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Trout_Terminator
09-08-2005, 05:43 PM
what can i do for this incident? i want to track fish, but i am in a flat tube. what do you recommend?

sellhomes2fish
09-09-2005, 11:32 AM
Bottom Line makes a series of portable fishfinders called Fishin' Buddy. They also make a holster attachment that works great with float tubes. If used this set up for years and it has worked great for me. I primarily use it for bass or panfish fishing and looking for structure.

kstone44
09-09-2005, 10:52 PM
Caddis makes a rod holder which I converted to hold my old depth finder from my bass boat, cabelas sells small 12volt batteries that don't weigh to much that comes with a recharger for about 25$. The transducer dangles down to the side of the pontoons and when I want to look in a specific area I point the transducer there I get some great veiws that way.

Trout_Terminator
09-10-2005, 02:39 PM
do you know whats its called?

Trout_Terminator
09-10-2005, 02:53 PM
think this one might work? http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0032087017014a&type=product&cmCat=sear ch&returnString=N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+match allpartial&Nty=1&Ntt=bottom%20line&QueryText=botto m%20line&noImage=0&returnPage=search-results1.jsp.

FishMischief
09-10-2005, 06:45 PM
This might be easier. I thought someone made on of these as a watch you wear on your wrist with a small screen.

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/sm-humminbird-portable-smartcast-rf-15-fishfinder--pi-1894550.html

Trout_Terminator
09-10-2005, 10:01 PM
they do, its like 80$. hmmm, why couldent christmas hurry up!

Set_The_Hook
09-15-2005, 01:56 PM
I use a bottom line that uses 3 c cell batteries on my u-boat. I mount it to the side with a nylon belt and hold the fish finder with cut bike inner tubes. The belt has a plastic buckle that lets me unhook it when I get in shallow water. The unit works pretty well and will look forward as well as down. Don't forget to "leash" the finder to your tube though.
STH