Would You Fish This Weed Edge on the Ice?

Sometimes knowing where to drill a hole is key.  It’s simple, big fish troll the weed lines under the ice looking for a meal.    Knowing right where the weed edge is located is key.

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Check out this fantastic Downscan image of a weed edge with some potato chip sunfish hanging out.  This was mapped by an Insight Genesis user looking for weed lines in a local lake.  He found it!

A few pan fish hanging out on the weed line.  Looks like a good place for a bigger fish to fill its belly!

A few pan fish hanging out on the weed line. Looks like a good place for a bigger fish to fill its belly!

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This cross section of the water column will display in map form in what we call spatial overlay once processed by the Insight Genesis automated mapping servers.  This gives you spatial awareness of the exact location of weed edges and important fish structures like deep humps and underwater points.  The best way to plan your next day on the water!

By mapping these lakes in summer with a GoFree premium subscription Insight Genesis users get a vegetation layer that can be used all summer to eliminate dead water.  The maps can also become extremely valuable when the ice covers the lake in some states to help identify the best places to set up an ice shack or drop tip-ups!

This lake was mapped by local anglers in the Minneapolis area and is now available for free to subscribers in the Insight Genesis Social Map.  Here’s a picture of the lake on a map chip as well as the updated map from the Insight Genesis community:

Before on the left, After on the right!  Full coverage by the Genesis community

Before on the left, After on the right! Full coverage by the Genesis community

Do you have any great Downscan images or stories of using Insight Genesis’ vegetation layers to catch more fish?  If so, send them to Greg.Huff@navico.com and we’ll share them but not the locations. We’ll make you famous!  Have questions about mapping with Genesis, use the same email and we’ll get you set up for free.

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