C-MAP and Fishbrain partner to integrate maps and app

An innovative integration of map and app enables anglers to use historical catch locations to catch more and bigger fish in the future.

C-MAP, the leading supplier of digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping solutions, and Fishbrain, the world’s largest angler-focused app and social network, launched a partnership that will show Genesis Edge subscribers tens of thousands of public Fishbrain catch locations on C-MAP Genesis charts online and let Fishbrain Premium subscribers see waypoints and their GPS position overlaid on C-MAP Genesis maps on their phone.

Genesis Edge is a premium upgrade to the free marine-mapping service C-MAP Genesis (formerly known as Insight Genesis). Fishbrain premium, an upgrade to the free app, provides anglers additional tools and insights designed to help them catch more and bigger fish. Continue reading

C-MAP unveils Genesis Edge premium custom mapping service

While you can’t make your own luck, you can chart your own success. For those with drive, there’s better maps –Genesis maps. To catch more and bigger fish tomorrow, get a Genesis Edge subscription today.

C-MAP today launched Genesis Edge, a premium upgrade to the free marine-mapping service C-MAP Genesis (formerly known as Insight Genesis). While the free version includes downloads of community-sourced digital Social Map charts, the ability to add personally mapped areas to Social Map, and custom-color depth shading, Genesis Edge offers even more. Its key features include an option to keep personally mapped areas private and creation of bottom-hardness and submerged-vegetation map layers. For recreational and tournament anglers alike, that’s a game-changer. Continue reading

How to create and use a C-MAP Genesis bottom-hardness map layer to catch more and bigger fish

Many fisherman “beat the bank” because they have more confidence targeting visible cover. But the fish in those areas get pounded, making them harder to catch. With an C-MAP Genesis bottom-hardness map, however, you can fish the bottom as confidently as you do the bank, targeting offshore structure like hard-to-soft-bottom transitions and the fish-holding sweet spots on humps, reefs, and shoals, etc. This article will teach you how.

Although it’s a great fish-finding tool, StructureScan alone can’t really show you the size and shape of hard-bottom areas like gravel patches, clay slicks and shellbeds. But the C-MAP Genesis (formerly Insight Genesis) bottom-hardness layer can, making such areas stick out like “Fish Here!” signs on your map. It overlays onto your contour lines a color-coded representation* of the size, shape and location of areas of different bottom hardness: dark orange areas show the hardest bottom; a lighter orange indicates the next-hardest bottom; tan is the next-hardest bottom; and pale yellow shows the softest-bottom areas.
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How to create and use a C-MAP Genesis grass map to catch more and bigger fish

Grass-Vegetation Map LayerGamefish ambush baitfish in both submerged vegetation and along deep weed lines, neither of which are visible to the naked eye in most weather and water conditions. But with a Genesis Edge map, you can easily find and fish both deep weed lines and isolated submerged grass. This article will teach you how.

With a Genesis Edge account (formerly Insight Genesis premium), you can create a custom grass map that will overlay on your blue-scaled contour map easy-to-see green patches that show the size and shape of the areas of submerged grass/vegetation you mapped.* Continue reading

How to download and load a custom C-MAP Genesis map into your sonar/GPS unit

DuBay-Offshore-Genesis-4-panel-CollageThe key feature of C-MAP Genesis service is the ability to make your own contour charts of any waterbody on which you fish, cruise or sail, and use it on the sonar/GPS unit on your boat. For anglers, especially, the benefits are revolutionary — not only can you create custom fishing maps with one-foot contours of waterbodies for which there’s no other map in existence, but you can also improve contour detail on previously mapped waters, and discover and dissect spot-on-the-spot areas overlooked by other anglers.

But before you start catching more and bigger fish with custom C-MAP Genesis maps, you’ve got to get those maps onto the compatible* sonar/GPS unit on your boat. This article will cover the step-by-step process to download to an SD card and load into your sonar/GPS unit the custom maps you’ve made with sonar data you’ve recorded yourself. If you’re not ready yet to record sonar data and create your own custom maps — and would rather download free Social Map charts community-sourced by other anglers in the C-MAP Genesis community, read this article. Continue reading

How to download a FREE C-MAP Genesis Social Map chart for fishing, cruising or sailing

Social-Map-CollageOne of the most popular features of C-MAP Genesis is Social Map, an online database of FREE downloadable maps for waterbodies close to home, across the country and around the world. This article will teach you how to find maps of the waterbodies you’re interested in and how to download those maps for use on the water in your compatible* sonar/GPS device.

If you’re new to C-MAP Genesis (formerly Insight Genesis), the first thing you might want to do is look to see if any of your favorite waterbodies have already been mapped and are available for download via Social Map. Continue reading

How to create custom-colored depth ranges on C-MAP Genesis maps

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At a glance, C-MAP Genesis subscribers can now more quickly identify dangerously shallow areas, more efficiently troll the most productive portions of the water column, and more easily find fish-holding high spots surrounded by deeper water.

All that and more is now possible thanks to a new feature that allows C-MAP Genesis subscribers to select and set custom color palettes to highlight multiple depth ranges on the Insight Genesis maps they use on their compatible sonar/GPS units.*

It’s said that at any given time, 90% of the fish are in 10% of the lake — with this new feature, you’ll be able to easily highlight that fish-holding 10% on your map and catch more and bigger fish.