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    mike l. ketcher
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    difference between a 83 and a 50 transducer

    Can someone explain the difference between to 2 different transducers in laymans terms? And which would be better for lake fishing.

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    83 has a narrower cone angle than the 50 but still not as narrow as the 200. Fifty is more useful in salt and deep water applications. Most bass fishermen opt for the 83/200.

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    An electronics guy at Marine Repair center in Spfld MO told me that a 50 kHz is about a 34 cone angle while the 200 kHz is 20 the 83 kHz would be some where in between. I think guys who run down riggers for walleye trolling like the 50 but it is way too wide for me as is the 83 also.

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    There is no such thing as an 83KHz transducer, at least out of anything marketed to consumers. It is a mode on the 200KHz transducer which looks wider in the water.

    The standard LEI 200KHZ transducer is a 20 degree, but the 200KHz transducer that is part of the 200/50 dual frequency is a 12 degree transducer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntingnick View Post
    Can someone explain the difference between to 2 different transducers in laymans terms? And which would be better for lake fishing.

    Most people who fish inland lakes opt for the "83" cone. As Catfan eluded to, its all in how they utilize the cone angle. Fisherman who fish offshore and have deeper water would opt for the "50". Very few of our lakes around here have water over 40", most less than 30 and I don't know any of them that run the "50".



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    the 50 will give you the worst target seperation and the 200 the best . the 83 is the 200 but thru the software you get the 83, and its 60 degrees