The features of the Humminbird 161 GPS fishfinder really make it an all-in-one fish finder for any who are keen part-time anglers and provide extreme ease of use and GPS chart plotting.

Being small the 161 is smaller than many, however provides extraordinary integrated features, having the ability to provide additional advanced Humminbird accessories, making it the perfect accomplice on your fishing trips.

Screen Size4 Inches
Display TypeLCD
Item Dimensions LxWxH10.7 x 8.3 x 4.5 inches
Map TypeNautical, North America

The Humminbird 161 GPS Fishfinder offers up-to-date GPS navigation, chart plotting, and sonar.

This particular Fish Finder features an integrated 16-channel WAAS GPS receiver as well as 4 nautical mile high-resolution Uni-Maps of many of the major countries including the USA, England, Germany, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

As well, it provides many other country’s rivers, lakes, and coastal areas. The Humminbird 161 combo utilizes an accurate 20-degree sonar beam optimized for high definition and coverage and is reliable to a depth of 600 feet with a target separation of only 2.5 inches.

Humminbird 161 GPS Fishfinder

  • 16-channel WAAS GPS receiver with chart plotting
  • 20-degree, 200 kHz single-beam sonar optimized
  • Built-in 4 nautical mile resolution UniMap of USA inland lakes, rivers, and coastal areas

This Fish Finder comprises real-time Humminbird sonar with a bounce rate of up to 40 times per second, and Sonar Echo Enhancement sensitivity adequate enough to track a jig to a depth of beyond 40 feet.

The unit’s high-speed micro-dynamic transducer provides reliable readings for speeds up to 70 mph, (120 klms) and also provides water temperature and GPS speed.

Humminbird 161 GPS Fishfinder screen settings.

This Hummingbird 161 combo provides a high contrast, 4-inch FTSN LCD screen with 320 x 240 lines of resolution in 16-level grayscale for clear images along with high visibility, with an easily adjustable backlight for nighttime fishing and navigation.

The system has Bottom Lock and one-touch 2x, 4x, 6x, and 8x zoom to further improve resolution with separate fish from structure identification, as well as X-Press Menus for quicker access to rudimentary controls!

The device also provides fresh and saltwater set-up choices, with consideration to actual fish returns or selective Fish identification as well as target depth, and selectable large digital readout for ease of view and an adjustable backlight for dim conditions, which makes it one of the most versatile and popular fishfinder systems on the market.

The Hummingbird 161 Combo transducer is supplied as a Transom Mount which includes tilt-and swivel capabilities and a quick removal mount for either Gimbal or internal hull mounting.

Overall sizes are 5.25 x 7.4 x 4 inches (width x Height X Depth) as a Gimbal mount, with three inches of backspace for dashboard installation.

Hummingbird 161 Combo summary

The only thing I could fault with this system is that the standard-issue integrated Uni- Maps provided are somewhat lacking in detail and accuracy but it’s a small price to pay considering the GPS is of rare quality and accuracy in such a compact system.

With such extraordinary performance delivery, particularly with the compact design, it’s perfect for compact space applications such as is required by a smaller boat or as a kayak fish finder.

The Hummingbird 161 Combo system also gives up to 3000 waypoints, being 50 routes each with 50 tracks having 20,000 points each.

The Humminbird 161 GPS Fishfinder is manufactured with complete gadgets waterproof construction and is issued with a manufacturer’s 12-month conditional warranty and makes the perfect small boat or kayak fish finder.

I highly recommend the Hummingbird 161 Combo to all who are looking for a top-rate all-around fish finder.

4.8/5 - (13 votes)

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