Eagle Fishfinder

This is fishnet.org's honest review on Eagle Fish finder.

Eagle fishfinders are cheaper cousins to the Lowrance fishfinders. Take an Eagle and a similarly sized Lowrance fishfinder apart and you’ll discover the insides to be identical. So, if you’re interested in economy, you can own the same features as a Lowrance fishfinder, but pay less money when you buy an Eagle.

When you want a basic fishfinder, but don’t want or need all of the bells or whistles of electronic equipment that houses state-of-art technology, then Eagle is your answer.

Several of the Eagle fishfinders sport a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen. Most come as a grayscale screen, although a few models contain a color screen. The largest Eagle fishfinder you can purchase is a five-inch or 12.7-centimeter diagonal screen. These high-definition screens come in a 640V x 480H resolution.

Your Eagle fishfinder can burrow down to a water depth of 800 feet, or 244 meters. All Eagle fishfinders come with a transducer that’s designed to skim over the surface of the water, while attached to your boat hull. You can get readings from boats traveling as fast as 70 mph, or 61 kph. A temperature sensor is built into these transducers. A 60-degree invisible sonic cone emanates from beneath this transducer, allowing for detailed readings of bottom structure and fish.

By purchasing an extra sensor, your Eagle fishfinder can record speed and distance data. There’s also a setting for detecting fish when your boat is traveling across water at higher speeds. A bar running up and down your fishfinder screen flashes with the approximate size of detected fish. Plus, each item identified as a fish shows up as a fish symbol and indicates the approximate depth of it.

All Eagle fishfinders use an electronic method of continually correcting itself in order to produce the clearest picture on your screen.

There is also a color screen technique with Eagle fishfinders that helps to distinguish fish from close-by bottom structures. Several alarms can be turned on or off that alert you as to your water depth, along with the sensing of fish.

Some people who fish don’t wish to have a fishfinder permanently installed in their boat. Maybe there is a need to move fishfinders from boat to boat, or perhaps fishing is performed outside of a vessel, such as ice fishing.

Eagle makes an entire line-up of portable fishfinders just for these purposes.

These fishfinders usually come in their own case, complete with suction cups and batteries that you supply. The suction cup adheres to the bottom of a boat, canoe or to the top of a wet ice surface. An enclosed transducer operates the same as a permanent transducer on a boat. A major advantage to these electronic devices is that they are completely sealed in a watertight case so that there’s no chance of damage.

You can detect fish, thermoclines in the water, bottom surfaces and other types of underwater bottom structure with these portable Eagle fishfinders. Back-up memory allows you to check images from an earlier time, when you’re trying to track the location of that big fish, or the “one that got away.”

For a person who wants to take their grandchildren fishing or a young family who is fishing on a limited budget with a bobber, a simple hook and some worms, Eagle is a perfect answer to the choice between having an electronic fishfinder or possessing none at all. You might not have the latest technology measuring wave lengths, but when you’re sitting on a pond, fishing with your grandson for bluegills, a simple fishfinder, such as one built by Eagle, is all you need.