Wouldn’t a giant, 10-inch fish finder look rather strange on a small rowboat? Or perhaps a kayak? As much as we could be tempted to fit the biggest possible fish finder on our kayaks or rowboats, it’s not always the best choice – it will usually get in the way! To get a better idea of how big a fish finder will look on your boat or kayak, check out our fish finder screen size comparison chart.
You can also shop by screen size – we’ve divided up all the fish finders we have into three categories: Screens 4 inches or less(perfect for small boats and kayaks), screens that are 5 inches(might be a little cramped), or screens larger than 5 inches(the only way you can mount one of these is using a ram mount).
Fish finders have three main components:
- Display – this is the actual unit – the screen and buttons
- Transducer – this is the part that sends signals into the water and receives them. After receiving, it sends the signals to the display, which translates it into images we can understand
- Power source – On a regular boat, this is your standard 12V marine battery.
Display: In choosing a kayak fish finder, the display size is the most important thing to consider. Anything larger than 5-6 inches will become too clunky and just get in your way – especially since kayaks are not very wide. Something very big will also be very heavy, so it gets trickier to mount, too – if you use a ram mount on one side of the kayak to mount the display, you are adding 5-10 pounds of weight (from 7 inch plus units). Bottom line – go for something less than 6 inches.
Best Tandem Kayaks
The Lifetime Ten foot Sport Fisher Tandem Kayak is a great choice. Here is why:
- Designed for single or tandem use; 10-foot fishing kayak
- (2) 2-piece sport paddles included
- Fits up to 3 riders
- Dry storage compartment
- Ditty trays and shock cord for storing loose items
The Sport Fisher sit-on-top kayak from Lifetime Products is the ultimate fishing kayak! Up to 3 people can ride high and dry in balanced seating. Tunnel hull design provides ultimate stability making it possible to stand up and fish or sit side-saddle without tipping over. Durable, lightweight polyethylene plastic construction makes it easy to transport, easy to use, and easy to store. The sit-on-top Sport Fisher kayak from Lifetime Products is designed for ultimate stability and convenient functionality. The tunnel hull design makes it possible to fish standing up or sitting side-saddle. Lots of awesome built-in features enhance your fishing experience; such as paddle clips and cradles to secure paddle when not in use, three fishing pole holders, a cup holder, and multiple foot wells for leverage when you’re reeling in that giant catfish.