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Old 09-13-2019, 03:52 PM
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Default Shoreline fish finder

Looking to see if anyone has any experience with or opinions on castable fish finders such as i bobber for fishing the shoreline ?
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:59 PM
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Never used one myself but have watched many videos on them as I was considering buying one. They seem like a good way to tell depth, and can find fish decently, but one wrong move and you end up casting 80-200 dollars into a tree or snag. I'd check around places like facebook marketplace to see if you could get one at some kind of a discount just in case!
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:30 PM
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i don't really see it being that much of an advantage from the shore. how far are you really casting? I wouldn't buy it...put that money towards a kayak and get off the shore imo.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:03 PM
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I wouldn't buy it...put that money towards a kayak and get off the shore imo.
^^^^ what he said
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:22 AM
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Default Re: Shoreline fish finder

it may a help in places that you don't have a chart of to determine the underwater structure, but near shore in shallow water the fish hit the lure from the side, not below, so you don't see them coming on a fishfinder anyway.

just for comparison... in my boat, i never use the sonar when working a shoreline, but i use the chart all the time.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:24 PM
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When I researched the fish finders online got a lot of mixed reviews and their accuracy in shallow water was called into question. Figured I would post something here and see what responses I got back. Was also looking at drones and other remote control boats with lure or bait drop capability which would be able to get me out much further when fishing from the shore line trying to get to deeper water during the summer. Will probably put both ideas on ice for a bit. Ordered the Outcast frame less pontoon boat so if things go well will be able to use that in small lakes and ponds for the early fall and then again in spring next year moving forward. Was looking at the fishing kayaks that were suggested, specifically the old tyme brand, I think, but would be an issue transporting with my little 4 door hatchback so I went with the inflatable as it seemed more reasonable to transport.
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