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Lowrance Hook 5 Review – Stop Wasting Time And Start Catching Fish

Are you tired of planning a big trip to the lake only to come home empty handed? The Lowrance Hook 5 could be just what you are looking for to change your luck. 

It worked for me. I had been fishing a lot at Lake Tahoe and coming home empty handed more than not. Once I started using a fish finder like the Lowrance Hook 5, my luck totally changed. 

Just check out a couple of the Mackinaw I caught on Lake Tahoe during my last trip. I didn't show my wife's catch. She out fished me that day but if you tell anyone I will deny it. 🙂

Check out this informative video on the Lowrance Hook 5.

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Lowrance Hook 5 Review

You will love the multi-colored screen for its ability to help you discern what is a fish and what is just debris on the bottom of the lake. 

The HOOK-5x combines the benefits of CHIRP Sonar and DownScan Imagin technology to give you a clear and complete view of all the fish and structures below your boat. Its high performance sonar gives you excellent target separation enabling you to see clearly the baitfish and gamefish targets you are seeking.

The Lowrance Navico Hook 5 comes with a brilliant high resolution 5" display that is easy to see in all kinds of light. The one thumb navigation and multi-window display makes it easy to use for anyone.

It comes with both Chirp technology and Sonar plus which combines the best of fish finding technology. Combine that with the ability to overlay both signals on one screen and the advanced signal processing reducing the need to manually adjust the settings to see the fish, makes it a very accurate fish finder.​

Features

  • High Resolution Color Display
  • Chirp Sonar plus
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • One Thumb Operation
  • Multi-Window Display
  • TrackBack Technology

Helpful Tip #1

This fishfinder is compact in size. If you do not like to look at a small screen you might want to upgrade to a Hook 7.

Helpful Tip #2

If you like to go out on the lake alone, then you will love the one thumb navigation comes in very handy when trying to fish, steer your boat, and use your fish finder. 

Customer Reviews

The people who have purchased the Lowrance Hook 5 love it. One customer even went as far as to say it was smarter than they were.

The only negative remark was due to confusion, not a problem with the unit. They confused how screen size is calculated. It is calculated diagonally and the screen is actually 5.3 inches diagonally and not 5 inches.

Bottom Line

If you want the quality of a Lowrance fish finder but at a less expensive price point then the Lowrance Navico Hook 5 is your answer. The only major difference between it and its bigger brother the Hook 7 is the screen size. So if you have a smaller boat, or don't need a large display then this fish finder is your choice.

Still Not Convinced? Check out our list of the best fish finders on the market today! Or you can read some of our informative articles on fish finders and our complete reviews of other models.

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