Best Kayak Fish Finder in 2020 | Full Install | DIY | Lowrance Hook2 5 GPS | EASY to use

Best Kayak Fish Finder in 2020 | Full Install | DIY | Lowrance Hook2 5 GPS | EASY to use

In this video I do a full unboxing, review and installation of the new Lowrance Hook2 5HDI fish finder with GPS. This unit is the BEST for kayak fishing. It will work for any kayak. It dosent matter if you have the cheapest Walmart kayak or the best fishing kayak on the market, this fish finder is the one you want!!
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  1. FirstBite Bassin’ on March 13, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Is it easy to disassemble to but on another kayak?

  2. Britton on March 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Random question. Have you updated the rudder Paracord to metal?

  3. Fish'N With MANSERA on March 13, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Do you have the tranducer in the water pointed down or how’d you mount it?

  4. John Strand on March 13, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    I have two of these hook2 on my Bass boat and an Elite Chirp on my Native kayak. The Elite is just as good. What I have found on the Hook2 is that a lot of the arches that folks claim are fish, might not be.
    The Hook transducer near the motor shows a whole lot more arches with the motor running. Lowrance claims motor interference yet I have a factory mounted system on a brand new Tournament Tracker boat, where Tracker mounts all of them for the least noise. If interference looks just like fish, I’d call that a design problem.

  5. Gary voigt on March 13, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    that is called landscape and portrait…

  6. Uncle Wreckum on March 13, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Fck yea ! I like stickers to.

  7. Alice LIU on March 13, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Very professional!

  8. Andrew Perez on March 13, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    How much have money have you put into you’re kayak. first time watching you’re videos. Subscribe👍🏽

  9. Jason Buro on March 13, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Your videos kick ass. I have the same yak, so helpful

  10. Seth Smith on March 13, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Been watching a few of your videos lately, and was curious as to your overall thoughts on the sea ghost 130. I’m looking to purchase a new fishing kayak, and I’ve been leaning towards the sea ghost. I like all the mods you’ve made as I too would be doing much of the same. Is there any of the modifications you would have done differently? Thanks, and happy fishing.

  11. Joe Flanagan on March 13, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Hey man, quick question… Why did you use the hobie thru hull kit instead of the gland joints you used on the battery box?

  12. Mike Pevine on March 13, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Any update on how you’re liking the fish finder? Getting my first kayak tomorrow and lookin for a good easy to read finder 👍

  13. Todd Schroeder on March 13, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Sorry this comment is rather late ,but Im getting a seaghost 130 do you have any video or pics of mounting the transducer??

  14. Chris Nickerson on March 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong. You can by same model but with out the gps and sd card slot for like 230.00?

  15. Bill Blair on March 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Why is mine in the simulation mode? Can’t get it out of simulation. Any help? Thanks.

  16. Osvaldo Gonzalez on March 13, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Where did you get you paddle?
    It’s nice and thanks for your videos I have done same thing on my thanks for the tutorial

  17. RTV_Sniper3476 on March 13, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    How can i mount it were i dont hit it or anything with my paddle

  18. NEO DON on March 13, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    DragonFly s Screen looks better

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  20. Sven Jonderson on March 13, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    What about the gps!

  21. Tight Lines In Texas on March 13, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks again, TJ. You rock.
    Cheers from Texas.

  22. Paddle and Hook on March 13, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Nice video sir! I’m in the r and d process to find the fish finder for my set up this was helpful 👍🏻
    Im thinking of something i can interchange between the kayak and jon boat 🤔

  23. Manuel Salazar on March 13, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Any update ?

  24. Patrick Michael on March 13, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    If that mounting bracket will work with the X-4 Pro, I need one bad.

  25. Brian Wehrstedt on March 13, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Been looking at that vibe hard. Is it the 110 or the 130? Great install vid

  26. Adam Kubasik on March 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Hey watching this video right now making my own battery box, o have that all set now hooking up my hook2 5 splitshot I know your video cut out on it but how did you hook up the relay it came with also what did you do to make the power cord have an sae adapter head on it?

  27. Daniel Deason on March 13, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    So you got the US + CAN version but there’s a 4,000 US lake map for $30 cheaper, do you think it’s worth it for the US & Canada?

  28. john odea on March 13, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Looks very good ,…will it work if you mount the transducer inside the hull at the front.

  29. DocFancySauce 87 on March 13, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    How did you mount your transducer? Is it in-hull or mounted on the outside?

  30. Nicholas Hroch on March 13, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    hey I just did a little bit of skimming through ur channel and it looks like u have a lot of amazing content. Keep it going man!!!

  31. DAN MIDKIFF on March 13, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    When you installed the transducer in the space on the bottom of the boat, did you use the thick plastic cover (with holes through it) to hold the transducer in place? And, did it work well for you? Or, did it interfere with the operation?
    Thank you, Sir!

  32. After Hours on March 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Do you use an inline fuse or do you just use another 2 way adapter like shown in the battery box setup and hook it up to the 5 way?

  33. Ronnie Kotler on March 13, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Hi, just wanted to say you have the best diy videos on Kayak out there. I don’t know about the rest of you but I cringe ever time I start to drill in my kayak lol. What battery and how many are you using to power your electronic? Thank you for sharing, 100 % helpfull.

  34. Richard Dewar on March 13, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    What happens if you tip over?? Is everything water proof?

  35. Catch 22 on March 13, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks for the video man, this has given me some ideas on how I want to mount my own Garmin on my kayak. Keep up the great work 👍

  36. Tony Rodriguez on March 13, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Actually the hook 2 is one of our worst GPS that we sell (I work at bass pro) they use a primitive system HDI when everyone else and the higher model lowrances like the HDS live and TI2 are using HDS look into it your paying for some old tech and it’s definitely not worth it……

  37. TROUT_SPANKN_DOMINOE Acosta on March 13, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Hey bro. Please help. What’s the best fish finder. You can get for under 60 bucks. That actually works an does the job. I want something simple. An cheap. Moneys tight . But would love that extra help. So if u can. Take a minute. I’d highly appreciate it brotha. That is much.

  38. Office of the Pacific on March 13, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    TJ, how did you arrive at placing the fish finder where you did? When you are in the water at the end, it seems like you had to hold back your normal paddle stroke? I have a fish finder but I have no clue where to put it. I’m thinking inside my hatch between my legs so it’s off the deck. Great video! Thanks

  39. Outdoor Encounters on March 13, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Awsome awsome video bro if I’m right I believe I have the same fish finder it was $119 I got it for free from another youtuber If u have Facebook maybe u can run my step by step to help me hood up mine

  40. Cameron Roat on March 13, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    If you could could you show how you mounted the transducer for me or could you let me know where I could see a video on how to do that

  41. kidman2505 on March 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Some of the other Hook2 reviews I’ve come across mention the Auto Depth will switch between scales in shallower water, and put vertical lines across the screen. I’m in the market to pick up a unit before the season hits up here, and was wondering if that was an issue you saw with it as well, or was this really just a matter of setting sensitivity? Thanks man love your videos!

  42. A.J. Mockaitis II on March 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Nice video. Love to have one of those. And don’t forget your PFD!

  43. James Payne on March 13, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    The Hook2 5 X comes with a GPS. The Hook2 5 comes with map SD card and this only accepts micro SD cards. Is this true ???? Jim

  44. Paul Bugnacki on March 13, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks for describing how you mounted the transducer in one of your responses. I think I’m going for a Hook2 for my new sea ghost 130. I’ll have to check out your battery video.

  45. Jose Ponce on March 13, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Excellent video.l have hobie outback and thats the finder im looking at.Is there only 1 hook2 5 split screen? Thanks

  46. Thomas Twigg on March 13, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    You’re coming up on two years with the Hook2. How did it perform that first summer? Are you still using it? Would you still recommend this finder or recommend another? I’m Looking at fish finders for my kayak. Great vid.

  47. Aaron Henderson on March 13, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Bud I love the video and the detail of your methods only complaint is no PFD!! I know you probably can swim but safety 1st especially if your son is with you kids learn from example just don’t want anything to happen to you so we can keep enjoying these videos!

  48. brandon caldwell on March 13, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Hey what kind of camera is that on that stand the green one

  49. Addicted Angler on March 13, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    what kind of actiaon cam is that on 6:34

  50. DAN MIDKIFF on March 13, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    I’m thinking of adding a fish finder to my Vibe during this winter. I’ve never used a finder and this is the first boat (of any type) I’ve ever owned, so I’m looking for knowledge from you fishing wizards! Here’s my question…..if a fish finder looks DOWN under the boat, then would you have to back up (reverse the kayak) or pull up and do a 180 to actually fish the area the finder looked at?

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