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  
SDPROV

LMS-520C Lowrance

Recommended Posts

I am looking to upgrade my electronics in the boat! I am looking at the LMS-520C. Anyone with this unit care to respond good or bad. Just looking for peoples thoughts on this unit! This unit does use the navonic chips correct? Thank you Sdprov

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Lms 522c, I love it. I only had one issue with it not picking up satelites, but I was using for 12 hrs straight. I have no idea if that has something to do with it. I think the only diffrence between the 520 and the 522 is the extrnal sat reciever on the 522. I use the lake master chip and it works well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used the 520c last year and liked it. fishhuntwork is right the only difference between the 520 and 522 is that the 522 has internal gps. I went with the 520 so that I would have the external gps and could use one gps with two units. I don't think the 522 can share gps location, I could be wrong on that. Plus I wanted the gps close to the bow and trolling motor transducer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've used 520s and like them, they will work with LakeMaster or Nav chips. The 520 is discontinued for 2009, it has been replaced by the HDS-5.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 510 and a 5200 at the helm and a 520 at the bow. The lowarances are very easy to use all three have the same buttons and menus which is nice. I'd suggest the external GPS of the 520 if you decide you want to add another unit as you can share the one "puck" with two units.

If you fish a lot of shallow weedy water you may be disapointed with the 520. It seems these units are powerful enough that the struggle in the shallow weeds. ie cabbage, milfoil, coontail out to 16fow or so. The depth will start flashing and doesn't come back until your off the edge a ways. There are a few settings you can mess with to remedy but if you search other boards this issue will come up often.

Overall a good unit though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought the 520 last year for the bow of the boat, and was able to hook up to the trolling motor ducer ,and network with the 28HD on the console, they share the same GPS antenna, so I did not have to buy the ducer or the antenna which saved me tons of cash. the 520 worked very well, and was glad I bought it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I run a 520 and am happy with it. Havn't had problems in shallow weeds. Turn off the "auto" feature and you will be fine. I swear I can tell the difference between milfoil and other vegetation when reading in 12 to 16 feet of water. Perchjerker is right, it is being discontinued. I would buy the new version -the HD 5. These units will be compatible with lowrance's new sideviewing transducer that is coming out in July.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm installing a 520 tomorrow up front. Been running it for a week or so in my truck and really like it so far. Its hard to not buy a proven product at the closeout price. I bought mine at Reeds. Good deal, great service, no tax, no delivery. The main reason I bought it, is to record map data. I have a Eagle 480 up front now, that I will be retiring. I also have a LCX15 and a Hbird 997 on the dash. Its just what I needed.

Looking forward to using it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have two of them and they have a very nice screen for a 5" display. I'd bet there are some screaming deals on model-end closeouts right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I just read as of today, no lakes in Mn are ice free
    • I hit the woods yesterday morning and snuck into a little clearing and ended up being anout 50 yards from where they were roosting. They were very vocal and a few hens sounding off too. Soon as i started to call after they flew down the hens really got into it and accually pulled the toms to the west of me. I did get 1 to come in but only had like a 5-6 inch beard and 2 differnt groups of jakes so knowing there is around 20 toms in the flock of 80 or so i passed on him . Pretty hard to compete with that many hens. The snow is finaly starting to go so i think it will only get better. Heading out in the morning for a short hunt due to work.
    • Still on a roll heading into 2018 
    • Might have to as my garage up north is darn near full to. Sleds will be going into storage soon so that will free up a little space. Storage space is actually pretty cheap compared to building your own
    • Dang Walleye, dude you need to build a Toy barn out back to start holding all these toys! 
    • Thanks guys!  Excited to be back, and thankful for the late allowance!  I hit may 2 - 5th.  Bringing my boy on his first time out this weekend with a gun.  Looking froward to it all!  Good luck guys!!!
    • Will take a little bit to get used to but will spend less time mowing this year and more time doing fun things. If anyone is looking for and older cheaper riding mower I will have a couple of them for sale as soon as I get them out of storage next week. Ones a Craftsman and ones a Scotts. Both well maintained and good shape and will be in the 250 to 300 range.
    • Old Man Winter is refusing to loosen his grip on Wisconsin, dropping from a few inches to more than 2 feet of snow in across the state in a series of snowstorms in the last week. Crews from Pattison State Park and the Brule River State Forest continued to groom ski trails and reported good to excellent conditions. Other properties have put away grooming equipment but skiing was still fair on ungroomed trails through central and even southern Wisconsin. After another 15 inches of snow this week, ski trails were groomed April 17 at Pattison State Park.Photo credit: Gervase Thompson, DNRThe weather kept many fishermen inside this week, but warm weather this week should bring out lots of anglers. Walleye fishing was picking up on the Oconto, Peshtigo, Menominee and Wolf rivers prior to the snow, but then water temperatures dropped dramatically. There have still been hundreds of shore anglers and boaters out on the Fox River to catch a trophy walleye. Sturgeon are in the Wolf River, but with cold water it will be at least a week or longer before spawning will occur. This satellite image taken by NOAA about noon April 19 shows snow cover across almost all of WisconsinPhoto credit: NOAAMost Door County ramps and access points are blocked with snow. Before the storm fishing was fairly productive. Boats launching at Sturgeon Bay were trolling for browns. Steelhead fishing was good before the storm with numbers of fish showing up in creeks. .