On the Hunt
Lowrance FishHunter 3-D // $199.00
Remember those red-and-white bobbers from our days as beginner fishermen? Lowrance took that design, enhanced it, added some high-tech features, and came up with something that could change the way you fish. Their FishHunter 3-D is a clip-on, castable transducer that sends real-time 3-D sonar images with depth and fish-finding data back to your boat, which are then transferred to your smartphone via Wi-Fi.
The FishHunter app connects your iOS or Android device to the bobber, so you have an immediate idea of what’s happening up to 156’ below the surface. Use the app to log catches, waypoints, follow your friends as well as live stream catches around the world!
Devices like these swam their way into the boating industry over the years, but what sets this high-tech gadget apart from others is that no data plan is required; your smartphone is all you need. At only 4 oz., the bobber floats effortlessly on the water’s surface, resulting in a stronger Wi-Fi signal for uninterrupted connection within a 200’ range.
The Lowrance FishHunter 3-D features five tri-frequency transducers to relay five different fish-finding views. The same technology is used to map earth’s massive geological formations like canyons. This bobber isn’t quite at that level, but it’s highly capable at mapping out rivers and areas just offshore. You can even map your favorite fishing spots or an entire lake by throwing it behind your boat.
An integrated LED light makes it easy to see in dark situations. It is pretty cool to have all this tech in such a compact, portable device. The Lowrance FishHunter 3-D is available at lowrance.com for $199.00.