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Is using a GPS while fishing cheating ?

Yes
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No
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« on: June 01, 2004, 05:54:28 PM »

So, I've got one and I use it to find halibut locations, for safety purposes and navigational purposes. It works to get the right speed while trolling.

Anyone else got a view on using them ?
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Re:GPS
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2004, 06:42:46 PM »

I'm seriously thinking of purchasing one. To answer your question, No I don't think it's cheating
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Re:GPS
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2004, 06:59:15 PM »

If you just want a basic GPS with a couple of cool features, anything in the eTrex line wil serve you well...I got the best one I could afford, The eTrex Legend, has a few more features than the cheaper models, but all of them will get the job done, one of the main differences between the Legend and the cheaper ones is the addition of a base map (tells you where water and land stop and end). Also, you can download more detailed maps.
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Re:GPS
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2004, 07:05:24 PM »

Appreciate the info Spud
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Re:GPS
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2004, 07:16:27 PM »

anyway,      do you think using a fishfinder is cheating?    I have  one. I'm  thinking about  a GPS but not sure of the price of them, they sound expensive, but I haven't started really checking prices for them. or  really don't know   what to look for    in their  features. you only   really need them on the chuck,.....   true?
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Re:GPS
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2004, 08:15:26 PM »

Garmin makes some GPS/fish sounders...dunno how much.
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Re:GPS
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2004, 08:20:10 PM »

no I meant GPS only   I already have a fishfinder/depth sounder   how   much was your GPS ?
   
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Re:GPS
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2004, 10:20:25 PM »

ummm, the eTrex Legend was about $300 CAN at MEC (with taxes and all...)...well worth it IMHO
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Re:GPS
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2004, 10:29:17 PM »

Anyone who thinks using a GPS is somehow 'cheating' probably doesn't fish very much or even leave the double wide too often. ::)
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Re:GPS
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2004, 10:36:03 PM »

mec      ok     man    I know everythang........ np
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Re:GPS
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2004, 10:37:17 PM »

jk i dunno MEC
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Re:GPS
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2004, 03:27:29 PM »

I didn't know that fish would bite on a GPS!? :-\
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Re:GPS
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2004, 03:37:11 PM »

Mine has little shiny things in the plastic...you never know...
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Re:GPS
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2004, 05:13:59 PM »

Anyone who thinks using a GPS is somehow 'cheating' probably doesn't fish very much or even leave the double wide too often. ::)

funny I was just thinking the same thing about people who make snide remarks on forums for no apparent reason.
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