Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Is GPS necessary?

When we fish in big lakes, dam reservoirs and sometimes rivers it is necessary to use boat. It allows us to reach spots far from the shore and find fishes unreachable for other anglers. Problem is how to find a good spot and how to remember where it was??

Of course we need to use a sonar that allows us to see fishes and  find spots where they can be. Some good and expensive sonars have also a GPS function, which allows to remember good spots or places where we caught a big fish. But what if we don't have a lot of money to by an expensive sonar? Are we forced to finding the same place over and over again?

Of course not! Before the GPS devices era we had a good method for this. There are many characteristic points around lake or dam reservoir. Big trees, electric poles, huge chimneys etc... Looking at them and their position relative to each other we can find our spot with a very good precision!! 

Of course we have to remember this positions very good or write them down and this method is useless while night fishing or fishing in the fog. Luckily we have basic handheld GPS devices! They are cheap and they do their job splendidly! There are of course different types of them but I will show you the best choices (according to me of course).

If you don't want to spend a lot of money but you want to have a good working reliable device you could think about Garmin eTrex 10 GPS Unit

Garmin eTrex 10 GPS Unit retains the core functionality, rugged construction, affordability, waterproof and long battery life. That is all you need.

If you want to spend a little mor money you can think about Garmin Garmin eTrex 20 GPS

or Garmin Garmin eTrex 30 GPS

This devices are a little more expensive, but they provide more functionalities like 2.2in 65K colour display, microSD™ card slot for your own different maps, quicker FIX or wireless connection with other similar devices (for Garmin Garmin eTrex 30 GPS)

The choice is yours, but I assure all this devices will do their job and will help you to be more effective. It's worth to try!

If you buy your device it is worth to thing about different accesories for it like Garmin Carry Case or Power Bundle. 

Have fun with your first Handheld GPS device!

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