Mes: February 2014
Record your sonar data to map your favorite lakes
Success in most endeavors requires a good map. Successful fishing, however, takes a great map.
Modern sonar and cloud-computing (web-based) technologies are giving you, the angler, virtual eyes underwater; empowering you to create your own maps at the level of detail you need to successfully locate and catch fish. Simply by logging your sonar from your .sl2 compatible Lowrance or Simrad unit while deliberately covering water, or passively while you fish, you have the raw ingredients to create your own custom map. The process of creating your own map involves 3 easy steps (Record, Upload, Download) that you can review at your leisure at Lowrance’s Insight Store or YouTube (search «Lowrance Insight Genesis.»)
How to sign up for a free Insight Genesis account: Step-by-step instructions
After hearing anglers everywhere — including 2016 Bassmaster Classic Champion Edwin Evers — talking about how much easier it is to find and catch fish using Insight Genesis custom contour maps, you’re likely asking yourself “How do I get in on this?”
The first step to creating your own custom Insight Genesis contour maps* is to register for a free Insight Genesis account. This article provides easy-to-follow directions to do so.
GoFree’s innovative DIY-mapping service, Insight Genesis empowers anglers to easily create more accurate fishing maps – complete with one-foot contours — of their favorite fishing waters. Custom Insight Genesis maps are created via cloud computing from sonar data recorded with the compatible sonar/GPS unit on your own boat.* GoFree is the newest brand from Navico, parent company of Lowrance, Simrad and B&G.
For tournament anglers especially, Insight Genesis is a game-changer. No other mapping program is better at helping you find and fish “the juice,” the spot on the spot, like shell beds, hard-to-soft-bottom transitions areas, and off-shore humps and ledges that don’t appear on other maps, be they digital or paper. So when you’re graphing areas to find schools of fish and/or bait, you should be mapping with Insight Genesis too. Mapping those areas will make it much easier to determine where bait and gamefish will move to when/if conditions change between when you are scouting/graphing and when you are fishing — which they almost always do!