How to create custom-colored depth ranges on C-MAP Genesis maps

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At a glance, C-MAP Genesis subscribers can now more quickly identify dangerously shallow areas, more efficiently troll the most productive portions of the water column, and more easily find fish-holding high spots surrounded by deeper water.

All that and more is now possible thanks to a new feature that allows C-MAP Genesis subscribers to select and set custom color palettes to highlight multiple depth ranges on the Insight Genesis maps they use on their compatible sonar/GPS units.*

It’s said that at any given time, 90% of the fish are in 10% of the lake — with this new feature, you’ll be able to easily highlight that fish-holding 10% on your map and catch more and bigger fish.

How to install the Insight Genesis Upload Tool on a PC

After hearing anglers everywhere — including 2017 Bassmaster Classic Champion Jordan Lee — talking about how much easier it is to find and catch fish using C-MAP 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 C-MAP 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 C-MAP Genesis account (Click HERE to do that). The third step is to upload your recorded sonar logs to the C-MAP Genesis cloud for review in your C-MAP 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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How to record C-MAP Genesis sonar logs with your sonar/GPS unit

Record Sonar CollageAfter hearing anglers everywhere — including 2017 Bassmaster Classic Champion Jordan Lee — talking about how much easier it is to find and catch fish using C-MAP Genesis custom contour maps, you’re likely asking yourself “How do I get in on this?”

The first step to creating your own custom C-MAP Genesis contour maps is to record sonar logs created with sonar signals (soundings) from the transducer on your own boat. This article provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions to do that with compatible* Lowrance sonar/GPS units.

Repeat the process detailed below every hour to 90 minutes on the water. Genesis servers can more quickly process 6 one-hour files than one 6-hour file. Continue reading

How to download a FREE C-MAP Genesis map from the “Promo Uploads” tab

Promo Uploads ImageFrom time to time, C-MAP makes available for download FREE highly detailed, custom C-MAP Genesis contour charts. This article will teach you how to download those maps for use on the water in your compatible* Lowrance, Simrad or B&G sonar/GPS device.

C-MAP Genesis helps anglers find fish fast by offering them free downloads of community-sourced contour charts from C-MAP Genesis Social Map, enabling them to create their own custom contour maps of un-mapped bodies of water, and helping them discover and dissect potential tournament-winning “sweet spots” that don’t show up on off-the-shelf marine maps.

The game-changing C-MAP Genesis bottom-hardness layer shows anglers the location, size and shape of fish-holding hard-bottom to soft-bottom transition areas – dark orange areas are the hardest bottom; a lighter orange indicates the next hardest bottom; tan is the next hardest bottom; and pale yellow shows the softest-bottom spots. The vegetation layer maps out exactly where the lake’s submerged vegetation is growing, making it easy to locate deep weedlines and grass on flats and humps.

To learn how to download a FREE C-MAP Genesis contour chart from the “Promo Uploads” tab on the C-MAP Genesis dashboard, click “Read More” below.

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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

Comment créer des ombrages de couleurs personalisés sur vos cartographies INSIGHT GENESIS 

Custom_Contours-COLLAGE-with-logosLe rêve de tous pêcheurs est de pouvoir identifier très facilement les zones dangereusement peu profondes et trouver rapidement les spots de pêches les plus intéressants.

Tout cela est maintenant possible grâce à une nouvelle fonctionnalité qui permet aux abonnés Premium d’Insight Genesis de personnaliser les palettes de couleurs afin de mettre en évidence plusieurs plages de profondeur sur les cartes Genesis Insight via les sondeurs Lowrance HDS, Elite TI, Simrad Go et NSS et B&G Zeus2 et Vulcan compatibles.*

On dit souvent que 90% des poissons se situent dans 10% du lac. Avec cette nouvelle fonctionnalité, vous serez en mesure d’identifier rapidement ces zones clés en les mettant en évidence sur votre cartographie. Continue reading

To enjoy all Insight Genesis features, update your sonar/GPS unit’s software

Software-update-screenWhen was the last time you updated the software on your boat’s sonar/GPS unit(s)? If you don’t remember, it’s time to install an update!

To enjoy all the Insight Genesis and other GoFree features of which your sonar-GPS unit is capable, you must be running up-to-date software. A recent software upgrade, for example, enables Premium Insight Genesis subscribers to assign custom colors to highlight depth ranges that are of the most interest to them (stay tuned to this blog for for a soon-to-be published how-to article!). Additionally, if your sonar/GPS unit is not running up-to-date software, your Insight Genesis maps will not likely display properly — or not display at all, in some cases. Outdated software can also result in maps that are slow to load and/or slow to refresh as you drive across the water.

Click “Continue reading …” below for step-by-step instructions. Learn better by watching than reading? Watch THIS VIDEO.

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