In many things in life fishing equipment often included you get what you pay for.
And that's certainly true when it comes to fishing electronics according to Byron Velvick, the winner of the 2000 California Invitational on the western swing of the BASS tournament circuit.
"Absolutely you never want to go cheap on electronics," Velvick said. "That's one place where cutting corners will cost you big time."
In other words, as with hunting optics, buy the best fishing electronics that your budget will allow you to afford.
Velvick, who uses Lowrance electronics on the front and back end of his boat, says that in addition to buying the best equipment you can afford, make sure that the graph's transducer is installed properly.
"(It's got to be installed right) to get a great signal with either an external mount or a through the hull mount," Velvick said.
"This is all key stuff if you want to be competent on structure fishing."