I have the 1198c Humminbird. Unreal the things you see with this unit. Humminbird makes a few other model that are cheaper with the same features just a smaller screen size. I suggest you check out the 798c. As for anchors I use a river style. I think it's really important to have a good section of chain on front anchor and make sure you let plenty of line out. My front anchor is 20#s I have no prob holding. Weight isn't the biggest concern it's adequate dig and plenty of line out.
I have the 798c it's a great unit. Getting the transducer set up right sucked, but other than that, no problems I wish I could afford the 11 series like Kip has. I just picked up Cat River anchor. You should look into them. Really nice. Plenty of good options out there to choose from.
Post by caseytackett on Jun 4, 2013 23:30:35 GMT -5
The best anchor you can get in my opinion are these... www.basspro.com/Digger-Anchor/product/8740/ Those things are amazing and i have yet to ever lose one... in trees or rocks or anything they hold well and if you get hung up they break away. Better then spending $30 a pop plus rope for other anchors. As for fishfinders I have the lowrance HDS 10 with down and side imaging... I LOVE IT. you can see all the limbs and what things actually are instead of a blob on the screen. I can stop the image and zoom in to see if its a ball or shad or something else. It's very impressive to say the least.