Navionics Charts- Navionics+
Navionics cards have been staples in tournament bass fishing arsenals for years, and pre-loaded regional cards have been the norm. Now, for those anglers that travel the country and don't want to have to buy a card for each region Navionics has created Navionics +.
Navionics + is a new card where the traveling angler can download any maps within the US and Canada (and much more) up to the card's capacity. Navionics + also includes great features like SonarCharts, Freshest Data (free updates) for 12 months, updated Nautical Charts and Community Edits.
I'm a self-proclaimed grass fishing freak!
I love implementing power-fishing techniques to find big bass in vegetation, so it is no surprise that I was very excited about fishing the most recent, and final, Bassmaster Open on the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.
In essence, the Basin is a massive labyrinth of hundreds of miles of rivers, marshes, canals, bayou's and bays filled with lush aquatic vegetation and lined with jungle-like cypress tree forests.
After a week of eliminating miles of Louisiana marshland I was able to find some productive patterns that lead to a 29th place finish in the third Central Open of the year.
Even when you are fishing good, sometimes it just isn’t meant to be.
To me, “fishing good” just simply means that you're able to make the best decisions and maximize your success with the cards you're dealt.
With a newly adopted simplistic approach to my tournament fishing, and a renewed confidence in my decision-making, I believe that I am in fact fishing well, but as is evident in the results at a recent BFL Super Tournament and a Bassmaster Open, sometimes that’s not enough.
Photo: Jason Stemple Photography and SE Multimedia
Question: What should I throw if I fish lake okeechobe this time of year, and should I go to deep water or stay back in the grass flats? -DUSTIN
Great question Dustin!
Lake Okeechobee is as legendary as it gets when it comes to bass fishing destinations, and in my opinion it deserves every bit of its excellent reputation.
Joey pokes fun at the fact that I have a hundred different "home lakes" due to the fact that I have pretty much lived in every corner of the country, and had the pleasure of having some pretty epic lakes close to home. However, of all the lakes I've frequented, Lake Okeechobee tops the list of the ones I feel at home on.
Despite it's stellar reputation, the Big O, like many Florida grass lakes, also is known for being a hard nut to crack, mostly due to the overwhelming amount of vegetation anglers must sift through to get to the mother load.
Here are some tips on how I break down this massive fishery.
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Miles "Sonar" Burghoff has always been passionate about the sport of fishing. At an early age he began pursuing a career in competitive bass fishing and has never looked back. His young career includes highlights such as winning the 2011 ACA National Championship, an All-American berth and multiple regional wins. He is also co-host of Sweetwater TV, shown on NBC Sports, Sportsman Channel and Destination America. > full bio
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