I am looking to buy one for ice fishing for lake trout. I have been looking at Marcums, Vexilars, and Hummingbirds. Not sure which one to buy and I am wondering what the advantages and disadvantages of each are. Please vote and give me your opinion on which is the best one to buy and why. I am hoping to buy something less than $400 if that makes any difference.
I have a $200 gift card to Basspro and I was hoping to buy it there, but it looks like Basspro only carries Hummingbirds and Marcums. I know a lot of guys use Vexilar (like Jedi Salmon Slayer and some of his friends) and I have heard good things about Vexilar. All the reviews on Hummingbirds I have read have been positive. I haven't heard much about Marcums. Thanks.