Humminbird 386ci Review in 2024 – Fish Finder

Humminbird 386ci Review

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If it’s performance and a compact size you are looking for, the Humminbird 386ci DI is an excellent choice. With a brilliant color 3.5″ display and 500W of transmitting power, the 386ci will show you the underwater world with a clear and easy-to-see image. At 83 kHz, you will be able to see deeper and wider, but you may sacrifice some detail.

This is a great way to first scout an area to see what looks promising, and once you find an area, you can hone in on it using 200 kHz for narrower, higher-quality targeting. Add this with GPS capability, and you can mark off your favorite fishing spots wherever you go, and plan an entire route hopping from one great fishing spot to the next.

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The 386ci has Humminbird’s UniMap built in, which has charts for the contiguous US coastline as well as inland lakes and rivers. It can show you detail at a resolution of 30 meters per pixel, so on the coast, you can see features like canals and many navigational lights.

Inland, there are charts for virtually all lakes and rivers, plus hundreds of thousands of smaller lakes that don’t appear on other charts. You can also expand the unit using the memory card slot for Navionics Gold, Hotmaps, and Lakemaster charts.


  • Switchfire Sonar
  • Screen Snap Shot to Memory Card
  • Sonar Recording
  • Split Screen Zoom
  • Split Screen Bottom Lock
  • Wide Narrow Cone Split Screen
  • Instant Image Update
  • Freeze Frame with the ability to Mark Structure on Sonar
  • Selective Fish ID+
  • Real Time Sonar RTS Window
  • Sonar Echo Enhancement
  • TrueArch Technology

Humminbird 386ci


  • 3D Chart View
  • Large Digits View
  • Temperature Alarm
  • Triplog
  • X-Press™ Menu System


  • Sonar Coverage: 20° & 60° @ -10db
  • Temperature: Included
  • Speed: GPS Speed Included
  • Mount: Quick Disconnect (Optional In-Dash Mounting Kit)
  • Power Input: 10-20VDC


  • 386ci Display
  • Mounting bracket
  • Transom mount transducer
  • Installation hardware
  • Owner’s manual

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Shane Baker

Shane Baker

My name is Shane Baker and when I am not with my family or working here I am out fishing! I caught my first fish when I was 6 – it was a trout at a stocked pond here in TX. Ever since fishing has been a passion of mine!

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