Portable Fish Finder Facts: What's the Best Portable Fish Finder?

Posted by OceansMall on Jan 5th 2018

Portable fish finder technology has advanced tremendously over recent years. Modern transducers are far more accurate than their predecessors, and there are plenty of options when it comes to display and power source. There’s also a wide price range and enhanced features to consider such as built-in GPS and surface temperature gauge. If you’re wondering what’s the best portable fish finder, this blog is for you.

Below, we’ve outlined a few of our favorite portable fish finders. You can compare other fish finders sold at OceansMall by following these links:

  • GPS/Fish finder combos
  • Color fish finders
  • Basic fish finders

Garmin STRIKER 4

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The Garmin STRIKER 4 is a 3.5-inch CHIRP fish finder with a built-in GPS. At OceansMall, we sell the STRIKER 4 with a portable carrying case for added convenience when kayaking, canoeing, or ice fishing. This fish finder also comes with a rechargeable battery, tilt/swivel mount, transom and trolling motor mounting kit, and a CHIRP (77/200 kHz) transducer. For high-performance CHIRP, you have the option to upgrade to a GT8 or GT15 transducer.

The STRIKER 4 has several handy features that you won’t find in many other portable fish finders. Sonar history rewind allows you to look at past sonar images to mark waypoints you may have missed. The STRIKER 4 also displays your speed so you can maintain the ideal velocity when trolling or when navigating through wake-controlled areas.

Humminbird Helix 5 G2


The Humminbird Helix 5 G2 is one of our most popular portable fish finders. It's the perfect choice for boaters and anglers who only need DualBeam PLUS Sonar.

At OceansMall, we sell the Helix 5 complete with a Humminbird shuttle and case. Key features of this fish finder include:

  • Built-in water surface temperature gauge
  • 480 x 800 resolution
  • Five color TFT wide-screen LCD
  • 256 colors

Humminbird Piranhamax 4 PT

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The Humminbird Piranhamax 4 PT features a 4.3-inch display with 2400 watts PTP power output with Dual Frequency sonar. It comes with a 7 Amp Hour battery as well as a wall charger and portable case.

OceansMall: Fulfilling Your Portable Fish Finder Needs

If you’re still wondering, “What's the best portable fish finder?” send us an email at admin@oceansmall.net for expert advice. OceansMall is the go-to marine GPS supplier and fish finder supplier for fishing enthusiasts and marine-related businesses.