Testing Garmin’s game-changing new Panoptix fishfinder
OC hits the water to check out phased array sonar, and get bassin’ tips from some elite U.S. pros
By the way, Velvick placed second in the Elite Series tournament on Guntersville that finished the day I arrived. He wasn’t due to have Panoptix installed on his boat for a few weeks, but said if he’d that extra edge at Guntersville, he would have won.
Panoptix is compatible with Garmin’s GPSMAP 7400/7600 series, GPSMAP 8000/8500 series and GPSMAP 7×1, 8×0, and 10×0 series chartplotters, as well as the echoMAP 70s and echoMAP 70dv. The Panoptix Forward Transducer comes with both a trolling motor mounting kit and a transom mounting kit, and the whole package is available now, with a suggested retail price of US$1,499.