Portable depth finder to use on club jon boats

Mar 03 2021

Dan Ellis

Fry

Member Since :
2011
Number of Posts :
2

Portable depth finder to use on club jon boats

I would appreciate some feedback from members as to what they use for a depth finder when using the club’s jon boat.  I used to have a one piece “pole” portable depth finder that just clamped on the side of the boat (called a fishin buddy made by hummingbird) but it quit working and they don’t make them any more.  Any recommendations for something very portable would be greatly appreciated.

Dan Ellis

Mar 09 2021

Steve Carpenter

Keeper

Member Since :
2015
Number of Posts :
309

 

There is a short discussion in the July 23, 2017 edition. Not very long. I have a garmin portable that I use on the few occations I use a club boat. It is protable with a self contained battery and a suction cup. There are also brackets you can buy to mount on a boat. It gives me depth and water temp.

Good luck,

Steve

 

 

 

 

there is a short

Mar 26 2021

Jeff Cavitt

Fry

Member Since :
2019
Number of Posts :
27

My best friend and I have been using the Deeper fish finders. I bought the Deeper Chirp this year. I love it.

Mar 27 2021

David May

Slot Fish

Member Since :
2018
Number of Posts :
126

Morning,

I use a Helix 8 mounted on a setup I got from fishfindermounts.com. They make mounts for virtually all sonar units on the market, with or without a battery platform. ( I use my trollling motor battery and so I have a mount without the battery platform; small, easy to clamp on the gunwale and “out of the way” when fishing.) They also have rubber feet for the clamps that help to get a vertical transducer mount on a Jon boat.