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
BoxMN

What chip for Rainy Lake, Redgut Bay?

6 posts in this topic

Hi all,

We are planning our first trip to Redgut Bay, this summer. We have Lakemaster MN and Navionics North (2004) chips. But I don't think either of them has Redgut Bay on them. Do you know what chip would be best for that area? I have question in to Navionics, but no answer yet... We have Eagle 642c, if that matters, and it runs Navionics and Lakemaster both.

Also, any general info for that area? An old friend owns and runs a resort there, and we are planning to take our Dad up there this summer. Not sure how many more years he will be able to go, so want to do it right.

Thanks for any info. Dad will want to fish walleyes, my bro is into muskies, and I like them all, and smallies if there are smallies up there. Dates will be about the 20th of June.

Thanks much!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Navionis premium hotmaps North has the entire lake, including Redgut on it. It's also got ALL of LOW on there...it's a good chip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks G-Man!

I might as well update from my 2004 chip to the 2008. Good excuse to do it \:\)

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm pretty sure mine is the '06, so if you get the newer one I'm guessing it's only going to be better.

Also if you go back a few pages you should be able to find out some good info on Redgut for the time you're going to be coming up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again G-man. Looks like we are moving it to Aug 2, due to availability, and warmer weather for my Dad. I will have to search through here to learn more. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All the fishing associates at Gander just learned about the new Navionics 2008 chips. The 2006 chip started out the craze with better detail in the mapping display and accuracy of the contours. In 2007 in got a hair better and a few more lakes were added. Most notable the North end of Rainy and the North End of LOW.

On the new 2008 chip Navionics really outdid themselves. They added just over 2,000 lakes to bring the total number of lakes on the '08 chip to 12,000. New HD mapping on just over 400 lakes(unfortunately not rainy) enhances viewing accuracy. Contour lines are withing 1' incriments.

Probably more info than you needed to know, but it never hurts to have extra info.

BTW, Redgut bay is a good choice and one of my favorite areas to fish. You will be hitting a good time of the year and I am sure your friend that runs the place will put you on some fish.

Take Care!!

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

    • Jim Uran
      I have to add that my buddy has had the Eskimo propane auger and loves it, he has a season and half using it and it hasn't given him any problems. 
    • Jim Uran
      I've had an Eskimo Shark for a few years and I love it, I'm not a fan of the aluminum handles on it, they have given me an issue or two but customer service is outstanding. Can't comment on the EVO, other than  I think they are gimmicky, but I love their six sided insulated hub. Works great for my family trips or just going out by myself. Sets up easy and there is a ton of room. 
    • papadarv
      Vexilar makes many "fish finders" what model do you have. Is it a flasher, a graph, WiFi type. Will help in knowing what your looking at when running your finder.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      brianfisher, Welcome to Fishing Minnesota! Using a flasher in open water is way more difficult then using a regular depth finder! It takes a lot of study time to really learn to recognize what it is showing you! Basically anything marked even slightly off of the bottom is likely a fish unless there is a lot of floating weeds etc. in the water column. I suggest that you get out on the ice with your friend this winter and use his flasher through the ice. You will very quickly learn to adjust the gain settings and learn to recognize fish under a controlled depth condition! If possible have someone that is familiar with his flasher model go with you and show you how to operate it. Once you learn to read a flasher your fish catching rate will go way up! Cliff      
    • RuddyDuck
      Ice forming in the dogs water dish right now! Forcast still looks good starting Tuesday. I predict the first truck thru the ice on Buffalo will be Dec 23!