Humminbird ICE 55 Flasher
Humminbird ICE 55 Flasher reviews:
Humminbird ICE 55 Flasher details:
Humminbird ICE 55 Flasher is loaded with innovations that will have you chomping at the bit for the next big freeze. The six color, fiber optic display shows you the lake bottom and marks the fish and your lure below. The ICE 55 flasher features a center dial LCD display that will provide a digital depth display and automatic depth scale and is engineered for peak performance in temperatures as cold as -20°. Our Dual Frequency Sonar delivers user-selectable beam options to fine-tune your sonar coverage and a customizable target line will keep you in the strike zone. Professional-grade carrying case included.
– Dual Beam Sonar: Choose from a narrow and a wide beam for great detail or a generous coverage area, helping you identify fish, structure and contours.
– 6-Color Fiber Optic Flasher Display: Indicates bottom, fish and your lure in real-time, with user-selected color pallets.
– Ice Target Line: Use the Target Line to mark the exact depth of any point on the flasher dial. A purple line on the display reminds you where the fish are.
– 2X Dynamic Zoom: Magnify your view of a specific depth range and rotate the dial to change the area you’re zooming into – change on the fly.
– Adjustable Gain: Dial in the sensitivity of your flasher unit to precisely match to your fishing scenario.
– Adjustable Depth Ranges with Auto Range: Pick Automatic or manual depth ranges in 1X, 2x, 4X and 10X, allowing you to fish depths up to 200’. Automatic depth range will read the water depth and pick the correct depth range without you having to touch your ICE Flasher.
– LCD Digital Depth Display: Know you depth with a glance of your screen. Your fishing depth is displayed quickly on the LCD display, even when moving from hole to hole.
– 9 Amp hour battery and wall charger: Your ICE flasher comes with a battery and wall charger so you’ll have everything you need to hit the ice quickly and stay out longer thanks to increased battery capacity.
– Fits in a 5-gallon bucket: Every ice fisherman has a five gallon bucket. Use yours to transport and protect your ICE Flasher with ease.
– Carrying case included: Keep the snow and ice where they belong- out of your Humminbird ICE Flasher.
– 2-Year Limited Warranty
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Humminbird ICE 55 Flasher Reviews:
Great improvement on ice fishing success
After reading reviews for ice fishing flashers I narrowed my choices down to a Vex FL-18, a Marcum LX-5 and the Hummingbird Ice-55. The reviews basically said that they are all good and it is a matter of personal preference. I chose the Ice-55 because I thought it had more options than the others. I like the liquid crystal display for depth and the back lighting is good in dark conditions. I really haven’t used the 6 colors as three works just fine. The case is a nice thing to have and the handle on top makes it easy to carry although I have read that it can be easily broken. The only drawback I can see from the other flashers is the float setup. It works fine but having two cords in the water does not give a lot of room for bringing up fish. The Marcom seems to that the best setup with an adjustable arm that swings out. Of course the purpose of the second cord is to protect the transducer cord. The Marcum hangs for that cord which could shorten the life of the unit. I also seem to adjust the gain more than I would like. I cannot speak for other makes since I have not used them. The gain runs from 0-50 and I will adjust it somewhere from 20-40 and any given day. Overall, I am more than satisfied with my purchase. I like the larger display and back light options.
Great Fishing Accessory
My husband gave this to me for Christmas and it takes fishing to a whole new level. If you want to go home with your limit, try this!
Sorry not sure of product yet. Had some issues not sure if unit or user yet. Wanted to stay in Demo mode.
The only one to buy.
The LCD depth display is a great benefit. I have numerous ice buddies who have this same unit, and it’s got great reviews. I own other Humminbird units and they are also top notch. If you have the coin, and want the best, this unit is for you.
Quick and efficient delivery, info on return if needed and he likes the flasher. Easy to put together but takes some time to learn about and run.
I do not know about this unit yet.
This is my first review. I like the display, I like the 6 colors, I like the features it has but there is one problem that is driving me nuts and that is the digital depth gauge. The read out on this unit is Erratic, The first day I took it out sat in 13ft of water for an hour with no problems, but the second time out I was sitting in 26ft of water and it would jump to a much higher reading then it will climb back down to 26ft. This doesn’t happen all the time but maybe 5 to 7 times in 4 or 5 hours. So I thought to my self maybe it was the current.. Okay let go to a week later not in 40ft of water. Same problem, I check the transducer to make sure it is level, check all of the connections, tried the depth in auto and manual mode, and even had a full charged battery.
So i tried another test this time in the DEMO mode that they used at the store.. Guess what in demo mode it says 12 ft of water, It will run through the frist demo mode fine but when is runs through the 2nd time then it jumps from 12 ft to whatever then back down to 12 ft in DEMO mode!!!! Not happy
I called the tech line they want me to send it in but I need to pay for the freight to ship it there! Well #1 I am in 3 tournaments for the next 3 weeks mainly the reason why I bought this thing. I can not sit here and wait a week to ship then a week for them to do what ever and a week to ship back. They wont send me a New one for a replacement Or even a replacement head unit… not happy!
yesterday I went to cabelas to see what they had and compare there display to mine.. Well they had a ICE 45 working and I sat there for 5 minutes to watch it. There unit does the exact same thing as mine in DEMO mode!!! So are you telling me this is normal??? or does humminbird having problems??? I understand lets say 12 to 13 or 14 ft jumping but 12 to over 50ft??? I don’t know but for 430$ at the time I would expect better, when I watch the marcum LX6 or 7 there’s does not do it.
I purchased this flasher for summer walleye fishing on my trips to Canada. I’ll be working to adapt the transducer for trolling and I’ll get it figured out. I can hardly wait. The seller was outstanding in delivering this flasher.
This was my first flasher. I looked at others but decided to go with the Humminbird because of the features for the price. Very pleased with the product!
Hours and hours to fillet!
It’s awesome. But it was a little scratched. Looked like it might be a refurbish. Overall happy. Buy one if your doubtful. I’ve tripled the amount of fish I catch!
Hummingbird ice 55
Fished with my Ice 55 for the first time and was very impressed. The zoom feature was excellent and I was almost playing with the fish as I would have them move up and down the screen after my minnow. Fished for 5 hours and battery only dropped 20%. What impressed me the most, I was able to tell when I lost my minnow after missing a fish in 20 ft of water. Very happy overall!
back light very useful
-nice big bright display.
-back lite very useful in low light to pitch black conditions.
-battery life is amazing – fished for 10 hours straight and still had 40% battery life left!
-features are useful: uses different sonar frequency from other brands so no interference, frequency noise rejection which acts like a walkie talkie that uses different channels to avoid interference with other humminbird units, 3 different color displays to choose from, zoom, set target, battery life checker, gain/sensitive 0-50, 2 cone feature to display fish directly underneath the hole or around it, and demo feature.
-the digital display clearly shows fish on the monitor along with your hook or minnow.
-carrying case is handy: unzips on both side to easily take out transducer or battery. Older marcums have a back side that has a window cut out that is a pain when taking out or putting the battery back into the case.
-the transducer cord that plugs into the back of the unit does not firmly fit and often times needs to be pushed in to reconnect the sonar signal. Dont know if this is just my unit but this by far is the most annoying thing that I’ve encountered with my unit and it only happens (gets loose) when I’m moving around a lot where the transducer cord is being taken in and out of holes. Once you fix it, it should be fine if you are not moving all the time.
-would prefer a arm single cord transducer like a marcum instead of the double corded foam support system. I take my transducer out of the hole for big fish but not all the time for smaller fish and sometimes my line gets tangled with the transducer cord.
-cord management system is like other units but with the foam support system, the cord seems to unwind itself sometimes when moving around holes. I feel like with the arm system, the cords seem to stay in the compartment more. Annoying at times but still manageable. ..maybe someone can create a self retracting system for better cord storage and management.
I’m still very happy with the unit and the price I paid for it when compared to other brands/units. Yes there are some annoying things about it but they are all manageable. I would still recommend this unit to a friend.
I just returned my ice 55
I just returned my ice 55. There were small issues, but it was new and didn’t think I should deal with them.
Amazing product, revolutionized my ice fishing ability
Works great. long battery life. Big bright screen. No interference issues with other units.
Unit came defective, Supplier “Management” decided it was just fine (I still had unit they never saw) so had to pay return shipping on a piece of “Junk” Buyer beware!!!!!!!
Simply the best.
Love everything about it. Works awesome. Helped me catch a 23in walleye the first evening out. Showed me right where it was. Marcum running in the same house and I had no interference since these birds run off a different frequency. Went to a tournament and had a small amount due to another bird and a slight adjustment it was free and clear. Highly suggest this unit. Don’t use the cord and float setup. Either use the float with the cord in the middle or make yourself a nice little marcum arm. That’s what I did. Love it and will never part with it.
works great.. recieved item very fast
just what I expected..works great..received item very fast…thx and good fishing…
Once I figured it out I love it
it will be just fine
bought when ice was off so haven’t had a chance to use hopefully it will be just fine
I think the humminbird is great product.
I ordered two humminbirds for my counsins. I think the humminbird is great product. I might order another one for my wife soon in future.
But all looks good.
Got my shipment within days as promised. Can’t really try it out yet. But all looks good.
Great flasher. Digital readouts make it extremely easy to use and read under various conditions. Comes with a nice case and a higher capacity battery than the others in the lineup (although it does draw more power too). No problems fishing for a couple of days with it. I haven’t used it longer, so I don’t know how long the charge will last overall. Excellent sensitivity and love the dual frequency transducer. Very easy to use zoom and like that it can be used anywhere in the water column. Haven’t had any noise issues fishing with friends who have vexilars. The one thing that might be nice would be to have a single signal/support cable, instead of using both a support and signal cable. However, it’s not that big a deal – the design works just fine as it is.
Features are nice, but worked terrible, had to have the gain up to 50 to find my jig in 20 feet of water, called hummingbird to question that and got a response of…. Well if your using a small jig it won’t pick it up very well. Hello it’s ice fishing. I’m not using a huge musky plug. Returned it and had to pay 29.00 dollars to return a bad item. Bought a marcum LX6 and live it. No problems picking up the same jig that the hummingbird had problems with.
Also spoke to another guy that had the ice 55. He says if you put 2 wax worms on that helps. I’m happier with the marcum.
The hummingbird is very cheap, compared to my vexilar. Only use it twice. Thinking about sending it back!
Worked great no problems caught quite a few fish using this flasher.
Money well spent
This unit has my Vexilar using buddies ready to switch. I bought this unit partly due to price point compared to other brands with similar features. It is my first ice flasher and have had no issues learning to use. YouTube the unit to see the features. Highly recommend.
Well it does work backwards when motor isn't hooked up right....
Motor came in wired incorrectly had to send back to Humminbird at my cost. Used it working backwards all winter without an issue.
Best flasher I ever have
Good price nice flasher but has a glitch with the digital depth read out every once in a while it will flash
The extra cord to support the transducer was not in box.
Here fishy fishy fishy!
I bought this following owning a Marcum 3lxi. works good, I like the bigger screen. Digital depth messes up at times. Over all good target separation and does what it is supposed to.
I love it. Great big display that is easy to ...
I love it. Great big display that is easy to read. Customizable colors are a great feature as well.
The only reason it gets 4 stars is that the auto depth function doesn’t always work properly. After landing a fish and placing the transducer puck back in the water, it will often show less than 5’. Dipping and rinsing the transducer seems to fix the problem most of the time, but it’s a little irritating when you have schooling perch below and you can’t mark anything after landing a fish.
this performs to my expectations and does a good job.
First flasher I have ever owned or really used. I’ve played with a couple of others from other fisherman. this performs to my expectations and does a good job.
Excellent unit! No complaints whatsoever!
Missed one part... the foam ducer float ...
Missed one part…the foam transducer float. But was shipped to me. Well worth the wait. Saved me a ton!
No other words but the best
Crushed charger missing float.
Got product from 3rd party through amazon by boxybay. Charger was destroyed and missing the float. Might just buy cheap universal charger to avoid the 1 week return investigation… i’m sure it was just mishandled through shipping. I’m screwed on the float. other than that seems ok
Husband was excited to get it, just waiting for winter!
We haven’t been able to use this yet since it is an ice fishing fish finder. Will comment when we can use it.