Q: How do I sign up for a GoFree Hooked App fishing tournament I’ve been invited to? (App Store/IOS version)


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Did you get a text, email or Social Media message inviting you to compete in a GoFree Hooked live-leaderboard fishing competition? Sounds fun, right? Before you can enroll and compete, you’ll first need to download the GoFree Hooked fishing app on your smartphone, then sign up for a GoFree account and sign in. Good news — it’s all free, it’s available for both iOS and Android phones, and it’s easy to use.

This article provides step-by step directions for finding GoFree Hooked in the App Store, downloading it for free, registering for a GoFree account and signing into the app prior to using it to log fish catches and compete in a live-leaderboard fishing tournament. For step-by-step directions on finding and enrolling in public GoFree Hooked tournaments, read this article. For instructions on how to set up and host a tournament, and invite competitors, read this article.

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Host and hold live-leaderboard-style fishing tournaments with the GoFree Hooked app

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Download FREE the app for an iPhone HERE.

Download the FREE app for an Android phone HERE.

Ready to challenge other anglers in real-time, live-leaderboard fishing competitions? Battle for braggin’ rights with fishing buddies or organize your own tournament for all comers with the new GoFree Hooked fishing app. After you download the app for free from the iTunes or Google Play stores, follow the step-by-step instructions in this article to set up your own competitions and invite participants.

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How to download the GoFree Hooked fishing app, sign up and sign in

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Download FREE the app for an iPhone HERE.

Download the FREE app for an Android phone HERE.

Did you get a text, email or Social Media message inviting you to compete in a GoFree Hooked live-leaderboard fishing competition? Sounds fun, right? Before you can enroll and compete, you’ll first need to download the GoFree Hooked fishing app on your smartphone, then sign up for a GoFree account and sign in. Good news — it’s all free, it’s available for both iOS and Android phones, and it’s easy to use.

This article provides step-by step directions for finding GoFree Hooked from the app store, downloading it, registering for a GoFree account and signing into the app prior to using it to log fish catches and compete in a live-leaderboard fishing tournament. For step-by-step directions on finding and enrolling in public GoFree Hooked tournaments, read this article. For instructions on how to set up and host a tournament, and invite competitors, read this article. Continue reading

How to install the Insight Genesis Upload Tool on a PC

After hearing anglers everywhere — including 2013 Bassmaster Classic Champion Randy Howell — talking about how much easier it is to find and catch fish using Insight Genesis custom contour maps, you’re likely asking yourself “How do I get in on this?”

Log Upload OptionsThe first step to creating your own custom Insight Genesis contour maps* is to record sonar logs created from the soundings from the transducer on your own boat (Click HERE to learn how to do that). The second step is to register for a free Insight Genesis account (Click HERE to do that). The third step is to upload your recorded sonar logs to the Insight Genesis cloud for review in your Insight Genesis dashboard. This article provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions to do that on a PC computer. Mac people will use the Web Upload tool — to learn how, click HERE.

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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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Pro tip: Map all the spots you graph in tournament practice

When you graph potential hot spots in practice for a fishing tournament, you should also map them and waypoint every fish you catch and/or shake-off. Overlaying your waypoints on the Insight Genesis bottom-hardness and vegetation layers will help clue you in on a productive pattern and allow you to run that pattern faster and more precisely.

 

Insight Genesis is GoFree’s innovative software service that anglers use to make custom one-foot contour maps of un-mapped bodies of water, improve contour detail on previously mapped waters, and to find fish-holding bottom structure not charted on off-the shelf maps, including reefs and shoals, sunken islands and holes, humps and hard-bottom areas, drains and ditches. GoFree, Navico’s newest brand, offers digital marine maps, including Insight Genesis, Lake Insight HD, Lake Insight Pro and others. Continue reading

How to use custom depth shading for Insight Genesis charts of coastal/deeper water

Coastal_Custom_shading-Before-After-COLLAGESetting custom-colored depth ranges makes it easier to use Insight Genesis charts of coastal and other deeper waters. This article will teach you how.

By default, Insight Genesis maps shade deeper water dark blue and shallow water lighter blue. In most use cases – especially in fresh water – this default depth shading works fantastic for anglers and other boaters. In coastal waters, fjords and extremely deep reservoirs, however, the palette of blue shading is often spread so thin between the deepest water and the shallowest water that the shallower areas of interest to anglers and other boaters are often shaded a seemingly monochromatic pale blue, to almost white-looking, across a wide depth range — as shown in the image below. Continue reading