Inshore Kayak Fishing with the Deeper Smart Sonar Fishfinder Review

This Deeper Fishfinder review looks at how to use this portable sonar fish finder for inshore saltwater / brackish water fishing on a fishing kayak and points out the pros, cons and a few workarounds to deal system limitations including how to set up the deeper app. I review it by showing how to use a fishfinder on a kayak. In this deeper review I show how the smart fishfinder (the deeper pro plus), coupled with the deeper application on a smartphone provides key capabilities to the inshore angler not available on a traditional fishfinder like the Humminbird Helix series.

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Mike West says:

I was considering the deeper, but the striker 4 is king for cheaper sonars.

The Bowser Journal: Living Our Own Story says:

Great information, does it affect how the kayak tracks in the water?

Adventure Outdoors says:

All I can say is I liked that Red at the end of the video LOL.

Roger Ford says:

Another great video and fine review. I have the FishHunter, but haven’t completely mastered that yet. Any suggestions?

Keep ’em coming!

Roger, The Smiling BassHole

Gary Jensen says:

I’ve got a few questions:
1- How fast does it kill your smartphone battery?
2- Will the fish alarm send a notification when you turn off the screen?
3- (Maybe I missed this in the beginning) Does this have an internal battery or an external charge port, and how long does its charge last?
4- Can any commenters report on its deeper water (to me, 40’+) accuracy?
Thanks for sharing!

Dave S says:

Might be useful for Unknown areas but for home “turf” it would not be needed.

Blake Jones says:

great review. thank you .

Fred Fable says:

always clean the deeper from algae and debris, if the two metal sensor are dirty may not work properly (it happend to me)
I used to carry a tripod and an external battery backup for my phone.

Ben Bateman says:

Will this work in lakes? I’m thinking about being able check under and around docks and other structure.

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