C-MAP’s new Reveal chart cards provide stunning, photo-realistic, high-resolution bathymetric imagery in select coastal and offshore areas to anglers and divers with compatible* Simrad, B&G or Lowrance sonar/GPS units at their helms. Attractive three-dimensional views of the sea floor bring to life the world below your boat, allowing you to locate underwater pinnacles and topographical landmarks easier than ever. These new charts allow anglers and divers to see more on the sea floor – including structure, wrecks, isolated reefs, ledges and more – all at a more affordable price than other charts in their category. Continue reading “C-MAP Reveal charts feature photo-realistic sea floor imagery for Simrad, Lowrance, B&G users”
Due to an April 6, 2019, GPS rollover Event, some C-MAP chart users will need to download and install updated software to ensure proper functionality of their Lowrance sonar/GPS units.
If you have one of the following Lowrance units a software update is required: Lowrance HDS Gen1, Lowrance HDS Gen2, Lowrance HDS Gen2 Touch, Lowrance Elite HDI, Lowrance Elite CHIRP, Lowrance HOOK, Lowrance Hook2 (9- and12-inch models only).
The requisite software update can be downloaded from here.
Better map, better fishing? No doubt about it!
A C-MAP Genesis Edge chart helped two-time Bassmaster Classic winner Jordan Lee win the inaugural Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour tournament, the championship round of which was held on Florida’s Lake Garcia.
“I had the C-MAP card for Lake Garcia,” Lee explained in a Lowrance Instgram video. “This gave me super-detailed input on what I was seeing out there. … Having a great map … definitely helped me get the win today.”
Lee’s winning area – located on the north end of the lake – featured clear water, hydrilla and, most important, hard bottom suitable for spawning. He found and targeted those hard-bottom areas by turning on a unique bottom-hardness layer in a C-MAP Genesis Edge contour chart of Lake Garcia displayed on his Lowrance HDS Live sonar/GPS unit.
“I had a C-MAP card for Lake Garcia that shows a lot of the areas with the harder bottom,” Lee explained to BassFan.com Editor Todd Ceisner. “Those are always great places to start. At Garcia, once you’re back in the [thick vegetation], you could tell it started running out of the hard bottom and those areas wouldn’t be as productive.”
Previously, bottom-hardness map layers like the one Lee used were available only for waterbodies that C-MAP Genesis Edge subscribers mapped personally. But now, Genesis Edge subscribers can get bottom-hardness map layers for multiple select contour charts available for free download from C-MAP’s Social Map. Continue reading “C-MAP Genesis Edge chart helped Jordan Lee win inaugural MLF Bass Pro Tour tournament”
Social Map now features full, depth-shaded displays of all the mapping we have for the hundreds of thousands of waterbodies in our database, worldwide, all displayed at once on a global chart. Continue reading “Social Map now simultaneously displaying all charts available for download”
While you can’t make your own luck, you can chart your own success. For those with drive, there’s better maps — C-MAP Genesis maps. To catch more and bigger fish tomorrow, subscribe to Genesis Edge today.
Genesis Edge is 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 sonar replay, an option to keep personally mapped areas private and creation of bottom-hardness and submerged-vegetation map layers. For recreational and tournament anglers alike, those are game-changers.
This article includes instructions for subscribing to Genesis Edge, as well as more information about how you can use Genesis Edge features to catch more and bigger fish.
Note: The “Plans” page at www.genesismaps.com does not include a place to enter your credit card information and purchase a premium Genesis Edge subscription. To purchase an Edge subscription, you must first register for a free Genesis account, log in and then navigate to the bottom of the “Account” page in your Dashboard and click “Upgrade.” Full step-by-step directions follow. Continue reading “How to subscribe to Genesis Edge, C-MAP’s premium mapping service”
One of the best features of C-MAP Genesis is the ability to aggregate sonar data recorded in numerous trips over time in a complete, merged map. However, fluctuating water levels over time can impact the accuracy of aggregated maps if recorded water depths are not offset against a standard benchmark water level.
Naturally flowing rivers, dam-regulated river pools and vast reservoirs can all fluctuate greatly in water level from season to season, due to both natural and man-made forces. Natural forces include snowfall, rainfall and droughts. Man-made forces include flood-prevention measures and power-generation practices. Water levels are measured in feet above sea level. Continue reading “How to merge ‘Winter Pool’ sonar data with ‘Summer Pool’ data — C-MAP Genesis Water Level Offsets Primer”
C-MAP Genesis is making headlines again. FLW Bass Fishing magazine, in its Nov-Dec 2017 issue, says Genesis Edge, our premium custom-mapping service, offers “serious advantages for tournament anglers who need to decipher patterns quickly and line up on prime spots more efficiently.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Genesis Edge is a premium upgrade to our free marine-mapping service, C-MAP Genesis (formerly known as Insight Genesis). While the free version includes unlimited downloads of community-sourced Social Map charts and custom-color depth shading, Genesis Edge offers even more. Its key features include sonar replay, an option to keep personally mapped areas private and creation of bottom-hardness and submerged-vegetation map layers.
Although several companies “have flirted with the concept” of custom mapping, FLW said, “perhaps none has figured it out as well as C-MAP Genesis.” Continue reading “FLW Bass Fishing mag: C-MAP Genesis gives anglers ‘serious advantages’”