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The state of fishing electronics

Carl Lowrance's early innovations have led to a plethora of recent high-tech angling options, with more on the way.

Updated: July 22, 2004, 6:44 PM ET
By Ron Schara | Host of ESPN2's
"Backroads with Ron & Raven"

In 1957, Carl Lowrance utilized technology known as sonar — electronically sending sound waves through water to detect obstacles — which had been developed for use in submarines in World War II.

Lowrance's invention — a small electronic box that flashed instant water depths and possible fish targets — was the start of a technological revolution in angling.

Why, the sonar even indicated if the bottom was hard or soft.

To no one's surprise, the revolution hasn't ...

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