HUMMINBIRD HELIX 9 SI GPS | HELIX 9 Series | 409950-1 SIDE IMAGING FISH FINDER

A Florida Bass Fishing review of the Humminbird Helix 9 SI. Honestly guys I don't know how I ever fished before having the Helix 9. Not so much for finding fish directly but for finding structure, relocating fish, GPS guidance, catch and hot spot marking and the just plain survival aspect of not getting lost in the acres of tall reeds in Lake Okeechobee or not hitting stumps I've marked at Stick Marsh.

You want the Helix 9 for the best price point versus size, the Helix 5  is just not big enough to see what you're doing. You will want to use split screen, side and down imaging for structure.

When I pre-map a fishing trip with Helix 9 I leave home certain I'll catch fish. I can honestly say I can not remember ever getting skunked when I planned a trip by mapping all the obvious bass locations with Helix 9; in fact my catch rate went way up and I usually snagged a lunker first thing in the AM. I believe my improved success is attributed to hitting the best spots I could find but also in my fishing attitude. When I pre-mapped a new lake I knew I was entering the lake with a clear plan on where to fish and how long to stay in each area to finish my day covering all areas.

The connections are strait forward, find some power to jack into and run the transducer line from the back to the units location. The menu on the unit is quite entensive so expect a 3-5 use learning curve. It's best to practice on land then take the boat out just to learn the unit fuctions. Otherwise it can get frustrating trying to learn the unit and fish at the same time.

I will be making a complete tutorial on how to use HUMMINBIRD PC, Google Maps and a conversion app to make routes and map lakes prior to leaving your home. Subscribe to get notified when this is ready in the next few weeks. This is the most powerful feature of the unit and puts it well above other units in my opinion.

 Amazon Sale Price: HUMMINBIRD Helix 9 SI/GPS

 Amazon Sale Price: HUMMINBIRD Helix All Models

  • 9"
  • 480V x 800H
  • Color TFT
  • 65,000 Colors
  • Side Imaging/Down Imaging/DualBeam PLUS
  • 20°, 60° & (2) 85° @ -10db (Total of 180°)
  • 50*/200/83/455/800* kHz
  • 2.5"
  • 00 Watts*
  • 8000 Watts*
  • 150 ft (SI/DI), 1500 ft & 3000 ft*
  • Built-In Transducer
  • GPS Speed Included
  • LED
  • 13.44"W x 7.12"H x 4.20"D
  • Gimbal Mount
  • 13.44"W x 7.12"H x 3.99"D
  • Optional In-Dash Mounting Kit
  • XNT 9 SI 180 T
  • Transom
  • 10.8-20 VDC
  • 1 Amp
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • 2,750, 45, 50/20,000
  • Optional (not needed)
  • Optional  (not needed)
  • Optional  (not needed)
  • Optional  (not needed)
  • Optional
  • Included
  • Yes
  • Included (use with gogle maps)
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included (take pictures of screen)

Other gear you will need is the RAM Mount System specifically designed for the Helix 9.

Unless you are mounting in dash, you will want the RAM Mount, The mount that comes with the HUMMINBIRD units does not allow for swivel or easy tilt. (get it on Amazon

RAM-D-202-25-C-202U Flat Surface Short Arm Mount fits Humminbird Helix 9 10 & 12
  • 2
  • Optional (connect to trolling motor for auto-navigation / hand free drive the trolling motor)
  • Optional
  • Optional
  • Optional
  • Not Supported
  • Included
  • Optional
  • Optional (not needed, use SD card)
  • Optional
  • Not Supported
  • Optional
  • SwitchFire Sonar:Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
HUMMINBIRD HELIX 9 SI GPS
HELIX 9 SI GPS | HELIX 9 Series | 409950-1
HUMMINBIRD HELIX 9 SI GPS
HUMMINBIRD HELIX 9 SI GPS
HUMMINBIRD HELIX 9 SI GPS
HUMMINBIRD HELIX 9 SI GPS
HUMMINBIRD HELIX 9 SI GPS