Marcum LX-5 Review
- husband is happy
- Works great
- a bit pricey
This amazing Marcum LX-5 fish finder device completely changed my ice fishing strategy. I have been a successful ice fisherman before however this just changed the dynamic completely. My catch ratio increased 10 fold, if it comes on the screen I have a 99% chance of success. Well worth the money. I can’t wait tell next season. Look out strawberry !,
I bought this for my son for Christmas. He used it this past weekend when he was ice fishing. He said he would not have found the fish with out it.
I had never used a flasher before and after years of people telling me it would make me more effective at ice fishing I finally broke down and bought this one. I have been ice fishing every year for well over 35 years now and all I can say is WOW! It makes finding and getting on the fish so much faster than I ever could have possibly believed. I let my girlfriend who has only fished a few times in her life use it on her first ice fishing trip and she absolutely slayed the perch. She actually asked me if it was legal to use them because it felt like cheating it was making it so easy for her to catch perch.
Unit works great, I love it, but just a couple of things why I did not give it 5 stars. First, the unit did not come with the digital meter that tells you how many hours you have left on the battery. All of my friends who have similar products, got the meter with there unit. I think they run around $30, but I thought it should be included. The second thing was that I found it difficult to place the sending unit (cone) back into the base. It can be done, but not enough clearance to the screen housing. I spaced the unit up with a couple of washers so I would not stress the electrical cable where it connects to the sending/receiving cone. The last thing was the clear plastic cover that protects the display from water and snow. It’s very loose – needed to tape in on to prevent it from falling off.
The MarCum LX-5 really improved my output on the water. no more wasting time with dead holes plus you can entice the fish to bite.
Works great bought it to replace my Vexlar and I’m happy I did, far better resolution than what my Vexlar had
I debated myself harshly before actually buying the LX-5 because I kept asking myself if it’d be worth it to spend almost $500 on one product. I’ve brought the thing out fishing with me 6 times since it arrived at my house and now I’m asking myself why I didn’t buy one of these things three or four years ago. I haven’t been skunked one single time this year and I can honestly say it is because of my Marcum. Not only does it show if there are fish down the hole, but you can really learn what jigging patterns bring the fish back around towards your hook and there’s no blind jigging to find out where they are in the water column. It’s already helped me learn better what works and what doesn’t on lakes that I’ve been fishing for years. Once you buy one of these it changes the whole fishing game. Would buy again, should’ve bought sooner. Worth every cent.
Great accuracy with this fish finder in over 60 feet of water. Also liked the dual beam and zoom features. Not ready to step into the problems they seem to be having with digital units I opted for the LX5 and I’m not sorry at all the fine line feature is great and so is the adjustable zoom.
He caught fish with it!! Accurate and reliable. The price was right and it came in time for a trip to lake of the woods Ice fishing. A bit pricey but when you use it you’ll see why. Increased my catch rate pretty easy to figure out the signals. battery lasts a long time. Marcums the best. Love marcum products the best out there! Duel beam is the only way to go. This is my second marcum ,I also have the show down and love it,
Came in a timely manner and the packaging was adequate. I have only used once but am positive I will be very happy with this purchase. Nice case and the snow shield that is included fit perfectly out of the box. No issues or complaints. I tried a buddies lx3 , after reading all the reviews , I decided to get the lx5 , I really like it , takes ice fishing to a whole new level
Amazing unit!!! Fished with my friends that all had LX5’s and I didn’t have one. They out fished me 8 fish to my 1 fish. I went home and purchased the LX5 that night and when we went out again I was catching the same amount or more fish then they were. This unit is very easy to use after I watched a couple of YouTube videos on the basics of this unit. Simply put “You Will Catch More Fish” with the LX5. Highly recommend!
Works great! I never used a flasher before I bought the LX 5 and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s easy to use and very portable . No complaints here. This is the only fish locator that my husband has ever owned so he has nothing to compare it to, but he really likes it. It is accurate and easy for him to use. He has caught many fish since Christmas. I have not heard any complaints from him.
Awsome flasher,the best. I’m upgrading from a vexilar fl8 no comparison. The marcum blows it away as far as i.d have to see if its as durable.well worth the money.
I love my new Marcum LX5 flasher. Took it out for a full weekend trip and it really helps mark fish, depths, etc. This new unit seems to have crisper definition than the older LX5’s too (my brother had his old LX5 with on the same trip for comparison). It also seems the Interference Reduction works better on the LX5 than some less expensive models. The Marcum is easy to use and the protective carrying case is really nice to have. My only complaint with the case is the rear opening is too small to easily get to your battery connections, etc. It may be so your battery doesn’t just fall out, but there’s a strap for the battery, so I don’t see that as a good reason.
I was pleasantly surprised at the battery life. I did charge it overnight after the first night, but after 2 full days of use it never showed any signs of getting low, and I honestly think I could have used it both days on a single charge. The initial few charges seemed to take over 24 hours, but the last time I charged it seemed significantly faster (8-10 hours) after a long day of use. When charging or storing the unit, disconnect the positive connection going to the unit, because it seems it take longer to charge and the unit draws down the battery faster than the normal discharge rate. Also you should fully charge the battery after every use and occasionally over the summer months to keep the battery in good condition.
I purchased this for my husband as an early wedding anniversary gift! He has not been ice fishing without it! His fishing buddies are envious of this and his gas-powered augur! He loves it!