R EV I EW
By Marc Marcantonio
here’s what you need to know
echnology is amazing. My first fishfinder was
Lowrance’s “Little Green Box,” and it was MAGIC.
The display’s spinning disk and flashing light would show the bottom depth and occasionally a fish. This
technology was a quantum leap in finding and catching fish.
With today’s Lowrance HDSLIVE-12 fishfinder, I can see
my crankbait coming to the boat on its screen, and a bass
charge and connect just before my rod bends double. I can
view past and present Google Earth satellite images on the
screen. Important phone text messages can pop-up on my
screen, so I don’t have to fumble for my phone, drop it, and
have it bounce off my padded Ranger deck into the lake
(don’t ask me how I know). Now I can watch the play-off ball
game on one panel of my fishfinder while viewing SideScan
and discovering rockpiles. If you love technology, the new
Lowrance LIVE unit is today’s magic.
WHAT EXACTLY IS LIVE?
LIVE is the newest generation model in the HDS series of Lowrance fishfinders. The HDS series are affordable professional-grade instruments for serious anglers who enjoy using the latest technology to improve their fun on the water. These new electronics have features and benefits that are as powerful as you could want, but as simple as a smartphone to operate.
LIVE is a significant upgrade in both hardware and software over the popular Carbon model of the HDS series. Like the Carbon, the LIVE models come in four sizes, a 7”, 9”, 12”, and 16” screen model.
• Perhaps the most important improvement is
processing speed. The LIVE-7 and LIVE-9 models
have a new high-speed dual-core processor.
Doug Hanson, Camarillo with a Lake Casitas bass caught on an Alabama rig. With the LiveSight you can see you’re A-rig on your LIVE screen from 60-feet away as you retrieve it, and watch bass hit it!