Bassmaster Classic Champ: Insight Genesis maps are highly detailed

Howell-MLF-collageHighly detailed contour charts, like Insight Genesis maps, help anglers catch more and bigger fish, says Lowrance Pro-Team angler Randy Howell, a Major League Fishing competitor and the 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion.

“It makes a big difference to have the great mapping detail that you can get from Lowrance,” Howell says. “In your own lake that you fish a lot, you may be surprised at how much detail you may be missing out on” with inferior maps.


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“Hump of the Week” on a small Ark. lake mapped by The Pond Pro

PondPro_ZOOM_HumpDay-9-17-14Do you fish smaller, off-the-grid lakes with bad maps — or no maps at all? Map them yourselves with Insight Genesis to find un-pressured fish-holding structure. You’ll catch more and bigger fish if you do, says small-water specialist Tim Shannon, AKA The Pond Pro.

“I am blown away at the structure I was missing without Insight Genesis,” Tim says. “I mapped a very small section of [an area lake] and have already found one major hump I never knew existed. If you’re not using Insight Genesis yet it’s time to get on board.”

Tim’s screenshot of that previously unknown fish-holding structure is our inaugural Insight Genesis Hump Day Hump of the Week. Have you used Insight Genesis to locate fish-holding structure not shown previously on any other fishing map? Post a screen shot on the Insight Genesis Facebook page and we might feature YOU in our next Hunp of the Week spotlight. (Click “Continue Reading” to see larger screen shots and learn more) Continue reading

Greg Hackney: Insight Genesis maps give anglers an advantage

Hackney-CollageInsight Genesis maps give anglers an advantage, says Lowrance Pro-Team angler Greg Hackney, a Major League Fishing competitor and current leader in the Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Angler of the Year race.

“If you fish a lake that doesn’t have a map, you can use the Lowrance Insight Genesis to build your own map of that lake — which is a pretty cool deal,” Hackney explains. “Soon, everybody will know that, but now they don’t. So you’ll have the jump on your buddies on your local lake by doing that.”


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Dredging Giants from the Deep

Insight Genesis is designed to help users find giants — well, giant bass, walleye, zander, muskie, salmon and other sport fish!   As you get more familiar with the Genesis system you’ll be used to horsing monsters in your boat.  But nothing could prepare you to catch this giant shrimp, an actual shrimp captured by a fisherman named Steve Bargeron in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Giant Shrimp Caught in Florida

Giant Shrimp Caught in Florida

Steve caught the attention of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission after a Tweet to them.  Bargeron tweeted the Commission claiming that the 18-inch long giant shrimp captured is a mantis shrimp.  More here: Shimp Article

Post some monsters on the Insight Genesis Facebook page and we just might send a free premium Insight Genesis subscription to our favorite . . . like-us-on-facebook-button

Want to learn more about Insight Genesis?  Check this out: 3- Easy Steps to Mapping Success

Insight Genesis in 3 Easy Steps

You can create a custom lake map in three easy steps with Insight Genesis. Yes, it’s really that simple! Three easy steps!

1. Record sonar data with your Lowrance or Simrad multi-function unit.

2. Upload the data to your online account.

3. Log into your account and view your maps, which are created automatically.

When the road makes underwater structure . . . map it!

When the road makes underwater structure . . . map it!

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Best settings for Insight Genesis

To make great possible Insight Genesis custom contour map of your favorite lake, pond, reservoir creek arm or river section, drive your boat pretty slowly, make shore-to-shore up-and-back trips spaced pretty closely together, and record small sonar logs with the correct settings dialed in on your Lowrance, Simrad or B&G GPS/chartplotter.  Mapping is really based on your objectives-better maps at slower speeds and closer boat paths.

Following are all the details in a handy Best Practices Guide you can print, put in a Ziploc bag, and store in your boat.

Logging speed

Recommended Speed –10 mph or less on lakes, reservoirs and rivers for all three layers (contours, veg, hardness)

Maximum Speeds for Desired Outputs:
  • Just Contour Lines – less than 20 mph
  • Contours, vegetation, and hardness – Less than 10 mph

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And the winner is ….

The winner in the Insight Genesis-Mystery Tackle Box Sweepstakes is Darryl Duff. Congratulations, Darryl!

Darryl has won a one-year subscription to Mystery Tackle Box and a one-year Premium subscription to Insight Genesis.

Chosen at random, this was Darryl’s winning entry: “The best tool in my tackle box today is my trusty Baby Brush Hog. But when I hit the water with Insight Genesis and my new Mystery Tacklebox baits, I’ll out-fish Lee Miller and Michele Lonis Duff every time.

While we believe Insight Genesis custom maps are as important to catching more fish as any tool in your tackle box, we understand the desire to collect all the latest and greatest tackle available. With his Mystery Tackle Box subscription, Darryl will get a box of baits delivered to his door once a month for a year.

Stay tuned for a new give-away soon!

Didn’t win, but want new baits delivered to your door each month? Sign up for a Mystery Tackle Box subscription here: