Mois : February 2015
Finding the right points and pockets will be key in Bassmaster Classic on Hartwell, Pace says
Not all bottom structure is “created equal,” says 2013 Bassmaster Classic Champion Cliff Pace. Schools of bass feed where they do for a reason. So one key to winning big tournaments is eliminating dead water and making every cast count fishing on the right structure.
“Typically, anything that’s different on the bottom has got potential,” says Pace, the 2013 Bassmaster Classic Champion. “Unique features” on bottom structure, he says, “are really what people consider to be the sweet spots.”
Pace has an innovative tool in his arsenal to find such sweet spots – Insight Genesis mapping. An innovative, GoFree Cloud-powered service, Insight Genesis enables anglers to create custom contour maps of un-mapped bodies of water, improve contour detail on previously mapped waters, and precisely dissect spot-on-the-spot areas on fish-holding bottom structure. Insight Genesis maps are exclusive to Lowrance, Simrad and B&G chartplotters.
All Lowrance Pro Team anglers competing in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic were provided an SD card loaded with an Insight Genesis contour map of Lake Hartwell, where Pace finished runner-up in the 2008 Classic. The winner of that Classic, Alton Jones, explained in TV coverage of the event that he caught some of his best fish on a “very specific” sweet spot where “clay turns to sand … right down the center of [a] ditch.”
The ability to locate a sweet spot like that is what makes Insight Genesis so valuable to tournament fishermen and recreational anglers alike.
Listen to Cliff Pace preview the 2015 Bassmaster Classic in this « Fantasy Fishing Insider » podcast:
Want to win a Lowrance HDS Gen 2 Touch sonar/GPS unit? Go fishing on Murray!
And be sure to record sonar logs when you do. The angler that uploads the most acres of Lake Murray sonar data to Insight Genesis between Feb. 14 and March 14 will win the grand prize in the Insight Genesis Lake Murray Challenge – a $2,499-value Lowrance HDS-9 Gen 2 Touch unit with transducer and a $229-value Wifi-1 accessory.
The grand prize will be awarded on March 14 after a day-long Insight Genesis Lake Murray Mapping Party & Big Fish Bash, sponsored by Lowrance and GoFree. The angler who catches the biggest fish during the event will win an HDS-7 Gen 2 Touch with transducer and a WiFi-1. To be eligible to win the grand prize, upload your Lake Murray sonar data to Insight Genesis before March 13 and participate in the March 14 Mapping Party.
Insight Genesis, GoFree’s innovative mapping tool, helps anglers catch more and bigger fish in several ways: providing them free downloads of community-sourced contour charts from Insight Genesis Social Map; enabling them to create their own custom contour maps of un-mapped bodies of water; and helping them discover and dissect tournament-winning spot-on-the-spot areas that often don’t show up on other chart chips and/or map apps. Insight Genesis maps are exclusive to Lowrance, Simrad and B&G chartplotters. Learn more about uploading sonar data and creating your own contour maps HERE.
“Insight Genesis is a game-changer,” says Lowrance’s Candler McCollum, a former Auburn fishing team standout. “No other mapping is better at helping you find ‘the juice’ – sweet spots like shell beds, hard-to-soft-bottom transitions areas, and off-shore humps and ledges that don’t appear on any off-the-shelf map. For serious tournament anglers, just graphing spots in practice isn’t enough any more – you need to be mapping your spots with Insight Genesis.”