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I've also got the HDS-5 with the east chip. I find the details are very good. Contour lines are right on. You can find all sorts of structure on the lake with it. I would highly recommend it.
Dave S - Finaddiction Dave S
Would not be without it.Works best on a lake that you are new to.It tells you were the humps are and drop offs.I know winnis depth were we fish but when we go to champ push a buttom and there are the depths and you can see sunken points,humps,drop offs with out bringing a big map, We always mark spots when we catch fish and try to turn around and go threw the same spot.Great tool wirth the money. B-man
Thanks everyone. I have the Hotmaps premium east. Talking about the Fish n chip though which I am now learning is not released yet even though it says it releases in March of 2010 It is similar to the gold only gives you 1 foot contours of coastal and inner coastal waters.
Sounds like i need to buy one and report back. :)
I have the Fishnchip, I use it to set lobster gear. Definitely gives better definition of coastal waters. While I'd love to fish for groundfish, I haven't put it to the real test. Never can justify the 20 mile run with my lack of knowledge out there, that is supposedly where the real value is for that chip. Question is, I got mine free, are they charging for it now?
It's from the beach out, if fact I seem to remember being told somewhere that there's no value using it less than a mile from shore or something like that.