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Lowrance HOOK2 12

Lowrance HOOK2 12

Brand: Lowrance
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 12" Wide SolarMax™ Display
  • Input Type: KeyPad Control
  • Pre-Loaded Charts: C-MAP US Inland Mapping or C-MAP
  • Chart Card Slots: 1 - microSD | 32GB
  • Wifi: No
  • Sonar: CHIRP | SideScan | DownScan



Key Facts Full Specs | Manuals | Videos 


Lowrance HOOK2 12



Lowrance HOOK² 12 - Review


The New HOOK2 12 – Hassle-free fishing experience with a very easy menu layout, direct-access keypad and the Lowrance fishfinding performance that you can count on.

Whats Different – The HOOK2 12 difference is its core feature, Autotuning Sonar, which delivers the best sonar image every time by automatically adjusting sonar settings as fishing conditions change.  HOOK2 is ready to fish right out of the box. Just install it on your rig and go. Easily recognize fish separate from structure by using Chirp side by side with DownScan.

Ease of use and Reliability – You will see more fish in the water column and cover more water in less time with HOOK2 12, which offers models with High CHIRP, Broadband sonar, SideScan and DownScan Imaging options.


Lowrance Hook2-12 Transducers


HOOK2 Sounder/Transducer Options – 3 different solutions depending on your fishing and budget.

1- TripleShot 3 in 1 – Traditional high CHIRP wide-angle sonar, SideScan and DownScan Imaging. TripleShot is great for tracking bait, marking fish, finding structure and fish/target separation.

2 – SplitShot 2 in 1 – Traditional high CHIRP sonar plus DownScan Imaging for excellent fish and structure separation.

3 – Bullet Transducer – Ideal for small boats and kayaks with limited space. The Bullet displays include wide-angle Broadband Sounder.


Lowrance HOOK² 12 - TripleShot



Lowrance HOOK² 12 - TripleShot



Lowrance HOOK² 12 - Bullet



Lowrance HOOK² 12 - Bullet Sonar Comparison


Ease Of Use

1 – Pages – Press to activate the Home page.

2 – Zoom in/out – Press to zoom the image. Press both keys simultaneous to create a MOB (Man Over Board) waypoint at the vessel’s position.

3- Arrows – On any full screen page: press to position the cursor on the image. Press to pan the image in any direction.
On multiple panel pages: press to select a panel. In menus and dialogs: press to highlight an option.

4 – Exit (X) – On a maximized multiple panel page: press to return to the multiple panel page. In menus and dialogs: press to return to previous menu level and to exit a dialog.

5 – Menu/Enter – On any full screen page with no menu or dialog active: press to display the menu. On multiple panel pages: press to maximize the current selected panel. In menus and dialogs: press to confirm a selection.

6 – Cursor/Waypoint – Press to activate/deactivate the cursor. Press and hold to save a waypoint. 

7 – Power – Press to display the System Controls dialog. Press and hold to power the unit on/off.


Lowrance Hook2-12 Easy Controls


HOOK2 Family Features 


Lowrance HOOK² 12 - Feature Comparison


Resources: Lowrance HOOK2 12 – Help & Support

“The Hook2 product line will be a winner in my book, it definitely fills all voids that the earlier Hook versions had and then adds simplicity and more capabilities. With a range of 12 different configurations available in varied price ranges, there is a model for everyone based on their needs. Although designed for the entry to mid-level end user, anyone on the water will find value with this product..”

Mark O’Neill – Lowrance HOOK2 Review by DoctorSonar.com


PDF Brochure


Lowrance Hook2 Specification 2019


Lowrance Hook2 Quick Start Guide




Key Facts:

Lowrance HOOK2 12


  • 12″ Widescreen
  • 1280 x 800 High-resolution SolarMax™ Display
  • Super Bright @ 1400 nits
  • Built-in 10 Hz GPS
  • Full Keypad Control
  • Built-in: Broadband, DownScan & SideScan Options.
  • Autotuning sonar | Wide-angle sonar
  • Double the CHIRP sonar coverage of most fishfinders
  • Full chartplotter and basic GPS navigation options
  • Preloaded C-MAP US Inland Mapping or C-MAP® US Coastal mapping
  • 3 Transducer options – TripleShot 3 in 1 | SplitShot 2 in 1 | Bullet







Model HOOK² 12
Physical dimensions 8.51" x 13.34 " x 4.53"
216.2 x 339 x 115.1 mm
Weight 7.00 lbs
Water rating IPX7 with card door closed
Display type KeyPad
Display size 12" diagonal
Display resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Display - Brightness 1400 nits
Power consumption 2.5A @ 13VDC - Full backlight, Sonar on
Supply - 12v DC (10.8-17VDC)
GPS Antenna Internal high-sensitivity
GPS Receiver GPS
Mounting options Bracket | Flush Mount

Maps & Memory

Model HOOK² 12
Accepts data cards 1 microSD
Waypoints 3000
Routes 100
Track log 100 Trails
Preloaded Maps Built-in, enhanced C-Map background map.

Supports: C-Map and Navionics options.

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes

Chartplotter Features

Model HOOK² 12
Radar compatible No
Sonar compatible Integrated: Broadband | CHIRP - DownScan / SideScan
Supports AIS No
Weather No
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF No
Supports FUSION-Link No
Black Box sonar support No
Planning Software Compatible No
App-Control Compatibility No
Remote Input Device - compatible No
Alarms GPS - Anchor, Arrival, No GPS Fix, & XTE
Sonar - Shallow water & Fish

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model HOOK² 12
Transmit Power 200W Broadband | 500W DownScan / SideScan
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable 200kHz (Broadband)
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable 455/800kHz (DownScan / SideScan)
CHIRP sonar technology High - (DownScan / SideScan)
ClearVü | Down DownScan
SideVü | Side SideScan
Forward View No


Model HOOK² 12
NMEA 2000 compatible No
Marine Network Ports No
Video input ports No
Video output ports No
Wireless connectivity No
BlueTooth connectivity No


Model Lowrance HOOK² 12

In The Box

In The Box HOOK² 12 Display
Bracket mounting kit
• Bracket
• 2x knobs
• 4x screws, self-tapping
#10 X 3/4 PN HD SS
Cable and fuse kit
• Power cable
• Fuse and fuse holder
Document package
Accessories (sold separately)
Sun cover - 000-14177-001
Flush mounting kit - 000-14190-001


Downloadable PDF:


Lowrance HOOK² 12 Operation Manual

Lowrance Hook2-12 Installation Guide



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