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Lakemaster 2009

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"The All New 2009 LakeMaster® ProMap Minnesota Card is plug & play, which means you simply insert the chip into your Lowrance unit, turn it on, and the lakes automatically appear on your screen. It's that simple. The new MN chip is loaded with an amazing 770 total lakes with contours, of which 180 are high definition LAKEMASTER PROMAP lakes. That's over 50 new ProMap lakes. Just a few of the new updates for 2009 include: Shallow Water Areas for all ProMap lakes, Western Lake Superior in amazing 3 foot contours, Duluth Harbor and St.Louis River in 1 foot contours, and all of Kabetogama lake in 1 foot contours!"

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The older chips were plug and play as well. I know my 07 chip was that way. Yes, as soon as it acquires satellite signal it will show you what lake you are on.

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so whats the deal, I looked online and didnt see anything about a 2009 lakemaster chip release date........is the chip release date really may 1st?

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Not to rip GM, but look elsewhere for questions about new products. They always seem to be behind the eight ball on this info. I was at cabelas today, they figure they should have the chip in the first week in May.

Here is their press release.

LakeMaster is pleased to announce the long awaited release of the 2009 LakeMaster Digital product line compatible with Lowrance/Eagle GPS electronics. Our 2009 map card series for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Lake of the Woods/Rainy Lake will be available for shipping beginning May 1st, 2009!

The new LakeMaster products include:

More Hi-Definition lake coverage for each State.

More Hi-Definition survey data for Lake of the Woods.

All LakeMaster products are compatible with the new Lowrance HDS series of GPS units.

We have enhanced the depth contour line graphics for easier viewing on the new HDS units and most older Legacy units.

A complete list of new lakes added to each product will be available on the LakeMaster HSOforum April 20th.

NEW! Minnesota 2009 High-Defintion 1'-Foot Surveys

NEW! Illinois / Iowa 2009 Lake List

NEW! Woods-Rainy 2009 Edition GPS Map Card

·Also includes depth contours for Crane, Namakan, & Sand Point

·Now includes Whitefish Bay, high-definition 1-foot contours

·High-Definition 1-foot contours for Lake of the Woods, Rainy Lake, Rainy River & now Kabetogama

·Shaded shallow water areas for easy depth recognition

·NEW! Wisconsin 2009 High-Defintion 1'-Foot Surveys

·New! Michigan 2009 High-Defintion 1'-Foot Surveys

For Complete Product Lake Lists visit

LakeMaster Lake Maps

1-800-540-5747

59 East Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Was in GM yesterday asking about the chip and the counter man said the info he has gotten from HQ was it was delayed until July 1.....hope he is misinformed.....By the way i could not get a good answer, can you help...I have an 07 chip and wonder whats the reason i should get an 09 chip??? don't care about new lakes as I have enough lakes in Brainerd area to keep me busy....what else would they have to offer besides new lakes....Tk

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I have the 08 and I'm so pleased with it I dont have much reason to upgrade like LakeDoctor said it comes in on what ever lake you are on i think its very user freindly I wont go fishing with out it I thinks its the best thing since the greenbox 50 yrs ago or whenever it was invented lol

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LakeMaster will begin shipping to retailers on Friday. You should see product on shelves the week before the opener. On the LM HSOforum, click on any of the icons at the top of the homepage and you'll be able to seek the 2009 lake lists.

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I had two of the 2007 chips, and got the 2008 last year with our cabins lake with 1' surveys and it was great. The 2007 was ok but the 2008 showed me new places on the lake I have never seen after fishing it for over fifteen years.

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I'll be looking for an 08 when people start unloading them when upgrading. I have the 07 now, but I'll be looking for the 1' contours on the same lake as wplatehunter.

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I see reed's has them for $99.00 along with free shipping. there are a few older versions on c...list going for anywhere from $50.00 to $ 80.00 In my opinion buying a new 2009 version loks like the ticket. Folks selling use sporting goods items in Minnesota must figure there is no depriciation on used items

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I just picked mine up from Scheels in St Cloud. I called Gander and they told me that they weren't even released yet. Reeds also has them with free shipping. As far as selling them on [YouNeedAuthorization], I have my old chip on there and many people who haven't had a chip or don't need some of the added lakes, why wouldn't you save some money and buy a used one? Most people never fish the newly added lakes and if I didn't, I would have never upgraded. I think your statement on depreciation is true on some items, but as far as a chip, why pay more for features you will never use?

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anybody know how they get the information for the chips?

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anybody know how they get the information for the chips?

They do their own on-the-water detailed surveys, then compile the data into the maps

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Does anyone know if they are going to have any Micro SD versions to use in the Lowrance ones. I know the new Lowrance handheld GPS units are going to Micro SD so it would be nice to have that for when my H2O finally konks out and can't be replaced.

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Just ordered my 2009 MN lake Master chip. I was happy with the 2007 but as I scanned the new HD 1' contour lakes for 2009 I noticed that Elephant Lake has been added and since this is where I do all my MN fishing I had to upgrade.

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I got my new 2009 chip on friday from scheels. I up graded from my 2005 chip. What a differences!

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I just recieved a 2009 Lakemaster for my Lowrance Expedition. Time for me to learn how to use the bugger. Folks this could be interesting. I am still tring to learn how to use the Jetco from the 1970's

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