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Slyster

Garmin GPS Mapsource "Recreational Lakes" CD and other comments...

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WOW! I own a Garmin "emap" and just bought the CD "Mapsource Recreational Lakes and Fishing Hotspots" now that I finally got a motor for my boat.... looks really cool!

Has many of the larger metro lakes- depths and fishing "hotspots"...

Does anyone else use this product? I use my GPS a lot and will mark places I feel worthy.. I will certainly be willing to share via *.gdb files. Although I don't have any built up yet on personal experience.. just going to go with what's on the mapping software smile.gif Seems cool though..

I can't wait to check the spots out it highlights.. it even gives info for every hotspot too.. even what bait to use.

Not sure how accurate and "real life" it is.. but I will find out this summer and get back to everyone here.

I think I will also go out with a guide or two.. I am so new to the metro lakes! Haven't a clue and I get the feeling from reading the posts here that people aren't to willing to share hotspots.. I understand that though.. so np there..

I plan to cruise the St. Croix a lot too this summer.. not just for fish at all! In fact, I really hate cleaning fish.. I just love catching and releasing them really.. get your boneless fish at Cub... just out for the experience and the beauty!

It's going to be a great summer!

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The Mapsource Recreational Lakes and Fishing Hotspots are nice to look at for an overview of some of the basic structure, but not really very accurate with respect to structure and GPS coordinates.

They are nice to have and very close to the base Lakemaster lake maps. Nice to have in the absence of accurate GPS lake maps.

For the truly accurate GPS maps go to:
http://Minnesota-lake-maps.com

then check out the ProMap Series lake maps in 51 lake format or BigLakeMap.

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