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Offline Salmon King

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Ice Finder? Educate me!
« on: February 14, 2020, 11:03:29 AM »

My boy has asked me for a Fishfinder strictly for Ice Fishing (he lives in Colorado).
I know NOTHING about what to look for in an ice fishing depth finder so I’m turning to the brotherhood to educate me on what to look for (or stay away from).
Knowing him his budget is on the low end of things so I need to look at used finders for sure.
I know some of you have experience with these so how about sharing with me?

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Offline AJFishin

Re: Ice Finder? Educate me!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 12:29:28 PM »
Not sure if I'm much of help here, but I remember when I bought my Humminbird HELIX 5 G2 fish finder, a lot of people commented how they liked using it for ice fishing. I know they also bought some kind of "stand" or what not, that it sat in so they could place it on the ice. 🤷‍♂️
That's about all of my knowledge. :redface:
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Re: Ice Finder? Educate me!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 12:41:01 PM »
Not sure if I'm much of help here, but I remember when I bought my Humminbird HELIX 5 G2 fish finder, a lot of people commented how they liked using it for ice fishing. I know they also bought some kind of "stand" or what not, that it sat in so they could place it on the ice. 🤷‍♂️
That's about all of my knowledge. :redface:


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My Arima came with a similar Hummingbird Helix and while research the Humminbird web site they have products specifically marketed for ice fishing. Hummingbird products also fit the economic budget request.
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Offline GregE

Re: Ice Finder? Educate me!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 01:10:22 PM »
I have one.  Judy bought it thinking it was a standard FF.  I've never cranked it up but it looks complete.
Make you a deal
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Offline croaker stroker

Re: Ice Finder? Educate me!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 09:29:53 PM »

Buy Danno’s so he can get a bigger one. Then do this.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imxMeNWc6gs
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Re: Ice Finder? Educate me!
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2020, 09:24:35 PM »
I have one.  Judy bought it thinking it was a standard FF.  I've never cranked it up but it looks complete.
Make you a deal


GREG...sent you another PM...
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Offline GregE

Re: Ice Finder? Educate me!
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2020, 12:08:45 PM »
Thanks
I'll dig it out-  it's hiding in the shop
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Re: Ice Finder? Educate me!
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2020, 07:59:48 AM »
I would avoid the make used on Titantic, unless you are looking for ice   :rimshot:
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