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.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
gunflint

Up-Grading Hand Held GPS

Recommended Posts

gunflint    0
gunflint

I've been going through the posts for the last several weeks on hand held GPS units and I'm beginning to think it's another Ford vs Chevy issue. I want a GPS for marking fishing spots and Rocks. I don't need any mapping capability, I don't need it for hiking or highway use either.

The Lowrance H2O in black and white or the Garmin 72 seem to be the logical choices. From what I can see the pixel count on the Lowrance is a little better. Other than that are there differences I should be considering?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fiskyknut    0
fiskyknut

I have each of the units you mention and use them both. Both are good. Lowrance unit can accept chips where the Garmin72 can't. Garmin is easier to use, but that may just be 'me' as I've had various Garmin GPS's since '92 and the keypads and operation is/was similar on all of these whether handheld or fixed mounts.

fiskyknut

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
caseymcq    0
caseymcq

You may want to check out the Garmin GPS 76. It is similar to the 72 with better resolution/more pixels and with more memory.

I would say you are looking at six one way, half a dozen the other. I think you will get similar performance out of any of the mentioned units. Similar battery life, etc.

I have a Garmin GPSmap 76, Garmin Etrex Legend and a Lowrance H2Oc. I really like the H2Oc and it is a great unit for the money. The GPSmap 76 is much easier to use though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northlander    72
Northlander

I would go with the Lowrance because of the chip capability. I also recomend spending the extra $ and going color. Much easier to read what is waht on that small of a screen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gunflint    0
gunflint

I was wondering about the color issue. I'll get a chance to look at them Friday in Duluth. I'm really just looking to mark way points and travel routes on three lakes and I don't think there's a chip for Sag, the other two lakes I know better than any chip would.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
caseymcq    0
caseymcq

Quote:

...I don't think there's a chip for Sag, the other two lakes I know better than any chip would.


Sag is on the Navionics Chips. It is even on the '06 chips which I think you can pick up fairly cheap right now. I am asuming you are marking travel routes to avoid hazards. I don't know about Navionics but I do know that LakeMaster has a lot of hazards marked.

Color is really nice. If you are going to have it in the boat make sure you have a 12v power source available to plug it into. It eats batteries like they are going out of style. I bought some lithium batteries and that made a bit of a difference but they are spendy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gunflint    0
gunflint

Thanks caseymcq, that helps a lot. Now,how many leads can I hook up to one 12v battery? smirk.gif Trolling motor, nav lights, sonar, gps.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Daze Off    0
Daze Off

I've had both the H20 and the H20c and I would say go with the color - the visibility factor is much better (at least for these 50 yr old eyes). The other thing the color unit has is the ability to switch to night screen which is high contrast.

As for batteries I have been using the Duracell rechargeables and I get at leasst 8 hours of continuous use out of one set. I always carry a back-up set just in case or if I am going to be out longer.

Daze Off

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
youngie22    0
youngie22

Hey daze; new to the gps game. But, do your rechargeable batteries hold a longer or shorter charge than new alkaline off the shelf?? Does that 8 hrs work for having the backlight on? If I have the backlight on I can pretty much watch the battery gauge drop as I'm looking at it. I think I am going to look for some nice lithium rechargeable, maybe cut down on battery costs in the long run!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
McGurk    1
McGurk

The new Garmin models with the "x" in the name (i.e. Garmin etrex Legend Cx) have the ability to accept memory cards. I purchased a Legend Cx for my dad and it came with a 64 mb card. They are MicroSD cards, I believe, and can be purchased from Garmin with the optional maps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hookmaster    6
Hookmaster

Quote:

I want a GPS for marking fishing spots and Rocks. I don't need any mapping capability, I don't need it for hiking or highway use either.


Many of us started out using Garmins and switched to an H2O for its mapping capabilities. I have the Garmin Map76 (the Garmin 72 wasn't out yet when I got the Map76) and the H2O. Since you don't need mapping I would suggest the Garmin 72. Easier to use, larger arrow to follow when you're following a route or going to a waypoint. If you're thinking of the H2O and fish during the day in bright sunlight, either direct or indirect, don't get the H2OC. I've done side-by-side comparisons of the H2O and H2OC and the H2O is easier to read in these conditions. In low light the H2OC is better. I do most of my fishing during the day so I got the H2O.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • SkunkedAgain
      The public launch at The Landing on the west end stays open until the ice sets in, but they do pull the dock sometimes around the end of October / beginning of November.
    • KidMoe
      Just curious if people are finding fish moving into fall patterns yet or still finding them in more summer locations?  I've been finding good sized panfish in deeper water myself around more mid lake structure. Most of the lakes I've been on are still pretty green with algae and weeds. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Captain Acorn, I use Gamagatu  octopus hooks. Size 4 for crawlers and size 2 for minnows. Red, black, chartreuse, and pink , mostly red and black. I use orange and green glow soft beads at times. (Worked today!) Cliff
    • Barrington
      NOW BOOKING FOR THE 2018 ICE FISHING SEASON!!
      LIMITED SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE..   Barrington Lake camp will now be offering remote ice fishing for the very first time thanks to its unique train access. You can also come by ski-doo from the town of Savant Lake. Its a 30-45min ride. Ice fishing with us at Barrington r Camp will be one of the coolest fishing trips you ever experience! Pristine snow covered lakes in the rugged Canadian Shield. Remoteness! Where the fish are plentiful and tasty! During our ice fishing season, we use the main lodge for accommodations. The air tight wood stoves in every room keep you  toasty warm and the propane lights make it cozy and rustic. This is remote ice fishing at its best. At camp you will have a heated room, Wi-Fi, full kitchen with propane fridge and stove, a newly built heated outhouse, and electricity on demand to charge batteries and extra lights. A flat screen TV for hockey games is also available. We access numerous lakes by snowmobile, ATV and even snowshoes. We travel with portable ice huts to keep us mobile and on top of fish.  Water will be available through the lake but there will be no running water for showers. The fishing has been outstanding all summer long so why not extend it year round. Main species in the lake are walleye, northern, white fish, and some perch. There has been numerous 26"-30" walleye's caught on a weekly basis through out the summer. This camp and lake have been private up until this past summer. 90% of groups who came for the first time this year have already booked for next year. References are available.
      Limited spots available for ice-fishing. Only 2 rooms available in the winter months. You will have 1000's of acres of water at to your self.   ******4 Man Sunday to Monday Special $600/Person******
      Included in the package.. -Accommodations
      -Train tickets
      -Ice auger
      -Ice Shelter
      -Quad or Ski doo for traveling the late All you need is your equipment & Food. Our ice fishing packages are very flexible and can be customized to suit your requests. Come try one of our Northwestern Ontario winter getaways, ice fishing remote waters! The train departs either Armstrong Ontario north of Thunder Bay, or Sioux Look out Ontario 2 days a week. Its a 1.5 hour ride direct to camp from either direction. Dates can be re-arranged to suit your needs.
      Call or e-mail for more information.
      Tonnes of new reviews & references available from this year.
      Check out our website at www.barringtonlakecamp.com
      or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Barringtonlake/ Jonathan & Lyndsey
      807-584-2202
      807-407-4202                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      807-407-3997
      You wont be disappointed!! No one has been yet!
    • Hoey
    • Captain Acorn
      I was up for a long weekend this past weekend. For us the only thing that was working leadcore with cranks 18-24fow looks of eaters but not one over 18" couldn't get the digging raps rigs or jog and minnow to go but I'm sure it's not far off caught about half of mine on cranks when I was turning and didn't seem to matter weather the pole was on the inside or outside 2.2 2.4 was our speed flicker shads and deep runner raps #5 and 7. Cliff what style and size of hook do u use for your minnow rigs? Any beads used? 
    • monstermoose78
      This weekend near grand marais on thursday and Friday the no see ems were out. A few skeets but once it cooled down the no see ems were gone. Fished a lake that known for horrible bugs and it was not bad.
    • monstermoose78
      I would trade my crossbow for normal bow any day
    • Wanderer
      That's correct.  For now.
    • FishinCT
      We did well today from 1-4pm on an underwater point. Finally found some fish in a semi-sheltered area. Last few days have been tough to control the small light boat with all the wind. Most caught on pink jigs in 21-30ft.  Cliff I did try the circle hook lindy today with the big minnow and nailed the first bite I had. Next 2 bites grabbed it hard but dropped it. Work in progress!