by Dom Wiseman

Lowrance’s new HOOK2fishfinder/chartplotter series are designed  to for maximum ease of use for new owners. They feature Autotuning sonar which Lowrance say is a game changing solution to the biggest challenge for new sonar users, getting the settings correct so you can see as much of the underwater world as possible. The unit will actively change sonar settings for the best view meaning more fishing and less fiddling around with the controls on the unit. Most models will also feature full navigational capability and pre-loaded, high-detail mapping.

HOOK2 combines with 2X wider sonar coverage with the new Lowrance wide-angle Broadband Sounder™ and CHIRP sonar offering anglers a faster solution to covering more water and structure. SideScan and DownScan Imaging™ complete the HOOK2 sonar arsenal on select models.

The new HOOK2 series will be available in three value focussed sonar categories to meet a variety of uses. 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. Bullet 4-inch have an eye-catching, new wide-screen design, providing additional detailed sonar history versus vertical 4-inch display models.

The units will be avialable in the most opular sizes of 12, 9, 7, 5 and 4-inch displays while a majority will also come with navigational capability,  pre-loaded with C-Map cartography. The HOOK2 fishing finder only models with the exception of the Bullet will include GPS without charts enabling anglers to save waypoints, follow trails and navigating to favourite fishing spots.

“With HOOK2, our goal was to capture the spirit of the Lowrance customer who values enhanced sonar and imaging, simple controls and clear displays – all at an extremely competitive price,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “From Autotuning sonar settings, wide-angle sonar with double the coverage of most fishfinders and the easiest-to-use, push-button design, HOOK2 combines powerful performance and simplicity into a fishfinder every angler will love.”