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.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
JMo

Lowrance H20

Recommended Posts

JMo

I am looking at buying the Lowrance H20 and am trying to decide between the color or black and white. I have read posts saying it is sometimes difficult seeing the color screen in the daylight. I was wondering if I bought the black and white how do the Navionics and Lakemaster chips work in black and white or would I be better with the color with the chips? Thanks for your suggestions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mnhunter 3815

when its sunny you can switch it to night vision.thats seems to work pretty good.but the nagain i have no prblem with mine in the sun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
anyfishwilldo

I love the color unit. In the daylight you just turn the light on. If you are not using the cord, use the energizer lithium batteries, they last a long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2044Mustang

I went with the black and white and am not disappointed a bit. I think it all in what you expect of your gps. I use mine for fishing as well as geocaching. I use the lakemaster chip, no problems at all whether it's broad daylight or pitch dark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blueroof

From my experience, the Navionics chip is pretty much two tone, so the black and white will work pretty much the same as a color GPS. The lakemaster has more color, so it would be tougher to see all the details with a black and white unit. LB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eurolarva

Look at your budget and make your decision. Black and white will give you better battery life and color will give you better resolution. If money is an issue you should do the black and white then buy either a navonics, lake master chip or if you mainly use it for driving mapcreate. The extra hundred bucks on a limited budget will take a modest GPS and make it so much better. To me the navonics chip was more important then the color and I have not regretted it since I bought it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ottertailguy

I posted the same thing a couple of weeks ago and talked to a couple of people who had used both and went with the black and white. I bought it with the lake master chip and I'm very impressed with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Central Bassman
If you are going to get the black and white get the lakemaster chip like Otter said. The bad thing with the Navionics chips is you can’t zoom in as close as you can with LM. I have used both the color and b/w units and that zoom seems to make a big different. I like the color more and wouldn’t buy anything anymore that isn’t color, with the lakemaster chip it gives you different line colors for different depths on some lakes. Either way if you are buying a H20 you are doing the right thing!!!!! \:\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom7227

last I looked lakemaster had a pretty decent deal if you bought both the chip and the unit directly from them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CrappieAttitude

I have the H20C and I have posted this same response every time that someone asks about which way to go. The black and white will do everything that the color unit will do. If you plan on using the ac adapter for most of your use, the battery issue shouldn't be a problem. The color units are harder on batteries due to the fact that you need to have the back light on more often in daytime use. Either way you go, you will be happy with the H20, and paired with the lakemaster chip you open all sorts of doors that you didn't know were locked.

If you plan on using it in the open water season, I have found that when I am fishing the same lake for multiple days, I can save my daily trails in a different color. This makes it very easy to determine what day I went where. I absolutely love the thing.

CA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Galarno

I keep one mounted in my work truck for finding job sites and then take it out for fishing, it's like the best of both worlds.

Share this post


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



  • Posts

    • JIvers
      Thanks for the reply. Ya, McNally's gets pounded right away. I looked at the ice in front of Schafer's in Onalaska yesterday; there was about 3.5" of ice near the docks, and then it got thinner in a hurry. Apparently someone got wet feet there earlier in the day.  I ended up at Lawrence Lake Marina just north of Brownsville yesterday. There was probably 4" of good clear ice, much better than what I found in  La Crosse. Will post pictures later, but I got one nice largemouth on a tip up at the Marina, one 10" perch, and a couple small perch.  Today I drove around Winona, and fished the backwater pond east of Latsch Island on the west side of the road. The ice there was...not real good.  I stuck close to shore on 3" of not-real-clear ice after my spud bar saved me from a cold bath a little farther out.  I caught a few small perch there, and a bunch of small bluegills. Nothing worth keeping, and nothing on the tip-up. Was expecting the ice to be a little better than what I found, but what do you do?    
    • leech~~
      No Lake Trout in the lake?
    • leech~~
      Thanks Guys.  Starting to feel better about may be getting the sled and porty out there.
    • kelly-p
      Miss the old days too shaky, we had some fun didn't we.  I don't miss working on the lake tho.
    • kelly-p
      Westwind, Roger's and JR's that I know of. Not sure of the cost.
    • Rick G
      Roughly 11inches... there were a few brave people who drove mini vans out
    • Wanderer
      @leech~~ There was all of 10 inches where I was but I’d say it was a tick more.
    • MNoutdoors99
      Thanks for your input, I got myself setup with braid and a fluoro leader and its working great!
    • MNoutdoors99
      Hey all, I am looking to catch a decent perch in the 7" or bigger range and soon because in my class at school we get to taxidermy a fish and I would like to do a yellow perch, I have fished little Pulaski for 2 days and Buffalo for one and caught nothing on Buffalo lake and some bluegills and bass on little pulaski. Anyone got advice on spots in little Pulaski or Buffalo lake or just another lake near by Buffalo as well for perch? Thanks - jim
    • tview
      Thanks Moose  Fun meeting up with the Group today Fun Day . Good times.. i