Frequently asked questions
Will these waypoints upload to my graph?
Yes, any unit with GPS navigational functions and a 1,000+ waypoint capacity.
Can I make sure the chip loaded the correct GPS coordinates?
There are a total of 1,081 waypoints. To ensure that the waypoints loaded onto the correct GPS locations, go to the coordinates:
What is the safest way to navigate these waypoints?
Waypoints labeled 'Chaney, Ray, Dale, Wolf, etc." are cove/creek names.
Waypoints labeled 'SLOW' need to be navigated at idle speed or slower.
Waypoints labeled 'JUNCTION' are where two or three lanes connect.
Waypoints labeled 'SRA' are the most optimal buoy positions and can be run at faster than idle speed.
Why are the waypoints named 'SRA', 'SLOW', 'JUNCTION', etc.?
Waypoints named 'SRA' are buoy waypoints. Note: Buoy waypoints do not mark the buoys' current position, but the preferred buoy position during the 2014 drought.
Why does the data consist of waypoints rather than routes/trails?
Most people find it easier to aim your track extension / course projection line at each waypoint's icon without a line overlap. The waypoints should be passed over directly as they are areas where choke points exist between timbered areas.
Humminbird showing waypoints as different sized icons?
In order to view all of the waypoints and their names:
Are Guide Lanes available for purchase at Lake Fork stores?
Downloadable version will not load, not recognizing GPS coordinates?
If you purchased the downloadable version, you will also need a SD card to transfer the data to. Once the data is successfully uploaded on the SD card, you can insert it to your graph. Please note, the capacity of the SD card size is important. Units over 5 years old may only recognize up to 8GB, 16GB, or possibly 32GB SD card.
Unit exceeding number of allowed waypoints?
Make sure that your existing waypoints combined will not exceed the unit's maximum capacity. There are 1,081 waypoints on the LFGL chip. If the number of waypoints will exceed the maximum, then put a blank SD card into your graph, find the (Navigation) Tab in Menu, click on (Waypoints, Routes, and Trails), click (Select All And Export to SD Card), click (Yes). To delete your waypoints after saving them to an SD Card find (Navigation) Tab in Menu, click on (Waypoints, Routes, and Trails), then click (Select All and Delete), click (Yes) to confirm.
Humminbird SOLIX not loading waypoints when chip inserted?
2. Insert Guide Lanes SD Card into powered on SOLIX unit.
3. Go to (Home) on the graph, scroll over and click on the (FILES) icon.
4. On the side of the screen under Import, click (NAV DATA), then select the folder (MATRIX).
Will these waypoints overlay with my Navionics chip?
Yes, Lake Fork Guide Lanes consists of 1,081 waypoints that will load on any unit that is also using a Navionics Mapping Chip. Once Guide Lanes waypoints are uploaded, the SD card can be removed from the unit.
Why is Guide Lanes better than the competitors?
The waypoints should be passed over directly as they are areas where choke points exist between submerged timber fields. By using your heading or course extension while navigating you can aim towards the next waypoint/icon to help guide you.
Are the versions interchangeable?
No, this is why we sell each version independently. For example, the Guide Lanes Humminbird files will not work with a Lowrance unit. Please purchase the version you need for your unit. Exchanges are not available for digital downloads and physical card exchanges are only available within 30 days if package is unopened, undamaged and return shipping is paid by buyer.
Will waypoint icons be blue & red (color) as shown in the homepage image?
No, all Guide Lanes waypoints will be the same color. They are not color coded.
Waypoints named 'SRA' are buoy waypoints.
Waypoints named 'SLOW' are positioned in heavily timbered areas and it is important to drive directly over each waypoint coordinate as you follow them in a series.
Waypoints named 'JUNCTION' are where two or three lanes connect.
All other waypoints are named based on which creek, cove, boat ramp, marina they allow easier access to.
How long is digital download available?
After your purchase has completed, click the download button. An e-mail with the same download link will be sent after purchase.