Best Gold Detectors – Fisher Gold Bug 2 Review 2018

The Fisher Gold Bug 2 metal detector is the standard against which all other gold-hunting metal detectors are compared. The Fisher Gold Bug, the predecessor to the Gold Bug-2, was designed and engineered by Fisher engineers for the sole purpose of finding gold nuggets. The Gold Bug finds small gold nuggets, large gold nuggets, deep gold nuggets and gold nuggets in highly mineralized soil.

The next generation Gold Bug, the Gold Bug-2, was not built to be a replacement for the original Gold Bug. The Gold Bug-2offers many of the successful features of the Gold Bug as well as some new features, making it a distinctly different detector, but the Gold Bug 2 is still designed for the sole purpose of finding gold nuggets.

The first and foremost of these new features is the operating frequency of the Gold Bug-2 – 71 kHz. This ultra-high operating frequency is extremely sensitive to small gold nuggets, and it also offers a side benefit. Because the Gold Bug-2 operates at a different frequency, it can be operated near an original Gold Bug without interference.

Also, a new mineralization switch on the Gold Bug-2 can be set for high, normal and low mineralization ground conditions.When set for high mineralization, this new circuitry allows gold prospectors to hunt in areas previously off-limits due to high ground mineralization or numerous hot rocks.

Although the original Gold Bug is known for finding small nuggets in highly mineralized soil, the Gold Bug-2 will set new standards for both size and depth under many different soil conditions.Iron discrimination is another new feature for the Gold Bug 2.

In the IRON DISC mode, you can identify hot rocks and small trash items like iron nails and other ferrous materials before digging them. Use this mode in extremely trashy areas to check a target for its iron content.

Audio boost mode is another new feature of the Gold Bug-2. This mode makes it easier to find smaller nuggets at greater depths. The audio boost mode automatically increases the volume of any faint signal, such as a small or deep buried gold nugget. It does this without increasing the volume of larger, shallower targets. The Fisher Gold Bug 2 is considered one of the best metal detectors for finding gold nuggets.

Fisher Gold Bug 2 Features

  • Powerful 71 kHz Operation- Extreme sensitivity to small gold nuggets
  • Iron Disc Mode-Rejects trash iron targets and “Hot Rocks”.
  • Audio Boost-Boosts audio signal of small and deep buried targets.
  • Convertible- Converts to hip or chest mount.
  • Lightweight and Ergonomic- Designed for easy, comfortable handling.
  • Quartz-crystal locked electronics.
  • Dual Control Knobs- Control fine or course adjustment.
  • Dust And Moisture Resistant Control Box.
  • Drop In Battery Compartment- Easily change the battery while in the field.
  • Elliptical 10 inch Search Coil- Coil is lighter and covers more ground.
  • Optional Search Coils- 6.5 and 14 inch optional search coils.


Fisher Gold Bug 2 Metal Detector Specifications

Dimensions                                53″

Weight                                         2.9  pounds

Model #                                       BHJS

Batteries                                      2- 9 volt batteries

Water Resistant                         Yes-Dust and moisture resistant

Coin Depth Detection               5”

Large Object Detection            3’

Warranty                                    1 year

Coil Size                                     6.5” or 10″ standard

Coil Type                                   Eliptical Co-Planar

Target Identification              Audio

Audio Feedback                      Internal Speaker, Headphone jack

Modes of operation               3- Motion All Metal Autotune Normal, All Metal Autotune Audio Boost, Iron                  Discrimination

How Did We Rate It?

Overall Rating:

Rating: ★★★★★

**Based on actual customer reviews from major retail outlets.