If you’re hunting for fish in nearshore coastal waters, rivers and lakes, Airmar’s new TM165HW transom-mount transducer is definitely worth a look, so to speak. Patent-pending, ceramic design yields an average beamwidth of 30 degrees across the entire high frequency band of 150-250 kHz. Translation: Ultra-crisp detail of high CHIRP sonar in a search area much broader than possible with conventional high-frequency pingers. The 600-watt TM165HW pairs with all major fishfinder brands when connected with the appropriate adapter. MSRP is $499. See www.airmar.com


  • Depth and fast-response water-temperature sensor
  • 600 W with a maximum depth of 152 m (500’)
  • High frequency: 150 to 250 kHz
  • Super-wide 30° average beamwidth
  • 100 kHz of total bandwidth from one transducer
  • Covers popular fishing frequency of 200 kHz plus everything else in the bandwidth
  • High frequency delivers superior shallow-water performance, bottom detail, and fish-target separation
  • High wide beamwidth yields more coverage for detecting fish in the upper-water column
  • Plastic release bracket protects sensor from frontal impact
  • Chemical and impact-resistant plastic housing
  • Recommended for planing hulls
  • Exclusive Xducer ID® technology

For more details, check out the product description here.

Published Florida Sportsman Magazine March 2020

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