Deeper Pro Plus Review

Deeper Pro Plus Review (Is this the best carp fish finder?)

Some might call it ‘cheating’ and some might call it ‘gathering intelligence’. Have you ever sat on the bank and wondered exactly what is beneath the surface? Well thanks to modern day technology and a bit of enterprise you can discover exactly what is happening in your swim. Fish finders are a new and growing advance in our never ending quest to catch more fish, but how good are they?

There are already a few names that are emerging as the dominant technology, amongst them is the Deeper Pro Plus. In this article we have decided to give it a try on your behalf, so before you invest why not read our deeper pro plus review…

deeper pro plus review

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The Deeper Pro Plus Sonar Fish Finder is one of the best out there. It offers a lot of functionality that is normally found on bigger and much more expensive mounted units at a fraction of the cost. With its portability and interactive nature it is a highly recommended fish finder.


If you have a little more time, please check out our article and links below for some further information....

Technical Specifications of the Deeper Pro Plus:

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Deeper Pro Plus Review
Deeper PRO PLUS smart fish finder - wireless WLAN fish finder with built-in GPS for shore anglers
Product
Deeper PRO PLUS smart fish finder - wireless WLAN fish finder with built-in GPS for shore anglers
Size
65mm / 2.5in in Diameter
Weight
3.5oz / 100g
Depth Range Max/Min
Max 260ft / 80 m, Min 2ft / 0.5m
Operating Temperature
-20°C to 40°C / -4°F to 104°F
Internal Battery
Lithium Polymer, 3.7V Rechargeable, 850mAh
Power Supply input (for charging)
Micro USB B type, 5V DC, 450mA max
Power Adapter Input
AC 110V/240V. Output Micro USB, 5V 450mAh
Sonar Type
Dual Beam
Frequency (Beam cone)
290 kHz, 15° and 90 kHz, 55°
Sonar Scan rate
Up to 15 scans per second
Wireless connection type
Wi-Fi
Casting Range
Up to 330ft / 100m. Range depends on the OS and smartphone model
GPS Positioning
L1 48 channel GPS receiver, high 3m@50% accuracy
Battery Life
Up to 6 hours
Charging Time
2 hours
Device compatibility
Android 5.0 or later, iOS 12.0 or later.
Deeper Pro Plus Review
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Deeper PRO PLUS smart fish finder - wireless WLAN fish finder with built-in GPS for shore anglers
Product
Deeper PRO PLUS smart fish finder - wireless WLAN fish finder with built-in GPS for shore anglers
Size
65mm / 2.5in in Diameter
Weight
3.5oz / 100g
Depth Range Max/Min
Max 260ft / 80 m, Min 2ft / 0.5m
Operating Temperature
-20°C to 40°C / -4°F to 104°F
Internal Battery
Lithium Polymer, 3.7V Rechargeable, 850mAh
Power Supply input (for charging)
Micro USB B type, 5V DC, 450mA max
Power Adapter Input
AC 110V/240V. Output Micro USB, 5V 450mAh
Sonar Type
Dual Beam
Frequency (Beam cone)
290 kHz, 15° and 90 kHz, 55°
Sonar Scan rate
Up to 15 scans per second
Wireless connection type
Wi-Fi
Casting Range
Up to 330ft / 100m. Range depends on the OS and smartphone model
GPS Positioning
L1 48 channel GPS receiver, high 3m@50% accuracy
Battery Life
Up to 6 hours
Charging Time
2 hours
Device compatibility
Android 5.0 or later, iOS 12.0 or later.

Last updated on 2020-09-27 /  Images from Amazon Product API

What is a Deeper Pro Plus?

In short is a castable fish finder and depth reader. Whereas in the past, anglers used to use a plumb line and notebook, now you have the ability to cast the deeper pro plus out into the water and, via Bluetooth, have the results streamed live to your phone. The Deeper Pro plus picks up both fish and underwater features so you can fish intelligently to give you the best possible chance.

How does the Deeper Pro Plus work?

It actually works in the same way as sonar on a submarine. High frequency soundwaves (90kHz/290kHz) are transmitted from the device, they hit the bottom (or the fish) and then are reflected back to the device. Which, by using some technological knowhow displays this data in pictorial format. To see how it works in real life, check out the video below...

Why use a Deeper Pro Plus?

This wouldn’t be much of a deeper pro plus review if we didn’t talk about some of its features. Firstly as the saying goes, knowledge is power. If you can accurately identify where fish are likely to be holding then you have more chance of catching them. This is a task that the Deeper Pro Plus performs admirably.

It is accurate to a depth of 260ft, meaning that even the deepest darkest pits are able to be surveyed. Connectivity on the fish finder is pretty decent too with a range of around 100m most anglers will not outcast it.

The app that comes with the Deeper fish finder is also pretty neat. You can use it in ‘real time’ to give a cross sectional view of the underwater features, or if you have a bit of time you can cast several times and log an underwater ‘map’ displayed in a birds eye view. If you fish a venue regularly this is handy, as the app will allow you to store several different swims. The app is compatible with most devices, so whether you use Android or Apple you’ll have seamless integration from the very first cast.

The display in itself is interesting, not only does it give you depths but it also provides an assessment of what the lake bed is likely to be made of. When choosing rigs this information can be vitally important. To see what we are talking about in our Deeper Pro Plus review have a look at this video for some handy tips and tricks...

Are there any downsides to the Deeper Pro Plus?

We are going to say no, not really. But there are things that you may want to consider before you use it. Firstly from a purists point of view we suppose it might be considered gaining an unfair advantage, but that said We are sure the carp aren’t thinking the same on days we have a ‘blank’.

Whilst it is interesting to use, we aren’t sure that other anglers fishing nearby may feel the same, so use it with consideration. Whilst it is pretty compact it certainly isn’t small when compared to other castable tackle, so repetitive casting and reeling in may very well scare the fish you are trying to catch.

The unit is moderately priced, but it gets expensive if you manage to cast one over the horizon never to be seen again. Whilst they Deeper pro plus say that you can just tie it to your mainline, we would recommend taking a spool of something super strong and triple checking your knots prior to casting.

The final point we’ll make in our deeper pro plus review isn’t a downside as such, but if you are holding your phone it can make it hard to reel in and map the bottom simultaneously. However Deeper have thought of this and there is a fishing rod mount available so you can have both hands free whilst holding your rod and reeling in.

Pros & Cons of the Deeper Pro Plus

Pros

  • Amazing depth range at 80m / 260ft 
  • Long Battery Life at 6 hours continuous use.
  • Super lightweight at just 3.5oz 
  • Can save all the information onto your mobile phone.
  • Great accuracy at 15 scans per second.

Cons

  • Cant replace battery as its a sealed unit (have to send away if there is a battery issue) 
  • Some users have reported initial connection issues. (usually rectified by restarting your phone / app)
  • Difficult to look at phone and reel in at the same time. (Can purchase the deeper smart phone mount to sort this)

Other Deeper Products Compared

There are actually 4 Deeper fish finder products currently on the market. The 4 models are the Deeper Start, The Deeper Pro, The Deeper Pro Plus and the Deeper Chirp Plus. Although this review is based on the Deeper Pro Plus, we feel it prudent to compare the 4 models in the following table below:

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Deeper START Smart Fish Finder – Castable Wi-Fi fish finder for recreational fishing from dock,...
Deeper PRO Smart Portable Sonar - Wireless Wi-Fi Sonar for Kayak or Belly Boat
Deeper PRO PLUS smart fish finder - wireless WLAN fish finder with built-in GPS for shore anglers
Deeper Unisex_Adult DP3H10S10 Chirp+, Green (Military Green), 6 centimeters
Product
DEEPER START
DEEPER PRO
DEEPER PRO PLUS
DEEPER CHIRP PLUS
Ideal for
Shore anglers looking for simplicity and easy to understand data to help them find the fish.
Avid kayak, belly boat, small boat or ice anglers looking for a powerful, light and portable sonar set up that gives detailed data.
Serious shore anglers looking for detailed data and powerful mapping functions. Suitable for ice, kayak and boat fishing as well.
Advanced and professional anglers that need a versatile sonar with the best target separation, extreme depth precision and excellent waterbody mapping from shore, boat or on ice.
Connection type
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Casting range
50 m / 165 ft
100 m / 330 ft
100 m / 330 ft
100 m / 330 ft
Scanning depth range
50 m / 165 ft
80 m / 260 ft
80 m / 260 ft
100 m / 330 ft
Weight
65g
100g
100g
90g
Scanning cone / angle
Single beam: 40°
Dual beam: 15° or 55°
Dual beam: 15° or 55°
Three angles (47°, 16°, 7°)
Target separation
5 cm
2.5 cm
2.5 cm
1 cm
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C
-20°C to 40°C
-20°C to 40°C
-20°C to 40°C
App display
Basic display mode showing fish icons, fish depth tags, fish alarms, fish sizes and bottom depth and contour
Basic display mode and Detailed display mode, including adjustable sensitivity and 3 colour palettes, bottom hardness display, underwater vegetation, top water temperature, depth alarms.
Basic display mode and Detailed display mode, including adjustable sensitivity and 3 colour palettes, bottom hardness display, underwater vegetation, top water temperature, depth alarms.
Extremely detailed display, pinpoint predator fish, bait fish, vegetation, structure, differentiate bottom huggers from bottom contour, understand bottom hardness, water depth and temperature.
Mapping
Uses your phone’s GPS to mark and save hotspots with notes
Uses your phone’s GPS to mark and save hotspots with notes, and to create underwater topographic maps by trolling from boat or kayak.
Built in GPS for creating underwater topographic maps from the shore; Uses your phone’s GPS to mark and save hotspots with notes, and to create underwater topographic maps by trolling from boat or kayak.
CHIRP sonar technology, along with built-in GPS, makes it the most advanced, portable and castable fish finder on the market. Create lake maps from the shore or scan the water to locate holding sports and the fish.
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Deeper START Smart Fish Finder – Castable Wi-Fi fish finder for recreational fishing from dock,...
Product
DEEPER START
Ideal for
Shore anglers looking for simplicity and easy to understand data to help them find the fish.
Connection type
Wi-Fi
Casting range
50 m / 165 ft
Scanning depth range
50 m / 165 ft
Weight
65g
Scanning cone / angle
Single beam: 40°
Target separation
5 cm
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C
App display
Basic display mode showing fish icons, fish depth tags, fish alarms, fish sizes and bottom depth and contour
Mapping
Uses your phone’s GPS to mark and save hotspots with notes
Image
Deeper PRO Smart Portable Sonar - Wireless Wi-Fi Sonar for Kayak or Belly Boat
Product
DEEPER PRO
Ideal for
Avid kayak, belly boat, small boat or ice anglers looking for a powerful, light and portable sonar set up that gives detailed data.
Connection type
Wi-Fi
Casting range
100 m / 330 ft
Scanning depth range
80 m / 260 ft
Weight
100g
Scanning cone / angle
Dual beam: 15° or 55°
Target separation
2.5 cm
Operating temperature
-20°C to 40°C
App display
Basic display mode and Detailed display mode, including adjustable sensitivity and 3 colour palettes, bottom hardness display, underwater vegetation, top water temperature, depth alarms.
Mapping
Uses your phone’s GPS to mark and save hotspots with notes, and to create underwater topographic maps by trolling from boat or kayak.
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Deeper PRO PLUS smart fish finder - wireless WLAN fish finder with built-in GPS for shore anglers
Product
DEEPER PRO PLUS
Ideal for
Serious shore anglers looking for detailed data and powerful mapping functions. Suitable for ice, kayak and boat fishing as well.
Connection type
Wi-Fi
Casting range
100 m / 330 ft
Scanning depth range
80 m / 260 ft
Weight
100g
Scanning cone / angle
Dual beam: 15° or 55°
Target separation
2.5 cm
Operating temperature
-20°C to 40°C
App display
Basic display mode and Detailed display mode, including adjustable sensitivity and 3 colour palettes, bottom hardness display, underwater vegetation, top water temperature, depth alarms.
Mapping
Built in GPS for creating underwater topographic maps from the shore; Uses your phone’s GPS to mark and save hotspots with notes, and to create underwater topographic maps by trolling from boat or kayak.
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Deeper Unisex_Adult DP3H10S10 Chirp+, Green (Military Green), 6 centimeters
Product
DEEPER CHIRP PLUS
Ideal for
Advanced and professional anglers that need a versatile sonar with the best target separation, extreme depth precision and excellent waterbody mapping from shore, boat or on ice.
Connection type
Wi-Fi
Casting range
100 m / 330 ft
Scanning depth range
100 m / 330 ft
Weight
90g
Scanning cone / angle
Three angles (47°, 16°, 7°)
Target separation
1 cm
Operating temperature
-20°C to 40°C
App display
Extremely detailed display, pinpoint predator fish, bait fish, vegetation, structure, differentiate bottom huggers from bottom contour, understand bottom hardness, water depth and temperature.
Mapping
CHIRP sonar technology, along with built-in GPS, makes it the most advanced, portable and castable fish finder on the market. Create lake maps from the shore or scan the water to locate holding sports and the fish.

Last updated on 2020-09-29 /  Images from Amazon Product API

FAQs for the Deeper Pro Plus

How far can you cast the Deeper Pro Plus?

You can cast the Deeper Pro Plus up to 330ft (100m) for it to still be able to connect to your phone.In realistic terms that is an exceptionally long way to physically cast the product. The weight of the product is 3.5oz and so dependant on what rod, reel and line you are using alongside your casting ability and the conditions will determine the actual distance cast. 100 yards would be a good cast with the Deeper Pro Plus.

How do you use the Deeper Pro Plus?

Check the video above for how to us the Deeper Pro Plus or by clicking here

How do you attach the Deeper Pro Plus?

Ensure the top cover is screwed on tightly with the Water Proof marks perfectly aligned. This is important to prevent water penetrating the fish finder which could cause damage. To screw the top cover on, turn it anti-clockwise until it dips, then turn it clockwise until it is screwed on tightly. Once fully tightened and aligned, take the attachment bolt and securely tie it to your fishing line. Check the knot is fully secure before attempting to cast out. Another point to note is that when casting to a feature such as an island, ensure that your reel is ready clipped to prevent any painful and expensive snap offs via snags and trees!

How long does the Deeper Pro Plus take to charge?

It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Deeper Pro Plus from empty. A full charge lasts, on average, 6 hours.

Deeper Pro Plus Packages

deeper pro plus

DEEPER PRO PLUS FISH FINDER

  • Fully castable fish finder
  • Compatible with Android/Iphone
  • 100 Metre connectivity range
  • Create aerial maps of your swim
  • deeper phone mount

    DEEPER SMARTPHONE MOUNT

  • Secure and safe fastening
  • Hands free whilst reeling
  • Map your swim on the move
  • deeper pro plus night

    DEEPER Night Fishing Cover

    • Maximize deeper Sonar functionality and enable its usage at night
    • Deeper Sonar can be distinctly seen at a distance and in the dark
    • Compatible with: Deeper 3.0, Deeper Pro, Deeper Pro+ and Deeper Chirp+

    In conclusion

    There are a few fish finders out there, but in conducting our deeper plus review we found that few really compete at this price point. It is affordable, easy to store and most importantly easy to use. It doesn’t guarantee you will catch, but it certainly puts the odds more in your favour.

    You can find the Deeper Pro Plus Fish Finder and many more fishing products at competitive prices on our sister site eTackle.

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