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Poseidon? Aquaman? Nope. Just a Really Well-Equipped Fisherman!

Published: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By: Jordan Balbresky

Are you looking for the ultimate gift? Look no further! The Lowrance FishHunter Pro and Lowrance FishHunter 3D wireless, castable transducers are the perfect gift for the angler in your life, whether they have a boat, love to go ice fishing, or just fish from a dock or the shore.

FishHunter brings all the benefits of a fishfinding sonar to anglers that fish from a stationary location. Sending real-time sonar data via WiFi connection between the transducer and iOS phones and tablets or Android devices, FishHunter operates without the need for a cellular or internet connection. All you have to do is cast the FishHunter transducer into the water and then view sonar returns on your smartphone or tablet to decide where to fish.

FishHunter Pro features a tri-frequency transducer (381 kHz, 475 kHz, and 675 kHz) offering four ways to view sonar data including Fish (fish symbols), Raw (fish arches), Bathymetric and Ice Fishing Flasher views. Using its Bathymetric view, anglers can troll FishHunter Pro behind a boat to create Bathymetric maps of an entire lake or favorite fishing spot.

Incorporating five tri-frequency transducers, FishHunter 3D offers five functional views including 3D Fishing and Ice Fishing Flasher, as well as a Directional Casting View that pinpoints fish depth and location relative to the transducer. FishHunter 3D can also be trolled behind a boat to create Bathymetric or Structure maps of fishing areas. With FishHunter 3D, three-dimensional sonar capabilities are now available to the kayak, dock, bank, pier, and ice fisherman.

The unique buoy-shaped design makes it difficult to submerge and increases the reliability of its WiFi connection. The antenna protruding from the top of the FishHunter housing also ensures constant WiFi connectivity for the highest image quality and signal range. By communicating through a WiFi connection, smartphones paired with FishHunter are still able to receive texts and phone calls. 

Both Pro and 3D models feature LED illumination making them easy to locate in any lighting condition. FishHunter smartphone and tablet apps can be downloaded through the Apple iTunes store for iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android devices. The FishHunter app includes social features allowing anglers to log catches, waypoints, follow friends, and even live stream catches from around the world.

FishHunter Pro provides a 150-foot depth and 160-foot WiFi range, and FishHunter 3D offers a 160-foot depth and a 200-foot WiFi range. FishHunter’s rechargeable battery lasts for 10 hours of active use and 500 hours on standby.

Lowrance FishHunter Pro is available for $149 USD and FishHunter 3D for $199 USD. For more information on Lowrance FishHunter wireless castable transducers, or to locate an authorized dealer, visit www.lowrance.com.

About Jordan Balbresky

A former public relations practitioner serving the high-tech and consumer electronics industries, Jordan Balbresky recently returned to the agency world following a decade of hands-on marine experience. Living in the Caribbean and working in all aspects of the marine industry — from boat building, restoration and maintenance, to charter captain and delivery crew of sailing and motor yachts — Balbresky has a first-hand understanding of the outdoor and maritime markets. Fully immersing himself in the industry, he is a licensed scuba instructor, as well as master mariner and has lived on-board a custom-built schooner while skippering charters on boats of all sizes in the US Virgin Islands.


tags: Electronics, Fishing

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