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Hummingbird 5 Ice Helix g2 anyone use on ice yet?

Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by Titan34, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. WALLEYE MIKE

    WALLEYE MIKE Staff Member Mods

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    Got it today. Now by the weekend it will be bearable to get out to use it.
     
  2. fishin_noob

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    I'll be out tomorrow on a private lake getting the new unit wet! Can't wait.
     

  3. fishin_noob

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    By the way that is quite the assembly process!
     
  4. fishin_noob

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    Holy crap batman what an awesome unit!! Only downside is at full brightness it really drains the battery. Had it die on me sunday after a total of about 8 hours of use. Not horrible but not great either. But the unit itself is amazing.
     
  5. WALLEYE MIKE

    WALLEYE MIKE Staff Member Mods

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    You probably have a 7ah rated battery. Get a 12ah battery for almost double time of use. Available at good prices on Amazon (2 for $50 or less)
     
  6. fishin_noob

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    I'll check that out thanks!
     
  7. tda513

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    I bought the Helix 5 Ice, and I have been impressed with the battery life so far. I turn the brightness down to 6 or 7, which seems to help a lot. Made two trips for a total of about 9 hours and had over 50% battery left. So far I've preferred the split screen view.
     
  8. Duck-Hunter

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    Chart mode is 100x better than flasher mode. Once you fish with a graph you will wonder why you didn't make the switch years ago. I started out with a lx3, upgraded to a x67c I didn't like it at all at first.. After a few trips I was sold. Upgraded to a Helix 5 last season and love it!

    Too many people stare at the screen more than their line or bobber. I'll never shut it off, once I'm over fish I watch my line. Key word is fish finder. It's not intended as a strike indicator. If that's what works for people that's fine. I always tell guys once they have a fish showing interest don't get fixated on your screen, pay attention to your presentation and your line/bobber. You will put way more fish on the ice
     
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  9. fishin_noob

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    Yea I used both over the weekend. The chart is definitely the way to go
     
  10. Ranger Ray

    Ranger Ray Smells like, Victory! Premium Member

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    Love the chart. Use the fish alarm, you don't even need to look at the screen. LOL.
     
  11. bobberbill

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    New models have a fish whistle, too.
     
  12. fishin_noob

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  13. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    YUP!

    :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    Here fishy fishy fishy....

    :lol: :mischeif:
     
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  14. Duck-Hunter

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    In high school a couple buddies and I ventured out on the ice. Old timer says "Hey, y'all ever use a fish call before?!" we reply "fish call, no..". He says "c'mon over, check this thing out, it's realllllllll old. They don't make em no more". He pulls a film canister out of his pocket, pops the top. Looks at it, shakes it a little and says "Y'all ready?!", us "Yeah.." he leans forward towards a hole, holding the film canister flares his arms out, brings the canister towards his mouth while taking a deep breath then screams "HEYYYYYYY FISHHHHH!" Then proceeds to laugh his ass off. We all got a kick out of it. Lol
     
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  15. fishin_noob

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    LOLOL love it. Here I thought it was something like the fish alarm. Nope. Hahahhaa