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Navionics worth it? #13570713 05/25/20 03:24 PM
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I am considering getting navionics. How many of you have it and use it on a regular basis? Which option would you recommend? Thanks.

Re: Navionics worth it? [Re: fishrdude] #13570770 05/25/20 04:13 PM
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I use lakemaster in my birds but have the navionics app on my tablet. Some lakes lakemaster is more accurate, some navionics is.

For $15 or whatever I pay a year the app is well worth it. I study it a lot at home with older satellite images from when lakes were low.

I wouldn’t buy the chips, but then again if I had lowrance electronics, I probably would.

Re: Navionics worth it? [Re: fishrdude] #13571371 05/26/20 07:33 AM
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had the platinum in one of my birds, lakemaster in the other.
liked both of them equally, each had its benefits, used navionics for console/navigation and graphing, lakemaster on bow.

go with the platinum, the extras are worth it imo

Re: Navionics worth it? [Re: fishrdude] #13571554 05/26/20 01:32 PM
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I use mine all the time. One, I highlight the shallow areas so that anything less than 10' deep is shaded in blue. Two the Tennessee River has lots of ledges, bends, points, deep holes, etc that I would not be aware of if I didn't have the lake map.


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Re: Navionics worth it? [Re: fishrdude] #13571994 05/26/20 08:11 PM
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I have both LakeMaster and Navionics. I have been using Navionics for 15 years. Love it, wouldn't hit the water without a map card in it.


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Re: Navionics worth it? [Re: fishrdude] #13572562 05/27/20 12:16 PM
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Very useful tool especially for fishing new waters.


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Re: Navionics worth it? [Re: Capt Craig] #13577528 05/31/20 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt Craig
I have both LakeMaster and Navionics. I have been using Navionics for 15 years. Love it, wouldn't hit the water without a map card in it.


So, Captain... which do you prefer? I have 2 Humminbird Helixes (Helices?), bow and console, and the console unit has Navionics. The two are networked, but the networking doesn't share maps. So the front Helix can take either chip.

I guess I should get on Youtube and view some Lakemaster vids and see if I like the resolution of that map.

EDIT: Just watched an excellent video by good ol' Doug Vahrenberg. Good info.

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Re: Navionics worth it? [Re: fishrdude] #13584263 06/05/20 07:33 PM
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I have Navionics on my Lowrance HDS, and it's deadly accurate to me. I believe because they're always collecting data from current users, and updating, it's very accurate. I'm very happy with it.
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