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Hi Guys,

I'm am lookin for some guidance on buying a new fishfinder??

I have always been intrigued by the large screen size and great overall picture of bottom structure seen on the Bottomline Tournament 5100. I was wondering if anybody could give me any pros or cons regarding this fishfinder. Does the graph have side finding capabilities??

I currently have a Hummingbird wide Paramount and like its performance but would like to upgrade.

I target a wide variety of fish from panfish to bass to salmon and trout. I fish mainly Lake St. Clair, but do make quite a few trips to the big water (Lake Huron).

I appreciate any info you guys can give!!

Jeremy Maranowski
MDNR Fisheries Division
 

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Jeremy,

Don't know anything about the bottom line, but the most important things about a fishing sonar are "target seperation", "screen resolution" and "power" (not peak to peak). There are comparison sites on the web where you can compare different units in some or all of these categories.

I've heard good things about bottom line, but don't know how they stack up against the more common Lowrance and Garmin units.

Dave
 

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Jeremy, I have a Bottomline Tournament Master HR and absoloutly love the unit. It also has the GPS with it. I have no experiance with the 5100 so I can`t advize on that particular unit. Bass Pro has the NCC 5300 w/gps on sale for $849,which is about $150 off the regular price. That unit is is the master catalog. For the extra money, if you can afford it, I would go with the NCC5300. Good luck with yourpurchase and see ya at the ramp for a survey.
 
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