In the late 1960s, Fish Hawk Electronics was one of the first companies to make sonar depth finders for fishermen.
About the same time, Pacific salmon were being stocked and taking hold in nearby Lake Michigan. Anglers quickly figured out that these exciting new fish were very sensitive to water temperature. Fish Hawk introduced a hand-held water temp gauge with a 200-foot cable to find the fish's preferred water temperature zone.
As the Great Lakes Salmon fishery developed, downriggers became popular. Fishermen learned that underwater currents affected the action of their lures and made a big difference in their catch. Using their sonar experience, the engineers at Fish Hawk developed the first wireless system that told anglers the speed and water temperature at the depth of the downrigger ball. Those first Fish Hawk Thermo-Troll Systems were seen as space age technology. As the salmon fishery boomed, thousands of anglers put Fish Hawk Systems on their boats.
In 2009 our company was formed to modernize Fish Hawk's design for a new generation of anglers. Thanks to our customers and a fantastic staff, the last decade has been the best in Fish Hawk Electronic's long history. A lot has changed in forty-plus years of fishing but the importance of speed and water temperature has not!
Fish Hawk Electronics are still proudly designed and Made in America.