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The map CD has good detail of the Red Bruce? That is very hard to find on any map system I have found so far.

Your on to a good system there & I would like to take a look at the detail once.

Maybe catch you on the Red some time and take a look.

I can see how if you save the waypoints over time the details would be telling. Good thinking Bruce!

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I have started to use a mapping GPS unit (Lowrance Global Map 100) this year for catfishing and have really found it to be very useful. I downloaded a detailed map of the Red River from the CD that comes with the unit. I can then view the bends on the river as I am approaching them and also get a better view of how the upcoming sections of the river look for potential fishing spots. This will also show me where my boat is situated in relation to the bends on the river. I found this especially useful yesterday when I was fishing an area of the river that I had never fished before. For those of you who fish the Red by boat, I think you would find using a mapping GPS unit to be a very helpful fishing tool. Good Luck and catch some big ones (Please catch and release the summo cats!). Bruce

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Ed, I am very impressed with the detail on the unit. This week when I fished the Hendrum and Halstad areas of the river, the map showed and labeled the Elm and Wild Rice rivers and showed where they entered the Red. It is an awesome tool for catfishing on the Red. Let me know if you would like to go out some day and see how it works. Bruce

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FYI- I posted this elsewhere so it might be repeat info to you.
The Global Map has the same detailed information that the e-map, Magellan 330, etc. have- as long as they have mapping capabilities and offer a disk that has detailed information for specific areas available. Some are slightly better or worse for particular areas, but I found the Garmin and the Magellan to be almost identical for around Fargo and on the Red River.
I liked the Global Map I had for lots of reasons, but I returned it for a few reasons that I did not care for it- nothing seriously wrong with it at all, I was just being picky and trying to find everything I wanted in one unit. For anyone who cares the i-finder from Lowrance should be available sometime soon (they've delayed it's release a bunch of times- it's even advertised in magazines as available, but it's not) and it will have all of the pros of the Global Map and almost none of the cons (at least my pros and cons).
If it's your first GPS with mapping, Bruce, you must be pretty impressed with it? I think they're cooler than heck and now that I have one I'd never get rid of it.
Any recent reports around Fargo for cats?
Scoot

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Scoot the cats are hungry!

Bruce on the Drayton thing try Trea Server and pay close attention to the GPS points they provide when you zoom in.

The X marks the spot so you can get some good waypoints to work from on there.

You may even see the riffles on some air photo's?


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Im really interested in purchasing a gps unit for the red..is the lowrance 100 the biggest bang for the buck or what do you all recomend? thnx in advance.
Chad

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