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Are you ‘digging’ in the wrong place?

Remember why Indiana Jones got to the Ark of the Covenant a step ahead of the bad guys? They were digging in the wrong place!

If your fishing buddies are catching limits when you’re getting skunked, it could be for a similar reason – you’re digging … er, fishing … in the wrong place. Could be you’ve got a bad map.

Recall that in “Raiders,” the bad guys had, essentially, a bad map – only one side of the Headpiece to the Staff of Ra. But with both sides of the headpiece, Indy had the map he needed to locate, with precision accuracy, the Ark’s hiding place.  If only you could get a similar advantage to find fish on your favorite lake …

Spoiler alert – you can. You can get Insight Genesis.

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Mile-high mapper finds what’s missing on many map chips

Kooser Side-by-Side
Which map would YOU rather use for fishing? These images are from maps of the same spot on the same lake. Insight Genesis created the great map on the right.

Many fishing maps for off-the-beaten-path lakes merely mimic old USGS topo maps and lack detail – a challenge that used to frustrate Dave Kooser, who fishes for walleye and bass in Colorado, a state known more for ski slopes than fishing holes.

“Map detail is even less accurate if the body of water has been around for many years, as topo maps were less accurate in the early years and things change underwater through time,” says Kooser, a Colorado TBF member and former Colorado Walleye Association President.

But Kooser isn’t wasting time waiting for a survey crew to stumble upon his favorite lake, he’s mapping it himself with Insight Genesis, the cloud-based service exclusive to the Lowrance community. And he’s finding great fish-holding structure that’s missing on many of the off-the-shelf map chips.

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