Fish finders are an amazing tool to help you locate and catch more catfish. The technology behind the sonar fish finders available today is amazing and many of these fish finders carry a very hefty price tag. They’re made to install and stay on the boat and will handle some serious abuse on the water but what happens off the water is usually the bigger issue.
Whether your boat is sitting parked and not being used at your home, you’re trailering to or from the lake or river or headed to fish the next big catfish tournament it’s usually the time off the water that you have to worry about your sonar fishfinder getting damaged or even worse, stolen.
I’ve always struggled with what to do to protect these expensive sonar units when they’re not being used. It always seems like the time between my boat and my truck are a ticking timebomb for the fish finder being dropped and I’ve numerous screens damaged from them riding around in the back seat of my truck.
Most fish finders come with a “protective cover” when you buy them new which is usually a cheap piece of plastic or neoprene. They’re better than nothing but provide minimal protection and they always seem to fall off.
I’ve been hunting for years for a better solution and searched high and low but couldn’t find anything at all that fit the bill of making my sonar unit easier to handle and transport as well as providing protection. Many anglers use Pelican Cases or other similar protective cases but they’re expensive and really bulky to store when they’re not in use.
I even considered making my own protective cover but I know absolutely nothing about sewing and the whole thing was a little overwhelming when I started searching for someone that could work with the heavy duty material needed.
One day out of the blue I finally found a solution and it’s made right here in my hometown of Fort Worth Texas.
The Sonar Sock is manufactured in Fort Worth Texas by Rivera Custom Tackle manufactures the Sonar Sock to custom fit each sonar model.
The sonar sock is designed to provide protection for the sonar unit as a whole, additional screen protection as well as make it much easier to handle and transport.
The fish finder fits snugly down into the neoprene case and two straps secure the unit inside the case (with velcro) to elminate any possibility of it falling out. The back protective cover goes over the entire back of the sonar unit and secures with velcro as well protecting the sonar fish finder from all sides.
The front of the sonar sock is also made of neoprene material but there’s a double layer of neoprene and buried inside is a piece of plexiglass material to provide an additional level of protection for the screen.
Last but not least there’s a handle sewn into the top of the sonar sock to make it easy to handle and move when transporting (no more death grip on the edges of the sonar unit).
Why it took so long for someone to come up with this design is beyond me but the sonar sock is incredible and worth every penny. The manufacturer even offers custom colors and graphics if you want to kick it up a notch and look super fancy like one of those pro-fesh-inal bass fishermen do.
For more information on the sonar sock click here.