Even frequent users of Lowrance electronics will tell you – in hushed tones, after swearing you to secrecy – that although they love their HDS units, they don’t know how to use all the fish-finding features packed into them. “Don’t worry,” we tell them, “you’re not the only one!” We’ve even heard longtime touring bass pros say they don’t know how to use every feature in their Lowrance unit, and that if they’d take the time to learn to use them better, they’d probably finish better in tournaments.
So we’re offering free 1-on-1 training sessions from Lowrance pro-staffers on how to best set up your Lowrance electronics to find and catch fish, including training on Insight Genesis custom mapping.
But wait, there’s more!
You’ll get more free stuff at the seminar – a one-year Premium Insight Genesis subscription, a Lowrance sun buff or fishing towel, an SD card for saving sonar logs, and a digital contour map of water surveyed during event (following the event, each participant will get a custom digital contour chart, via Insight Genesis Social Map, of all the water surveyed during the event’s mapping party)
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 an online database of custom contour maps generated and shared by community-minded Lowrance users
On Sunday, Sept. 7, Lowrance Pro-Staffers – and Bass Utopia TV personalities – Jason Holmer and Jay Dudek will host a “See Everything” seminar at the Gray’s Bay public launch on Minnesota’s famed Lake Minnetonka.
On Saturday, Sept. 13, Lowrance pro-staffer Reid Miller will host a seminar at the Chisago Lake public boat launch in Lindstrom, Minnesota.
At the seminars, you will learn to:
- Tweak your Lowrance HDS unit settings for specific types of fishing
- Recognize fish on StructureScan and DownScan
- Locate previously unknown fish-holding structure with Insight Genesis custom contour maps
Schedule for Lake Minnetonka and Lake Chisago seminars:
- 8 to 9 am – Seasonal Fishing Tips Seminar and Insight Genesis training
- 9 am to 1 pm – Mapping excursion and Fun-Fishing “Derby”
- 1 pm to 2:30 p.m. – One-on-one electronics-customization sessions
(Note: Participants will not be required to attend, or stay for, entire event)
Schedule a seminar on YOUR home water
If you’d like Lowrance and Insight Genesis to organize a seminar in your area, contact Greg Huff at Greg.Huff @navico.com.
In your email, please provide the following information: your name, phone number and city/town of residence; what local lake/reservoir/river section/pond you’d like a better fishing map of; what Lowrance unit you use and what, specifically, you’d like to learn more about ways to use it; what species of fish you target most; and let us know if you have a few fishing buddies that might be interested in a seminar as well.
Lowrance + Insight Genesis = See More, Catch More!
One-foot contour lines on Insight Genesis maps are much more accurate than the estimated contour lines on many off-the-shelf, digital chip maps that not only miss, but often obscure, fish-holding structure of interest to anglers. (Blog post continues below image.)
With Insight Genesis Social Map, you can quickly and effortlessly get detailed contour maps of thousands of water bodies, including those 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 current sonar data shared by the Insight Genesis community, revealing new fishing holes for anglers in never-before-seen detail. (Blog post continues below image.)
To make your own custom contour maps and contribute them to the Social Map community, you don’t have to survey a lake all at once, driving back and forth and never wetting a line. You can 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.
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 maps online; contribute sonar data; create, edit and store waypoints; manually adjust water-level offsets; and analyze weather trends.
Premium subscribers can load their custom maps and Social Map charts onto their compatible* Lowrance Elite HDI, HDS*, Simrad NS Series or B&G Zeus GPS or chartplotters for use on the water. 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.
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