Cannon Optimum Downrigger Integrates Fish Hawk Electronics Technology

Posted by Chris Larsen on 23rd Jul 2019

Cannon Optimum Downrigger Integrates Fish Hawk Electronics Technology

Fish Hawk Electronics and Cannon Downriggers are partnering on a new downrigger that revolutionizes trolling. The Cannon Optimum fully integrates with Hummingbird Electronics, Fish Hawk Electronics, and other Cannon Optimum downriggers on the boat using Bluetooth technology. Anglers can raise, lower, and set trolling depths using an easy to use on-screen menu. Utilizing the Fish Hawk X4D Bluetooth, the Optimum allows you to see surface temperature, as well as depth, temperature, and speed at the Fish Hawk probe.  

All data can be viewed from any connected Hummingbird unit in the boat, at the downrigger via an onboard LCD screen, a Fish Hawk LCD screen, and on a mobile device through the Cannon app. The Optimum allows you to connect up to four Optimum Downriggers wirelessly. This simplifies the installation process and helps you catch fish faster without a lot of hassle. Complicated wiring is a thing of the past!

Wireless connectivity also delivers sonar data directly to a full-color 3.5” LCD screen on the downrigger. Only one Fish Hawk probe is needed to provide data to the system. Hummingbird’s One-Boat Network will be ready to go in Spring of 2019. With the new One-Boat Network system, you’ll be able to raise and lower your downriggers from anywhere on the boat.

Cannon Optimum Downrigger

Speaking of raising and lowering, the Optimum’s 250 feet-per-minute retrieval time is the industry’s fastest. There are five adjustable retrieve and deploy speeds so finding the speed that’s perfect for you is easy. The Optimum also has an auto-up feature. This allows you to raise all connected downriggers at once with a push of a button. Bottom tracking keeps your baits a precise distance from the bottom. Simply put, the Cannon Optimum paired with a Fish Hawk X4D Bluetooth will help you find, stay on, and land more fish than ever before. It is the ultimate downrigger for Great Lakes fishing.

The Optimum comes in two different models, the Optimum and the Optimum Tournament Series. The Optimum has all the features mentioned above, two rod holders, and includes 400 feet of 150-pound test stainless steel cable on a composite spool. The Optimum Tournament Series has one rod holder and includes 400 feet of 150-pound test stainless steel cable on a stainless steel spool.

If you currently own a Fish Hawk X4D Bluetooth, it will work seamlessly with the Optimum. No upgrade is needed. Both Optimum models are expected in stores in November of 2019. The Optimum will retail for $1499 and the Optimum Tournament Series will retail for $1699. To learn more, visit https://www.cannonoptimum.com/ and check out the video below.