You won’t believe how detailed this Insight Genesis fishing map is!

Gaston main gifThe seasoned fishermen could not contain his excitement as a custom Insight Genesis fishing map appeared on the screen of the fish-finder on his boat:

“You can automatically see the difference!” He exclaimed. “Look at those one-foot contours!”

Having fished Lake Gaston for years, Mike Smedley said thought he knew the North Carolina reservoir “like the back of my hand.” Then he saw the Insight Genesis custom contour map he made with sonar signals recorded with the GPS/chartplotter on his own boat.

“Absolutely incredible!” Smedley exclaimed. “I thought I knew the lake, and I’m finding that I didn’t know it quite as well as I thought I did. And that’s exciting to me. It’s almost like I’m getting a new lake in my backyard.”

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Mike Smedley, a Simrad pro-staffer and Old School Fishing Team member, shot a youtube video of the simple steps he took to create an amazingly accurate custom contour map of Lake Gaston with Insight Genesis.

Smedley, a Simrad pro-staffer and Old School Fishing Team member, shot a youtube video of the simple steps he took to create his amazingly accurate custom contour map of Lake Gaston with Insight Genesis. An innovative cloud-based service, Insight Genesis offers huge advantages to anglers, cruisers and sailors that use Simrad, Lowrance and B&G GPS/sonar chartplotters on their vessels.

“I find myself fishing parts of my lake that I wouldn’t fish before because I’m finding [things] I didn’t know existed,” Smedley says.

Pointing a finger excitedly at the Insight Genesis map displaying on his Simrad NSS7 chartplotter, he pointed out a hump – an important piece of fish-holding structure – that he had never seen before on any other map. Nearby was a drop-off into deeper water. Near that was an even more intriguing piece of bottom structure.

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Users of Insight Genesis maps (top) say their custom contour charts provide much more bottom-structure detail than competing digital maps (bottom) of the exact same area. What do YOU think?

“I know exactly where I want to be, exactly perfectly set up between the dropoff and the top of the hump,” Smedley explained. “Wait, look at that – a hump on top of a hump!”

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Watch one-foot contours appear, as if by magic, as Mike Smedley loads his custom Insight Genesis map onto his Simrad sonar unit.

“I just can’t believe the accuracy I’m getting,” he said further, pointing a finger again at the map on his screen. “I can troll an umbrella rig – I can get it right between 31 and 32 feet – and I can follow this contour exactly and keep it perfectly in there without snagging. What an incredible tool. I can keep myself in the most efficient water just by ticking the bottom without snagging, all day long.”

“That’s a striped bass troller’s dream, for sure,” he added. “Walleye guys, lake trout guys, salmon guys – this is one of the most important tools you could put on your boat.”

Watch Smedley’s Insight Genesis instructional video below. (Blog post continues below video player)

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Having fished Lake Gaston for years, Mike Smedley said thought he knew the North Carolina reservoir “like the back of my hand.” Then he saw the Insight Genesis custom contour map he made with sonar signals recorded with the chartplotter on his own boat.

You can harness the power of Insight Genesis for yourself with a free account or a Premium subscription. With either, you can create, use and save unlimited custom and Social Map charts online; contribute sonar data; create, edit and store waypoints; manually adjust water-level offsets; and analyze weather trends. As a Premium subscriber, you can also create unique bottom-hardness and vegetation-location maps, and can choose to mark your maps as private for personal use only. No matter which option you choose, your trails, waypoints and other personal data are always kept private.

An online database of contour maps generated and shared by the Lowrance community, Social Map allows you to quickly and effortlessly get detailed contour maps of waters close to home, across the country, and around the globe. Built on a base layer of existing contour charts, Social Map refreshes itself in near real-time with sonar data shared by the Insight Genesis community, revealing new fishing holes for anglers in never-before-seen detail. Learn more about Social Map in the video below:

To register for a FREE Insight Genesis account and see Social Map for yourself, visit the website at https://insightstore.navico.com/genesis

* To use your custom Insight Genesis maps on the water, you’ll need a Lowrance, Simrad or B&G chartplotter from this list. https://insightstore.navico.com/supported-products

5 thoughts on “You won’t believe how detailed this Insight Genesis fishing map is!

  1. This really is super cool. My Umbrella rigs can catch fish that aren’t hungry because they trigger a “reaction” strike. It’s a fast moving “school” of baitfish that are here then gone. Because Striped Bass are opportunistic feeders, the U-rig can trick the bass to eat NOW while it’s available before it’s gone. Even when it has a full belly. Sometimes bass follow the rig deciding wether to strike or not. The TRICK is to tick the bottom often. This collision produces noise, a cloud of dirt to pop up and a change of direction. The Bass CANNOT just follow the rig at this point. The trigger within the brain is tripped almost MAKING the fish eat. The “opportunistic” fish strikes even when it’s not hungry. With the EXTREME detail that Insight Genesis gives me, I can KEEP my baits at the most productive depth ALL DAY. I can now strike the bottom AT WILL. WHENEVER I WANT. If I’m trolling for 10 hours, my baits are in the RICH water for 100% of the time instead of 40-50% at best. This can mean 50% MORE FISH! ITS A GAME CHANGER!

  2. Hi Mike, I need some help with my Simrad NSS12. I’ve seen your Youtube video’s.
    I’d like to have a chat via email if possible. If you can send me your email address.
    Kind regards,
    Phil Smedley
    Victor Harbor SA,
    A

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