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Which Navionics Chip

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Which region, and which model, NAVIONICS chip should I get to fish Rainy Lake? I fish primarily the North Arm when in Canada, and most of the U.S. side from Ranier to Kettle Falls. Contours mean something to me, but I'm looking for the best coverage of reefs, channels, and hazards (yes, I KNOW there're MANY hazards in Rainy, but I've heard certain charts mark more of them more accurately than others).

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chief,

All of the 2007 Navionics chips that have Rainy on them will have the exact same chart, for both the US and Ontario sides. If you are only looking at Navionics, I would base my decision on what other lakes are on each chip that i wanted.

In my case, i ended up with the LOTW 2K+ chip, since 99.9% of the lakes i fish are on it. And it has the not previously released mapping of LOTW in 1' contours, which means that next winter I will finally be making a much anticipated trip up to the Knight/Bridges area to fish for piggy eyes smile.gif

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What if you are fishing Kab and Nam? What is the best chip to get for those two lakes?

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