by Chris Grech
Lowrance recently announced the release of the HOOK series of fishfinders, as well as fishfinder/chartplotter models, which feature proven navigation and fishfinding technology, along with everyday prices that provide anglers with incredible value.
Available in 4-, 5-, 7- and 9-inch screen sizes, all Lowrance HOOK models feature CHIRP Sonar, which provides improved target identification at greater depths, a clearer display with less interference and enhanced target separation, so angers can more easily distinguish baitfish from game fish. DownScan Imaging is also available on most models to give anglers a clear, photo-like view of the fish-holding structure beneath the boat.
All HOOK models combine these cutting-edge fishfinding capabilities with a bright, daylight viewable, backlit color LED display. Packed with Lowrance exclusives like Advanced Signal Processing (ASP) for excellent target separation and superior noise rejection, HOOK helps anglers more easily identify baitfish and gamefish targets. Controlled with an easy-to-use interface, the convenient page selector menu allows quick access with one-thumb operation.
All HOOK fishfinder/chartplotter models feature a highly accurate, built-in GPS antenna that displays position on a detailed U.S. basemap, with more than 3,000 lakes and rivers and detailed coastal contours to 1,000 feet. Optional Americas chart upgrades include Lake Insight or Nautic Insight PRO and HD, Navionics HotMaps Premium and Fishing Hotspots PRO. Global chart upgrade options include Navionics and Jeppesen C-MAP MAX-N. HOOK is also compatible with the Insight Genesis map-creation service, which allows users to make custom, high-resolution contour maps from recorded sonar logs, with bottom-hardness and vegetation overlays, as well as Insight Genesis Social Map community chart sharing.
HOOK 4- and 5-inch models are also available in Ice Machine versions and can be purchased as a combo unit or standalone-fishfinder. The Ice Machine bundles are packed with a custom, weighted, ice-fishing transducer and unique float system along with a weatherproof, soft-sided pack featuring easy-to-find, front- and rear-zipped access, an adjustable display platform for easy viewing and two StowAway utility boxes.
Protected by the Lowrance Advantage Service program, the HOOK Series fishfinders/chartplotters can be purchased from authorized Lowrance dealers and distributors throughout the United States and Canada and are priced as follows:Hook-4x – 4-inch Fishfinder - $199
Hook-4x – 4-inch Fishfinder Ice Machine - $299
Hook-4 – 4-inch Fishfinder/Chartplotter - $299
Hook-4 – 4-inch Fishfinder/Chartplotter Ice Machine - $349
Hook-5x – 5-inch Fishfinder - $299
Hook-5 – 5-inch Fishfinder/Chartplotter - $399
Hook-5 – 5-inch Fishfinder/Chartplotter Ice Machine - $499
Hook-7x – 7-inch Fishfinder - $399
Hook-7 – 7-inch Fishfinder/Chartplotter - $499
Hook-9 – 9-inch Fishfinder/Chartplotter - $999www.lowrance.com