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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: pbc1020 on March 27, 2014, 02:46:14 PM

Title: Ontario Lakes
Post by: pbc1020 on March 27, 2014, 02:46:14 PM
I travel to Ontario twice a year and fish Lake Minnitaki and Savant Lake. My only experience with a hand held is an older etrex and would like to update but do not know what to get for maps for these lakes, also is a gps map 72 a good hand held for Canada fishing?
Title: Re: Ontario Lakes
Post by: Greg A on May 14, 2014, 05:25:06 PM
i am looking for a detailed map (24k) of the Woosley Bay area near Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge on French River.  I am contemplating getting a Garmin 62stc but i would like to determine if such a map exists before i buy the GPS unit.  Any ideas?    I posted it here on this Ontario topic since that's the general region, but perhaps this belongs in the custom maps area.  Thank you for any advice if such a map exists.
Title: Re: Ontario Lakes
Post by: skeet on May 15, 2014, 04:28:23 AM
I have a 60CS with Blue Charts and it shows that area.
Title: Re: Ontario Lakes
Post by: Greg A on May 15, 2014, 04:40:11 PM
do you think its detailed enough for fishing and hiking?  I would like to be able to mark fishing spots and also re-trace my path back to the dock!  ;)  for hiking we will probably stop at a shore and hike un-marked paths. I would use GPS (breadcrumbs) to find my way back to the boat.
Title: Re: Ontario Lakes
Post by: skeet on May 16, 2014, 06:59:25 AM
You will need to buy map software such as Mapsource Topo Canada for land and G2 Canada for marine coverage to get good detail.
There is a free download from GPS Depot called Ibycus Topo Canada I haven't used it but have heard it has better detail than Mapsource Topo Canada.
Check the Garmin site. I tried to post a link but this site doesn't allow that. :-[
Title: Re: Ontario Lakes
Post by: Greg A on May 16, 2014, 03:03:25 PM
Thank you.  I'll try that and let you know.  Probably tomorrow or Sunday before I can get to it.