Hook 'Em And Cook 'Em

By Rich Armstrong

Lowrance's new HOOK2 fishfinder/chartplotter combo sets the standard for ease of use and affordability.

Lowrance HOOK2 fishfinder/chartplotter

Marine electronics devices have revolutionized the way we boat, navigate, communicate, and fish. But all the bells and whistles — and the buttons needed to control them — can be a bit overwhelming to old school salts.

Fishing electronics manufacturer Lowrance introduced its HOOK series of fishfinders a few years back with a focus on a new standard for ease of use and affordability. Now comes HOOK2, which ups the ante.

At the heart of the HOOK2 fishfinder/chartplotter series is Lowrance Autotuning sonar — a new, "game-changing" solution that actively corrects sonar settings for the clearest underwater view. Now, anglers can spend more time fishing and less time making manual adjustments to their sonar settings. Most models will also feature full navigational capability and pre-loaded, high-detail mapping.

HOOK2 is not only easy to use, it's also a powerful performer on the water. Anglers can cover more water in less time with 2X wider sonar coverage with new Lowrance wide-angle Broadband Sounder and CHIRP sonar. SideScan and DownScan Imaging complete the HOOK2 sonar arsenal on select models, ensuring anglers can view life-like images of fishing-holding structure to both sides and below the boat.

The new HOOK2 series will be available in three easy-to-install, value-priced sonar categories to meet every angler's needs — 3-in-1 sonar with High CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan Imaging; 2-in-1 sonar with High CHIRP and DownScan Imaging; and proven Broadband Sounder, respectively known as TripleShot, SplitShot and Bullet.

HOOK2 will be offered in 12-, 9-, 7-, 5- and 4-inch display sizes, and most models will also feature full navigational capability and pre-loaded, high-detail mapping with 1-foot contours of more than 3,000 U.S lakes. HOOK2 coastal models is available with a US/Canada Navionics® Nav+ mapping card.

Ranging in price from $99 to $1,499 and scheduled for December 2017 delivery, the HOOK2 fishfinder/chartplotter will be sold by authorized Lowrance dealers and distributors throughout the United States and Canada. 

— Published: December 2017

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