FLW Bass Fishing mag: C-MAP Genesis gives anglers ‘serious advantages’

C-MAP Genesis is making headlines again. FLW Bass Fishing magazine, in its Nov-Dec 2017 issue, says Genesis Edge, our premium custom-mapping service,  offers “serious advantages for tournament anglers who need to decipher patterns quickly and line up on prime spots more efficiently.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Genesis Edge is a premium upgrade to our free marine-mapping service, C-MAP Genesis (formerly known as Insight Genesis). While the free version includes unlimited downloads of community-sourced Social Map charts and custom-color depth shading, Genesis Edge offers even more. Its key features include sonar replay, an option to keep personally mapped areas private and creation of bottom-hardness and submerged-vegetation map layers.

Although several companies “have flirted with the concept” of custom mapping, FLW said, “perhaps none has figured it out as well as C-MAP Genesis.” Continue reading “FLW Bass Fishing mag: C-MAP Genesis gives anglers ‘serious advantages’”

C-MAP Genesis improves speed and performance

We have been investing heavily to make C-MAP Genesis both better and faster in order to significantly enhance customer experience. To that end, we are pleased to announce the launch of a major revamp of our processing engine to improve map display and creation speed. Thanks to this upgrade, you will now enjoy: Continue reading “C-MAP Genesis improves speed and performance”

Genesis Edge: How to opt out of subscription auto-renewal

In order to prevent interruption of service, annual and monthly Genesis Edge subscriptions default to auto-renew. This means that on the first day after your initial subscription period ends, a new subscription period and billing cycle of the same duration as the original will begin. You may, however, opt out of auto-renew by following these steps: Continue reading “Genesis Edge: How to opt out of subscription auto-renewal”

C-MAP and Fishbrain partner to integrate maps and app

An innovative integration of map and app enables anglers to use historical catch locations to catch more and bigger fish in the future.

C-MAP, the leading supplier of digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping solutions, and Fishbrain, the world’s largest angler-focused app and social network, launched a partnership that will show Genesis Edge subscribers tens of thousands of public Fishbrain catch locations on C-MAP Genesis charts online and let Fishbrain Premium subscribers see waypoints and their GPS position overlaid on C-MAP Genesis maps on their phone.

Genesis Edge is a premium upgrade to the free marine-mapping service C-MAP Genesis (formerly known as Insight Genesis). Fishbrain premium, an upgrade to the free app, provides anglers additional tools and insights designed to help them catch more and bigger fish. Continue reading “C-MAP and Fishbrain partner to integrate maps and app”

How to create and use a C-MAP Genesis Edge bottom-hardness map layer to catch more and bigger fish

Many fisherman “beat the bank” because they have more confidence targeting visible cover. But the fish in those areas get pounded, making them harder to catch. With a C-MAP Genesis Edge bottom-hardness map, however, you can fish the bottom as confidently as you do the bank, targeting offshore structure like hard-to-soft-bottom transitions and the fish-holding sweet spots on humps, reefs, and shoals, etc. This article will teach you how.

Although it’s a great fish-finding tool, StructureScan alone can’t really show you the size and shape of hard-bottom areas like gravel patches, clay slicks and shellbeds. But C-MAP’s Genesis Edge bottom-hardness layer makes such areas stick out like “Fish Here!” signs on your map. It overlays onto your contour lines a color-coded representation* of the size, shape and location of areas of different bottom hardness: dark orange areas show the hardest bottom; a lighter orange indicates the next-hardest bottom; tan is the next-hardest bottom; and pale yellow shows the softest-bottom areas.

Previously, bottom-hardness layers were available only for waterbodies you map yourself. But with a Genesis Edge subscription, you can now get them for multiple select waterbodies available for free download from Social Map. Continue reading “How to create and use a C-MAP Genesis Edge bottom-hardness map layer to catch more and bigger fish”

How to create and use a C-MAP Genesis grass map to catch more and bigger fish

Gamefish ambush baitfish in both submerged vegetation and along deep weed lines, neither of which are visible to the naked eye in most weather and water conditions. But with a Genesis Edge map, you can easily find and fish both deep weed lines and isolated submerged grass. This article will teach you how.

With a Genesis Edge account (formerly Insight Genesis premium), you can create a custom grass map that will overlay on your blue-scaled contour map easy-to-see green patches that show the size and shape of the areas of submerged grass/vegetation you mapped.* Continue reading “How to create and use a C-MAP Genesis grass map to catch more and bigger fish”

How to download and use a custom C-MAP Genesis map in your sonar/GPS unit

DuBay-Offshore-Genesis-4-panel-CollageThe key feature of C-MAP Genesis service is the ability to make your own contour charts of any waterbody on which you fish, cruise or sail, and use it on the sonar/GPS unit on your boat. For anglers, especially, the benefits are revolutionary — not only can you create custom fishing maps with one-foot contours of waterbodies for which there’s no other map in existence, but you can also improve contour detail on previously mapped waters, and discover and dissect spot-on-the-spot areas overlooked by other anglers.

But before you start catching more and bigger fish with custom C-MAP Genesis maps, you’ve got to get those maps onto the compatible* sonar/GPS unit on your boat. This article will cover the step-by-step process to download to an SD card and load into your sonar/GPS unit the custom maps you’ve made with sonar data you’ve recorded yourself. If you’re not ready yet to record sonar data and create your own custom maps — and would rather download free Social Map charts community-sourced by other anglers in the C-MAP Genesis community, read this article. Continue reading “How to download and use a custom C-MAP Genesis map in your sonar/GPS unit”