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Navionics Platinum Promo April 1- 30th SAVE $30

Navionics has dropped the price on all their Platinum+ charts for the month of April.  Purchase a Platinum+ or Hotmaps Platinum between April 1st and 30th and Radioworld will instantly take $30 off our regular price.  To view Navionics products visit our website for more information.

Platinum is Navionics high end cartography offering incredible charting on compatible chartplotters.  Aerial photos, Satellite photo imagery, and 3D views are just some of the features of these charts.

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SAVE $30 on Navionics Platinum Charts in April

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Join us in celebrating Navionics 30th Anniversary by taking part in the Anniversary Sale on Platinum promotion and take advantage of $30 off regular prices and extraordinary Platinum features:  

  • 3D View
  • Satellite Overlay
  • Panoramic Pictures
  • SonarCharts™

Plus 12 Months of Freshest Data updates to Nautical Charts, SonarCharts™ HD bathymetry map and Community Edits.

Drop by Radioworld to take a look at what Navionics Platinum+ and Hotmaps Platinum have to offer you!

-Lawren

March Madness Sale Starts Today!!

Starting today at Radioworld we are storming into March with our “March Madness Sale”.

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There will be a taxes in sale on all of the following…

All Minn Kota products
All Talons
All Power-Pole products
All Transducer Shield and Saver products
All Durasafe
All RAM Mounts
All RMC Boatworks Mounts and Trolling Motor Stabilizers
All Raptor products
All Glomex products
All Lowrance accessories
All Simrad accessories
All Humminbird accessories

We also have the Hydrowave Freshwater models on for $410 taxes in!  The FishHawk X-4 is at $599 taxes in and the FishHawk X-4D is $750 taxes in!

low-elite-7-hdi_mNow if that isn’t enough we are going to have select models from manufacturers on sale like the Lowrance Elite7 HDI Gold for $750, the Humminbird 598 ci HD SI for $840 plus a $100 mail in rebate.  All Navionics charts will be $25 off when purchased with a Humminbird, Lowrance, or Simrad chartplotter.

Much of our remaining Ice Fishing stock from Humminbird and Vexilar is on sale and all MarCum products are so low we can’t even advertise the prices!!  Email, call, or visit the store for MarCum pricing.  Aqua-Vu Micro AV Plus camera’s are on for $355!  The full size Aqua-vu underwater cameras are also part of this sale.

If you are looking for a Garmin Handheld GPS or a Nuvi for the car, we have many selected models on sale right now!

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There are many more sales available in store and online.  Sales will end on March 24th 2013 and some restrictions may apply.

Also, don’t forget about our current clearout promotions on Lowrance HDS Base units and Humminbird 998c SI which we are getting close to sold out on!

-Lawren

 

 

 

 

10% Off All Navionics Charts Until Aug 26th 2012

Starting on August 10th and running through August 26th we will be having a huge sale on all in stock Navionics charts.  We will be offering 10% off our already low prices on each chart purchase during this sale.

If you have a chart that is not updateable (Prior to Spring 2010) this is a great chance to purchase one at a reduced cost so you can take advantage of Navionics Freshest Data Program.  When you purchase your new chart it will be included with a USB card reader so you can download the latest updates from the web.  All you need to do is insert the card into the reader within 60 days of purchase and then plug the USB reader into a computer with internet connection and that’s it!  It’s literally that easy.  It will automatically begin a wizard for you to update your charts.  This is one of the easiest parts of your chartplotter system to update.  You are then entitled to 1 year of free updates for your chart.  With over 1000 updates per day you know you’ll have the most up to date information for all your boating or fishing trips.

Navionics manufactures many different charts for various application so determining which one you require is first step.   Platinum+ and Gold charts are better suited for pleasure boaters, sailors, and Great Lakes fishermen, while Hotmaps are geared towards inland lakes fishermen and cottagers.  Let’s take a look at what each chart option offers.

The Platinum+ charts are Navionics top of the line charts with just about every option imaginable.  They have full 2D charting data with NavAids, Marker Buoys, Contour Lines, Spot Soundings and Marina information.  They also include 3D charting, aerial photos of marina’s and port entrances, satellite photo overlays for land and water, and they also include the popular Fish’N’chip data which is high resolution bathymetric data which serious fishermen love.

Gold is the next charting in Navionics extensive product line and they have full 2D charting data with NavAids, Marker Buoys, Contour Line, Spot Soundings and Marina information.  These are one of our most popular charts and they cover an extensive charting region.  With just 2 charts you are able to cover all the coastal and Great Lakes waters of Canada and the USA.

For pleasure boaters and sailors the Platinum+ or Gold are the best choices as they have full navigational charting.  For fishermen on inland lakes in Canada there are two great choices.

Hotmaps Premium offers many lakes in HD format which include 1 foot contour lines for the serious fishermen.  This level of detail is what makes finding productive fishing spots a very quick process as the “spot on the spot” jumps right out at you.

Hotmaps Platinum has the same coverage area as the Premium and same detail level for the charting, plus it also offers 3D mapping for many lakes.  Also, included on the Hotmaps Platinum chart is satellite photo overlay and aerial photos for many marinas.

Whether you boat, sail, or fish Navionics is sure to have the right chart for you and at these sale prices there’s no better time to purchase one.

-Lawren

 

 

Boxing Week Blowout Sale

Starting Monday December 26th through December 30th, 2011, as part of our Boxing Week Sale, Radioworld will be offering no tax on many product lines. Look for no-tax deals on Durasafe, Gerber, ETON, Goal Zero, all RAM-Mount products, plus many more.

We will also offer no-tax on the entire Sangean radio products line-up, a great time to get some great deals.

This offer applies to in stock items only no back orders.

Ice Fishing

Purchase any ice flasher or underwater camera and get 50% off any in stock St Croix rod or rod and reel combo.  PLUS get a bonus free St Croix toque when you purchase a Legend Series rod or rod/reel combo.

We have slashed our prices on most ice flashers and underwater cameras!  Couple that with manufacturer rebates on select Humminbird and MarCum models and you can take advantage of prices never seen before!

Magellan Explorist/Navionics Package

The Magellan Explorist handheld GPS is one of the only units that can display Navionics charts and we have a package deal on these you won’t want to miss.  We have the Explorist 510 and Navionics Hotmaps Premium C6 for $325 and the Explorist 610 with Navionics Hotmaps Premium C6 for $499.  That is up to a $120 savings!!!

 

 

Marine

Prices on Lowrance HDS Insight models have been reduced significantly.  These units not only have US mapping but also cover boarder lakes such as Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Lake St. Clair in high detail with contour shading.  Take advantage of our boxing week pricing and Lowrance factory rebates on these units.

Clearout models in the Standard Horizon line have been reduced even further than our already low prices.

Plus many other products are on sale this week.  For complete details please see radioworld.ca.

 

 

A Weekend of Fishing Fun

In our last few blogs featuring Radioworld Pro-Staff Danny Dunn we heard how his electronics helped him take a win and a top 3 finish in his recent bass tournaments.  Well, even while enjoying a relaxing day on the water with is daughter Sarah, he still relies on his electronics to make his day a successful one.  The following are Danny’s words on his weekend of fishing.

“Sarah and I took advantage of the low winds and ventured out to Lake Ontario Saturday. I was especially looking for new water this trip and used Navplanner with my high def (1-foot contours) Hotmaps chip to find shallow flats with tight contours that had access to deep water, deep meaning in the 25-30 foot range.

I believed the fish would be deeper and with the warming afternoon coming the fish would head shallow to feed. The shallow water was key!  It had to have sand and chunk rock but not miles of it, sporadic was the key. Basically they were areas I thought the fish would use in the spring to spawn in.

The tight contours meant the fish would have almost immediate access to the shallow/deep water and it would be a key point to intersect fish moving up or down the break. I didn’t believe the fish would travel 100-200 yards to transition from 30 feet to 8-10 feet I believe the sharper and quicker the drop, the better!

When I arrived in the morning and put the Hotmaps chip in my HDS8 I zoomed it out to 4 miles and that allowed the tight contours to jump out right in plain sight. I then placed a waypoint at each end of the contour line as a start and finish point.

My plan was to use the front graph (another HDS8 networked to the dash unit with StructureScan) and stay on the break moving along the deep break looking for fish. I ran the unit in split screen.  Chart mode on one side and sonar mode on the other, alternating back and forth between down scan so I could really see bottom composition (ex. sand/rock/gravel).  When I saw a fish on the graph I would literally drop my bait down to the fish. Sarah and I went 12 for 16 on fish we saw on the graph.

I ran 3 spots before I found fish on the break.  If I didn’t see fish on the graph I didn’t fish it. One of the keys for this day was running the Minnkota at 30% and keeping my eyes on the graph. Now as a note; speed is totally dependent on wind direction and speed.  I found that if I was moving too fast on the trolling motor I couldn’t get my bait down to the fish in time, remember we where fishing as deep as 30 feet of water. Scroll speed was also important to ensure the data I was seeing on the graph was current and right below the boat not 20-feet behind.

For baits we used a dropshot with a ½ oz Tungsten cylinder weight. Reason for this set up is the cylinder drops fast than a round weight and Tungsten is significantly smaller in size for the same weight again effecting the drop rate. Once on the bottom we just kept a tight line and waited for the fish to grab it.  No shaking it or movement at all.  As for the bait it was a Xzone Slammer all the way….as for color…sorry dude….none of your bees wax!…lol

Line was 10lb braid, again, thinner line diameter fast drop rate and a 12 lb fluorocarbon leader of about 10 feet. The reason for the longer leader is that if I’m fighting a fish at the side of the boat I want the knot on the reel and no weak points. For rod we used a 7 ½ medium heavy rod. The longer rod helps pick up the line in deep water.

One last thing, we set the hook! No sweep sets in 30 feet of water. These fish have hard mouths and we needed to drive the hook home, sometimes I would set the hook once or twice more to ensure I was driving it home.

Later in the afternoon we slowly moved in the shallows looking for cruising fish, you couldn‘t miss them. We could see down 18 feet as the water is gin clear so in the shallow 2-4 feet it was like you could just reach out and touch them!  The fish were up there to feed and not shy at all. We could have caught them on top water lures which would have been fun, but I don’t like the hook up ratio so we stuck to Tubes and Drop shot. It was a blast!

In a nut shell between the HDS units and the Navionics mapping I never would have been able to condense my efforts on specific areas. Its cut my searching time but at least 80%. Even though I was just fun fishing I ALWAYS like to catch fish and to share that with my Sarah just completed the circle.” – Danny Dunn

Thanks for sharing your story with us Danny!  There is some great insight there on how to take full advantage of your electronics! Fall is one of the best times to get out for bass and with the cooler weather here and the water temps dropping this puts the fish into feed mode.  Put the tips Danny shared to use and you too will have a successful outing.

 –Lawren

 

Giving yourself the competitive edge is easier than you think!!!

I just returned from an action packed weekend at the Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing

where I watched Canada’s top bass anglers compete for over $80,000 in Cash and Prizes!   Of course all of the big names were there including the Izumi’s, the Johnston’s, Derek Strub, Peter Savioa, Dan Dunn, Dave Chong, the Janzen’s, Curtis Richardson, Rob Laframboise, Tom Brooke just to name a few.  It was certainly the who’s who of Bass Anglers in Canada!

I take great joy in watching guys and gals at the top of their game perfecting techniques,  re-spooling with the latest and greatest fishing line

(have you seen the new Berkley NanoFil), choosing the right hard and soft baits for the water conditions. On and on, over and over, each angler tries to come up with the right formula to take them to the podium and get themselves a cheque for $40,000.

One common element that stood out amongst everything for me was the electronics. I am a big supporter of putting your best foot forward and there is no secret in the fact that the current electronics from Lowrance, Humminbird and digital charts from Navionics are a must to be a winner!

Admittedly, it is not as easy as dropping into the store, opening your wallet and walking out with a competitive edge, but we certainly have the tools and expertise that will get you a head start in that direction.

So how do you turn new stuff into the competitive edge?  It’s easier than you think!

Take your time and do a good solid installation. Run your wires in loom, use plenty of tie wraps to provide strain relief on your cables, use stainless steel screws, marine silicone, Ram mounts and whatever else it takes to do the job to a professional standard. By doing the installation yourself, you know where to look when things go wrong or breakdown! (yes things break)  Now that the equipment is installed, by using a Navionics Platinum+ Chart or the Navionics Gold Chart in conjunction with the Navionics FishnChip, you have the best possible Navigational and Bathymetric data at your fingertips…

Now what?  Now you must get on the water and learn how to use your products. Don’t try and fish or run your boat while learning, rather make a serious effort in understanding the menu system, the settings and what your new electronics can offer you…. I promise you will be blown away!  

I am not sure of what I am doing or seeing, what now?  If you have a question, really need to learn more about your device or want a real heads up on interpreting what your screen is showing you… simply contact the experts at Radioworld. We will get you up and running quicker than you think!

I am well beyond a beginner, so how can I get this competitive edge you are talking about?  By keeping the firmware up-to-date on your electronics AND having the freshest data from Navionics you will truly have an edge over 90% of the field.

If you have any doubts ask Cory or Chris Johnston, Danny Dunn, Curtis Richardson, Derek Strub, Charles Sim, Pete Bowman, JP DeRose, Paul Shibata or any of the other proven winners for yourself.

Email or drop in and visit and Ask the Experts at Radioworld for more info on how you can get the competitive edge and trust your electronics!

Spring Fishing and Boat Show

Anyone else tired of winter yet?   Well I am of mixed feelings for a few reasons. Firstly as a new sledder, I am really enjoying winter activities for the first time in my adult life!  Sure playing in the snow was fun as a kid… but in reality… it can really bite as we grow older!  The new sleds and the technical clothing made today makes life a lot more simple and enjoyable.

The next reason why I don’t mind winter is probably the more important one… “Show season”!  Most in the industry HATE the shows…but not me. It’s a great time to see what is new… its a better time to catch up with old friends and see those who we have not seen in awhile!

This coming weekend is the Spring Fishing and Boat Show being held at the International Centre in Mississauga!  Nothing gets the blood pumping more than knowing that Spring is around the corner and that open water fishing is coming soon!   This years show is going to be AWESOME.  Show Organizers Andy and Vita Pallotta have been working to put a bigger and better show together and the hype has never been better! 

Radioworld will be there with a HUGE booth and prices are slashed to the bone!   We will have awesome deals on Lowrance products (even more savings the HDS units with HUGE Factory Rebates), Humminbird, Minn-Kota, Garmin, Navionics Ram Mounts, Vexilar, Marcum, Aqua-Vu. FishTV, FishHawk, Revere ComfortMax, GoPro, Contour HD, Icom, Standard Horizon, Cobra, Streamlight, Durasafe, GoLight, Gerber, Backroads Maps, TopoNav, Fugawi, SPOT, Globalstar Satellite Phones and more!!!

Don’t forget to pop in and visit us at the show and say hello!

See you there!

Jack