C-MAP Genesis Edge chart helped Jordan Lee win inaugural MLF Bass Pro Tour tournament

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”

Social Map now simultaneously displaying all charts available for download

We’re excited to unveil for you the new look of our C-MAP Genesis Social Map.

Social Map now features full, depth-shaded displays of all the mapping we have for the hundreds of thousands of waterbodies in our database, worldwide, all displayed at once on a global chart. Continue reading “Social Map now simultaneously displaying all charts available for download”

How to merge ‘Winter Pool’ sonar data with ‘Summer Pool’ data — C-MAP Genesis Water Level Offsets Primer

This merged map, comprising 45 sonar-log files recorded at various times during a year of wildly varying water levels, is emerging as the most accurate and precise map of Lake St. Croix, because careful attention was paid to offsetting every sonar-log file to a standard water-level benchmark.

One of the best features of C-MAP Genesis is the ability to aggregate sonar data recorded in numerous trips over time in a complete, merged map. However, fluctuating water levels over time can impact the accuracy of aggregated maps if recorded water depths are not offset against a standard benchmark water level.

Naturally flowing rivers, dam-regulated river pools and vast reservoirs can all fluctuate greatly in water level from season to season, due to both natural and man-made forces. Natural forces include snowfall, rainfall and droughts. Man-made forces include flood-prevention measures and power-generation practices. Water levels are measured in feet above sea level. Continue reading “How to merge ‘Winter Pool’ sonar data with ‘Summer Pool’ data — C-MAP Genesis Water Level Offsets Primer”