Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Guest

Sonar/GPS

Recommended Posts

Guest

I am looking at getting a combination Sonar?GPS unit and am completly lost.I want the best sonar I can get with a GPS that I can use Lakemaster software with.I also want to be able to plot courses and need it to be user friendly.I am currently looking at the Lowrance LMS240 map.Is this a good unit or should I go with something a little better.

Do they still make the GPS units that you plug a little cartridge in that has maps downloaded onto them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

fishhead-
if you truly want the best of both worlds you are much better off buying the 2 units (GPS, Sonar) seperately, this although you will definitely pay more total. Sure the combined unit saves on space but... From what I have seen & used they are a really big hassle, now I have only used them twice so maybe I just wasn't used to the equipment but I found them really hard to operate. Also the unit I was using was really slow, this was because in the split-screen mode you could barely see anything on either map, so I ended up switching back and forth between the 2 maps. It was disastrous! Now this was 2 years back so hopefully technology has improved. Now if you really have your mind set on this GPS/Sonar combo then I would definitely reccomend Lowrance. I have had nothing but good experiences with my X-85, I've had it for 2 years and no problems at all. Although if you were to go with a GPS/Sonar unit I would reccomend that you put down the extra buck and go for the lcX-15MT GPS or the lcX-16CI Complete. Now that lcX-16CI, is that ever a neat deal, I have a friend who purchased one last spring, I originally thought the extra money spent was a waste but, to my suprise it was the easiest locator to read that I have ever seen. We didn't have to spend time chasing weak signals that the sonar unit might mark as a fish on other units. It was a great unit but, unfortunately it is really expensive and I for one do not have that kind of money to plop down on a sonar/GPS... unfortunately.
Hope this helps,
Mr Fisherman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Has anybody found this particular color of rattl'n flyer recently, i am down to my last 2 and i havent been able to find them in pushing 2 years.    
    • Good deal! Did you leave the ice coned up to help keep a seal?
    • Update: took the shack out this weekend had reflectix and fans blowing in the holes and they stayed open in the -20 windchills 
    •   I also saw a picture with Blair Walsh's face on Marcus Williams as he is missing the tackle.........wide left. 
    • Copied from FB:   A friend of mine has two tickets for the 2018 Super Bowl, both box seats. He paid $2,500 each but he didn't realize last year when he bought them, it was going to be on the same day as his wedding. If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place...It's at St Christopher’s Church, in Edina, Minnesota, at 3pm. Her name is Samantha, she's 5'4", about 145 lbs, good cook too.....She'll be the one in the white dress.
      (Feel free to copy and paste, to keep the laughter going!)
    • The saints player was probably running to where the ball should have been thrown. That throw was 2 yards onto the field, should have been closer to the sideline. It would have been a pretty easy tackle to keep him in bounds and the game is over.. Nothing wrong with a little luck on our side. I thought the refs were terrible all game. Lots of questionable and no calls. That last no call when Theilen got mugged was ridiculous...
    • It was about time something like this happen to a MN team. I will take the luck and the win. This game was not the big game. I've seen us win and lose many divisional games. I have never seen us win an NFC Chip game 76" I was too young for that to count. This weekend i might get all giddy and happy if we win but I sure don't want the let downs anymore     Go the SB win or lose I will be happy to see it at least once
    • I think I'm still in shock that it worked out the way it did. It was a typical Vikings playoff roller coaster that for once ended on a good note. The icing on top is that it was the saints that it happened against.    It sucks that the next game will be in the cold at the eagles but of the 3 other teams left, I'd pick the eagles to play against especially without Wentz. 
  • MWO