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Whatever type of boater you are, C-MAP electronic charts offer unique content and features designed to enhance your day on the water. Whether it’s using our animated surface current arrows to help you transit the canal at the best time, relying on our detailed High Resolution Bathy Fishing charts to find productive fishing grounds, or navigating the Bahamas with our exclusive, privately produced Explorer Charts, boating is always better with C-MAP electronic charts.

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Teaching Voyagers

Teaching Voyagers

John and Amanda Neal sail more than 10,000 miles every year aboard their Hallberg-Rassy 46, Mahina Tiare III, teaching sailors to become offshore sailors.

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Sailing Away

Sailing Away

Marshall Peabody will have owned his Roughwater 33 Tenacity for 33 years come this October (and has lived aboard for the past five years).

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Use All The Tools Your Charts Have to Offer

Use All The Tools Your Charts Have to Offer

TAs a former delivery skipper and current Dockmaster at the Buffalo Yacht Club, Paul Van Voorhees has some good advice to offer cruising sailors that share his passion for exploring the waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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Charts + Depthsounder = Safer Navigation

Charts + Depthsounder = Safer Navigation

“There are two kind of sailors on the St. Lawrence River — those who’ve run aground and those that will.”

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C-MAP Featured Hotspot: Mud Hole

C-MAP Featured Hotspot: Mud Hole

The Mud Hole is a deep, long channel extending into New York Bight, formed by the flow of the Hudson River. Silt and mud washed from the river settles into this channel, making the waters nutrient-rich and full of life.

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C-MAP Featured Hotspot: Hot Dog Lump

C-MAP Featured Hotspot: Hot Dog Lump

Located southeast of Cape May, New Jersey, Hot Dog Lump is a perennial tuna hot spot during the summer months. Fishermen set up over this elongated hump to chunk butterfish in hopes of attracting yellowfin and bluefin tuna.

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C-MAP Featured Hotspot: Race Point

C-MAP Featured Hotspot: Race Point

The Race Point area at the tip of Cape Cod offers steep, sandy drop-offs, deep water, strong currents, and a smorgasbord of bait that feeds bluefish, stripers, and occasionally bluefin tuna.

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Using Your Charts to Troll Up Structure

Using Your Charts to Troll Up Structure

Striped bass are structure-loving predators. Voracious feeders, they like to use the terrain of the bottom and the movement of water to help them hunt.

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Carolina Gentleman Hot Spot - The Trench

Carolina Gentleman Hot Spot - The Trench

This spot lies just a few miles offshore of Ft. Lauderdale. Made up of ragged edges, ledges, and a rocky bottom, this “trench” is consistent when it comes to hot spots for South Florida Swordfish.

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Carolina Gentleman Hot Spot - Elbow Cay

Carolina Gentleman Hot Spot - Elbow Cay

Fishing this area with my C-MAP High Res Bathy Fishing charts makes it really easy to stay in the fishy areas, by working select depth ranges simply by shading the exact range I want to fish in.

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Charter Captain Takes Fishing Off The Charts

Charter Captain Takes Fishing Off The Charts

Capt. Ron Murphy has been winning tournaments and guiding groups of anglers aboard his charter boat Stray Cat for 30+ years, all the time refining his light-tackle techniques for hauling big stripers from the productive waters around Cape Cod and Nantucket Sound.

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Epic Summer Action in So. Cal

Epic Summer Action in So. Cal

C-MAP High Resolution Bathy (HRB) fishing charts will be key to catching El Nino exotics expected to invade Southern California waters again this summer.

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On The Water Hot Spot - Tussey's Slough

On The Water Hot Spot - Tussey's Slough

Roughly 2 miles Northeast of Brandywine Shoal Light, on the New Jersey side of the bay, Tussey’s Slough is a narrow channel with depths of 20 to 25 feet surrounded on either side by depths of 12 to 18 feet.

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On The Water Hot Spot - Bartlett Reef

On The Water Hot Spot - Bartlett Reef

Stretching from Two Tree Channel south a half-mile past the Spindle, Bartlett Reef is a sprawling structure of varying depths. The inner reef, or area north of the Spindle...

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On The Water Hot Spot - Watch Hill Reef

On The Water Hot Spot - Watch Hill Reef

With such a complex bottom topography of rocks, reefs, and passages, you’ll depend heavily on your chartplotter and a detailed map to navigate safely around this fishy structure.

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On The Water Hot Spot - Klondike Rocks

The story goes that the Klondike got its name because New Jersey small boat fishermen felt as though they’d struck gold when they found this fish-rich bottom structure.

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On The Water Hot Spot - Middle Ground

Middle Ground is one of the most famous fishing areas in Vineyard Sound, running from east to west parallel to the north coast of Martha’s Vineyard. A little more than two and half miles long...

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Flat Out Action in San Francisco Bay

Flat Out Action in San Francisco Bay

The availability of live bait this Spring has given a boost to what was already a strong halibut bite in San Francisco Bay.

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