Howdy everybody. I'm gonna give as brief a background as I can, so ya'll can give some useful info back.
I fish with my kids and grandkids on a local lake, here in Central Texas, both from the shore and from an old boat. We enjoy the time spent together fishing, and while we aren't real serious about catching the "record" fish on the lake, we do enjoy being able to say " mine is bigger than yours " from time to time.
My Question for ya'll involves all the "electronic" gadgets used to find decent fishing structures and likely places to fish.
I've been reviewing different makes and brands of the "fish finders" but don't really know how to choose the one I need.
What I am looking for, in a nutshell, is a unit that anybody in my family can use and read, telling us there are "fish" down there. I'm wanting to buy and use a unit that my 4 year old granddaughter can look at and say " Pappy, there's a real big fish down there." To me, the price is relative. Kinda like those adds for the different credit cards you see, where the cost is displayed, and then the message that something seen or experienced is "priceless".
So with that idea in mind, are any of the 'electronic fish finders', chart plotters, gps units, etc that we see advertised, worth the money, and actually as easy to use as claimed in the ads, or are they a waste of time and effort, for the "casual" fishing style we use? Are any of em easy enough that a 4 year old can look at em and tell me we need to fish a certain spot ?
Have any of you used one and had a child be able to read the dang thing and tell ya to fish for "that big fish down there " ?
That's the kind of Info I'm looking for, and I offer thanks to anybody with useable information to share.
_http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/2073985242_cd4e089130.jpg?v=0_______________________________________________Huntin Panfish and Catfish on Belton Lake in Central Texas.