RACINE, Wis. – Humminbird is giving ice anglers more mapping power than ever before by introducing AutoChart Live Ice, which allows anglers to create custom contour maps on the ice, for the first time ever, eliminating the guesswork of finding a fishing spot on lakes without depth contour maps. This new AutoChart Live Ice technology will be available on all new ICE HELIX CHIRP GPS and ICE HELIX CHIRP GPS All Season models.
AutoChart Live Ice provides anglers the ability to quickly create a custom AutoChart Live map by taking data points at multiple hole locations and then displaying the layout of contours below the ice. This technology allows anglers to map and find humps and drop-offs that were previously unknown on remote or unmapped lakes. These maps, made in real-time, will also provide AutoChart Live features such as depth highlight, shallow water highlight, water level offset and color palette selection.
“For years, Humminbird has used its advancements in fish finder technology to help ice anglers catch more fish,” said Chris Hatton, Humminbird brand manager. “With the introduction of AutoChart Live Ice, anglers can quickly gain valuable information using custom depth contour maps displayed right on their ICE HELIX model. No matter the lake, AutoChart Live Ice will reduce an angler’s time spent guessing where to fish and provide more time to catch fish on the spots they found using their custom map.”
Also new in 2019, is Humminbird’s Jig Charge Mode, which will allow anglers to quickly and easily light up their ICE HELIX screen to charge glow-painted lures. Jig Charge Mode is available on all ICE HELIX CHIRP, CHIRP GPS and CHIRP GPS All Season models.
With these new innovations, comes the introduction of five new and updated ICE HELIX models, pre-loaded with these new features that will help ice anglers put more fish on the ice this winter:
CHIRP / GPS All Season Models
- ICE HELIX 7 CHIRP GPS G3N All Season
- ICE HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2 All Season
CHIRP / GPS Models
- ICE HELIX 7 CHIRP GPS G3
- ICE HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2
CHIRP Sonar Model
- ICE HELIX 5 CHIRP G2
The new ICE HELIX CHIRP GPS All Season models feature Humminbird’s proven Dual Spectrum CHIRP sonar, providing the detail and clarity needed for finesse ice presentations, with target separation down to 3/4 inch. The new models also feature CHIRP Interference Rejection to remove noise from nearby flashers, as well an internal GPS and microSD card slot for LakeMaster map use. For those looking for even more functionality, the new ICE HELIX 7 CHIRP G3N All Season includes Ethernet networking for connection to other Humminbird units or Minn Kota i-Pilot Link trolling motors on a boat. Additionally, anglers can take advantage of Bluetooth built into the ICE HELIX 7 G3N All Season, allowing them to pair a Bluetooth remote for wireless control or connect with the free Humminbird FishSmart app for wireless software updates.
ICE HELIX All Season models include all accessories for use on a boat or portable applications right in the box, including: a transom mount CHIRP transducer, optional transducer suction cup mount, power cable and fish finder mounting bracket
New to the ICE HELIX Series for this season, the ICE HELIX 5 CHIRP G2 provides industry-leading Dual Spectrum CHIRP sonar with 3/4-inch target separation and CHIRP Interference on an ultra-bright and easy to read LCD screen. In addition, the new unit provides split-screen flasher and 2D sonar views, adjustable sonar zoom, automatic digital depth readout and new Jig Charge Mode. With an easy-to-use five button operation, this sonar model provides everything that ice anglers have come to expect from an ice fishing unit. In addition, anglers gain the advantage of utilizing the technology of modern day LCD fish finders, which are packed with more features and potential than traditional flashers.
“Our ICE HELIX fish finders bring ice anglers the most capable fish finders available on ice. Features like Dual Spectrum CHIRP sonar, GPS mapping and the ability to convert these fish finders for year-round use are just some of the many reasons why we are seeing more anglers choosing ICE HELIX fish finders over traditional flasher units,” Hatton said. “As we see more and more people become ICE HELIX users, that tells us that we are doing what we set out to do, provide anglers the technology and innovation they want, in a package that helps them catch more fish. That’s something that we take a lot of pride in at Humminbird.”
The new Humminbird ICE HELIX 7 CHIRP GPS G3N All Season, ICE HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2 All Season, ICE HELIX 7 CHIRP GPS G3, ICE HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2 and ICE HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS will be available in fall 2019. For more information call Humminbird at 800-633-1468 or visit www.Humminbird.com/ICE.