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by rickyshabazz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: New Shading Feature
Replies: 0
Views: 127

New Shading Feature

I am having some fun playing with the new shading feature of the Navionics Platinum cards. You have to update your card to get the new feature. The feature is an overlay in map options. This will help find high percentage locations on our lakes. https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/647101...
by rickyshabazz
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Monter Bass at Night | FREE Daiwa Rod
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: FREE

There is still time to join the FREE webinar on night fishing. We will be giving away a FREE Daiwa rod to someone who attends. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/599783991959078924?source=Navionics+Eblast&fbclid=IwAR3hdVm8qkfPVSQrv1GmlzZdXwrVU9mVSiikaJHxBjRDIKMup97GNdQvuPY https://sconten...
by rickyshabazz
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Monter Bass at Night | FREE Daiwa Rod
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Monter Bass at Night | FREE Daiwa Rod

Please join me for a FREE webinar on Night Fishing on June 20th at 5:30 PST. I will go over lures and locations that are high percentage spots to catch bass at night. This includes map reading, how to find humps and structure, lure selection, how to be safe fishing at night. I love to fish for bass ...
by rickyshabazz
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Which mapping card?
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Which mapping card?

You will be hard fetched to find a better card than the Navionics card for the West Coast. The Navionics has more data and the new shading feature. There are anglers like myself making updates to the Navionics mapping weekly if not daily.
by rickyshabazz
Wed May 29, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to Turn on SonarChart
Replies: 0
Views: 229

How to Turn on SonarChart

I did this quick video that shows you how to turn on some features on your Lowrance using the Navionics mapping card and SonarCharts. There is still a couple of days to get $30 off a new Platinum card. https://www.facebook.com/ricky.shabazz/videos/10212267913527731/?sfnsw=cl Save $30 https://www.nav...
by rickyshabazz
Wed May 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mapping and Shading
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Mapping and Shading

I have been playing with the new shading on the Navionics Platinum chart. The shading shows things such as channel swings, humps, and a host of other high percentage fish holding areas. The feature can be accessed by updating your Navionics chart or buying a new Platinum card. The are on sale at $30...
by rickyshabazz
Sun May 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance charts
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Lowrance charts

Another option is to download the Navionics app on your phone or tablet for $14.99. The benefit of the app is that it is always live with updates and it works off of satellite and not cellular services.
by rickyshabazz
Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mapping El Cap
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Mapping El Cap

Here is a quick video that I shot that shows the difference good mapping data makes in seeing what is under the water.


by rickyshabazz
Wed May 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Shading Feature Coming
Replies: 0
Views: 362

New Shading Feature Coming

There is a new shading feature coming on the Navionics Platinum and Hotmaps that will provide greater detail. This detail will help you locate creek channels and other offshore spots that hold fish. Below is an example of what the shading will look like. Navionics is running a promo where you can sa...
by rickyshabazz
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mapping for Garmin Users
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Mapping for Garmin Users

This is some great news for anglers who use Garmin electronics. This is improved mapping with the one foot contours from Navionics. This will help your boating and fishing to see what is under the water. https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/55453701_10211899448796343_5606710673963745280_n...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake
Replies: 0
Views: 999

Clear Lake

Good luck to all of my friends fishing the Won Bass Open at Clear Lake. Clear Lake is a great place to use the Satellite Overlay on the Navionics Platinum card to see all of the creeks in the lake. There should be great habitat to flip up some bass. https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/56...
by rickyshabazz
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Updated Map for New Melones
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Updated Map for New Melones

The Platinum card is a great card. It offers satellite imaging, 3d and a host of other great features. I actually use the Regions West card. This card has 1 foot contours and is preloaded with all of the lakes on the Westcoast. This chart is $149 where as the Platinum chart is $199. If you have an o...
by rickyshabazz
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: RiverRat Open Team Tournament Lake New Melones on 4/6/2019 "NO MEMBERSHIP FEE"
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: RiverRat Open Team Tournament Lake New Melones on 4/6/2019 "NO MEMBERSHIP FEE"

There is a great new map of New Melones available that shows a lot of details of he humps and underwater features. Take a look: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/54727810_10211860944113750_7960195766822109184_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=8915fd92aa4745b1c6f66440...
by rickyshabazz
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Updated Map for New Melones
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Updated Map for New Melones

Navionics just updated the map for New Melones. The new map has the full pool depths and increased details of what is now under the water. Travis Huckaby and I spend time out on the lake making live maps with SonarChartLive. You can view the map for FREE by going to https://webapp.navionics.com/?lan...
by rickyshabazz
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Sonar Log Viewer
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Sonar Log Viewer

Have you tried linking your Lowrance with a Navionics app in your phone or tablet? This would allow you to do SonarChartsLive and view the routes in your phone and/or table? https://scontent.fsan1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53352578_10211772801270234_4586541222587269120_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=sc...
by rickyshabazz
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Map of Lake Mead
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Map of Lake Mead

I get a lot of questions about which Navionics map card I use. I also get a lot of questions about the detailed contours on the map. This video shows which chart I use and the level of detail:

by rickyshabazz
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Navionics Platinum VS C-Map
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Navionics Platinum VS C-Map

Navionics has hands down the best mapping in the West. Add the app to your phone and what you have is the ability to make live maps, check weather, make waypoints, and a host of other key features that will help you catch more fish. The Navionics chart will have one foot contours and access to thous...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Map of El Cap
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Map of El Cap

Getting ready to go fishing at El Cap on Saturday. Updating my charts with the new Navionics app and the great price on the freshest data from the website. When was the last time that you updated your chart? I am using the fishing ranges feature on my app to see all the great spots that are in that ...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What Fish Look Like
Replies: 0
Views: 612

What Fish Look Like

Here are some screen shots from my recent webinar on fishing deep. I get a lot of questions about what do fish look like on a Lowrance down in 50-60 feet of water. The shots use a Lowrance Carbon 12/16 using both downscan and traditional 2D sonar. These also use Navionics card for live maps via Sona...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: 2 HDS12 Carbon Units (Different Screens)?
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: 2 HDS12 Carbon Units (Different Screens)?

Make sure that you have FishNChip or what we call SonarChart turned on both units. Click map, map options, Fish N Chip or SonarChart.
by rickyshabazz
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Deep Water Finesse Webinar
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Fishing Deep

Please join me tomorrow night for a FREE webinar on fishing in deep water. When fishing deep lakes, SonarChart can be a bass anglers best friend. Learn how to dial in your electronics and what big largemouth look like using his electronics in his upcoming webinar at 6pm PST or 9PM EDT on January 22n...
by rickyshabazz
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Lake Havasu Recap
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Lake Havasu Recap

I had a great time fishing the WON Bass AZ Open at Lake Havasu. I was happy to catch a limit everyday. I caught a lot of smaller fish in the river. I also did a lot of sonarlogging to update the map of the lake. Here is a video recap: https://www.facebook.com/ricky.shabazz/videos/10211471390375150/
by rickyshabazz
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Perris
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Lake Perris

Take a look at the water levels at Lake Perris and how the water level has changed:

by rickyshabazz
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Deep Water Finesse Webinar
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Deep Water Finesse Webinar

I will be hosting a FREE webinar on January 22 at 6pm PST to go over Deep Water Finesse Techniques and how to find high percentage fishing spots via Navionics #SonarCharts and Lowrance units https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7927313205546571265?source=Navionics+Eblast&fbclid=IwAR1gUS_frU...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sonar Logging DVL
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Sonar Logging DVL

I had a great time on the water fishing DVL a couple of weekends ago. While I may have sucked up the place at DVL, I did get some great sonar logging in for Navionics. These updates will offer better mapping of the lake. https://scontent.fsan1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48384064_10211330358889451_2566...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Can someone learn me please
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Can someone learn me please

The easiest way is to use the data that Travis provided then go into your chart plotter (fish finder) and adjust the water level. You can also do this with the Navionics app, which also allows for fishing ranges depth coloring. In the app, click map options and then water levels: https://scontent.fs...
by rickyshabazz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2018-2019 Anglers Marine Cust. App Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: 2018-2019 Anglers Marine Cust. App Tour

Looking forward to another great year. Make sure everyone updates your Navionics cards so that you have the updated version of the lake. Also make sure that you have SonarCharts or Fish N Chip selected. It will give you more detailed contours than the base map. Below is what the map looks like with ...
by rickyshabazz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Culling and Updating Maps
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Culling and Updating Maps

Here is a quick video on changing out my culling devices and updating my mapping.

by rickyshabazz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DVL Report
Replies: 0
Views: 539

DVL Report

I am looking forward to fishing the first Anglers Marine tournament next week at DVL. Here is a good spot from my Navionics app. Lat: 33 40.527 N Long: 117 0.613 W Diamond Valley Lake has more water in it than in recent years. The high water is proving a challenge for anglers to find fish. The fish ...
by rickyshabazz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Great Video on Fishing Ranges
Replies: 0
Views: 388

Great Video on Fishing Ranges

I am not sure how many people have watched or used this feature on the Navionics app or plotter. It really helps to pinpoint key spots as you drive down the lake.

by rickyshabazz
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Junkies at Lake Havasu
Replies: 0
Views: 389

Bass Junkies at Lake Havasu

I am looking forward to fishing the Bass N Junkies tournament at Lake Havasu this weekend. I hear the flip bite in the backwaters is wide open. I use my the overlay on my Navionics app to show all of the hidden lakes and ponds. The satellite overlay shows all of the backwaters and I have mapped many...
by rickyshabazz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Reflections from the US Open
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Reflections from the US Open

The US Open is one of the best events in the West. I love the fact that Lake Mead is a pattern lake. Here is a screenshot of one the my best spots from my Navionics phone app. I caught a lot of fish on small swimbaits and Missile Baits shockwaves on an a rig. I found the fish in washes and cuts whic...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Lake Mead
Replies: 0
Views: 412

Lake Mead

Updating my Navionics charts on my SD card for my next trip to Lake Mead. The lake is changing and I want to ensure that I have the updated data. How often do you update your charts? https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43124702_10210878018381221_8665376482828222464_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&...
by rickyshabazz
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Paul Leader Open
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Paul Leader Open

Looking forward to fishing my first Paul Leader Open. It is a pretty neat opportunity to fish two different lakes. I will be spending the weekend mapping San V and El Cap to update the data on the lakes. There is only one map of San V and you can see it below. Additionally, I am loving the new shadi...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Mead water levels
Replies: 0
Views: 475

Lake Mead water levels

I had the chance to spend the weekend running around Lake Mead. I was very surprised that the water level was coming up. There are a lot of things to throw at in the water ranging from tules, grass, to tons of brush. I have not seen this many trees in the water in a long time. I spent three days son...
by rickyshabazz
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Water Level
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Clearlake Water Level

What Tyler said. You can also go on the Navionics website or app and play with the water levels to compare to your fish finder levels. There is also shading colors that you can use on the app once you get the exact water level set up. https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38748216_10210540...
by rickyshabazz
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Most valuable info before hitting the water..
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

Re: Most valuable info before hitting the water..

I study my Navionics app to make waypoints and check weather. I can then use the data to link with my fish finder. https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37530089_10210575672462762_544824766230429696_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=ab1012d2d1ff6d95a90c0466527f0e98&oe=5BF5FB95
by rickyshabazz
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Entering Waypoints
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Entering Waypoints

Here is a quick video on how to enter waypoints from the Navionics app into a Lowrance unit. I get the question a lot.

by rickyshabazz
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: El Cap is on Fire
Replies: 0
Views: 628

El Cap is on Fire

I spend Saturday fishing El Cap. The fishing as on fire. I caught 15-20 fish all on chatter baits and plastics. My largest fish was over six pounds on the chatterbait. The fish were on channel swings in shallow water in the sticks. I did some great sonar logging on the lake that I will upload for pe...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Map of El Cap
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Map of El Cap

Doing some map work for my tournament this weekend at El Cap. The new fishing ranges function on the Navionics app makes it easy to pinpoint transition banks. I am looking forward to slanging some big crankbaits and chatterbaits on these spots. https://scontent.fsan1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/3875829...
by rickyshabazz
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: SD Frog Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1181

SD Frog Tournament

We had a great time fishing the San Diego Frog Tournament yesterday. I had 15 bites on a frog today targeting grass mats next to deeper water. I used the new Fishing Ranges shading function to find high percentage banks. Here are the screen shots using my Navionics app on my iPhone. I used the app t...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Fishing Ranges with Navionics
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: New Fishing Ranges with Navionics

I was asked is the new Navionics shading works on the CA Delta. The delta is shallow in most areas. In the areas with deeper water it does work. https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37889951_10210457344944648_6820829058742353920_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=698572cbfd9786cb820b09bd53d531ca&...
by rickyshabazz
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Fishing Ranges with Navionics
Replies: 2
Views: 409

New Fishing Ranges with Navionics

I have been playing with the new updated Navionics app on my iPhone. They added a special new colored shading to separate different water levels. It is called Fishing Ranges and allows you to select different colors to show contours. Click on Map Options and scroll down until you see Fishing Ranges....
by rickyshabazz
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Night Fishing at Lake Otay
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Night Fishing at Lake Otay

I fished the night tournament at Lake Otay last Saturday. We caught a lot of fish on topwater baits like spooks and frogs. We only manager 3 pounds but wen caught a lot. While on the water I did a lot of sonar logging with my Lowrance and app. These shots will be used to update the map of the lake. ...
by rickyshabazz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: San V at Night
Replies: 0
Views: 327

San V at Night

I was looking over my sonar logs from San Vicente and they are pretty impressive. I fished the night tournament over the weekend and the topwater bite was on fire. I didn't manage anything big, but I go a lot of bites on walking style baits and frogs. These logs will be available so that you can get...
by rickyshabazz
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Night fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 1078

Night fishing

Here is a link to my webinar on night fishing for those who missed it. Summer time is a great time to target bass at night.

by rickyshabazz
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Baits for night fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Baits for night fishing

Here are some of the baits that I use fishing at nights:

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by rickyshabazz
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Night Time Bass Fishing
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Night Time Bass Fishing

Please join me this Wednesday evening at 6pm Pacific for a FREE fishing webinar on night fishing. Win a free Navionics hat. I will be discussing the finer arts of fishing for bass at night. Beat the summer heat and the crowds by targeting GIANT bass at night. https://navionics.zoom.us/webinar/regist...
by rickyshabazz
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Happy Father's Day
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all of the anglers who make time to take their children fishing. I hope you all catch a big one: https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35431167_10210221386645838_6732278206172233728_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=bb94a756815ec729a348fe6717e03ead&oe=5BB05345
by rickyshabazz
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Deep Cranking
Replies: 0
Views: 645

Deep Cranking

There are a couple of great FREE Navionics webinars that will help your fishing: Wed, Jun 13 8:00 PM Deep Cranking with 6th Sense Lures - https://navionics.zoom.us/webinar/register/3015263186518/WN_bGVw8uDfQyeZF30e1TIkvw Thu, Jun 14 8:00 PM Tarpon Fishing Basics- Keys to success with Captain Jay Wit...

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