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Our review on Humminbird PiranhaMax

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The good

You will appreciate how easy this fish finder is to use, especially when you are trying to concentrate on your line.

The dual beam sonar is capable of detecting fish and underwater objects in deep water and can also zoom in for improved clarity.

The PiranhaMax comes with several convenient features that help ensure every fishing trip is something to brag about.

This fish finder from Humminbird comes with everything you need to use it right out of the box.


The bad

Most of the reviews are positive with the exception of some consumers noting that this fish finder is not the best choice for use with a kayak. Not only is it too heavy at 10 pounds, the one foot power cable is also too short.



The verdict

As the best portable fish finder from Humminbird you expect the PiranhaMax to be easy to use and accurate, and it does not disappoint. There are only four buttons on the receiver so you can easily access the menu and select the settings that are right for your trip. The color display is incredibly easy to read, even in bright sunlight. You will be able to clearly identify target and bait fish, along with view the bottom contours and any underwater structures. This way you know the best place to cast without having to worry about snagging your line on the bottom.

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You will appreciate the dual sonar beam that can detect fish in deep water, and with Down imaging capabilities you can easily see exactly what you are casting for. The simple interface makes it easy to switch between a wide or narrow sonar beam, and the high resolution display ensures that the images are crystal clear.


Even though this portable fish finder is priced affordably, it still comes with most of the features that you expect from Humminbird. With the “Fish ID+” function you can easily identify different types of fish and decide whether or not it is worth casting for. The depth alarm will let you know when you have reached the maximum limit, and even experienced anglers appreciate being alerted when a fish is detected. This allows you to take a break and move around when nothing is biting without worrying about missing a potential target. You will also love how easy it is to zoom in on a potential target, simply tap the button on the receiver.
Since everything you need is included, with the exception of an inexpensive 9 volt battery you can start using this fish finder right out of the box. There is a convenient case that makes carrying the receiver and transponder a breeze, and it can even be used as a protective mount for the display. While this unit is resistant to water is still recommended that you keep it covered as much as possible. There is also a suction cup mount for the transducer, along with a short power cord


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