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Old 09-10-2008, 01:37 PM
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Has anyone got any feedback on these products? They're web page is bestgpsspots.com. Not very expensive but I don't want to purchase something that is commonly-known.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:09 PM
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I've got the Hot Spots Pro East, great detail for the lakes we go to. I have not used the fishing tips part of it, just the depth contours and hazards. It works great in the Lowrance 5200C.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:28 PM
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The Hot Spots Fishing Chip usually has several hundred Fishing Hot Spots (waypoints) for the particular area purchased. These Fishing Hot Spots are a mix of private honey holes and less common fishing areas which could include artificial reefs, wrecks, ledges, etc. The big difference between The Hot Spots Fishing Chip and the Navionics and C-map products are, that they contain actual Fishing spots (waypoints) not bottom contours. Contours are nice, but it doesn't tell you where to fish, there are no guarantees that a ledge, hole etc holds fish. The perfect combination is to have one of the Navionics, C-map, or Nauticpath chips and combine it with the Hot Spots Fishing Chip. This way you can have both, and can learn why fish are holding in a particular area. What may look interesting to us humans may not be desirable to the Fish.

As for feedback, there is a link on their front page to testimonials.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:06 PM
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how would this chip work with a c-120? do you remove the existing chip? does that remove all your waypoints?
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:07 PM
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The Hot Spots Fishing Chip works great in a Raymarine C-120. It works independent of any other chip. You plug in the Hot Spots Fishing Chip and load the waypoints into the internal memory of the machine and then if you want to use navionics or others, you can use it as well.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email sales @ bestgpsspots.com

By the way, since we advertise on the hull truth, we offer forum members a discount. email us for the info.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:59 PM
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SportAngler - 9/16/2008 8:07 PM

The Hot Spots Fishing Chip works great in a Raymarine C-120. It works independent of any other chip. You plug in the Hot Spots Fishing Chip and load the waypoints into the internal memory of the machine and then if you want to use navionics or others, you can use it as well.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email sales @ bestgpsspots.com

By the way, since we advertise on the hull truth, we offer forum members a discount. email us for the info.
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How far offshore of Treasure Island/St Pete area do these charts have spots? Does it show the gas pipeline?
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:30 PM
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one of the farthest spots is a wreck that is about 109 miles off St. Pete. The gas pipeline is not one covered by our Hot Spots Fishing chip. Most of the other spots are 60 miles and closer to the coast. There are well over 800+ Fishing spots provided in that Tampa / St pete area on that Chip.

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Old 09-17-2008, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for the info. I emailed the address on your website to place an order. Can you check it and contact me. Thanks.
Looking to buy the central west coast and the central east coast chip.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:15 PM
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Sure will Capt ! We are working on your order now as a matter of fact. Thanks to all for your interest in
the Hot Spots Fishing Chip ! We can tell that a lot of people read the electronics forum.

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"We have the spots.....You catch the Fish "


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Old 09-18-2008, 07:40 PM
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Just ordered a second chip for my area, [the lower keys], for my Garmin. Lots a accurate spots, well marked and easy to read. Well worth the price.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:22 PM
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SportAngler - 9/18/2008 9:15 PM

Sure will Capt ! We are working on your order now as a matter of fact. Thanks to all for your interest in
the Hot Spots Fishing Chip ! We can tell that a lot of people read the electronics forum.

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"We have the spots.....You catch the Fish "



Looking forward to receiving the chips. Any time I can add spots without doing it manually is worth whatever the cost is!

People might think that because a fishing spot is published on a retail chart and public knowledge that it is worthless. Let me relate a story about a day of fishing we had this summer in the Keys.

It was the beggining of June and we trailered the boat to Marathon to fish for the week. As happens. the wind picked up the 2nd day and caused us to cancel fishing offshore for the day. (ladies on board)

I had loaded a bunch of numbers from a well known fishing chart onto my C-80 before the trip to add to the numbers that I already had for the keys offshore.

Fortunately the numbers I loaded from the published chart included several for the "gulfside" and allowed us to fish the calm waters for the day. This chart is one that you can get at any marine store.

Not expecting much, I figured we would at least get some catch and release action as these spots have surely been heavily fished. WRONG!

That day of gulf fishing produced 3 keeper grouper, a dozen keeper mangrove snappers, a 28'' mutton snapper, several fiesty cudas and two of the largest pinfish (grunts) I have ever seen (12'' each)!

I guess my point is, take whatever information you can with you offshore and use it when necessary, never mind how "general knowledge" it may be.


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Old 09-19-2008, 05:48 AM
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Just ordered my chip and look forward to trying it out!
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:33 AM
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Anyone knows when a chip for Fort Lauderdale in Raymarine format will be available?
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:11 PM
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Signmansez, thanks for the kind words. The story you told is exactly what I experienced down in the keys except I was in Islamorada. But just so everyone does not get the wrong idea, these Hot Spots Fishing Chips contain some known and unknown hot spots as well as little known wrecks etc not the most common spots. Don't expect to see several boats fishing these spots when you pull up on one. Just think, with usually several hundred spots on each chip, the chances to have to share a spot with someone else is slim...

Anyway, you are certainly correct, go prepared for plan "B" cause the weather may force to you use it.

Chazz, the Raymarine chip is available for Ft Lauderdale area. I will update you when you email us for the discount code for Hull truth members.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:21 AM
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Don just brought it to my attention that the "The Hull Truth member discount" stopped working on the site.
If you tried to use it and it did not work, please try it again. I fixed it.

For those of you that don't have the discount code, you receive it by emailing sales @ BestGPSspots.com

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no northeast florida for ray marine?
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:32 PM
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Yes, its there (now) LOL

Take a look its product ID is FLNE-RAY-CF Be sure to contact us for the discount code.

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Old 09-26-2008, 06:11 PM
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SportsAngler,

Any plans for areas further North, DE, NJ etc ?
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Mako211cc - 9/26/2008 6:11 PM

SportsAngler,

Any plans for areas further North, DE, NJ etc ?
I second that ??
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Yes there is the possibility of expanding up towards NJ,DE etc. Based mainly on the interest shown and asked about here on THT if nowhere else. You guys keep up the questions and we'll see what we can do. We appreciate all the business that THT has been sending our way.
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