10 Best Side Imaging Fish Finders

Last Updated September 2020 Based on 3387 Reviews
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Humminbird 410230-1 Helix 5 Fish Finder, CHIRP, Si, GPS, G2
Humminbird Humminbird 410230-1 Helix 5 Fish Finder, CHIRP, Si, GPS, G2
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9.6 Greet
Product Highlights
  • 5-Inch widescreen LED backlit display
  • CHIRP Side Imaging filters out noise and clutter for a clearer view of the world below
  • CHIRP Digital Sonar is engineered to help you reach greater depths and range
  • Dual Beam PLUS Sonar combines two beams for great detail and a generous coverage area
  • Humminbird basemap includes charts of more than 10, 000 lakes, plus coastal coverage for the U. S
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Hummingbird Helix 7 Fish Finder 410950-1, CHIRP MSI GPS G3
Humminbird Hummingbird Helix 7 Fish Finder 410950-1, CHIRP MSI GPS G3
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9.3 Greet
Product Highlights
  • 7-Inch screen with 800H x 480V resolution color TFT display
  • Mega Side Imaging: see the world below like never before with crystal-clear viewing out to 125 feet on either side of your boat
  • Mega Down Imaging: Get unprecedented underwater clarity with coverage down to 125 feet below your boat
  • Powered by our proprietary, Low Q CHIRP transducer, Dual Spectrum CHIRP offers two ways to search: wide mode for maximum coverage and narrow mode for maximum detail
  • Includes transducer and mounting hardware, power cable and gimbal mounting bracket
  • Power Input - 10.8-20 VDC. Power Output Peak-to-Peak - 4000 Watts. Power Output RMS - 500 Watts
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Humminbird 410160-1 PIRANHAMAX 4.3 DI Fish Finder with Down Imaging
Humminbird Humminbird 410160-1 PIRANHAMAX 4.3 DI Fish Finder with Down Imaging
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9.1 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Display Size Diagonal -4.3"
  • Down Imaging Sonar
  • 2400 watts PTP/300 Watts RMS
  • Depth Capability -320' (DI) & 600'
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Humminbird Helix 9 G3N Fish Finder with Chirp, MEGA SI+, GPS, and 9-Inch-Display
Humminbird Humminbird Helix 9 G3N Fish Finder with Chirp, MEGA SI+, GPS, and 9-Inch-Display
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9 Greet
Product Highlights
  • See the world below like never before with the HELIX 9 G3N featuring both MEGA Side Imaging+ (SI+) and MEGA Down Imaging+ (DI+), providing detailed, crystal-clear viewing out to 200 feet on either side of your boat.
  • The built-in dual Spectrum CHIRP sonar identifies well-defined fish arches and provides clear views of fish-holding structure and the bottom. It provides two ways to search for fish: wide mode for maximum coverage and narrow mode for maximum detail.
  • The HELIX 9 fish finder combines precise GPS location with built-in Humminbird Basemap for a clear view of what's below, surrounding points, and navigation aids. Utilize Humminbird's AutoChart Live for creating customized depth contour maps.
  • The 9-inch full-color TFT display (1024 x 600) is complemented by an easy-to-use keypad control interface. Bluetooth connectivity on the Helix 9 allows you to keep your phone out of the water and in your pocket with onscreen notification displays.
  • The Helix 9 includes a transducer and mounting hardware, power cable, gimbal mounting bracket, and unit cover. This unit measures 12 x 7 x 4. 13 inches (WxHxD) via standard gimbal mounting.
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Lowrance HOOK2 5 - 5-inch Fish Finder with TripleShot Transducer and US Inland Lake Maps Installed ...
Lowrance Lowrance HOOK2 5 - 5-inch Fish Finder with TripleShot Transducer and US Inland Lake Maps Installed ...
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8.7 Very good
Product Highlights
  • HOOK2 5 - 5-inch Fish Finder with TripleShot Transducer and US Inland Lake Maps Installed
  • EASIEST TO USE: The Lowrance HOOK2 5 Fish Finder features auto-tuning sonar and phone-like menus giving you more time to spend fishing and less time dealing with settings.
  • WIDER SONAR COVERAGE: The HOOK2 5 offers a wide-angle CHIRP sonar cone giving you double the coverage of traditional fish finders.
  • EASY SETUP: A single transducer can be mounted on the transom, inside the hull, on the trolling motor or through a scupper hole. The HOOK2 5 is ideal for small fishing boats or kayaks with limited console space.
  • MORE SONAR VIEWS: The Lowrance HOOK2 5 comes complete with a TripleShot transducer which gives you DownScan sonar (straight down), SideScan sonar (up to 300' to each side), and CHIRP sonar (fish arch) views.
  • PRELOADED HIGH DETAIL MAPPING: Fish new water like a pro with preloaded US inland mapping that features 4,000 lakes with 1-foot contours. Narrow your search for productive water, easily locating fish-holding structure like ledges, drop offs and cover.
  • FISH FINDER & GPS: The HOOK2 5 provides basic navigation with a GPS plotter that allows you to add waypoints, follow trails, and navigate.
  • UPGRADABLE: The fish finder comes complete with an SD card slot for software and mapping upgrades, future features and third-party maps to be added.
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Lowrance HOOK2 7x Fishfinder with TripleShot Transducer
Lowrance Lowrance HOOK2 7x Fishfinder with TripleShot Transducer
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8.5 Very good
Product Highlights
  • EASIEST TO USE: The Lowrance HOOK2 7 Fish Finder features auto-tuning sonar and phone-like menus giving you more time to spend fishing and less time dealing with settings.
  • WIDER SONAR COVERAGE: The HOOK2 7x offers a wide-angle CHIRP sonar cone giving you double the coverage of traditional fish finders.
  • EASY SETUP: A single transducer can be mounted on the transom, inside the hull, on the trolling motor or through a scupper hole.
  • MORE SONAR VIEWS: The Lowrance HOOK2 7x comes complete with a SplitShot transducer which gives you DownScan sonar (straight down) and CHIRP sonar (fish arch) views.
  • FISH FINDER & GPS: The HOOK2 7 provides basic navigation with a GPS plotter that allows you to add waypoints, follow trails, and navigate.
  • UPGRADABLE: The fish finder comes complete with an SD card slot for software and mapping upgrades, future features and third-party maps to be added.
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Garmin Striker 7SV with Transducer, 7' GPS Fishfinder with Chirp Traditional, ClearVu and SideVu Scanning Sonar Transducer and Built in Quickdraw Contours Mapping Software
Garmin Garmin Striker 7SV with Transducer, 7" GPS Fishfinder with Chirp Traditional, ClearVu and SideVu Scanning Sonar Transducer and Built in Quickdraw Contours Mapping Software
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8.2 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Includes transducer for built-in Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar plus CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonars
  • Built-in Quickdraw Contours mapping software lets you create and store maps with 1' contours for up to 2 million acres. Resolution : 800 x 480
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for access to ActiveCaptain app so you can receive smart notifications, access Quickdraw Contours Community and transfer waypoints and software update notifications
  • Built-in GPS lets you mark waypoints, create routes and view boat's speed. Transmit power - 500 W (RMS)
  • Bright, sunlight-readable 7" display and intuitive user interface
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Garmin Striker 4cv with Transducer, 4' GPS Fishfinder with CHIRP Traditional and ClearVu Scanning Sonar Transducer and Built In Quickdraw Contours Mapping Software
Garmin Garmin Striker 4cv with Transducer, 4" GPS Fishfinder with CHIRP Traditional and ClearVu Scanning Sonar Transducer and Built In Quickdraw Contours Mapping Software
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8.1 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Includes transducer for built in Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar plus CHIRP ClearVü scanning sonar
  • Built in Garmin Quickdraw Contours mapping software lets you create and store maps with 1' contours for up to 2 million acres
  • Built in GPS lets you mark waypoints, create routes and view boat's speed
  • Bright, sunlight readable 4.3" display and intuitive user interface
  • Rugged design for every fishing environment.Transmit power:300 W (RMS)
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Humminbird, Helix 7, Chirp MSI GPS G3N
Humminbird Humminbird, Helix 7, Chirp MSI GPS G3N
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7.9 Good
Product Highlights
  • Display Size - Diagonal: 7"
  • Sonar-Standard: Dual Spectrum CHIRP, MEGA Down Imaging, MEGA Side Imaging
  • Sonar-Frequencies Supported: 50/83/200/455 kHz
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Lowrance HOOK2 4X - 4-inch Fish Finder with Bullet Skimmer Transducer, Gray, One Size
Lowrance Lowrance HOOK2 4X - 4-inch Fish Finder with Bullet Skimmer Transducer, Gray, One Size
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7.7 Good
Product Highlights
  • EASY TO USE: The Lowrance HOOK2 4x Fish Finder features auto-tuning sonar and phone-like menus giving you more time to spend fishing and less time dealing with settings.
  • WIDER SONAR COVERAGE: The HOOK2 4x offers a wide-angle sonar cone giving you double the coverage of traditional fish finders.
  • EASY SETUP: A single transducer can be mounted on the transom, inside the hull, on the trolling motor or through a scupper hole.
  • TRANSDUCER INCLUDED: The included Bullet Skimmer transducer gives you traditional 2-D sonar (fish arch) views.

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