Great Lakes Angler Blog

NEW Humminbird ICE HELIX 7 is Biggest and Brightest Ice Fishing Combo Yet

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Humminbird ICE HELIX 7 SONAR/GPS brings ice anglers the biggest and brightest screen yet, proven technologies, and GPS
RACINE, Wis., November 1, 2016 – Based on a centuries-old formula, the Farmers Almanac forecasts exceptionally cold temperatures throughout the Northern Plains, Great Lakes, Middle Atlantic, and Northeast this winter. Many weather experts agree: the end of El Niño’s warming trend may evolve into a much colder phase called La Niña.
This news has ice anglers fired up, many already prepping gear for the approaching hardwater season.
One piece of must-have gear for the 2016-2017 ice season is the new ICE HELIX 7 SONAR/GPS from Humminbird®. It’s an easy-to-use fish-finding machine that delivers proven technologies in one unit along with the biggest and brightest screen of any ice fishing combo unit to date.  
The high-speed LCD eliminates guesswork with a digital read-out showing your exact depth, as well as a latency-free digital flasher and customizable graph view with up to 8-times zoom. Precision GPS helps you find and return to productive spots, while optional Humminbird LakeMaster charts provide more detail than any other map on ice.
Featuring an enormous 7-inch diagonal screen, the ICE HELIX 7 sets a new standard for brightness. At 1500 nits – the standard unit for measuring brightness - mapping data and sonar returns jump off the HD LED backlit display, a benefit in snow-blinding and low-light conditions. Sonar returns are crisp and clean, whether viewing marks in digital flasher mode, sonar, or contour lines on a LakeMaster map. Bottom-hugging fish are easy to identify and target, a big deal when Mother Nature gets fowl and and fish become fickle.
Digital Flasher and Sonar Graph Mode

For anglers who prefer a flasher view, the ICE HELIX 7’s Digital Flasher mode is wickedly fast, showing jig and fish returns in real-time, and without the latency found in some digital flasher products. The algorithms found in “Jigging Mode” allow even better jig and fish returns, along with further customization via a Sensitivity control. Anglers can choose from three digital flasher/graph color palettes, depending on where they’re fishing.
While the digital flasher offers a traditional view of what’s below, anglers are spending more time fishing in sonar graph mode, which offers several key advantages, as Minnesota ice fishing guide Brian “Bro” Brosdahl points out.
“I’m a flasher guy, but I’m using the sonar graph mode more often. Instead of just seeing lines and bottom in digital flasher mode, you see the reality of what’s below – the size of fish schools and their movement, insect life emerging out of the bottom, etc. In digital flasher mode, a fish moving into the cone is identified by the signal strength color and width changing; in the sonar graph mode, you actually see the fish appear from off screen and into the cone. Plus, you can watch your jigging in real time and study how fish respond. This allows me instant modification of my jigging cadence to catch more fish.”

Whether used in the larger, re-designed portable case or via RAM mount on your ATV, UTV, snow-machine – or in the truck cab like Brosdahl – the Humminbird ICE HELIX 7 sets a new standard for functionality, giving you more features and real-world performance to meet and exceed the harsh conditions of hardwater fishing.
Call the ICE HELIX 7 a multi-dimensional fishfinder – not only great for the ice, but removed from its carrying case, perfect for a bass boat bow unit or as the primary unit on smaller watercraft, like today’s fishing kayaks.
“What I like about the ICE HELIX 7 is the versatility of it. I can put it in the truck, on the snowmobile, ATV, and you can ‘bird’s eye’ view your way to spots via pre-determined trails. And in the bag it also goes anywhere you need it to go. Add the portable transducer accessory and you can carry into rental boats, your buddy’s boat, take it to Canada, what-have-you. Plus, it has the ability to read map data collected from any other HELIX model through AutoChart Live. Just take your Zero Line card from your other HELIX unit, pop it into the ICE HELIX 7, and it’s game on,” says Brosdahl.
Indeed, the new Humminbird ICE HELIX 7 SONAR GPS merges modern mapping with refined digital sonar to stand as the most advanced, biggest and brightest ice fishing combo-unit ice fishing has ever seen.
  • DualBeam PLUS Sonar w/SwitchFire – 200kHz / 20-degrees; 83kHz / 60-degrees 
  • Depth range: 1500 feet 
  • Power: 4000 W (Peak-to-Peak); 500 W (RMS) 
  • High-Speed LCD Flasher 
  • Internal Precision GPS 
  • 2500 Waypoints; 45 routes; 50/20,000 Tracks and Points 
  • Built-in Humminbird UniMap
  • Micro SD Card Slot/Upgradeable Software 
  • Humminbird LakeMasterLakeMaster PLUS, and  Zero Lines SD card compatibility
  • Navionics® +, Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™ and HotMaps™ Premium compatibility 
  • Includes XI 9 20 Ice Transducer and Float (8 ft. cable length) 
  • Includes Ice Shuttle & Bag 
  • Includes 12 VDC 9AH AGM battery and charger 
  • Optional RAM Mounting: RAM-202-24-202U or RAM-202-24-B-202U; handlebar kit: RAM-231ZU, RAM-408-75-1U or RAM-408-112-15U
  • Note: Vehicle RAM mounting requires optional Humminbird AD ICE ONE 12V Cigarette Plug Power Cable (pt. # 760021-1) 
  • Optional XPT 9 20 T Portable Suction-Cup Transducer Kit (pt. # 710161-1) converts ICE HELIX 7 for portable, open-water use 
For more information, please visit

Requests for product specifications, customer support and general inquiries should be made through our Customer Service Department.
  Read Full Story

Recent Posts


iPad Jeff Wenzel Plano Synergy Tools Bibs Lead Skamania Mania Reese Slide Moor Traxstech Full Throttle Coleman Gull Lake Marine FRIDAY FUNNIES exotic species Nautical Raritan spinning rod Monel Metal Bristol Bay Salmon Catfish Tackle Bag Fish Hawk XD4 Triton Boats DSC Camera mount Stabenow Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Orca Fin System Safety ODNR Radial Bass fishing Knives Chargers Coleman cooler Matt Serbenski thieves Smart Guide Publications Jeff's Tackle Shop Plano Tackle Boxes Frabill Princecraft Andrew Semprevivo Tracker Marine iPilot Link GPS Speedometer Mike Seymour AmVets Aluminum Deep V Series Michigan Ultimate Flannel Shirts Side Imaging NMEA Ice Features Lake Ontario Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Youth Hobie Pro Angler Honda CLASSIC Rain suit Free Fishing Weekend Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits USSA BOLT Padlock Storage High school bass fishing Rugged Shark Mosquito repellent USCGA Fishing Clubs Northland Simrad Plano Clay Dyer Clam Contest MATE USA Soul5 Tackle Labs Tip-Up Okuma Ryan Kleckner VMC Swim bait JBL Titan Chain KVD Speedbag Wormfile Tournaments Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Grab Rail Marine Radio exotic invader Lake Huron Bheestie Bag eZSplice Dollohan redfish BoatUS Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Optima Home Port Marine Marketing Trout Unlimited Walleye Global Spectrum Kurt Mazurek Izaak Walton League JVD 1675 Pro Guide Steve Wood ASA Yamaha binoculars Hunting Cabela's Kayak News Keep Kool Fiberglass boat MWC Dave Genz Costa Del Mar Brian "Bro" Brosdahl Minnesota Delorme Volvo Penta Accessories Blue Heron Communications Bass Pro Black Velvet RAT FINKEE Sheldon's Ditch Louie Stout ChartSelect YUM Dinger Batteries Synergy Outdoors Spreads Soo Locks Safe boating Rushton Gregory Grunden's Torpedo Divers Autotether thieves trailer tongue Wildlife Forever Shock Wave Strike King Venice, Louisiana YUM Insurance Jeff Gustafson Lock spreader light Bait Rigs Rain gear Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch Manistee Bro Brosdahl Weather Buoy Flat Slider 75 Ranger Boats TRAC Mark Chmura Mystery Tackle Box Forage Minnow Shelter HELLA On board Ethanol Lake Erie Whale Airmar Magnum Flow-Troll La Mar Apps WFN Footwear New Zealand LOTSA Wisconsin Brown trout Marine Lighting Barry Brown Marine Lake Assault Power Davis Instruments Headgear WileyX Matt Straw DuraSafe Kindle book inReach MULL BLOG River Fishing New Lures ABT X-2 Countdown BASSMASTER Kayaks Jerky Boat names Mustad South Haven, Michigan tackle storage Minn Kota Muscle Squared 65 Port of Indiana Kill switch Sportsman's rights Asian carp Lake trout Lake Michigan Invasive species Tommy Skarlis Marine NewsWire Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Records Crankbait Net Wedding Ring Deck Plate Walleyes Grady-White spoon KVD Speedbag Earth Day Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Ascend Gary Giudice Technology Topwater splice mudsnail Dogs Rods Boats Bad Elf MUSHING Speakers hardbaits Patrick Hurst OHIO Team Aqua-Vu Gunnison, CO Evinrude Humminbird Promise Keeper Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate Michigan DNR Streams Sunstream Boat Lifts Marine Speakers Blue Collar Outdoors trailer tongue Radio Z-Man Bass Quantum Oculus Endura Shoremaster Onyx RedHead Fiberglass tiller Dollahon Bass Pro Shops Jonathon VanDam Insect repellent Conservation Marathon Martin-Flory Jack Links Ice Fishing Rescue Swedish FireKnife Contaminants Mark Zona Andrew Dordek sunglass USCG BoatUS Angler Frigibar SeaEra QC Navigation Beckson Electronics DuraSafe Electronics Lock Thermacell weather Future Fisherman Foundation PLB Green Bay, Wisconsin Traditions Alabama Rig marlin Sun protection Boating Legend Gold Legend Extreme Innovative Outdoors Ravenswood Media Dave Mull Blog Bristol Bay Traditions Media Gear PFDs Fishouflage Lund Kevin VanDam University of Buffalo Tournament PRADCO St. Croix Black Earth Creek Boat US Mack's Lure Rig'N Tails ATV clubs Fuel Ultracoat Skarlis The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Water Buddies Air show Michigan City, Indiana Yamaha ATV METS Boat lifts Prosepec Electronics 580P lenses USO Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing Ranger Betsy Iaconelli Salmon Fishing Boat Covers dock lines boat rental Rovermax LR 100 Fort Wayne, Indiana Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Church Tackle Chaco Mercury Marine Mr. Twister SeaLife Cameras STRATTEC KVD Wild River series Trade Shows Muskie Lure Brian Brosdahl Sunglasses FLW Brandon Newby Macho Minnow Soft Jigwobbler Coast Guard Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Niagara Falls Balog Ned Rig Pharmaceuticals Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Silver Horde Line Recycle Bin Brite Wash F-Series Storm Gear Absolute Outdoor, Inc. Alaska St. Croix Rods fitness Chronglobal Lake Superior iPhone ABT Extended Warranty Catch & Cook One-Handle-Does-It-All System Pop-Up LED Bowlights GPS for Lightning Connector McMurdo LineSnubber Owners tournament Aquatic AV NAIFC Championship Wind Power Angler Sport Shows Rough Weather Seakeeper gyro Alaskan Lowrance Wounded Warriors Spencer Yachts Normark Gravity Practical Sailor tree stand injury Bass lure YUMphibian Mack's Lures Foul weather gear Hobie Dave Mull Marsh Madness Launch ramp Interlux Marine General Shurhold WeatherStation Boga Larson Electronics Beckson Marine Deck Plate Snow-Shoe Tip-Up IGFA Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Scott Martin Personal Flotation Devices Masters Walleye Circuit Serious Shine Gill NA Knife sharpening CMP Global Tides Aqualuma Conservation Evolve Audio Walleye tournament Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Scholarship Bait Holder jigs ShowSpan toilet Vick Dunkirk, NY Costa Sunglasses Olcott, NY Custom Jigs & Spins Chatterbait Corey Schmidt John E. Phillips Lip-Stix Oakley Sunglasses Line Rippin' Lips Army Corp of Engineers Downriggers iPilot Extreme Baitcast Reel Holland Marcum Ranger VS1780 Lighting Turning Point Props LCWCC Green Bay South Haven Great Lakes Troller Shoes BASSMASTER CLASSIC EZ Dock Big Bear Products Fish America Foundation blue marlin Scott Glorvigen Boat maintenance bimini top Sphaera Berkley 360 ONIX LakeMaster Western States Version Aqua-Vu LineGrabber Bug bite relief Lures Glorvigen Swim Whizz Multitools Hamlin Indiana DNR InvisaSnap Todd Sokolow ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Up Stream Hydration Back Pack cruzin EZ BoatPort Husky Jerk Bethel University EZ Splice Fasteners Deep Sea Diver Games Brad's PulseTech Sharpeners Slender Spoon Cliff Pace Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs AKOYA Lake of the Woods Moisture Muncher Mary Snyder Tyee theft New York Rapala Costa Personal Flotation Device Beckson Marine National Guard Odd'ball Fin Spin Reef Runner Goby Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series Shipping Multi-species Ryan Wilson award Whale Pumps Video Dan Egan Whistler Spoon Swanson-Russell Accon Marine Buff Acme Cannon Ditty bag Lights Tight Lines Jewelry EVOLVE FISHING CO SOG Tim Popfinger Gary Dollahon Aqua Vu Tom Neustrom Kevin Van Dam Glacier Glove Hevi-Beads Gene Larew Rubrail Lund Boats TRAC Ecological Bait head Uncle Norm's Side Thruster CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS News/Social B.A.S.S. Mazurek Rippin Lips Bug repellent Size limits Homeport Marine Marketing Oshkosh Angler 175T radar Mag Light U.S.S.A. Chicago barrier Bob Schmidt treestand injury Wake Fishing Lakemaster great lakes Boating safety Faria Milennia MIL-iDock The Harry Lure Pro Polish