Best Ice Fishing Fish Finders

two ice anglers using a humminbird fish finder

When it comes to ice fishing, the way you rig your ice rod is important but can only get you so far if you don't have eyes below the ice. For those looking to have greater success on the ice this season, adding an ice fishing fish finder helps anglers see where the fish are located and at what depth. If you're looking for your first unit or wanting an upgrade, our Ice Fishing Experts have narrowed down the five best fish finders for ice fishing this season and explain what makes them stand out!

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Best Ice Fishing Fish Finder Bundle

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93SV LiveScope Plus LVS34 Lithium Ice Fishing Bundle

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If you’re looking for the ultimate ice fishing finder bundle, choose the Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93SV LiveScope Plus. With key features including the ability to see fish and structure up to 200 feet in any direction and a lightweight, long-lasting lithium battery, this ice fish finder helps you easily locate fish versus spending your time drilling holes.

Key Highlights:

  • Battery Runtime: 11.4 hours
  • Easy conversion to open water use
  • 2 live-scanning sonar modes with improved resolution, reduced noise, clearer images, and better target separation with Livescope LVS34

Most Versatile Ice Fishing Fish Finder

Humminbird Ice Helix 7 CHIRP GPS G4 Fish Finder

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Our Ice Fishing Experts see this upgraded fish finder as the most versatile option this season thanks to the updated shuttle that provides both protection and customization to meet your needs on the ice. With the included lithium battery featuring two USB ports, you’ll enjoy up to 18 hours of runtime as well as the ability to charge your devices when on the ice. With all these features and much more, the question is what can’t the Humminbird Ice Helix 7 CHIRP GPS G4 offer to anglers?

Key Highlights:

  • Depth Sonar: 400 feet
  • Battery Run Time: 15 to 18 hours
  • Can be paired with Lakemaster Mapping Chip
  • Year-round compatibility with purchase of a separate transducer
  • Ice shuttle with screen protector to support your device and offer incredible customization options for rod holders and more

Most Reliable Ice Fishing Fish Finder

Vexilar FLX-12 Genz Pack Fish Finder

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Vexilar is a tried and true brand that anglers trust on the ice, and the Vexilar FLX-12 Genz Pack offers reliable performance on the ice thanks to the power-saving technology, flat screen with a wide viewing angle to clearly view the sonar return, and night viewing mode for use in any lighting condition.

5-Star Customer Review:

“I recently purchased the FLX-12 and love it. If you are looking for a sonar system that works well and has the basic features at a good price, this is the Vexilar for you. It makes finding fish so much easier.” ~ Nathan H.

Best Value Ice Fishing Fish Finder

MarCum M1 Flasher Fish Finder

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Key Highlights:

  • Maximum Depth: 160 feet
  • Selectable depths range
  • Quiet and easy-to-read, high-resolution display with bright colors
  • 20-degree transducer cone angle helps you locate fish beyond the hole

5-Star Customer Review:

“I have used the MarCum M1 Flasher three times and it has worked well. I would recommend this unit for any ice fisherman. It is the “beginner model,” but unless you plan on spending big money for imagery, this is as good of a flasher as they come.” ~ Calvin

Best Intermediate Ice Fishing Fish Finder

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 Keyed 5” cv Ice Fish Finding Bundle

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While we named the Garmin ECHOMAP Livescope Plus Fish Finder as the best bundle, the Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 Keyed 5” cv is a great choice for ice anglers looking for an upgrade but want a more affordable option. With a five-inch colored display screen and dual beam-IF ice fishing transducer with selectable beamwidth (either 15 or 45 degrees), anglers will enjoy a crisp, clear return with incredible target separation. Plus, with a separate transducer, you’re able to use this Garmin fish finder during the open water season too!

Key Highlights:

  • Built-in flasher
  • Bright 5” sunlight-readable display
  • Durable, portable bag with storage
  • Year-round compatibility with the purchase of a separate transducer

Whether you’re looking for the ultimate fish-finding bundle or a more affordable flasher, these Expert-approved ice fish finders will help you find more fishing this season. If you have additional questions about how to choose an ice fishing flasher, stop into your local SCHEELS to speak with an Ice Fishing Expert!

Please Note: Due to changing inventory levels, some of these ice fish finders may be temporarily out of stock. We recommend checking back to see if the item is back in stock or sign up for an email notification on the product page.