The NorCross Marine HawkEye F33P fish finder is a rather basic yet incredibly inventive fish finder. I generally stick to Humminbird, Lowrance, Garmin, or Raymarine when it comes to fish finders, but I’ve made an exception for the Hawkeye.
The Fishfinder 1000 is a really low-cost, lightweight device that can measure water depth up to 100 feet. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and the screen is easily visible and readable. Unlike other fish finder, it doesn’t produce an image; rather, it displays symbols identifying whether there are fish, structure, or weeds. The NorCross is a very basic fish finder that does most of the guesswork for you and there’s no way to change this option. You can’t try to listen for echoes yourself because it prevents you from doing so. The NorCross is ideal for beginners due to its simplicity, but seasoned anglers will dislike it. You may adjust SONAR sensitivity up to four settings, but that’s about all there is to it.
The Hawkeye is one of the most popular and cost-effective fish finders available on the market today. It’s small, weighing only 20 g (0.7 oz), yet it outperforms all other entry-level fishfinders by a long shot!
The transducer is also quite unique. You can float it, troll it if you’re in a boat, or even suction cup mount it on a boat depending on how NorCross has designed it. There’s also the option of broomstick mounting it on a long pole for highly focused readings in any direction you choose.
I don’t enjoy that you can’t measure a fish’s size. You may determine the size of a fish with a regular fish finder by the type of SONAR reading it delivers to you. Because the Hawkeye just displays a little symbol wherever it believes there is a fish, it might be anything from a tiny little trout to a huge salmon!
The HawkEye is a fantastic choice for someone who goes fishing on weekends to have some fun and maybe catch a fish or two, but if you own your own boat and are a serious angler, you may be happier with a more advanced model.