknown pond bottom like mine that was purchased and not built. I would love to have built my pond and have been involved in shaping the bottom and adding structure. But I wasn't. I have no clue what is down there. I will definitely look at getting one of these to help me get an idea of what I am working with.
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