Ready to upgrade from your old, outdated fish-finder and enjoy the benefits of DownScan Imaging and the custom map-making features of Insight Genesis? Now’s the time! Lowrance is offering as much as $300 savings* on select Elite CHIRP sonar/GPS units.
Insight Genesis is the innovative software service anglers use to make custom one-foot contour maps of un-mapped bodies of water, improve contour detail on previously mapped waters, and to find fish-holding bottom structure not charted on off-the shelf maps, including reefs and shoals, sunken islands and holes, humps and hard-bottom areas, drains and ditches. Insight Genesis custom contour maps display on Lowrance Elite sonar/GPS units in the same dazzling blue-scale color palette available on HDS Gen2 and Gen3 units and in online displays.
Insight Genesis custom contour maps display on Lowrance Elite sonar/GPS units in the same dazzling blue-scale color palette available on HDS Gen2 and Gen3 units and in online displays.
Elite CHIRP units feature an easy-to-use, color display with CHIRP sonar plus DownScan Imaging technology and proven Lowrance chart-plotting capabilities. Along with a detailed built-in U.S. base map, the Elite CHIRP series is compatible with an expansive selection of cartography options available at GoFreeShop.com, including Insight Genesis, Lake Insight®, Nautic Insight, C-Map by Jeppesen Max-N charts. Elite CHIRP units run Navionics+ chips as well.
Retail prices have been reduced on these Elite CHIRP models:
- Elite-9 CHIRP
- Elite-9x CHIRP
- Elite-7 CHIRP
- Elite-7x CHIRP
- Elite-5 CHIRP
- Elite-5x CHIRP
For more information about the Elite CHIRP series, including a complete pricing list, visit: Lowrance Elite Series page HERE: http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Products/Elite/
* Applicable only for purchases made in the United States and Canada.
Recent updates to Insight Planner, the ultimate low-cost and highly effective marine-planning PC software, allow cruisers, sailors, anglers and other boaters to display and create custom maps that combine raster charts, hi-res bathymetric charts, custom-shaded contour charts and satellite-photo overlays.
If you’re not using Insight Planner, you’re lacking a powerful tool to enhance your marine mapping, waypoint management, and route planning for your Lowrance, Simrad or B&G sonar/GPS units. Download Insight Planner HERE. Learn to use Insight Planner HERE.
With Insight Planner, you can overlay Insight maps on your chart screen and set up split-screen displays for viewing multiple charts from different supported formats at different zoom levels. That gives you the capability to plot routes across multiple charts for verification, accuracy and safety. Continue reading
Jason Behm of Massey, Ontario, won the 2015 Insight Genesis Canada Challenge. In this photo, he is displaying a fish he caught on bottom structure he found with Insight Genesis mapping.
In a close competition, Jason Behm of Massey, Ontario, won the 2015 Insight Genesis Canada Challenge, sponsored by Lowrance, GoFree and The Fishin’ Hole retail stores. For mapping the most acres of lake bottoms in Canada with GoFree’s Insight Genesis custom-mapping technology between June and September, Behm has won a Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3 sonar/GPS unit and LSS Structure Scan transducer.
“Thanks Insight Genesis!” Behm said. “In my area, lake maps are few and far between, so scanning and creating your own charts with Insight Genesis is great. You can cover your favorite spots and find new ones to fish.”
On the Canadian Shield, “where most lakes are full of rock shoals,” Behm says, “a good map helps you to avoid expensive motor repairs or bad accidents.” Insight Genesis maps also help you catch more and bigger fish.
“I have mapped some old favorite fishing spots to see what makes them great and now I can see why and fish those spots more effectively,” Behm explains. “You can see the shoals, drop offs and the elusive mid-lake humps, and know the shape and size of them, as well as where your boat is in relation to them, which helps you make the right cast.”
Not only is Insight Genesis a great tool for finding and catching more fish, Behm says, it’s easy to use. Continue reading
Pocket Mariner’s GoFree-enabled, Apple Watch-integrated SeaNav AR app brings to your wrist live course, layline and buoy information to aid navigation, as well as AIS targets and Simrad, Lowrance and B&G waypoints.
“So you can be anywhere on your boat, up to 10 meters away, and just glance at your wrist and see your speed, course, distance to next waypoint, time to next waypoint and AIS targets, among other things,” explains Steve Bennett, CEO of Pocket Mariner, developer of the SeaNav AR app. “It gives you more leisure time, so you can relax on your boat without having to be in front of your instruments the whole time.”
SeaNav’s Apple Watch integration and augmented reality camera view can use a GoFree wireless connection to pull info from Simrad NSS/NSO evo2, Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen3, and B&G Zeus2 multifunction displays. GoFree’s open-development platform allows 3rd parties like SeaNav and others to develop apps to make the most of wireless connectivity to Simrad, Lowrance and B&G units. Continue reading
When you graph potential hot spots in practice for a fishing tournament, you should also map them and waypoint every fish you catch and/or shake-off. Overlaying your waypoints on the Insight Genesis bottom-hardness and vegetation layers will help clue you in on a productive pattern and allow you to run that pattern faster and more precisely.
Insight Genesis is GoFree’s innovative software service that anglers use to make custom one-foot contour maps of un-mapped bodies of water, improve contour detail on previously mapped waters, and to find fish-holding bottom structure not charted on off-the shelf maps, including reefs and shoals, sunken islands and holes, humps and hard-bottom areas, drains and ditches. GoFree, Navico’s newest brand, offers digital marine maps, including Insight Genesis, Lake Insight HD, Lake Insight Pro and others. Continue reading
Setting custom-colored depth ranges makes it easier to use Insight Genesis charts of coastal and other deeper waters. This article will teach you how.
By default, Insight Genesis maps shade deeper water dark blue and shallow water lighter blue. In most use cases – especially in fresh water – this default depth shading works fantastic for anglers and other boaters. In coastal waters, fjords and extremely deep reservoirs, however, the palette of blue shading is often spread so thin between the deepest water and the shallowest water that the shallower areas of interest to anglers and other boaters are often shaded a seemingly monochromatic pale blue, to almost white-looking, across a wide depth range — as shown in the image below. Continue reading
At a glance, Premium Insight 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 Premium subscribers to select and set custom color palettes to highlight multiple depth ranges on the Insight Genesis maps they use on their compatible Lowrance HDS and Simrad 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.