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#11569219 - 04/27/16 01:47 PM Navionics Hotmaps Platinum VS Lakemast Plus
kellisag Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1787
Loc: SETX
What is everyone's preference?

Pro's/Con's of each?


Edited by kellisag (04/27/16 01:47 PM)

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#11569257 - 04/27/16 02:07 PM Re: Navionics Hotmaps Platinum VS Lakemast Plus [Re: kellisag]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 1010
Loc: Tx
Both are great products and have their own benefits as well as weaknesses, and you will get different opinions from different people on this topic, but the best advice I could give is to survey the lakes you fish and see which offers the better mapping as well as amount of coverage. You can check out the Navionics Webapp for all of the updated available mapping for the water you fish.

http://webapp.navionics.com/#@6&key=omvvDnjx%7DP

Be sure to toggle the button in the bottom left corner to turn the Sonar Charts layer on to see all of the mapping that has been updated due to fisherman turning in recordings to help improve or to keep mapping updated as bodies of water change. I cant speak for LakeMaster, but if there is anything I can answer or help you out with on Navionics products feel free to let me know.
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#11569589 - 04/27/16 04:37 PM Re: Navionics Hotmaps Platinum VS Lakemast Plus [Re: kellisag]
kellisag Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: SETX
Thanks Corey. Can you do depth shading with Nav?

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#11571022 - 04/28/16 10:48 AM Re: Navionics Hotmaps Platinum VS Lakemast Plus [Re: kellisag]
kellisag Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1787
Loc: SETX
bump

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#11571359 - 04/28/16 01:09 PM Re: Navionics Hotmaps Platinum VS Lakemast Plus [Re: kellisag]
44 Diesel Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 5167
Loc: Burleson,TX
I just bit the bullet and bought both. Win win

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#11571375 - 04/28/16 01:17 PM Re: Navionics Hotmaps Platinum VS Lakemast Plus [Re: kellisag]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5500
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I have both. Navionics is better. By far. The updated charts are just that....updated. Lakemaster isn't updated. I don't know that with my units, Helix 7's, that it CAN be updated. So....I mostly use an iPad on a ram for lake maps and just use the Helix units for graphing.
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