navionics vs lakemaster

  • avatarboos1906
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    #1294397

    Hey guys I am going to be buying a lowrance elite 5 this winter. I am looking for recomendations on which chip to use. What are the differences in these two chips?? In the lakemaster I would be buying the great plains chip and the south version in the navionics. Thanks for the help guys

    Profile photo of Steve HixSteve Hix
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    Dysart, Iowa
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    #984305

    To start with I would not buy a lowrance.

    Profile photo of 85lund85lund
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    Menomonie, WI
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    #984306

    I like the lake master chips better. They have far more detail on most lakes and seem to be more accurate from the lakes I have used them on.

    avatargizmoguy
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    Crystal,MN
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    #984309

    Better hurry to get a Lakemaster chip for Lowrance. Johnson outdoors (Humminbird) just purchased Lakemaster and the lowrance chips are no longer listed on the website.

    Profile photo of Dave KoonceDave Koonce
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    Prairie du Chien Wi.
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    #984311

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    To start with I would not buy a lowrance.


    Steve ????

    Why O Why do you have to be like that ???

    Profile photo of Dave KoonceDave Koonce
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    Prairie du Chien Wi.
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    #984312

    I agree with the LM Chip… they are a lot better detailed then the Navionics…. Get them quick as Johnson just bought them out as stated above…

    Nav Chips are not all that bad…it’s not like your fishing in another country while reading the map software… It’s just LM has more contour lines on most bodies of water then Nav does…

    I have the Nav Premium North Chip and I am real happy with it… I also bought a LM Rainy Lake Chip and am VERY pleased with it…

    Profile photo of joe-scegurajoe-scegura
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    Central MN
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    #984325

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    To start with I would not buy a lowrance.


    Now that’s a helpful post. Do you want to tell him which truck to buy too… Chev …Ford?

    I fish mostly MN, so all I know is LakeMaster is more detailed than Navionics around here.

    Profile photo of Dave KoonceDave Koonce
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    Prairie du Chien Wi.
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    #984329

    Quote:


    Now that’s a helpful post. Do you want to tell him which truck to buy too… Chev …Ford?


    Joe,

    You got to forgive Steve… He has…… Well……

    Lets just say … To know him is to love him

    Profile photo of jd318jd318
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    NE Nebraska
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    #984335

    boos,
    Check the lake list for each one to see if the lakes you will be fishing are included. I have been watching those lists for a couple of years now. Nebraska is starting to get a larger list, but nowhere near the coverage of MN, WI, etc. I am hoping next year’s mapcards will include some of the glaring omissions in NE.

    Profile photo of wadewade
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    Cottage Grove, MN
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    #984347

    I have both Lakemaster and Navionics, it does vary some by lake or body of water, but in Minnesota and the waters I have fished, Lakemaster, hands down.

    Profile photo of mule170mule170
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    Bemidji
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    #984349

    Quote:


    Better hurry to get a Lakemaster chip for Lowrance. Johnson outdoors (Humminbird) just purchased Lakemaster and the lowrance chips are no longer listed on the website.


    Seems to me that it would be a poor buisness move to not sell chips for Lowrance. I have a hard time beleiveing they would do that in this economy!

    Profile photo of mule170mule170
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    Bemidji
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    #984351

    Got this straight from the Lake master website.

    LakeMaster Lake Maps has been acquired by Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. Because of the transition to new ownership, LakeMaster Lake Maps online sales of Lowrance® and Garmin® Digital GPS maps has been suspended. These products will remain readily available through LakeMaster Lake Map retail outlets.

    Looks like they will still be available!

    Profile photo of joe-scegurajoe-scegura
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    Central MN
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    #984388

    Quote:



    Quote:

    Now that’s a helpful post. Do you want to tell him which truck to buy too… Chev …Ford?


    Joe,

    You got to forgive Steve… He has…… Well……

    Lets just say … To know him is to love him


    Ok ecnook, I’ll give Mr. Negative a free pass

    avatarboos1906
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    #984646

    Hey guys thanks for all the replies. I have decided to go with navionics because they have the best coverage of kansas lakes and I think were going to start doing some traveling next year.

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