Lowrance electronics and Insight Genesis custom contour maps are helping Major League Fishing competitors get on fish this week on some lakes in Louisiana . Judging by the photos, can you guess where they are fishing? You’ll have to tune into the Major League Fishing show on the Outdoor Channel to know for sure, but stay tuned here for more photos and hints.
Want a free Lowrance Elite 7 HDI fish-finder for your college bass-fishing team? Unlock the secrets of your favorite lake with Insight Genesis custom contour maps and you could qualify.
“In every lake, river and reservoir there are humps and holes, ditches and drop-offs, and other fish-holding bottom structure that have essentially remained secret, because they don’t show up on anglers’ maps – even the most expensive of the digital chip maps might miss potential hot spots,” Lowrance’s Candler McCollum explains. “But when you make custom contour maps with Insight Genesis, you can unlock all the secrets of your favorite lake.”
Insight Genesis is the innovative, online service that empowers anglers to create custom lake maps from sonar data recorded with the Lowrance sonar unit on their own boats.* Insight Genesis Social Map is a rapidly growing online database of custom contour maps generated and shared by community-minded Lowrance users.
To help college anglers unlock the secrets of their favorite fisheries, Lowrance loans Elite 7 HDI units to bass fishing teams across the country. Teams can keep, for free, their loaner Elite 7 HDI unit if their members map a combined 12,000 acres with Insight Genesis.
HIXON, TN – Want to get a competitive advantage in the Oct. 18-19 FLW College Fishing Southeastern Invitational on Lake Chickamauga? Attend the Lowrance-Insight Genesis mapping party here on Oct. 12.
All attendees will receive a one-of-a-kind, Insight Genesis map of great fishing locations on Chickamauga. Perhaps more importantly, Southeastern Invitational anglers that don’t attend the mapping party won’t get that map.
“For anglers skilled at reading maps, this could provide a huge advantage in the tournament,” says Lowrance’s Candler McCollum, who will not only be hosting the mapping party, but fishing in the tournament as well. McCollum qualified for the tournament when he and Auburn University teammate William Bates won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Clarks Hill March 1. Custom mapping a spot-on-spot with Insight Genesis was key in their victory. Continue reading
“We have them by other lakes in this area of South Dakota,” Paul says.
Indeed, ten burial mounds in the Oakwood Lakes area in nearby Brookings, SD, are “typical of numerous such mounds in eastern South Dakota,” according to the text on a state historical marker there. Those mounds, dated about A.D. 300 to A.D. 1400, according to the historical marker, are probably the remnants of late Woodland or Middle Missouri Cultures.
“All of the mounds are strikingly similar about 3-6 feet high and about 100-150 feet in diameter,” the historical marker reads. “The so-called ‘Mound Builders’ made pottery, stone hammers and projectile points which may still be found in the area. … It is believed that the mounds were built by individuals who carried baskets of earth on their heads and then dumped the dirt to form mounds.”
Shown at one-foot contours at the bottom of a 424-acre lake near Madison, SD, the humps Stark discovered have such steep sides that they appear “almost 3D” on his Insight Genesis map, he says. “Now that is detail on the humps! Man, I love mapping lakes and seeing stuff like this!”
Paul’s screenshot of these unique lake-bottom structures is this week’s Insight Genesis Hump Day “Hump of the Week.” Have you used Insight Genesis to locate bottom structure not shown previously on any other lake 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)
Need another reason to buy the new giant iPhone? You can view your Insight Genesis custom contour maps on it!
Insight Genesis, the innovative cloud-based map-generation tool for Lowrance, Simrad NS and B&G Zeus series chartplotters, is now enabled for use on mobile phones and e-tablets. With the release of a new HTML5-powered viewer, custom Insight Genesis maps and Insight Genesis Social Map charts can now be viewed on iOS, Android, Windows and mobile phones and tablets. In regions with good cellular service, the upgrade will allow free viewing of Genesis maps from your boat, while on the water.*
HTML5 is programming language used for structuring and presenting content on the Internet. Insight Genesis’ new HTML5 architecture replaces a system based on Silverlight, which was not compatible with mobile devices. To view your custom Insight Genesis maps and Social Map charts on your mobile device, log in to your account and click on a lake name, just as you would on your computer. Continue reading
While an Insight Genesis user was reviewing the sonar log of one of his fishing trips that he mapped, he got a big surprise – the Bing Maps satellite caught an image of an airplane flying over the lake. Cool! (Blog post continues below the image)
Insight Genesis is the innovative, online service that empowers anglers to create custom lake maps from sonar data recorded with the Lowrance sonar unit on their own boats* – we haven’t quite figured out a way to do it with airplanes yet!
So making your own custom contour maps isn’t quite as easy flying over the lake, but it is pretty easy – simply record a sonar log every time you go fishing. Over time, your uploads of sonar data collected in multiple fishing trips will come together to form a master map, full of detailed, one-foot contour lines that identify fish-holding structure. Continue reading
Highly 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.