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MJCatfish

Navionics Boat: Did anyone else see?

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MJCatfish

Saw a center console bay boat at Carr's in Ottertail this morning while on my way to work. It had a very large Navionics decal and it also said something like "Serious about fishing" on the side. Was wondering if anyone saw it and was curious to know if it was a private boat or if they around the area plotting some lakes or just passing through. I wish I would have stopped to check it out closer.

MJ

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ChuckN

Guessing Navionics is surveying OT for an updated lake map? Those boats have been spotted all over the state this summer. If I recall correctly, Navionics surveyed Vermilion and Lake of the Woods this summer. Interesting...

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jcbh

ChuckN is right. I ran into 3 guys at the Otter on Sunday night, and they were the crew. They were working Ottertail, but that was the only area lake they were hitting this trip.

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Gissert

Very interesting.

Did they say if they were doing 1 or 3 foot contours?

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jcbh

Didn't ask about the 1 or 3 foot contours. They had mentioned spending a good part of the summer on Oak Island, and continuing south as it gets colder. The only question I asked was to myself: I wonder if they are hiring??

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Gissert

Competition should be pretty interesting between Navionics and Lakemaster. I have the Lakemaster stuff for both LOW and Ottertail. It would be tough to improve on it, but I am sure there is some stuff Lakemaster missed.

I really gave the Lakemaster stuff a workout on the south side of Oak Island last winter, and also around the 4 blocks series of Islands. Accuracy was really impressive.

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jerkin'm

Gissert have you explored the East end of OT with your Lakemaster map yet? I noticed a major gaff in the accuracy on one of the areas....first I have seen that wasn't dead on accurate.

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Gissert

Just one time with with the Mighty Nerveball in May. Yes, we did notice a few spots that were not quite right.

Most of the stuff is pretty dead on, including those spots I showed you last winter.

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jerkin'm

I'm sure if you get out with Mr. Abercrombie he will repay the "spot" favor. We have been hittin' em pretty good, even though he prefers to be a "closet" fashion guy now since everyone was on to the secret of his success... Don't think he isn't still going through his "mirror" ritual before every time out though.. grin.gif

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Gissert

I don't think the high fashion stuff comes out until hard water season. Lately, he has been dressing down with torn Nike duds.

Last winter, I received a nice set of matching black Carhart bibs for Xmas from the Warden. How excited I was to have fishing duds just like Mr A & F laugh.gif. When I went to meet him on Ottertail, my heart sunk to realize I was once again behind the times. He had on some slick green rain gear type outerwear. I was crushed frown.gif! I looked sooooo 2004. Even my wheeler was sad, and refused to perform. I spent the rest of the afternoon getting towed around by a Honda and the best dressed fisherman on Ottertail grin.gifwink.gif

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What a day that was... laugh.gif

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