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I will be getting the Lowarance Ifinder H20 gps and was wondering what brand of lake maps to go with. The navionics or lakemaster maps. Or is there a better one out there? Thanks

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hoggs222

I've got the lakemaster map chip for MN. It was $100 & well worth it. It has most of the lakes that I fish, Mille Lacs, Alexandria chain most importantly for me. Check out their websites & see the list of lakes available for each one. The 1' contours on mille lacs are amazing.

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Jeremy airjer W

I have been using the Lakemaster pc software for years. I have an H20 and went with the lakemaster chip. I am very happy with both.

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andy j

You can ether use the Lakemaster or the Navionics chips with the H2o. THe lakemaster is a MN only region for $100 and the Navionics is now a 4 state region and goes for $200 for the Premium series. If you only fish Mn then the Lakemaster is probably a better choice, it you fish all over the 4 state region then the Navionics is probably a better choice. Good Luck

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lawman

I have both the Lakemaster and the Navionics chips. I prefer the Lakemaster chips because I sometimes fish the lakes they have actually surveyed like Vermilion and Mille Lacs. You get more lake maps for your money with Lakemaster as well.

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Krebber

Hey folks, I'm looking at buying the H20 and would like some input. First, a retailer in town told me over the phone today they have them for $170. From what I've seen, that's a good deal. Am I right? Second, would the H20-C be a better choice? It's color and says it has 16-channel receiver. Will that make a big difference? I expect to use it mostly on Mille Lacs, which I fish mostly in the winter...although with this I would be better prepared for open-water/night fishing. (LakeMaster chip, for me.) Finally, what accessories would you recommend? Rechargeable batteries? Certain holders for boat an/or truck? Any input is appreciated! Thanks! P.S.

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Hey folks, I'm looking at buying the H20 and would like some input. First, a retailer in town told me over the phone today they have them for $170. From what I've seen, that's a good deal. Am I right? Second, would the H20-C be a better choice? It's color and says it has 16-channel receiver. Will that make a big difference? I expect to use it mostly on Mille Lacs, which I fish mostly in the winter...although with this I would be better prepared for open-water/night fishing. (LakeMaster chip, for me.) Finally, what accessories would you recommend? Rechargeable batteries? Certain holders for boat an/or truck? Any input is appreciated! Thanks! P.S.


I hear the color version is awsome. Although I'm very happy with my standard version. It comes standard with a 12 volt adapter. If you're going to use it open water or in a vehicle ice fishing you'll want to get the external module so you're able to keep the unit in an electronics locker or inside you truck/car. The holders are nice. Rechargeable batteries don't last as long as the regular high quality ones.

BTW, $170 is a very good price although you may be able to find it cheaper if you dig around. I paid $195 for mine including shipping.

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tashit

I would get GOOD recharagable batteries, they are well worth it. You can find plenty of information about them online. Steve's Digicams is a good place to start.

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FullTilt

Check out the lists of lakes available on the two different chips, that will probably decide it for you. I have both the Navionics and the Lowrance Lake Master chip. The Lowarance chip loads much faster, I think this is because it has less information. I use the Navionics chip for Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods. Those two lakes alone probably have enough info to bog down the unit.

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