Category: Bad maps vs. Genesis
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, 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.*
Would you fish this weed edge on the ice?
Sometimes knowing where to drill a hole is key. It’s simple, big fish troll the weed lines under the ice looking for a meal. Knowing right where the weed edge is located is key.
Check out this fantastic Downscan image of a weed edge with some potato chip sunfish hanging out. This was mapped by an Insight Genesis user looking for weed lines in a local lake. He found it!
Insight Genesis maps now display in blue-scale on Lowrance Elite units too
Insight Genesis custom contour maps now display on Lowrance Elite sonar/GPS units in the same dazzling blue-scale color palette previously available only on HDS Gen2 and Gen3 units and in online displays. This new GoFree feature will enhance the fish-finding experience for thousands of anglers in the Lowrance community.
No software download is necessary to enable the new blue-scale feature for Elite units. Any map files you download going forward will automatically display in blue-scale on your Elite unit.
“With our enhanced Insight Genesis offering, we are breaking the cartography mold,” says Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico, parent company of Lowrance and GoFree. “We now offer unparalleled options for creating unmatched contour charts.”
Insight Genesis custom contour maps now available in 181 countries
Insight Genesis is now available in 24 new countries in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East and East Asia. The recent expansion brings to 181 the total number of countries in which GoFree’s innovative custom-mapping service is available.
“We believe everyone should have access to the best charts for their own local waterways,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico, parent company of GoFree, Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. “With GoFree and Insight Genesis, we give boaters the ability to record, upload and use their own maps, plus the ability to share them with others at no charge.”
Insight Genesis is now available in the following countries: Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.