Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
patrat78

Lake Maps

4 posts in this topic

I got a garmin and i didn't look into maps before i bought like i should of but i was wondering if theres a cd or chip that i can get with a lot of MN favorite fishinf lakes and all of lake of the woods not just MN side

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Patrat: Yup, the lakemaster chip has all of the lakes and most of the lakes in Minnesota with 1' depths, plus all of the roads and accesses on it. It's $100 bucks, but I think it's well worth it. If you want the LOTW map, that's a seperate chip. I've got that one too and the one I have covers only the MN side. I think the newer ones cover Canada too..I have the H20C with the chip in it and I just leave it in the unit for general driving and the lakes I fish. I think it will work in the Garmin as well. I got mine at Thorne Bros in the cities, but I'm sure you can get it at Reeds in Walker too, which I think is closer to you. Check it out ans I think you'll agree it's the way to go... Kaz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kaz does that work with Garmin? If not, go with the Garmin Fishing Hot Spot Maps, it has fairly decent coverage of both American and Canadian waters. Although the detail is no where near what Navionics or Lakemaster offers, it will get you place to place on the lake, showing islands, rocks, reefs, hazards ect..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fishing Frenzy: I believe that if the Garmin units accept a MMC/SD chip, then any of the mapping chips will work. I don't have any Garmin equipment, as I have always liked to stay with Lowrance. I guess I stay with one manufacture so they can be interchangable. I'm sure a quick call to a Garmin dealer will answer which chips work in their units.. As for flat maps with out any depth info, I have burned some chips from my "Map Create 6", I got when I purchased my H2OC. They are very complete for Harbors, Landings, Roads to Lakes, etc. They limit you you to only 5 registered chips, but you can change them anytime. The MC6 comes with it's own chip reader and you can't use any other including the one in the PC or Laptop...I prefer Lakemaster, but Navanics seems to be coming up fast. I saw them mapping LOTW last summer and even on some local lakes I've been fishing... Kaz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Troy Smutka
      6/24/17     Got out on Washington this morning to target walleyes. Cold and windy! Busy today--a bass tournament going on. We fished several spots with leeches under a slip float for eyes. Only caught one small one, and missed a couple bites that might have been walleyes. Did catch several medium to large smallies and one largemouth. Got off the lake about 10:00 as we saw the first wave of rain approaching. Not interested in fishing cold, wind-driven rain. Guess mother nature doesn't always look at the calendar, which said summer started this week. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • ZachD
      wrap a bungee around it
    • ZachD
      Then Crooked lake pier fits the bill they like corn or worms   or what city are you looking around?  
    • birdguy
      Just back from Big Sandy, fished the main basin and concentrated on two humps. Caught five walleye and kept three that were in the slot, all about 15 inchers. Quit sooner than planned as the wind really started kicking up. Leeches, lindy rigs, red hooks and a green bead did the trick. Tried spinners and crawlers with no luck. All were caught in 9 - 12 FOW.   BIG fire in McGregor this morning, a trucking business on the east end of town burnt down.
    • Chevy Nation
      Alright, so I got out yesterday in the early afternoon I decided to go try the Mississippi there is this little public boat dock, so I dropped a line there and within the hour I got a Northern Pike it was about 24 inches long and then about a half hour I pulled in a blacktail redhorse an it was about 12 or 13 inches long. So not a bad day out there on the river for dock fishing! I caught both the fish on them green night crawlers, I also tried throwing out a crank, a jig, and a watermelon Senko. All they wanted was them green worms! Thanks for the tips I finally caught a couple fish (hopefully there is more to come)
    • monstermoose78
      Awesome 
    • monstermoose78
      Fresh laker this morning for breakfast yum
    • nmitchell17
      No need for big ones, thanks for the advice
    • ZachD
      Nice video!
    • ZachD
      Well if you are looking in the Minneapolis lake nokomis has a fishing pier   North metro Crooked lake in Andover has a pier. There is a nice park as well and all the sunfish you want to catch no big ones though.