Everything you need to start scanning the water for fish is included with the Garmin Echo 151, including an easy to use suction cup mount.
The dual beam transducer can be used in deep or shallow water can will transmit clear images up to the receiver.
Measuring 4 inches, the receiver is comfortable to hold and with “8 level grayscale” it is easy to read in low or bright lighting.
You will appreciate how easy the Garmin Echo 151 is to operate, even if you have never used a fish finder before.
There is very little not to like about the Echo 151, except some consumers have noted that the sonar might not be able to keep up with faster moving boats. While this can be an inconvenience if you are fishing in open waters, it won’t affect its overall performance if you maintain speeds around 20 mph.
There are several reasons why this is considered the best Garmin portable fish finder that include its affordable price, and the fact that this bundle comes with everything you need to get started. Along with the receiver and transducer, it also comes with a sturdy base, small foam float, battery and charger. The included bag makes it easy to carry the fish finder with you, and it can also be used to help protect the receiver when you are in rough water. The Echo 151 also comes with a mount for the transducer, along with one for the receiver.
Since this is a dual beam transducer you can easily locate fish and view underwater details. It has a maximum depth of 1,600 feet, and wide viewing angles so you can see everything on the sides and underneath the boat. The high and low frequency beams also ensure that you can clearly see in deep and shallow water. It also comes with Garmin’s tracking technology that automatically separates potential targets making it even easier for you to see exactly where you need to cast your line.
The 4 inch screen is easy to read in low lighting so you can find and track fish when many species are the most active. The “8 level grayscale” display also ensures images are crisp and clear when you are in direct sunlight. It will even show water temperature and depth so you have a better idea of what you are casting for, but it should be noted that this device is not intended for use in water below 0 degrees. You also have the advantage of the split screen feature that allows you to view the down imaging and traditional sonar at the same time so you know exactly what is in the water.
Every aspect of this fish finder is designed to be easy to use, so even beginners can have a successful trip. The setup is simple and the buttons are clearly marked, and since everything is included all you need to do is turn it on and toss it in the water. You also don’t need to worry about drilling holes in your boat since the Echo 151 comes with a convenient suction cup mount.