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    Looking to see what map of Lake Anna you guys recommend that best shows underwater structure. GMCO? ADC? Or maybe something different? Do any of these maps show more detail than what I can find on the Navionics web app? Heading down there again this spring for a few days. We've been mostly fishing the shoreline and points in the past and doing OK, but looking to find some more and deeper water structure this year to fish. FWIW, we'll only be fishing the hot side. Any map recommendations are greatly appreciated!!

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    GMCO - no question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Airborne View Post
    GMCO - no question.
    Thanks!! What's the difference between the standard and Pro Series GMCO maps?

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    The Pro-Series is waterproof, and I believe there is also a little more info, such as grid-lines for GPS coords.
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    ^what erik said. the extra detail includes local nicknames, fish attractor locations, channel markings - all useful stuff.

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    Thanks again everyone

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    Navionics all the way! GMCO has a good map but the contours on the map hasn't change in 15 years there not even in 1ft. Try the Navionics App on your phone, you can try it for free for 2 weeks. The App will be your best friend you can do so many different features like, mark up to 1000 waypoints, depth shading, depth highlight range, water level offset and much much more. Navionics already has 1ft contours of the lake hot and cold side. Which one would you pick GMCO on the left and Navionics on the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix920 View Post
    Navionics all the way! GMCO has a good map but the contours on the map hasn't change in 15 years there not even in 1ft. Try the Navionics App on your phone, you can try it for free for 2 weeks. The App will be your best friend you can do so many different features like, mark up to 1000 waypoints, depth shading, depth highlight range, water level offset and much much more. Navionics already has 1ft contours of the lake hot and cold side. Which one would you pick GMCO on the left and Navionics on the right?
    For sure, the Navionics Web App is far superior to GMCO, but if given a choice of buying a paper map, GMCO would be the one.
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    The new Lakemaster surveyed map is very good. They did that survey last year. It does not cover the hot side.

    If you have a Humminbird unit that has SmartStrike capability, you can purchase Anna as a single lake with the HD contour map, 6 different years of satellite overlays (that was done to show different water levels during low water periods), USGS map, and SmartStrike.
    It is done via the Chart Select computer software.
    Along with the map are the unit settings to adjust water level, highlight shallow water, and highlight specific depths for patterning fish.

    The hot side coverage with Navionics is only with the Sonar Charts map layer with data provided by sonar unit users. It is NOT Navionics data.
    That data is only as accurate as the individual unit owner's setups, unit settings, and how concentrated their logging tracks are.

    This is Navionics Nautical Charts with 10' depth shading:



    This is Navionics Sonar Charts with 10' depth shading:



    This is Lakemaster with 5' shallow water highlight, and 13'-17' depth shading:


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    The Navionics Mobile App has the same settings as Lakemaster for shallow highlighting and depth highlighting. This is an example of the same area as the above:


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