TBF Lowrance Sponorship Program

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The Tennessee Bass Federation is a proud and longtime supporter of Lowrance marine electronics. Lowrance has always been a leader in the industry and continues to be on the very cutting edge of the ever-changing technology. The TN Bass Federation has enthusiastically promoted Lowrance marine electronics at every one of its events for decades. These events are held all over the state of TN as well as in several Southern States and include both adult and youth . Over the years, thousands of participants and spectators have been exposed in this manner to the Federation`s support of Lowrance and its excellent products. 

The Federation further provides exposure for Lowrance in both print and electronic media. Since the inception of its website, the Federation has included a logo and link to the Lowrance website. Additionally, the Federation has always promoted Lowrance in its monthly Newsletters. The Federation finds it easy to lend its support to a company which produces such quality products and happily continues to do so.



Make Fishing Easy with HOOK and Elite-Ti Displays

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 06.18.17

 
 
Make Fishing Easy with HOOK and Elite-Ti Displays
Simple, Affordable and Powered by Proven Lowrance Sonar

We have a simple solution for anglers who want to spend more time fishing and less time learning to use their fishfinder.
Get an Elite-Ti or HOOK display.
Whether you are looking for easy touchscreen operation and affordable premium features or you just want to keep it simple and focus only on the essentials – Elite-Ti and HOOK displays have you covered.

Save $100 on Lowrance® HOOK, Elite Ti Displays

Add proven Lowrance sonar performance to your boat by July 4, 2017 and save up to $100.

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Enter Lowrance Screenshot Contest and Win a FREE Cap

Take your shot at winning a commemorative 60th Anniversary Cap by entering the Lowrance screenshot contest. All you have to do is send us your best sonar/imaging screenshot of fish and fish-holding structure for a chance to win!

Each week – starting June 19 -- the contestant with the best sonar/imaging screenshot submission of fish- and fish-holding structure will win a commemorative Lowrance 60th Anniversary Cap.

Winners will be posted on Lowrance social media every Friday, along with the winning image. 

The screenshot must be taken using the display`s screenshot functionality. Photos of your display will not be considered a valid entry.

To submit a screenshot:

  • Send an email to screenshots@lowrance.com
  • Include your name and the screenshot
  • Tell us where your screenshot was taken and what it is showing.
Click the link below to see how to save and share a screenshot. The demo is done on an HDS Carbon unit, but the process is the same for HDS Gen3 and Elite Ti displays.

 

How to Copy Screenshots Demo
 
 
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Sweet Sixteen — Announcing the New HDS Carbon 16

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 03.24.17

 
 
Sweet Sixteen — Announcing the New HDS Carbon 16
Lowrance Biggest Display Unveiled at Bassmaster Classic

We are pleased to announce HDS Carbon 16, a new addition to the HDS Carbon Series of fishfinder/chartplotters.

HDS Carbon 16 features an enormous 16-inch, high definition, multi-touch screen that showcases the amazing clarity, high resolution and superior target separation of the SolarMAX™ HD technology.

The 16-inch display is the biggest ever produced by Lowrance. Setting up a quad-panel split on the HDS Carbon 16 gives anglers the equivalent of four 7-inch screens on a single display.

The HDS Carbon 16 dual-core processor delivers faster redraws and response rates allowing anglers to quickly switch between applications and simultaneously view independent sonar feeds with ease -- smoothly driving high-tech Lowrance technology like StructureScan® 3D with SideScan and DownScan Imaging™, StructureMap™, Broadband Radar™, SiriusXM® Weather Chart Overlay™ and more.
 

Lowrance SolarMAX™ HD display technology features high-definition views and clear visibility in all conditions with the widest available range of viewing angles — even when wearing polarized sunglasses. The new displays are engineered to withstand higher temperatures than conventional units, offering enhanced reliability in warmer climates.
 
HDS Carbon combines award-winning Lowrance sonar technology with new Live Network Sonar, so users can view and control two independent, live sonar sources — like at the front and the back of the boat, for example — from a single display. Eliminating the need for separate displays, or alternating networked sonar sources on a single display, this powerful new feature provides anglers with a comprehensive picture below the boat with convenient and complete control. 


Maximum Visibility and Power with HDS Carbon 16


 
 
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DownScan Imaging™ Vs. ClearVü™

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 03.23.17

 
 
Lowrance® DownScan Imaging™ vs. Garmin ClearVü™ 

As a general rule, when making a product comparison, it is always best to compare apples to apples.
Sometimes, exceptions are made, as is the case when comparing Lowrance DownScan Imaging™ to Garmin ClearVü™.
While these products are similar, there is one key difference that makes them quite different.
Both are marketed as down-scanning products, but only one of them has an actual down-facing element in its transducer. That makes a big difference where it matters most – on the water.
How did we get to the point of comparing these two products?

DownScan Imaging™ — a fishfinding technology that gives anglers photo-like images of rocks, trees and underwater structure — was developed by Lowrance and patented by its parent company Navico®.

It is a game-changing technology that provides clear images of structure — the areas where fish like to hide. DownScan Imaging™ also makes it easier to identify how fish relate to structure, which is critically important for anglers.

Knowing the importance of DownScan Imaging™ for fishermen, other marine-electronics companies licensed the technology from Navico — with one exception.

In 2014, Garmin began shipping their version of down-scanning technology called DownVü™. As you may know, in 2015 the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that DownVü™ infringed upon Navico’s patents in the U.S. for DownScan Imaging™.

After a minor redesign to the DownVü™ transducer, Garmin made plans to move forward with U.S. imports. But, the ITC issued a ruling that caused Garmin to move away from the modified DownVü™ design. An ongoing enforcement action is underway relating to Garmin’s U.S. importations and sales of the modified transducer without seeking ITC approval.
That brings us to ClearVü™, which is now marketed as Garmin’s side- and down-scanning solution.

ClearVü™ does not infringe on the Navico U.S. patents, because it does not include a down-facing element in the transducer. This creates a scanning gap directly beneath the boat.

In the U.S., the Garmin ClearVü™ approach is to stitch together the side-scanning returns to fill the scanning gap directly under the boat. This reduces clarity and range, distorts the appearance of targets picked up by both side-scanning beams and completely misses some targets directly beneath the boat.

The idea of creating a down-scan view by using only the side-scan sonar signals is not new. Other marine electronics manufacturers tried this solution, but recognized it did not work well -- opting to provide their customers with a true DownScan Imaging solution, which is why other marine electronics manufacturers, including Humminbird® and Raymarine®, now license the true Navico DownScan Imaging technology for use on their fishfinders.

Check out this video to see a side-by-side comparison of Lowrance DownScan Imaging™ and Garmin’s ClearVü on-the-water performance.

 

 
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Great Deal on HDS with StructureScan 3D

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 03.23.17

 
 
Add HDS to Your Boat and Save During the Ultimate Upgrade
Save $300 on HDS Carbon or HDS Gen3 Display with StructureScan 3D

Now is the perfect time to upgrade your boat with the most popular unit on the Bassmaster Elite Tour.
From now until May 31, 2017, purchase a new HDS Carbon or HDS Gen multifunction display with a qualified sonar accessory — like TotalScan™ or StructureScan® 3D — and save up to $300.
For more information on the Lowrance 60th Anniversary Ultimate Upgrade, visit: http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/specialoffers/uu2017/

 
 
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Get High-Speed Performance from the TotalScan Transducer 
 

For a limited time, you can save $200 on the purchase of an HDS Carbon or HDS Gen3 display and a TotalScan™ transducer. Get all of your sonar – CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan® Imaging from a single transducer install with TotalScan!

 
 
The Wait is Over — Elite 12 Ti Displays Now Shipping!
Boasting the Only Touchscreen in its Category with More Features Than all the Rest
 

With Elite-12 Ti, you get a touchscreen display on a keypad budget.

What does that mean?

Purchase an Elite-12 Ti and enjoy easy touchscreen operation at a better price than others are selling their keypad-only displays.

Click the Learn More button to get the lowdown on what Elite-12 Ti does that others don’t, like onscreen trolling motor and Power Pole® Shallow Water Anchor control and support for the all-in-on TotalScan transducer.

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HDS Carbon Multifunction Displays — Coming Spring 2017

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 02.10.17

 
 
HDS Carbon Multifunction Displays — Coming Spring 2017
Lowrance® HDS Carbon Boasts Dual-Core Power, SolarMAX HD™ Screen 
 

You won’t have to wait much longer to get your hands on the best multifunction display of 2017.
HDS Carbon displays will be available this spring, offering a high-performance dual-core processor that can easily drive the latest sonar technology and SolarMAX HD screens that are viewable from any angle — a new level of visibility you will have to see to believe.  
 
To learn more about HDS Carbon displays, click the Learn More button below.

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Video Tip
Using Trackback™ on StructureScan® 3D 
 

 
 
 
Lowrance Angler Wiggins Wins Bass Pro Southern Open
 

Jesse Wiggins came from behind on the Final Day to win Bass Pro Southern Open #1. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BASSMASTER)
 

ORLANDO, Fla. – Lowrance Angler Jesse Wiggins vaulted from fourth place to first via a 21 pounds, 5 ounce bag on the final day to win the Bass Pro Southern Open #1 on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesbrugh, Fla. Wiggins finished with a total weight of 59-4.

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Start the New Year Off with a Great Deal on HDS Gen3

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 01.13.17

 
 
Start the New Year Off with a Great Deal on HDS Gen3
Prices Reduced on HDS Gen3, HDS Gen3+StructureScan® 3D Bundles 
 

Want to start the new year right?
Kick 2017 into high gear rigging your boat with an HDS Gen3 display or HDS-Gen3+StructureScan 3D bundle at a new lower price.
Last November, we reduced prices on HDS Gen3 displays by $500 for HDS-12 Gen3 and HDS-Gen3+StructureScan 3D Bundles, $400 on HDS-9 Gen3 and $300 on HDS-7 Gen3 displays.
 
The time to upgrade your boat has never been better. Click the link below to locate a dealer near you and get yours now!

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Video Tip
Setting Up a Custom Split with StructureScan® 3D View 
 

2016 Bassmaster Classic Champion Edwin Evers shows you how he sets up the HDS Gen3 custom splitscreen he uses for StructureScan 3D.

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New Lowrance Elite-9 Ti Displays are Shipping Now!
Get Elite-9 Ti + TotalScan™ Transducer Bundle for only $999
 

It’s a new year.
Start it off on the right foot with a great deal on an Elite-9 Ti + TotalScan™ Bundle.
You can get your boat fishing ready, rigging it with an Elite-9 Ti Display and a TotalScan all-in-one transducer — for just $999.
Get all the premium features of Elite-Ti displays on a bigger 9” screen and take care of all your sonar  — Broadband Sounder™, CHIRP and StructureScan® HD with SideScan and DownScan Imaging™ —  with the TotalScan transducer.
 
Click the link below to locate a dealer near you and upgrade your boat with an Elite-9 Ti +TotalScan Bundle Today!

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Elite-9 Ti Features
  • High-resolution display
    Lowrance-exclusive, high-resolution, LED-backlit color display
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen
    Touchscreen provides fast, fingertip access to all Elite-Ti features
  • CHIRP Sonar, StructureScan® HD and DownScan Imaging™ 
    Top-of-the line sonar technologies provide the best possible view of the environment beneath your boat.
  • Wider Coverage
    StructureScan HD (up to 300’ to each side of the boat with incredible clarity). StructureScan® HD requires optional TotalScan™ transducer.
  • TrackBack™
    Scroll back through your sonar, SideScan or DownScan Imaging™ history to review structure or fish targets and mark the location with a waypoint.
  • Internal GPS antenna
    Highly accurate, built-in GPS antenna plus a detailed U.S. chart by C-MAP.
  • Optional chart upgrades
    Optional Americas chart upgrades include C-MAP Insight PRO, C-MAP Lake Insight HD, C-MAP MAX-N, Navionics® HotMaps® Premium, Navionics + and Fishing Hotspots® PRO.
  • Built-in wireless connectivity
    Access to the GoFree™ Cloud where you can download software updates directly to the display
  • Boat Integration and System Control
    Bluetooth® control of Power-Pole® shallow water anchors and SmartSteer™ control of Motorguide® Xi5 Trolling Motors
  • microSD card slot
To get more information on the new Elite-9 Ti, click the Learn More button below.
 
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Lowrance Celebrates 60 Years of Innovation

The line tightens. The rod bends. That buzz of excitement that comes over you when you hook your first fish. It is a memory we will keep forever; passing it down to the next generation, adding another chapter to a fishing tradition. Fishing makes you feel alive. We know the feeling.
And after 60 years of helping anglers find fish, we know a thing or two about continuing a tradition as well.
From the FISH LO-K-TOR® red and green boxes — the first recreational fishfinders — to the new high-performance HDS Carbon, the best multifunction display of 2017; our determination to help anglers catch more fish has been rivaled only by our commitment to produce the most innovative products on the market.



Last Chance Deals and Discounts

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 12.29.16

 
 
Time is Running Out on These Offers from Lowrance®
Compound Your Savings with Price Reduction and Ice Machine Rebate
 

The time to buy a HOOK Ice Machine™ or All-Season Pack has never been better.
On December 15, Lowrance reduced the price $50 on HOOK-4 and HOOK-4x Ice Machines and $20 on the HOOK-3x All-Season Pack.
Through the end of the year, you can not only benefit from those savings, but reap additional savings by taking advantage of the HOOK Ice Machine Rebate offer.
Through December 31, 2016 purchase a HOOK-5, HOOK-4, HOOK-4x or a HOOK-3x All-Season Pack and you will receive a $50 Visa® Prepaid Card. That is $100 total savings on HOOK-4 and HOOK-4x Ice Machines with a combined $70 savings on HOOK-3x All-Season Pack.

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Don`t Sleep on WM-3 Weather Module Offer — It Ends December 31!
 


Can you avoid the storm or should you head to the dock?
Add the WM-3 Weather Module to your boat and you will get the answers to all your weather questions on the screen of your HDS Carbon or HDS Gen3 display.  
Purchase a Lowrance® WM-3 Weather Module by December 31, 2016 and activate at least a 1-year Coastal or Marine Offshore SiriusXM® subscription – maintaining 60 days of service ─ and you will receive a $100 SiriusXM Rewards Visa® Prepaid Card. The offer is only for new SiriusXM subscribers.

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Upgrade Your Boat in One Fell Swoop with Lowrance®HDS Gen3+StructureScan® 3D Bundle

Making a major upgrade to your boat is simple when you pick up an HDS Gen3+StructureScan 3D bundle. You get everything you need in one box – HDS Gen3, 83/200kHz Skimmer® transducer and the StructureScan 3D module and transducer – and at the best price of the year.
We recently announced price reductions of up to $500 on HDS Gen3 multifunction displays and HDS Gen3+StructureScan 3D bundles. 

HDS Gen3+StructureScan 3D Bundle 

HDS Gen3

  • Multi-touch display interface
  • StructureScan 3D capability
  • Built-in CHIRP and Broadband Sounder™
  • SmartSteer™ control for Xi5 Trolling Motor and Outboard Pilot
  • Radar and SonicHub2™ audio server connectivity
  • Wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity
  • NMEA 2000® engine support
  • Built-in C-MAP charts with mapping options (C-MAP, Navionics® and more) 
 
StructureScan 3D
  • Easy-to-understand sonar images
  • Find Key Fishing Areas Faster
  • Unrivaled SideScan Image Clarity
  • Improved SideScan range - up to 600 feet to each side
  • High Definition, Super-wide 3D Scanning
  • Leading Edge™ Scanning Reference shows how sonar beams are intersecting bottom contours
  • SelectScan™ Target Identification contrasts cover and suspended targets for better visibility
  • Vertical Enhancement makes drops, contour changes easier to recognize
  • StructureScan 3D requires a 3D module with transducer and a HDS Carbon or HDS Gen3 fishfinder/chartplotter display.



GET READY FOR BATTLE WITH NEW HDS CARBON DISPLAYS

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 12.29.16

Best Screens Available & High-Performance Processor with Power to Spare

The fish are ready. Are you?
Rig your boat with HDS Carbon and you will be ready — Ready for Battle.
Today, Lowrance® launched HDS Carbon, a new high-performance addition to the HDS Series of fishfinder/chartplotters.

HDS Carbon — which features 12-, 9- and 7-inch models — includes a new high-performance, dual-core processor, multi-touch SolarMAX™ HD display, Dual Channel CHIRP and Network Dual Sounder sonar technology.

HDS Carbon takes processing power to new heights with a dual core processor that allows anglers to switch between applications and simultaneously view independent sonar feeds with ease — smoothly driving high-tech Lowrance technology like StructureScan® 3D with SideScan and DownScan Imaging™, StructureMap™, Broadband Radar™, SiriusXM® Weather Chart Overlay™ and more.

Lowrance SolarMAX™ HD display technology features high-definition views and clear visibility in all conditions with the widest available range of viewing angles. The new displays are engineered to withstand higher temperatures than conventional units, offering better reliability in warmer climates.

HDS Carbon bolsters award-winning Lowrance sonar technology lineup with the addition of Dual Channel CHIRP and Network Dual Sounder. Dual Channel CHIRP enables anglers to view dual range sonar coverage from the same transducer when a dual channel CHIRP sonar transducer is installed on their boat. Network Dual Sounder supplies sonar data from a network of CHIRP transducers, allowing anglers to cover more water in less time and mark fish targets more clearly.

Key Features:

  • NEW ultra-bright HDS SolarMAX™ HD displays with greater resolution and a wider range of viewing angles
  • NEW high-performance HDS processor for faster redraws and quicker response times
  • NEW HDS Dual-Channel CHIRP Sonar – dual sonar-range coverage from the same transducer*
  • NEW HDS Network Dual Sounder – cover more water and mark fish targets more clearly from a network of CHIRP sonar transducers
  • Multi-touch display interface
  • StructureScan® 3D ready
  • Built-in CHIRP and Broadband Sounder™
  • SmartSteer™ control for Xi5 Trolling Motor and Outboard Pilot
  • Radar and SonicHub®2 audio server connectivity
  • Wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity
  • NMEA 2000® engine support
  • Built-in C-MAP charts with a multitude of mapping options (C-MAP, Navionics® and more)

*requires dual-channel CHIRP sonar transducer



2016 Tennessee State Championship Fish-Off

Written By: TBF   Date: 12.17.16



Best Deal Of the Year on HDS Gen3 Displays

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 11.15.16

 
 
Best Deal Of the Year on HDS Gen3 Displays 
Just in Time For the Holidays — Save Up to 500 Bucks on HDS Gen3
 


Christmas has come early.
Lowrance® has announced up to a $500 reduction on the retail price of HDS Gen3 displays and HDS Gen3-StructureScan® 3D bundles.
Prices have been reduced $500 for HDS-12 Gen3, $400 for HDS-9 Gen3 and $300 for HDS-7 Gen3.

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HDS Gen3 Key Features

  • Bright, LED backlit, multi-touch display
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Full operation via touchscreen, keypad or both
  • Built in CHIRP and Broadband Sounder™
  • Review sonar history with Trackback™
  • StructureScan® 3D, StructureScan® HD and SpotlightScan™ ready
  • TotalScan™ all-in one transducer ready
  • Integrated wireless connectivity
  • Bluetooth® control of Power-Pole® Shallow Water anchors
  • Control MotorGuide® Xi5 trolling motors and the Lowrance Outboard pilot via SmartSteer™ interface
  • Mercury® VesselView® Link support
  • Network Analyzer and Service Assistant integrated service tools
  • Built-in multitude of mapping options including Insight by C-MAP PRO, HD and TOPO charts, C-MAP MAX-N+, Navionics® and more
  • Insight Genesis® custom mapping created from your own sonar logs
  • Support for Broadband Radar, Precision-9 Compass, SonicHub®2, SiriusXM® Weather/Audio, Class B AIS and DSC VHF
  • Internal 10Hz GPS Antenna
  • StructureMap™
  • Two microSD card slots
  • Video input
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Video Tip
Lowrance Pro Staff Nick Whyte Demos StructureScan 3D
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2016 TN West Divisional

Written By: TBF   Date: 08.19.16

 

2016  Tennessee State West Divisional 

Tournament Staff is getting ready for the Weigh-In

 

Tournament Results: Click Here

Tourname Photos: Click Here

 



2016 Junior World Championship Heads to Lake Guntersville

Written By: TBF   Date: 08.05.16

2016  Forrest Wood Cup, Junior World Championship and TBF’s Annual President’s Meetings, August 4-7

2016 JWC Qualifier - Dylan Cummings

2016 JWC Qualifier - Dylan Cummings

Ponca City, Okla., August 2, 2016 – This week the sport of bass fishing will never be the same as new champions will be crowned, lives will be changed and decisions that will shape the future of the sport will be made as three events coincide in Alabama.  Junior state champions from 37 states head to Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Ala., August 4-6 to fight for the title, scholarship money and prizes in the 2016 Junior World Championship presented by TBF and FLW.  Like in years past, the JWC is held in conjunction with the most prestigious professional bass fishing tournament in the world, the Forrest Wood Cup.

 

The 2016 Forrest Wood Cup will be held on Lake Wheeler in Huntsville, Ala., August 4-7.  All of TBF’s Junior World Championship anglers will get the chance to walk across the FLW main stage on Saturday after their final weigh-in.   Anglers and their families are also invited to join the Forrest Wood Cup festivities all week with daily weigh-ins at 5pm at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., and the final day weigh-in on Sunday, August 7.

 

Adding to the excitement of the week are TBF’s annual Presidents, Youth and Conservation Directors and Shareholders Meetings.  In the meetings, the elected leaders and volunteers from each state represented will vote on issues that will decide the future of the company.

 

There will definitely be a lot of moving and shaking going on in Alabama this week.  Take off and weigh-ins for the Junior World Championship will be held at Goose Pond Marina at 2:30pm on Friday and 1:30pm on Saturday.  To follow the events online, check out www.bassfederation.com for live streaming and standings, and TBF’s Facebookfor more pictures and stories, as well as, www.flwfishing.com and FLW’s Facebook.



HDS Ultimate Upgrade Nearing its End

Written By: Lowrance   Date: 07.14.16

 

Time is Running Out on the Ultimate Upgrade 

You Have Until July 10 to Save $300 on Gen3 with Qualified Accessory

 

The opportunity to reap big savings on the purchase of an HDS Gen3 and a qualified accessory – like StructureScan®  3D – is nearing its end.

The HDS Ultimate Upgrade concludes on July 10th. Don`t miss out!

 

 
 
Fishing Lake Guntersville Could Net You an HDS Gen3

The Lake Guntersville Challenge is underway.

Why should that matter to you?

Be the first angler to log and upload 10,000 acres on Lake Guntersville and you will win an HDS-12 Gen3 multifunction display.

To be eligible, sonar logs must be uploaded to insightgenesis.com in exclusive Lowrance .slg or .ls2 format, and they cannot be marked private.

 
 
Video Tip
Using StructureScan® 3D Vertical Enhancement

2016 Bassmaster Classic Champion Edwin Evers discusses the benefits of the StructureScan 3D Vertical Enhancement feature.


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