CannonLink 800/661-9086 • www.cannondownriggers .com MSRP: $199; including fishfinder, $800 and up. Seen for: $189.
You have four anglers fighting four fish, but there's no one left to bring up the downriggers - brace yourself, here comes a train wreck! If, that is, you don't have the CannonLink. This black box works with Humminbird Matrix fishfinders and it lets you control as many as six downriggers from the helm.
High Points: Automatic offset feature will raise and lower the downrigger to follow the contour of the bottom and even compensates for wave height. Jig function cycles the downrigger up and down to find the best fishing depth. Add a sensor to the downrigger ball and get water temperature and clarity data.
Low Points: You may have to swap depthsounders to get the new downriggers functioning properly. Data windows on your fishfinder screen will eat into the amount of other information the display shows.
Verdict: Get wired now!
Another Choice: Permanently station a crewmember next to each downrigger, and yell at them.