Garmin Maps the Way to Prime Minnesota Fishing

January 30, 2004

OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced the release of MapSource® Minnesota LakeMaster© ProMap, a collection of highly detailed fishing lake maps for Garmin GPS chartplotters or handhelds.

"The land of 10,000 lakes is a fishing Mecca for anglers across the country — and now Garmin is offering maps of 51 of the most popular Minnesota destinations in the highest detail available," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing for Garmin. "Combined with a Garmin GPS, these maps are the next best thing to having a seasoned fishing guide aboard the boat."

The maps include high-definition, three-foot contours and underwater structure detail — created from meticulous on-the-water surveys. Map details also include islands, reefs, points, bays, access points, marinas, and more.

"LakeMaster prides itself in providing some of the finest lake maps available," said Mike Wood, the president of LakeMaster. "We’re confident that this great tool will become must-have equipment for any serious angler using Garmin chartplotters."

Anglers can purchase either a CD-ROM or a pre-programmed Garmin data card to gain full access to the MapSource Minnesota LakeMaster ProMap lakes. Coverage includes:

  • Alexander (Morrison Co.)
  • Arrowhead (Crow Wing Co.)
  • Bald Eagle (Ramsey Co.)
  • Big Cutfoot Sioux (Cass Co.)
  • Big Marine (Washington Co.)
  • Big Watab (Stearns Co.)
  • Carlos (Douglas Co.)
  • Cedar (Wright Co.)
  • Clearwater (Stearns Co.)
  • Darling (Douglas Co.)
  • Edward (Crow Wing Co.)
  • Fish Trap (Morrison Co.)
  • Forest (Washington Co.)
  • Geneva (Douglas Co.)


  • Gull Lake Chain (Cass Co.)
    (Margaret, Nisswa, Ray, Roy, Upper Gull)
  • Hubert (Crow Wing Co.)
  • Ida (Douglas Co.)
  • Le Homme Dieu (Douglas Co.)
  • Leech (Cass Co.)
  • Mille Lacs (Aitkin Co.)
  • Miltona (Douglas Co.)
  • Mississippi Pools 4 & 8
  • North Long (Crow Wing Co.)
  • North Round (Crow Wing Co.)
  • Osakis (Todd Co.)
  • Pelican (Crow Wing Co.)
  • Pelican (St. Louis Co.)
  • Sugar (Wright Co.)
  • Upper & Lower Whitefish Chain (Crow Wing Co.)
    (Big Trout, Bertha, Clamshell, Cross, Daggett, Island, Little Pine, Loon, Lower Hay, Pig, Rush-Hen)
  • Vermilion (St. Louis Co.)
  • Waconia (Carver Co.)
  • White Bear (Ramsey Co.)
  • Winnibigoshish (Cass Co.)

The new LakeMaster ProMap data is compatible with all Garmin chartplotters, including the GPSMAP® 172C/178C, the GPSMAP 162/168, GPSMAP 182/188, GPSMAP 232/238, GPSMAP 2006/2010, GPSMAP 176/176C, GPSMAP 60C/60CS, the GPSMAP 76 series, GPS V, Rino® 120, Rino 130, eTrex Legend® and eTrex Vista®.

MapSource Minnesota LakeMaster ProMap will be available in early February 2004, with a suggested retail price of $214.27 for either a pre-programmed data card or CD-ROM.

Check out our photo gallery to view detailed screen shots of Minnesota LakeMaster ProMap data.