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Auteur : MJohnson

Ten anglers map uncharted Manitoba fishery in one day

In the land of Mounties, maple syrup, hockey and big fish, Lowrance pro-staffer Bill Corrigal recently conducted a mapping party on Falcon Lake in southern Manitoba.  His crew of volunteers split the lake into square 1-mile grids and each angler took some time to gather sonar data with their Lowrance Elite and HDS units.  All of the data was uploaded to Insight Genesis and automatically processed by the powerful servers to create a map.  Not only did they create the best map on the face of the planet for Falcon Lake, they’re sharing it with everyone via Insight Genesis Social Map — a great thing for the Winnipeg fishing community!  To view the Social Map for Falcon Lake create a free account here:  Insight Genesis

Falcon Lake split into 1mile  grids for community mapping
Falcon Lake split into 1-mile grids for community mapping

Corrigal’s crew of 10 volunteers in eight boats nearly surveyed the entire lake in one day. Promoted through the Fishin’ Hole Canada in conjunction with the Canadian Mapping Challenge (one lucky winner will win an all-expenses-paid trip to fish in beautiful British Columbia) news spread quickly that the future of lake mapping was underway on Falcon. Great job guys! 

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September 7th – Canada Mapping Party at Marine Shores (Long Point)

Mapping-Party-flyer_format_CanadaCANADA, we have a Lowrance seminar coming up for you on September 7th at Marina Shores, Long Point.

Are you ready to see what you’ve been missing in the waters you fish? Are you ready to see everything?

Lowrance is offering free 1-on-1 training sessions from Lowrance pro-staffers on how to best set up your Lowrance electronics to find and catch fish, including training on Insight Genesis custom mapping.  We’ll all get out and do some mapping to learn how Insight Genesis works and how it can help us all catch more fish!

But wait, there’s more!

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Need More Out of Insight Genesis? Try BioBase

squareInsight Genesis is a fantastic tool for anglers to more precisely map areas they are most interested in fishing.  However, professional resource managers like DNR invasive plant biologists are finding value also in this automated technology for aquatic habitat assessment and monitoring.  You’ll be glad to hear we have a solution for professionals in the fisheries, aquatic plant, and water resource industries called BioBase. It’s like Insight Genesis but with outputs geared towards scientific research!  BioBase was launched in August of 2011 and initially served the aquatic plant management industry in the US. It has since expanded to all aquatic-resource professionals  across the globe.

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Important Structure Missing From Off-The-Shelf Maps

It’s easy to show areas of lakes that are un-mapped and then demonstrate the power of a mapping software to add coverage. But what about those areas where existing map chips have coverage? Do we need programs like Insight Genesis to help us map lakes that already have a map? That depends on how important you think great maps with key fishing holding structures are.

We believe this is one of the most important keys to finding fish and making the most of your time on the water.  Let’s take a look at an existing off-the-shelf map for Upper Cullen Lake in Minnesota:

Here’s a screen-grab of an off-the-shelf map chip chart of Upper Cullen Lake, in Minnesota.

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