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Our review on Hawkeye F33P


1.1 HawkEye Portable Fish Finder

The good

With its versatile design you can use this fish finder in a variety of scenarios, and you will appreciate how easy it is to operate.

The compact receiver is designed to fit comfortably in your hand, and it comes with a liquid crystal icon display that is easy to read in most lighting.

You will appreciate its accuracy, along with its ability to detect fish in deep and shallow water.

All of the functions you need to have a successful fishing trip are included on the F33P from Hawkeye.


The bad

There are very few complaints about this fish finder, though one consumer did mention that the connecting cable can come loose in rough water. While this will affect the performance of the unit if the receiver is not connected to the transducer, this generally only happens in extremely rough water when it might not even be safe to be out fishing.



The verdict

One of the main advantages of this fish finder is its versatile design. You can choose to mount it on a boat or kayak, or simply toss the floating transducer into the water from the shore or off a pier. It is also that easy to use, after turning it on. The receiver comes with controls that are clearly marked so you can easily navigate through the menu and select the settings you need. As an added bonus this portable fish finder also comes with a convenient guide that will walk you through the simple setup steps.


The small receiver fits comfortably in your hand, and you will appreciate the easy to read display. It’s compact size also makes it easy to carry, and it can even be stored in your pocket or with the rest of your gear. The liquid crystal display ensures that all of the sonar images are crisp and clear so you know exactly where to place your next cast. The screen is also polarized to prevent any annoying glare that can make it difficult to read in bright sunlight.


With the ability to detect targets in deep and shallow water you can easily go after a wide variety of fish, and since it updates the depth readings 4 times per second you don’t have to worry about missing anything. It is accurate to the closest 1/10 of a foot, and is able to detect targets in depths ranging from 1 ½ feet down to 99.9 feet. This makes it easy for you to find larger game fish that are worth bragging.


All of the functions that you need to have a successful trip are included with this fish finder from Hawkeye. The sonar will transmit images of the bottom structure and contours, along with any fish swimming in the area. Beginners and experienced anglers will appreciate the “fish id” so they can easily distinguish between bait and game targets. The F33P will even display and mark the height of any weeds that might tangle your line when you are reeling in a fish.


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