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It has happened and it is significant.

Navionics has released the 2007 Premium South data chip with The Rock mapped at 1' contours.

If contour lines mean nothing to you, or if you do not run GPS on your boat, or if you do not fish deeper than 20', or if you do not know how to interpret a topo map and have no interest in learning, then you will not be interested in anything beyond this point.

For the rest of the clan here's what I know and I have been following this closely and bugging Navionics a bunch about the last couple months.

The new Navionics data chip for Table Rock is very unique. They actually sent a flotilla of survey boats to TR a year ago to do their own premium mapping. Problem was all older underwater data was from old USGS topo maps made before the lake was flooded at 20’ contours. There has never been an underwater survey since then that would benefit fishermen. I saw and talked with the guys on the mapping boats so this is not 2nd hand info.

It is out now at a 1’ contour interval and it is awesome. Mapped with military grade side scanning sonar.

Going from 20' contours to 1' contours is a huge difference.

Not all units will run this chip but you can go to their (Navionics.com) website to see what will work.

They will also put this info out on a paper map later this year, they just got into the paper map business. 2 Maps $20 each to cover TR.

Personally I am pretty keen on all this. Fired up big time actually and I know this will make a difference in my fishing,, especially in Summer positioning those 30' breaks. We TR deep fishermen have a ton of new info look at.

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Look for Lake Taneycomo to come soon. The boats were on Tanecomo after they finished Table Rock.

If you want the Taneycomo data better make sure the chip actually has it. According to the Navionics website TR, Lake Ozark, Truman, Bull Shoals and Stockton are the only MO lakes mapped at 1' on the '07 chip.

They might add it in mid-year, but they told me they normally introduce new chips in Jan of every year. Even if they add it in mid-year you'd have to be careful that you were actually buying a chip that had it, as what you were buying might have sat on a shelf for a couple months and actually not be the latest release.

Also BPS store only got in 5 chips yesterday and sold them all. The warehouse is supposed to get 300 later this week so you may want to call store first to make sure they are in.

Chips are $150 and you can get a $50 rebate if you send in an old Navionics chip, and I think same deal if you turn in a competittors chip.

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Santa delivered a Hummingbird 595C color GPS and sonar this year. I’ll have to save my coins and pick up a new high def Hotspot chip for it. I am assuming the new maps are labeled HD on Navionic’s web site and 2007? I didn't see any listing for Taneycomo on the site.

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Santa delivered a Hummingbird 595C color GPS and sonar this year. I’ll have to save my coins and pick up a new high def Hotspot chip for it. I am assuming the new maps are labeled HD on Navionic’s web site and 2007? I didn't see any listing for Taneycomo on the site.

Here is the lake list:

http://www.navionics.com/PremiumLakeList_07.asp?RegionID=2

All the "Red" lakes are the HD lakes. Last year MO had no HD lakes. Navionics is obviously being agressive in this market since they have to float their own fleet of contractors to collect the data which can not be cheap.

Taneycome is not listed. As posted before I was not aware they even mapped it, maybe it will be out on a mid-year chip or it might be 01/08 before it is released.

HD Paper maps for TR should be out in "a few months" or so I was told.

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That will be VERY usefull, some never before hidey holes will be available to the savy--hey Wayne ready to do some more fishing yet?????

Everytime I get time the weather gets bad!!! hopfull that will change

some huge carp get caught at a certain spot in late Jan, I hope to tap into that pretty soon

Mo

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some huge carp get caught at a certain spot in late Jan, I hope to tap into that pretty soon

Mo

After my bass fishing experience today catching carp sounds pretty attractive.

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Everyone probably already knows, but....BP has a lot of the Navioncs chips in stock. Usually my H2oC is a plug and play, but you have to actually download off of the Navionics chip. Also Table Rock is in Arkansas on the chip.

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In looking for these at BPS and Cabelas catalogs, both stores have sales on these - $99.00. Closer examination reveils that the units on sale are the 2006 model which advertises 1 ft contours.

Is the 2007 version much improved over the 2006 version?

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