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Lakemaster Issues #14067370 07/20/21 01:11 AM
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Am I the only one not impressed with Lakemaster? Purchased two chips earlier this year, and I really like the ability to highlight contour ranges, but beyond that it’s not living up to the hype. I’ve had my boat on Choke Canyon, Fayette, and Conroe and Conroe is the only quality chart. When offsetting for the current water levels, the south side of Choke was off by 3’ compared to the actual depth, the north side was accurate. Fayette has little detail, with 5’ contour lines. We’re my expectations too high?

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Re: Lakemaster Issues [Re: flippinskeeter] #14067491 07/20/21 02:52 AM
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IMHO, Navionics is better. And I run Humminbirds

Re: Lakemaster Issues [Re: flippinskeeter] #14067516 07/20/21 03:29 AM
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Agree about Choke. Fayette is not advertised as a high def lake and Navionics is better. I have not been on Conroe.
It is pretty good on Canyon, Medina, Travis, Buchanan, Amistad, and Falcon. I have both but mostly use Lakemaster.


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Re: Lakemaster Issues [Re: Rickmb] #14067540 07/20/21 03:53 AM
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Depends on the lake for sure. Lakemaster is better on lakes around the metromess but not as good as navionics on some other lakes.

Re: Lakemaster Issues [Re: flippinskeeter] #14067543 07/20/21 03:56 AM
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Garmin isn’t great on Choke either, Navionics seems to the the winner. Although while at BPS last weekend and messing with their Garmin graphs, the new maps seemed to be better than the map that my Garmin card has installed. I was always hoping to see a Hbird map, doesn’t sound impressive though.

Re: Lakemaster Issues [Re: Joel McBride] #14067558 07/20/21 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Joel McBride
Depends on the lake for sure. Lakemaster is better on lakes around the metromess but not as good as navionics on some other lakes.
Seems like Navionics is better on the average lake, with a few exceptions of heavily trafficked lakes where Lakemaster is on par with Navionics.

Re: Lakemaster Issues [Re: flippinskeeter] #14068025 07/20/21 05:22 PM
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I have lakemaster chips in my birds and navionics on my tablet. I often use both and compare. Most of the time they are pretty similar. Occaissionally 1 is more.accurate than the other.

Having the ability to adjust water levels on my graph puts lakemaster ahead IMO, at least for the lakes i fish.

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I have ran both and I have been pleased with Lakemaster more. The coverage of lakes in and around me are better plus i do color code all my depth ranges. Plus I run Strike Smart when I am on lakes I know very little about to get me going in the right direction.


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Re: Lakemaster Issues [Re: flippinskeeter] #14069070 07/21/21 05:38 PM
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Lakemaster on Joe Pool is awful. They have the creeks in the right spots but other bottom features are mostly not there. I believe that they focused on lakes in the south.. Ga, Al, Tn, etc. Those maps are good, not so much in Texas.

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Lakemaster and their inability to cover shoreline cover (docks and marinas) just kills me. I have both, but lately I've been running highlights on my Navionics in most lakes.


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Re: Lakemaster Issues [Re: flippinskeeter] #14069590 07/22/21 01:56 AM
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it seems on Texas it's lake dependent... I've seen much better / accurate detail on Pines with Lakemaster compared to Navionics... Not sure about Fork,... they seem to be very close.


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What is the consensus on garmin shading? Is that accurate or a gimmick..
I was blown away with it at first


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Originally Posted by outfishdya
What is the consensus on garmin shading? Is that accurate or a gimmick..
I was blown away with it at first



The lake drawdown/offset feature and depth shading are excellent features. If the contour lines are accurate for your lake.

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Originally Posted by grout-scout
Originally Posted by outfishdya
What is the consensus on garmin shading? Is that accurate or a gimmick..
I was blown away with it at first



The lake drawdown/offset feature and depth shading are excellent features. If the contour lines are accurate for your lake.

They call it high def relief shading.....
It looks like they painted the lake bottom humps, creeks, and house foundations ....
It was completely different than my Lakemaster maps

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Originally Posted by outfishdya
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Originally Posted by outfishdya
What is the consensus on garmin shading? Is that accurate or a gimmick..
I was blown away with it at first



The lake drawdown/offset feature and depth shading are excellent features. If the contour lines are accurate for your lake.

They call it high def relief shading.....
It looks like they painted the lake bottom humps, creeks, and house foundations ....
It was completely different than my Lakemaster maps

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Ahhhh gotcha, I thought you meant something else. First I’ve seen of that, I guess they incorporated it from Navionics. Can’t really see it being useful, looks pretty though I guess.

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