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Which chip in a Humminbird 587 ci DI for Rainy?


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It looks like the choice depends on the lake. Past posts said Lakemaster malfunctions on the North Arm around Sunday Island.

Is that still true? Some reports say that Lakemaster is too cluttered. Is that true? Is the response speed determined by the chip or by the unit? The ads for the Humminbird show the unit displaying particular depths in unique colors. Does this work with either Navionics or Lakemaster? Does either chip show the whole North arm & Black Sturgeon?

(Whew! I'm finally Lowrance free!)

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I personally run a Humminbird 898c and it works great. I run a Lakemaster chip in it as well and I have zero problems with it. I don't personally find it to be cluttered it is very accurate, as I have the version 4 chip woods/rainy. This does cover Canadian water including Redgut and such, although I don't know about malfunctions in the north arm havent had it up there yet. Response speed is usually the unit not the chip. The color highlighting is a cool feature. You can highlight certain depth ranges, including danger zones like shallow rocks. You can also adjust lake water levels on it. I do not believe this coloring deal is on Navionics though, I could be wrong. I think all this info is do-able on your 587 unit as well, hope this helps some.

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I have and use the same chip as mentioned above in both of my Bird SI units. Nothing but good to say about the chip, I would not go out on Rainy without it.

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I use the Lake Master chip with Hummingbird and have had no trouble with it. North Arm marks just fine. Just make sure you have the latest version of the chip. It has Black Bay and Red Gut surveyed too.

My favorite chip is the "Woody" chip. He drives me all over the lake. When we get to where we're going he he tells me to fish..... When he tells me to reel in I reel in and we go someplace else to fish. He's one hell of a guide. Strongly recomended....

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"Cluttered" could be a problem with 1-foot contours on any small-screen GPS when you're running at high speed. With the Bird and the Lakemaster chip, just set your shallow water highlight (red) to 5 feet, set your depth highlight (green) to 8 feet +/- 3 feet, then turn off the contour lines. Now you can run full speed to your destination and see the map clearly, easily staying out of the shallows. When you get to your fishing spot, turn on the contours. Just remember, no map card is perfect, so if you see a gull standing on something, it could be an unmarked rock. eek

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I have both chips. The Nav chip doesn't have the different color option and I think the Lakemaster chip is much better all around. It also has a search option.

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Terrific replies! Thanks very much! Once you get a chip and a unit that works correctly, there is little incentive to bother to reply to someone's questions. I really appreciate the time taken to reply! The information is exactly what I needed.

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