Category: Panfish tips
Fish open water this fall to catch winter fish through the ice
A tool designed for open-water fishing will help you pull more fish through the ice this winter – Insight Genesis, Go-Free’s custom lake-mapping service.
“Insight Genesis offers several fish-finding tools that are simply not available with any other flasher/depth finder system on the market,” says Lowrance Pro-Staffer Reid Miller. “It’s an extraordinary tool, which I’ve used extensively in the open-water season to improve my ice-fishing success in the winter.”
Insight Genesis is the innovative, online service that empowers anglers to create custom lake maps from sonar data recorded with the Lowrance sonar unit on their own boats. If you record sonar logs while fishing from the boat in the late fall, the maps you create will help you find fish through the ice in the winter.
Find bottom-hardness transitions to find and catch fish
One key to consistently finding and catching big fish is locating hard- to soft-bottom transition zones on the lake bottom. “Because that’s where the food is,” says professional fisherman Scott Glorvigen, of wired2fish.com.
“Soft-bottom areas are home to invertabrates that make up the base of the food chain,” he explains.
To locate transitions from hard to soft bottoms, Glorvigen uses Insight Genesis, the online Lowrance service that creates custom lake maps from sonar signals recorded from the transducer on your boat.