Look where technology has brought us! Not only do we have some of the best fish finders available to us, but we now have portable castable fish finders. Which one would you say is the best castable fish finder?
Let’s take a look at a few…
What is the best castable fish finder?
Here is a preview of what is to come:
- Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+
- FishHunter PRO
- FishHunter Directional 3D
- iBobber Wireless Fish Finder
- Compatible with Apple/Android phones
- Easy to use WiFi connection
- Saltwater Approved
- Dual Frequency
- Battery life – 5.5 hours
- GPS mapping
- Boat Mode/Ice Fishing Mode/ In Shore
- Fast Ping Rate
The first to add to our list of the best castable fish finder is the Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+.
Fishing has never been easier with the Deeper Smart Sonar Pro+. This device is equipped with what looks like a round ball. This round ball is your sonar and connects to your phone or tablet very easily with a WiFi connection.
Recently, many castable fish finders have made the transition from Bluetooth to WiFi. The reason behind this is that at times Bluetooth can drop the connection. On the other hand, a WiFi connection not only will stay connected but will allow for longer casts.
Once you cast your device into the water it instantly starts sending back feedback. It will tell you the temperature of the water, the depth of the water, give you an idea of what the bottom is made up of and best of all, it will mark fish.
There are two features that really set this device apart from its competition that I wanted to highlight.
The first feature is that it is very versatile. This device is not limited to just using it from the shore, but it also has different modes. The most popular modes are boat mode and ice fishing mode. Not only is this device the best castable fish finder, but it is quickly becoming the best fish finder and best ice fish finder as well.
The other feature that I really like is the GPS capabilities. With these capabilities, you can actually map a lake from the shore. That is incredible! To think that only a few years ago the only mapping I did was getting my crankbait snagged on the bottom.
It also wasn’t too long ago that these capabilities were just limited to boat fish finders. However, with the deeper pro you can map your favorite pond/lake with your feet on the ground.
See more about the features of this castable fish finder in the following video:
- WiFi Connection
- Depths of 150 feet
- Ice Fishing Depth 100 Feet
- Flasher capabilities
- Tri-Frequency Transducer ( 381 khz, 475 khz, 675khz
- Up to 10 hours of battery life
- GPS enabled drop pins
- 160 Feet Range
Next on our list is the Fish Hunter ProFishHunter PRO. One of the best features that really sets this apart from the competition is the Triple Frequency transducer. The three frequencies are 381khz, 475 khz and 675khz. The 381khz is a wide frequency and the 675 frequency is a narrower frequency. This helps to give you a crystal clear picture of what is going on below.
With this Tri-Frequency available you will be able to distinguish what is a fish and what is cover. If you are in doubt of what you are seeing on the screen this fish finder actually allows you to analyze real sonar data. This sonar works great for ice fishing too!
This fish finder features great range. The connection is a WiFi connection which tends to work better and faster than a Bluetooth connection. It can be used up to 160 feet away in depths of 150 feet and 100 feet when ice fishing.
Whether you just want to use it while fishing on the back or use it while kayak fishing you won’t be disappointed with this device.
Learn more about what this fish finder has to offer in the following video:
- WiFi connection
- Depth of 160 feet
- Ice Fishing depth of 100 feet
- Flasher capabilities
- 5 transducers
- GPS drop pins
- 3D Structure mapping
- Tri-Frequency (381kHz, 475kHz, 675kHz)
This device features not one…not two…but 5 transducers. Yes, you read that correctly, I said 5 transducers. Each is capable of put out 3 different frequencies and each is strategically placed at a different angle giving you a much wider viewing area.
There are 4 different modes available with the FishHunter Directional 3D.
The first is an ice fishing mode that will allow you to see up to 100 feet what is going on under the ice. There is also a bottom contouring mode helping you to see what the bottom looks like, very important when looking for such things as drop-offs or cliffs.
The next mode and probably one of my favorites is the 3D mapping mode. The location of the sensors allows the device to create a 3D map of what is going on under the water.
Lastly, you have the directional casting mode (another favorite). When this mode is enabled on your screen you will see all 5 of your sensors. It will then tell you which sensor is picking up a fish and at what depth they can be found. Next, you can click each sensor to have a closer more in-depth look at what is going on under that sensor. So the best way to use it is to cast it out and leave it. Then depending on where the fish are in relation to each sensor you can make your cast and fish according to what you see on the screen. Fishing has never been easier!
With all these features there is no wonder why the Fish Hunter claims the FishHunter Directional 3D to be the most powerful portable fish finder ever.
Learn more about possibly the best castable fish finder on the market in the following video:
- Works with Apple/Android tablet or phone
- Bluetooth connection
- 10 hours of battery life
- Maximum depth 135 feet
- Compatible with Google Watch/iWatch
- GPS spot tagging
- Make cast up 100 feet
- LED Light
When I was a kid a bobber was a small floating device that told you when a fish was taking your bait. However, the iBobber Wireless Fish Finder is changing the way we think not only about the meaning of the word “bobber”, but also about castable fish finders.
This unit is equipped with a device that looks much like the bobber I remember. Simply connect the device to your phone or tablet with a Bluetooth connection or you can even use it with your Google Watch or iWatch.
Once connected you can start casting. On each and every cast this sonar will tell you the depth of the water, the temperature, dropoffs and most importantly where the fish are. This sonar can be used in waters with a maximum depth of 135 feet and it is not limited to use from the shore. You can use it on your canoe, kayak, paddleboard or even your boat.
One of the main reasons we get a fish finder is to know at what depth the fish are hanging out. iBobber has taken the guessing out of fish finders with a feature that allows you to know the exact depth of each individual fish. Once you know the exact depth you can fish accordingly to catch more fish.
Another great feature that I like is the LED light. Fishing at night with a LED light has never been easier.
Learn more about the features in the following video:
What do you think is the best castable fish finder? Share your thoughts in the comments below.