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Month: March 2017

Introducing C-MAP Genesis

C-MAP GenesisNotice anything different?

Indeed, the Insight Genesis logo has changed. Its text now reads “C-MAP Genesis.” The new look and name highlights an ownership change.

In late 2016, Insight Genesis and other GoFree digital products then owned by Navico were transitioned into new ownership and combined with C-MAP to create a new product roadmap and vision for a world-class coastal and inland marine mapping under the C-MAP brand. GoFree customers can expect the same high-level of service and minimum disruption with this change.”

One of the first changes anglers and boaters will notice is the new logo and name displayed above. The custom lake-mapping service known previously as Insight Genesis will be called C-MAP Genesis, going forward. Feature development and support will continue operate out of the same Minneapolis office where Insight Genesis was invented.

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Hartley: ‘Secret advantage’ of C-MAP Genesis chart will help him find fish in Conroe Classic

Images of Charlie Hartley courtesy Bassmaster Media.

Only half kidding, Charlie Hartley says “it’s great to have a secret advantage” in this week’s Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe near Houston, Texas. Hartley is one of several Lowrance pros who have the advantage of a C-MAP Genesis* chart of Lake Conroe custom made for this week’s tournament, often called the “Super Bowl” of bass fishing.

In addition to highly detailed 1-foot bottom contours, the C-MAP Genesis map of Conroe includes a unique bottom-hardness layer that uses distinct color shading to indentify areas of harder and softer bottom. The transitions between such areas are known by savvy anglers to serve as travel routes for bass moving to and from shallow spawning flats.

“In March this far south, we could be in any stage of the spawn – probably all stages – and bottom hardness can be really important,” Hartley says in a video interview recorded back in December, when he spent almost a year scouting Conroe before it went off-limits for Classic practice. On his C-MAP Genesis map of the 20,000-acre lake, he says, he could “virtually see the ‘highways’ going in and out of the spawning areas.”

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