F33P | portable fish finder with VirtuView™ Display


Fish From Anywhere, No Boat Required™Dock, Bridge, Shoreline, Boat, Kayak, Canoe, Ice Anywhere Your Tackle Box Can Go, the F33P Can...

~ Compact Portable Design Fits in Tackle box or Gear Bag
~ Instant/Accurate Depth, Fish & Structure Readings
~ Floating Sonar Sensor Delivers Unmatched Portability
~ Shoot-Thru Sonar Technology
~ Audible Fish Alarm Uncovers Hiding Fish
~ Glare-Free Display with SoftGlow™ Backlighting
~Free Access to Our Online Technical Support System
~ Industry Leading 2 Year Warranty

MSRP: $89.99

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The Go Anywhere, Do Anything, Fish Finder...

With dozens of exclusive features including WeedID®, mountable and side-scanable sonar sensor, and 4 user selectable sensitivity settings, the F33P is guaranteed to produce even bigger fish stories. The compact, palm-sized design fits in your tackle box, gear bag, or even in your pocket. It displays depth, fish, and bottom structure readings from 1.5 to 99.9 ft on a no glare, polarized VirtuView™ liquid crystal icon display. Fish are clearly revealed with an integrated fish identifier, depth scale, and 2 stage audible fish alarm. The multipurpose transducer can be tossed from the shoreline, dock bridge, boat, or can be transom mounted or placed in-hull on a boat, kayak or canoe; Fish From Anywhere, No Boat Required Backed by HawkEye's industry leading 2 Year Warranty. To Use: Simply turn the power on, toss the unique floating sonar sensor from the shoreline, bridge, or boat and instant depth, fish, weed, and bottom contour readings are now in the palm of your hand.

VirtuView™ LCD Display


  • A Depth Readout

  • B Sensitivity Setting

  • C Backlight On/Off

  • D Fish Alarm On/Off

  • E Battery Save On/Off

  • F Battery Strength Indicator

  • G Fish Depth Indicator

  • H Bottom Contour Indicator

  • I WeedID® Weed Indicator

  • J Fish Location Indicator


How To Catch More Fish with HawkEye® Fish Finders

Adjust the Sensitivity:

There are 4 user selectable sensitivity settings to choose from. So, which setting is the right setting? It greatly depends on the clarity and/or depth of the water. Very clear water allows for a moderate sensitivity setting. Conversely, dirty water requires a higher sensitivity setting to target detail but will increase the irritating false readings. Targeting deep water fish generally requires greater sensitivity, especially in stained or dirty water. Salt and brackish water also require a comparatively higher sensitivity setting. While this analysis may seem confusing, the concept is simple. As the unit's sensitivity is elevated, a broader view and smaller details show on the screen. But, with a broader and stronger view comes more clutter and debris. The clearer the water, the less sensitivity needed to get accurate details and vice-versa.

Use the Fish Alarm:

The F33P has a built in fish alarm. Turn it on, and when a fish passes under the sonar sensor, an audible alarm will sound. You can then use the fish depth scale to drop your bait to a depth that will get it in front of the fish.

Maximize Side-Scanning
Here are some ideas for maximizing the usefulness of the Side Scan Adapter: ~ Attach it to a dock piling and scan sideways for fish swimming by. ~ Attach it to a boat, kayak, or canoe hull and slow troll for fish, all the while keeping a look out for fish behind or in front of you. ~ Attach it to a broom stick handle and search for the best fishing location. ~ Attach it to a broom stick and seek out the fish hiding away from your fishing hole while ice fishing. .
Broom Stick Side-Scanning

By attaching the Side Scan Adapter to an ordinary broom stick or paint roller handle purchased from a local hardware store, you can scan for fish suspended in the water column within 99.9 Ft (30.4 M) of your location. Attach the sensor to a handle, lower the sensor into the water as per figure 10, and slowly move the sensor in a manner that will allow the signal to search the desired location (a sweeping motion similar to using a flashlight is most effective. Keep in mind the sonar signal is emitted from the base of the sensor. Scan down, sideways, or any combination of the two. Remember, to get depth and bottom contour and composition readings you will have to aim the signal at a solid object within 99 Ft (30.4 M), however FISH readings will be accurate, even if the depth readings is ---.

Uncover Ambush Locations

There are a host of reasons for fish to be in the weeds. The weeds are a constant oxygen source, which attracts baitfish and crawfish, which are food for a lot of fish. Weeds also offer a place for the fish to lie in ambush, waiting for an unsuspecting meal to pass by. And in fairly dense masses, weeds offer shade from the blaring hot sun. If the fish that you are targeting prefer a weed habitat you should try to fish your bait as close to the top of the weeds as possible (installing a weed guard on your hook will prevent accidental snagging of the weed). If the fish are not active, simply slow down your presentation and wait for the fish to come to you.

Uncover Ambush Locations

Experienced fisherman will tell you that many fish choose to hide along the bottom and ambush their prey as it swims by. Logs, Tree Stumps, Rocks, Ledges, etc. all provide excellent ambush locations. These locations will be shown your fish finder display as a series of "rock" indicators. The more rock indicators, the more ambush locations there are. Uncovering these hiding places will prove invaluable to your fishing trips. Remember to keep an eye on the depth of your bait while fishing bottom structure as you do not want to snag it on the structure. .

Bottom Structure Fishing

If your targeting fish that prefer weed or structure try this: If you're fishing from a boat establish accurate readings by using the techniques in this manual. Next, slowly move the boat around the fishing area while paying close attention to the bottom structure and Weed ID. Do not begin fishing until you discover the optimal spot for fishing (using your knowledge about the desired preys feeding habitat and the fish finder readings). This may take a considerable amount of time, but if you find a secret spot it will be well worth it. This can also be done from shore by walking along the bank and tossing and retrieving the sensor out into the water in 5 foot intervals. IMPORTANT: When you find that secret spot, keep it to yourself. There is nothing that ruins a secret spot quicker than word of mouth.

Don't Forget to Fish Shallow

We've all been brought up with the notions of casting to visible cover. This makes non-visual targets difficult to fish. The number one thing to keep in mind when fishing deep water is structure is king. Structure is the actual bottom contour (breaks, drops, humps, etc.) Do Your Homework: Get contour maps of your favorite fishing locations. Search for structure, either main channel, secondary creek channels, ledges or breaks. The key areas are anywhere these channels intersect with something - a point, hump, land mass, or anywhere they make a dramatic turn or bend. These are the type of areas you need to look for. When you first arrive to the location you have mapped out fast idle the area in a zig-zag pattern while watching your fish finder for structure.

  • Compact, Palm-Sized Design Fits in Your Tackle Box, Gear Bag, or Even in Your Pocket
  • Automatic Range & Sensitivity Delivers Uninterrupted Depth Readings From 2.5 to 200 Feet (.8 to 61 m) in 1/10th Precision (**)
  • Adaptive Software Programming Minimizes False Readings
  • Glare-Free Display with SoftGlow™ Backlight for Easy Viewing Under Any Ambient Light Condition
  • Selectable Sensitivity, Fish Identifier, Depth Scale, & 2 Stage Audible Fish Alarm Uncover Hiding Fish
  • WeedID® Programming Illustrates Weed Height
  • Battery Save Mode & Auto Power Off Deliver Extended Battery Life
  • Pivoting LCD Protector Doubles as an Adjustable Display Stand
  • Trollable, Mountable, & Floatable Sonar Sensor Produces Unmatched, Go Anywhere, Portability
  • Shoot-Thru Sonar Technology Allows Readings to be Obtained Through Boat, Kayak, Canoe Hulls, & Ice (**)
  • Sonar Sensor Side-Scan Adapter Allows Sonar Direction Finding Under Weeds, Docks, Ice, etc
  • Storage Bag & Adjustable Neck Strap
  • Includes User Friendly Color Coded Operation Manual and Free Access to a 24 Hour Online Technical Support Center
  • Industry Leading 2 Year Warranty
(**) For the depth and fish sonar features of this unit to function properly, the sonar sensor must be in direct contact with the water or a boat hull as per the instructions in the operator’s manual. Readings are NOT obtainable through the air.
Portable Fish Finder Display
Sonar Sensor Assembly, SideScan Adapter, Sensor Float, 30ft of Sensor Cable, Cable Strap, "Headphone Style" Plug
Storage Bag & Neck Strap

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Product Orientation Video

Get to know the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder

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How a Fish Finder Works

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, contains a brief video explanation of how a fish finder works.

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Installing the Batteries

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, contains a brief video of how to install the batteries in the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder.

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Packaging Contents

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, contains a brief video showing the contents of the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder packaging.

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Proper Connection of the Transducer

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, demonstrates how to properly connect the transducer on the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder.

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Basic Operation

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, demonstrates the basic operation of the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder.

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Using in Swimming Pools, Buckets, Barrels, Etc...

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, explains why the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder will not function properly in swimming pools, buckets, barrels, etc...

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Care & Maintenance

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, show you how to care for your HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder.

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Shooting Through Boat-Kayak-Canoe Hulls, & Ice

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, shows how to use the Shoot-Through capabilities of the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder to shoot through boat, kayak, canoe hulls, & Ice.

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Understanding the VirtuView™ Display

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, gives a detailed explanation of the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder's VirtuView™ Display and how to interpret the display readings.

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How to Find Fish with a Portable Fish Finder

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, explains how to use the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder to find fish.

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I've Tried Everything, I need HELP!!!

This Video Short, from the makers of HawkEye® fish finders and depth sounders, explains what to do if your've tried everything and you still can't get the HawkEye® F33P Portable Fish Finder to function properly.


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  • Model Number F33P
  • Dimensions 6" x 3" x 2"
  • Display Resolution NA (icons)
  • Display Type Polarized Liquid Crystal Icon
  • Backlighting Green LED SoftGlow™
  • Power Requirement 4 x 'AAA'
  • Battery Life 30 Hours Continuous Use
  • Units of Measure Feet (ft) or Meters (m)
  • Depth Range - Max 99.9 ft (30 m)
  • Depth Range - Min 1.5 ft (.5 m)
  • Depth Readout Increments 1/10th ft/m
  • Transducer Type Portable w/ Shoot-Through
  • Transducer Cable Length 30 ft (9 m)
  • Transducer Frequency 200 kHz
  • Transducer Beam Angle 25 Degrees
  • Depth Alarms NA
  • Fish Alarm Audible
  • Warranty 2 Years


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