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C-MAP Creates custom Genesis Edge map for Soner Euro Nitro Cup 2016


To help anglers catch more and bigger fish in the Soner Euro Nitro Cup 2016, tournament sponsor C-MAP used its innovative C-MAP Genesis marine-mapping service to create the most detailed contour map ever seen of the tournament venue, 6,332-hectare Embalse de Cijara, in Spain.

American Lowrance Pro Casey Ashley, 2015 Bassmaster Classic Champion

The Soner Euro Nitro Cup is Europe’s most important black bass tournament. All the best European anglers will be there to compete for the grand prize, a Tracker boat. And for the first time in the tournament’s history, a top American bass pro, 2015 Bassmaster Classic Winner Casey Ashley, will compete against Europe’s best.

Like other anglers in the tournament, Ashley will be aided in finding and catching more and bigger fish by studying the one-foot contours on the Insight Genesis fishing maps loaded in his Lowrance HDS Gen3 units. The C-MAP Genesis system helps anglers find fish fast by offering them free downloads of community-sourced contour charts from 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 spots that don’t appear on store-bought marine maps.

Cijara features steep drop-offs, holes, shallow flats and sunken islands/humps, saddles and points – just the kind of hidden fish-holding structure Insight Genesis excels at uncovering.


French GoFree/Lowrance Pro-Staffer Kevin Hernandez

“It says a lot about commitment to the Soner Euro Nitro cup 2016 to devote time and resources to guarantee that our competitors get the best possible fishing map,” says Maria Jesus Chus Picaza, organizer of the Soner Euro Nitro cup 2016. “With such a highly detailed C-MAP Genesis contour map, no matter where in the world our anglers come from, they’ll be able to fish Cijara with the confidence of a local.”

To create such a high-definition C-MAP Genesis map of Cijara for the Soner Euro Nitro Cup 2016, C-MAP enlisted Genesis and Lowrance pro-staffers Raul Castellano and Stéphane Langlais, who used the Lowrance HDS units on their boats to record sonar logs of the soundings they made across the entire lake. The sonar data from multiple trips they made on the water was aggregated into a high-definition fishing map, complete with one-foot, blue-scaled depth contours. Light blue indicates shallower water; dark blue, deeper water.

Spanish GoFree/Lowrance Pro-Staffer Raul Castellano

Cijara features steep drop-offs, holes, shallow flats and sunken islands/humps, saddles and points – just the kind of hidden fish-holding structure Insight Genesis excels at uncovering. Not only do Genesis maps show you where such areas are located – so you can speed directly to them, rather than slowly idling around searching for them – they also show your boat’s position on the map in relation to them, making it easy to make repeated, pinpoint casts to the strike zone.

Soner Euro Nitro Cup competitors who want to use the Genesis map in the tournament can download it for free* from Social Map at this link. The Cijara map and many, many more are available for free download not just for anglers fishing in the Soner Euro Nitro cup, but also for anyone who opens a free Genesis account. A free account provides access to thousands of free, high-definition contour maps of lakes close to home, across the country and around the world. Sign up for a free account here:

* Registration for a free Genesis account required prior to free download of map files


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