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    I'm looking to buy a new fishfinder. I've been looking at the Humminbird 787C2 combo fishfinder/GPS. Has anyone used the Humminbird 83khz/200khz fishfinders?

    Everything I've read recommends using 50khz/200khz.

    I'll be using the unit in ocean and rivers.

    What GPS/fishfinder do you have what do you like/dislike?

    Thanks!

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    I have the Humminbird 797CI2. I just bought it this year and have used it in Homer, Valdez, and Whittier. I'm really imporessed with it at this point. I did by the Mapping card to go in the unit and would highly recomend it if you plan on being in the salt waters. I have not used it in a river yet, but think it is going to be great. The biggest selling point to me was the really awesome side scan capabilities. Hope this helps.

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    I have an older Hummingbird 3D model. It will pick up a fish on the bottom (so long as it is not more than 1000 ft). But I don't really think it has picked up many halibut. I can see rock fish and every once in awhile porpoises mess with it.

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    I've heard that fish finders can't see halibut because they don't have enough air in their system...don't know if it's true or not. Maybe someone out there knows for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan19alaska View Post
    I have the Humminbird 797CI2. I just bought it this year and have used it in Homer, Valdez, and Whittier. I'm really imporessed with it at this point. I did by the Mapping card to go in the unit and would highly recomend it if you plan on being in the salt waters. I have not used it in a river yet, but think it is going to be great. The biggest selling point to me was the really awesome side scan capabilities. Hope this helps.
    I would like to have the 797 however I haven't seen it sold anywhere in Anchorage, and I think it might be a bit out of my price range. The 787c2 is available at Sportsmans Warehouse for $699. It looks like a nice unit. Where did you purchase your 797?

    Thanks!

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    I have Garmin 498c I really like it. For the gps I do wish that I had a larger display.

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