Online and mass media coverage has boosted ice fishing popularity, and ice fishing fish finders locate fish you can’t ordinarily see. Our top ice fishing fish finders reviews helps you pick the right fish finder, so you can catch more fish without spending your entire trip auguring holes.
10. Anysun Underwater Fish Finder
This Anysun device detects fish by video camera. The waterproof camera contains built-in lights and can be lowered 15 meters into the water. The fish that it detects show up on a high-definition display.
- The camera operates well in cold water and gives an accurate signal.
9. Xikezan 1000TVL
The Xikezan 1000TVL offers a few more video options for fishers. The infrared camera exceeds 130 degrees, offers night vision and can record footage onto a micro SD card.
- Any fisher can improve through being able to record and replay their catches. The system’s screen can be attached to fishing lines, so you don’t have to look away from your reel to watch the feed.
8. Lowrance Elite-3X
The Elite-3X is a true sonar unit, capable of being aimed without inserting any pieces into the water. The sonar flasher displays on a 3.5-inch screen that can distinguish the shape of the sea bed, temperature changes, and fishes in a 60 degree arc.
- The LED can be seen clearly in daytime and the backlight works well for night use. The simple design makes the Elite-3X work well as an introduction to sonar use.
7. Garmin Striker 5DV
Made by Garmin, the Striker 5DV combines flasher and 2D sonar features with global positioning technology. Users can save specific fishing sites and find them, while also marking obstacles or way points.
- The GPS features and ability to view sweeping and flasher data simultaneously lets fishers use the Striker 5DV for both ice or boat fishing.
6. Garmin Striker 4 Portable
This entrant in the Striker series offers a clear, uncluttered display of flasher sonar and multi-frequency sweeps of the surrounding area. The sonar automatically records, permitting views of fishing hotspots you might have missed on the first pass.
- The Striker 4 weighs less than a pound, and the design is more durable than many fish finders.
5. Vexilar FL-8se
The FL-8se is a classic analog sonar unit for the seasoned ice fisher. Colors are used to represent the depth and size of fish, and can be adjusted to detect fish up to 120 feet below you.
- Water and extreme temperatures will not easily damage the resilient the FL-8se. The unit can be used close to other sonar without misinterpreting signals.
4. Lowrance Hook-3X
Another Lowrance product, the Hook-3X condenses the sonar display even more, into a 3” display. The unit’s programming lets you see environmental and fish data without tweaking a large number of settings.
- The Hook-3X’s size lets you take it on any fishing trip. The display can be zoomed or shifted easily.
3. Venterior Fish Finder
The Venterior unit uses a transducer that descends into the water or, with an attachment, floats, which carries the sonar signal farther. The sonar can detect fish and the bottom of the water up to 100 meters.
- This unit’s detection range is farther than many other fish finders, but still has a simple design.
2. Deeper 3.0
The Deeper 3.0 is a floating sonar unit that conducts a wifi signal to Android or Apple mobile devices, and can use Bluetooth outside of your mobile range.
- This unit offers many more recording and dual display options than other fish finders.
1. Garmin Striker 4
This version of the Striker 4 is pared-down, but more efficient than the portable kit. Its display, sonar, and GPS functions are just as powerful, but have a slightly more intuitive control system.
- The Striker 4 weighs far less when you buy only the base unit, and still permits simultaneous flasher and sweep displays.