I was very concerned at first that I may not like the smaller MarCum LX-6″ model, but its great! It does everything the MarCum lx7 will do, but has a slightly smaller screen. The “plus side” of a smaller screen is longer battery life. My lx6 will run all day, and not run out of battery. It is also smaller, and weighs less than larger models. This is a huge plus when your trying to consolidate your gear to get it out on the ice. I must warn you, once you start ice fishing with any type of fish finder, you will never be able to go back to fishing blind. I catch 2-3x as many fish now! It is sensitive enough to see your lure, as well as anyone near you. Unlike other reviews, this does not bother me. Its very easy to tell the difference between you and your friends. The only true down fall of this unit is your polarized sun glasses while your sitting on a bucket in the sun. You’ll find yourself looking over the frames because they’ll block the screen glare, but also the screen image. I mostly use mine in a tent, so this is not an issue. The few times I sit out in the cold, it is worth the inconvenience to look over my sun glass frames to have the ability to see fish at all water elevations. It works well in 5′ or more of water, but is most impressive in deep water. I love jigging the bottom at 80-100′, when I graph a fish at 20′, 30′, 40’…..start reeling up, watching my lure on the screen raise to the same level as the fish… and SMASH! Got Him!!! They don’t stand a chance. Worth every penny!!!!!!
The display screen is hard to see due to it’s size. I would go with the LX-7 if I had a chance to do it over. When in a ice fishing house with other people fishing close by it picks up there lures along with yours. This makes it hard to see if it’s a fish or a near by lure. The battery life is great.
I love this unit. Bought this after using an LX 5 for a season (which is also a great unit) because I wanted the ability to fish deeper than the LX 5 was capable of. The LX 6 gives me everything I want in a sonar. I used it for the first time last weekend and it performed exactly as I expected it to. One bonus feature of this digital unit is that its silent. After using an LX 5 as well as other brands for a few years the silence with this unit is nice. I also love the graph mode!
Just when I thought ice fishing couldn’t get any better, marcum comes out with this, and totally redeems themselves! Get ready to yell fish fish fish a lot more often than you do while trolling. No more spring bobber staring contests, drop your lines and watch the screen, suspended fish, bottoms or schools this will help you get to them all.
I love this thing. I have tripled my fish catching abilities during the winter. I can see what the fish are doing and it is fun in deep water. You see a red line and don’t know if it is a jumbo perch, a walleye, or a catfish. I got all 3 LOL
I wrote a review this morning to alert customers that Walmart had a better price, but I also alerted Amazon and they have now matched it. I placed my order for this sonar(from Amazon as I prefer using this account) and will add to this review once I get a chance to try it out. I just wanted to applaud the prompt price matching. I appreciate good customer service and Amazon has never let me down.
I love the detail, and adjust ability. This is a great unit, Very simple to use and instant no delay. You just cant go Bad with Marcum
I love the fact that it came charged and ready to take fishing. It is very easy to use and very useful to have to help you locate fish.