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Fisher Gold Bug

Retail: $549.00
Now Only: $499.00
(or $27.00 bi-weekly)*
with 5" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

Availability: In stock

$262.65 in Free Accessories

Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector
with 5" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

A Gold PLUS Metal Detector Finds Gold! Fisher Labs is proud to introduce the "Gold Bug." The engineers at Fisher have been busy designing one of the most sensitive new gold detectors to ever be offered by Fisher and at a very affordable price. Don’t let its diminutive size fool you because it will find the smallest gold nuggets in highly mineralized soils! Let’s face it, most dug nuggets at the shallower depths will be smaller in size for the most part and this is where this little gem will show its best sensitivity! It’s small 5 inch DD search coil will effectively cancel out most ground conditions and the prospector can monitor the ground phase and ground mineralization. Computerized to give optimum results in all soils!

PLUS - Finds Coins, Rings, Jewelry & Relics! More than a Hot Gold Machine, the Gold Bug will make adjustments a snap with many user intuitive features. When you’re not in the Gold fields simply change modes and your ready for coin shooting and even relic hunting. You can not find a deeper, easier to use light weight gold detector today for finding gold nuggets and don’t worry the little Gold Bug will find the bigger nuggets too.

Kellyco has sold and distributed Fisher products since 1975 and was certified as Fisher detector experts since 1984! Buy with confidence at Kellyco where you always get more for your money.


  • Frequency : 19 kHz
  • Warranty : 5 Year Limited
  • Total Weight : 2.5 lbs (1.1 kgs)
  • Audio : Dual Headphone Jacks (1/4" and 1/8")
  • Ground Balance Range : From Ferrite to Salt Water Inclusive
  • V-Break : Industry's First Variable Breakpoint Tone Discrimination System

Factory Included Accessories:
  • 5" DD Search Coil

Additional Information

Manufacturer Fisher
Factory Included Accessories
  • 5" DD Search Coil
Warranty Yes
Detector Type Gold
Search Coil Type Double D
Search Coil Size (in) 5"
Search Coil Shape Round
Search Coil Build Solid
Waterproof Search Coil Yes
Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
Technology VLF Single Frequency
Arm Rest Fixed
Arm Rest Strap No
Adjustable Shaft Yes
Assembled Length Max (in) 50.5
Assembled Length Min (in) 40.5
Apps None
Audio Tones Yes
Depth Indication Yes
Control Box Mount Standard
Frequencies 19 kHz
Number of Frequencies 1
Programmable Target Id No
Target Id Segments 99
Target Id Yes
Threshold Adjustable
Discrimination Adjustable
Pinpoint Mode Yes
Ground Balance Manual
Vibration Mode No
Search Modes 3
Search Mode Types All Metal, Discrimination, Pinpoint
Search Flashlight No
Display Type LCD
Backlit Display No
Volume Control No
Headphone Jack 1/4"
Bluetooth Compatible No
Interchangeable Headphones Yes
Battery Type 9-Volt
Battery Quantity 1
Battery Life (hr) 10 to 15 Hours
Rechargeable System No
Exclusive Features No

Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector

Technical Specifications:

  • 5 Year Warranty
  • 5" DD Search Coil
  • Frequency : 19 kHz
  • Weight : 2.5 lbs (1.1 kgs)
  • Batteries : (1) 9V
  • Battery Life : 15 Hours
  • Dual Headphone Jacks (1/4" and 1/8")
  • Search Modes : 2 Plus Electronic Pinpoint
    • All Metal, Discrimination, Pinpoint


  • Super Sensitive
  • Large Target Alert
  • Threshold and Gain Adjustments
  • Lightest Weight / Best Ergonomics in the Industry
  • Depth Readout and Running Signal Strength Indicator
  • Ground Balance Range : From Ferrite to Salt Water Inclusive
  • Large LCD Screen with 0-99 Numeric Target Identification Display
  • V-Break : Industry's First Variable Breakpoint Tone Discrimination System
  • Computerized Ground Grab®, Real-Time Computerized Automatic Ground Balancing

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

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Review by Jim T.

Review by Jim T on September 18, 2010

Received my Gold Bug Special Edition a few days ago and I'm already impressed. Being retired military with some war wound damage, I wanted a detector that was lightweight and easy to carry. The Gold Bug is just that. After reading the very helpful owner's manual, I took it down to the train station on the edge of town which has been around since the 1880s and got permission from the ticket office to search the grounds. Within 5 minutes, I had an old silver quarter and within an hour a few more silver coins, all around 4-6 inches deep I also came away with several clad coins and a silver ring, minus the stone. I know this detector is designed for gold and it will be used for that 99% of the time. If it's performance on coins is any indication, I'll be buying a lot of sun screen (the altitude here is almost 8,000 feet) while I search the old riverbeds and drywashes that run through and around my 40 acres south of town. After that, it's off to the mountains!

BTW, just a note that the Gold Bug S.E. came with the battery INSTALLED. Nice touch and very appreciated!!!

Review by Frank T.

Review by Frank T on January 05, 2010

This is not a good or bad review but a heads-up to those who are interested in purchasing this detector. This was advertised to be available Dec 12. I made my purchase in November (2009). The Fisher folks as of today, Jan 5 2010, have not started manufacturing. According to my source at Fisher, this will not be available for another 5-6 months (middle of summer 2010). KellyCo is processing my refund and will hopefully update information on their site for people who are interested in purchasing this gold bug (which should be a competitive gold detector in a decent price range).

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