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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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Johnsonator

Best Boat Depth Finder???

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I am about to buy a new depthfinder for my boat this year. Just wondering what everybody thinks is a very good unit for the money. I like the new eagles and lorances. Any replies appreciated.

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Johnsonator

I am looking to spend between 250 and 400. What do you think of Garmin they kind of caught my eye.

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ricbak

Last spring i bought a lowrance X75 for our boat, i have fished 1 year with it but really like it. if i am correct i think lowrance also makes the eagle line. they are very user frendly, what ever you decide to go with I would recommend you get the speed & temp option. lookin at the new cabelas catalog it seems lowrance & eagle have introduced a new line of depth finders for this year. Look for the highest number of pixels & the higher watts that you can afford. good fishin ricbak

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Beerbatter

I also have the Lowrance X75. I love it. You cant go wrong with this brand.

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I think if you can afford it the x-15 from Lawrance is about the best unit you can buy I have one and love it. If its abit more than you want to spend then maybe look at the x-91 from lowrance another good unit just not as many pixels.The pixels and the watts are you want to look for,and Lowrance has been a proven dependable outfit for years.good luck
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If you fish alot you should consider GPS!! It opens a whole new world!! Plotter lines to tell you where you trolled, ability to pull up on small spots without looking for them. I have had an Lowrance LMS 350 for five years and am buying an X-15MT this spring. The X-15MT has the most power and definition of any depth finder out there!!!
(i.e. Watts and Pixels) It's spendy $969.00 but you'll have the best and you'll own it for years!!!

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Keep your eyes & ears open...there will be a bunch of people upgrading their Lowrance units to the new models this year. I just bought a 1 year old X-85 with speed/temp for $250.
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I have a Garmin and am quite happy with it.It has a little more power than the X85/X91 the same amount of pixels and is 150 bucks cheaper than the X91.I have seen X85's on clearance at Gander Mountain.

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