I was reading your recent report on the Lowrance LMS 527C sonar and have a question for you. I know that you have fished for kokanee and trout, so I wanted to ask your expertise on is this unit for these gamefish.
Do you think this unit is more than adequate, or would you recommend spending a few more bucks and go to the next level of sonars like the Lowrance X-27C with 8000 watts and the most pixels?
The goal is to fish smarter with the sonar, but do you think the added cost would be worth it for trout and kokanee as the target fish?
That LMS 527C is more than adequate — unless you’re hankering for a huge screen. I’ve got a buddy with one of those jumbo graphs that looks like a 52-inch flat screen plasma TV and we kid him about having to sit on a phone book just to see over it! The big screens are nice, but I don’t see the huge advantage.
In this day and age when everything is getting more expensive, I’d say save the money and use those extra couple hundred bucks for something like, oh maybe a half tank of gas or something…