Can I use Humminbird fish finder for ice fishing?

Can I use Humminbird fish finder for ice fishing?

For the ice anglers with a HELIX fish finder on their boat, many HELIX fish finders can be converted for ice fishing with a simple conversion kit from Humminbird and a few button pushes, allowing you to use your Humminbird HELIX all year round.

Can you use a Humminbird helix 7 for ice fishing?

Although Ice Mode is the default operation setting for ICE HELIX fish finders, any HELIX 5, 7, 8, 9 or 10 model with the latest software update has the capability to flip between Ice Mode and Open Water Mode.

Can you use a Humminbird solix for ice fishing?

If you would like to ice fish using 2D sonar on a Humminbird model, (excluding ICE Flashers, ONIX and SOLIX models) an XI 9 20 or XI 9 1521 CHIRP ice transducer can be added to provide 2D sonar. For compatible models, Ice mode offers more sonar views that are specifically designed for ice fishing.

Can you use a normal transducer for ice fishing?

Your regular ducer will work fine. You do want it hanging horizontal and just below the bottom of the hole for best results. I use a “summer” fish finder and transducer as my ice fishing sonar. I find it works great.

Can you use an in hull transducer for ice fishing?

Yes. Most modern fish finders can be converted to work for ice fishing. All it takes is a portable power supply and a way to level the transducer in an ice hole. Manufacturers like Humminbird and Lowrance make it easy and sell boat-to-ice conversion kits.

Can you use regular sonar for ice fishing?

So, can you use a regular fish finder for ice fishing? Yes. Most modern fish finders can be converted to work for ice fishing. All it takes is a portable power supply and a way to level the transducer in an ice hole.

Can you use side imaging ice fishing?

Sure you can. It is no different than anchoring your boat and watching your graph. You can see fish swim by. Rotate to scan different area.

Can you use Humminbird 360 ice fishing?

The new MEGA 360 Ice Adapter Conversion kit includes all accessories needed to convert a MEGA 360 Imaging transducer for use while ice fishing. This optional piece allows you to connect and view both MEGA 360 Imaging and the 2D/flasher sonar from the transducer included in the HELIX Ice Conversion Kit listed in Step 4.

Can I use my open water transducer for ice fishing?

Yes. Most modern fish finders can be converted to work for ice fishing. All it takes is a portable power supply and a way to level the transducer in an ice hole.

Can you see fish on Humminbird 360?

This is where Humminbird’s MEGA 360 Imaging comes into play. With a complete 360-degree field of view, MEGA 360 Imaging gives anglers the ability to spot fish, structure and changes in bottom contour in any direction while trolling or sitting still, all without fear of spooking fish.

Do I need a different transducer for ice fishing?

How much weight can 20 inches of ice hold?

2 1/2 tons
Safe loads vs. thickness for clear and solid ice.

Thickness of Ice Load or Activity
in cm
8 20 A 2 1/2 tons truck
9 22.5 A 3 1/2 tons truck
10 25 A 7 – 8 tons truck

What part of a lake is best to ice fish?

Look for points, breaks, weed lines, and underwater humps. During first ice fish the points and bars that extend from shore and the weed lines. Midwinter look for fish around the deeper structure like mid-lake humps and rock piles.