Great Lakes Angler Blog

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

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Share |

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.
 
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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 www.humminbird.com

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



About Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Outdoors and consists of the Humminbird®, Minn Kota® and Cannon® brands. Humminbird® is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fishfinders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers, and premium cartography products. Minn Kota® is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offers a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.





Recent Posts



Tags

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

Archive