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 download from C-MAP’s Social Map. Continue reading “C-MAP Genesis Edge chart helped Jordan Lee win inaugural MLF Bass Pro Tour tournament”