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Navionics or Lake Master

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Fishing_Novice

First time posting long time reader.

My question is, I will be heading to Lake of the Woods May 31st. for a week.We will be staying at Long Point Resort. It will be my first time there and I was going to purchase chip for my GPS. I already have the MN Lake Master chip but it does not include Lake of the Woods.What chip should I get,Navionics or Lake Master?

Thanks in advance for the info.

Scott from Elk River,MN

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Central Bassman

its depends because i think as of right know the Lakemaster only has the US side on it and the Navionics has it all!!! So where are u going to all be fishing?

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schweady

Check out the new Navionics "LOTW+2K" chip. It has 1' contours for the US side of LOTW, chart data for the Canadian side of LOTW, 34 other northern MN lakes in high-definition, and nearly 2,000 other MN lakes, among other things...

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Fishing_Novice

Thanks for the info guys, I will check out that Navionics.

I don't know where we will be fishing that week.But I do know we will have a lot of fun. There will be about 16 of us and some of them fish LOTW every year.Do you have any spots you would recommend around Long Point?

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TG

Do either of these brands still have the CD (disc) to load maps into my 1995 Eagle Ultramap/GPS locator? I looked at Gander and they didn't have them.

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