ICAST 2014: Electronics

Sonar builders unveil some amazing fishing tools for the coming year.


Garmin’s GPSMAP 800 and 1000 series sonar/chartplotter combos provide an amazing near-picture quality view on the respective 8- and 10-inch screens. Built-in CHIRP, DownVu and pre-loaded BlueChart g2 and LakeVu HD cartography are part of the package.

Humminbird AutoChart LIVE

AutoChart LIVE is a DIY mapping program that allows anglers to create their own precision digital contour maps live, on-the-fly and ready for immediate use. Offered as a free software upgrade exclusively for users of Humminbird’s ONIX and ION Cross Touch touchscreen units, the system provides 8 hours of mapping data.

Lowrance Elite 3X

The Elite-3x features dual-frequency 83 or 200 kHz Broadband Sounder operation, vibrant 4-color LED backlit screen, water-temp sensor and Lowrance’s Advanced Signal Processing—all for under $100.

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