I was looking for an affordable fish finder that did the trick under most circumstances, so I ordered the Lowrance 000-11448- 001 from Amazon. While this was not supposed to be a negative review, I’ll have to go into all the detail and the reasons I’m so unimpressed by the way this item serves its purpose. Or rather, it does not.
Since this is not the first unit I’ve put my hands on, I figured I knew the basics of operating a fish finder correctly. Some of the most annoying things about the Lowrance 000-11448- 001 range from the lack of accuracy to low performance at high speeds. In addition, the size of the screen is counter-productive, particularly if one’s looking at the display while the sun is up in the sky. I’ve had trouble with deciphering the data regarding the depth readout as the figures seem to be way too small for me to understand while I was in my boat seat. In my opinion, reading the information shown on the screen shouldn’t be so difficult, especially since both I and the fish finder are stationary.
What’s more, I would like to point out that the instructions provided in the box were anything but straightforward. As I mentioned before, this isn’t the first time I’ve used such a device, but I find the interface to be anything other than user-friendly. Even though I realize that the Lowrance 000-11448- 001 is a cheap product in the line, what with it costing less than one hundred and fifty bucks, I believe that my money would have been better spent if I had chosen a two-hundred-dollar portable smart fish finder. Another thing that I disliked about this Lowrance model is the fact that there doesn’t seem to be any info with regard to the temperature of the water. As any fisherman knows, this is a crucial factor when trying to figure out what fish species you’re targeting. Some like it hotter, whereas others like it chillier.
To give you an example of just how untrustworthy the readings offered by this device can be, I’m going to tell you that I was in the middle of a lake when the unit was telling me that the water depth was of about thirteen feet. That was impossible as I had fished in the same place before using a different fish finder. I have a friend who, regrettably, got the same Lowrance 000-11448- 001 and he says that the model wasn’t capable of signaling a single trout in a river filled with fish.
To sum up, I don’t recommend buying this product for all the reasons I’ve mentioned earlier on. It’s an unreliable, inaccurate, and worthless unit that won’t help you under any circumstances. Spend your money on something worth the while instead of getting this Lowrance fish finder.