View Full Version : Navionics for SF Bay & Ocean

06-07-2010, 06:35 PM
Which chip do you guys recommend? I'm looking for the most detail available.

This is probably a simple question, but I fail miserably understaniding Navionics website.

06-07-2010, 07:37 PM
If I remember correctly, my marine chip shows the bay with a lot of detail and contours. The lakes map shows the same area but less names or numbers on islands and bouys and lights in channel. The lakes has more contours farther out into the delta. Also the marine chip has tides info. PM me if you want more info.

06-10-2010, 09:53 PM
I have both chips, from what I remember the ocean chip is better up to around the Carquinez Bridge and the Lake version is better above the Bridge and into the Delta. If you want I can do a little research, or do you live in the Sacramento area? Maybe I could bring them by for you to check them out.
Tight Lines ...................... Rick

06-24-2010, 05:06 PM
I too have both and find them to be pretty much the same for Bay and near shore ocean.

If you do a lot of lake fishing and only want one, get the hot maps lakes map.