Many visitors to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show come in search of the latest technology to help them catch more gamefish in coastal and offshore waters. Among the developments Jeppesen will be highlighting at the show are important updates to its exclusive Sportfishing Value Added Data (VAD) for C-MAP 4D and MAX cartography — features that make these widely used electronic charts an even more powerful tool for serious saltwater fishermen.

For 2014, Jeppesen is introducing information about thousands of new reefs, hot fishing locations, updated state record gamefish information and latest angling regulations across the country. This valuable information helps anglers find productive fishing grounds and fish them more effectively.

Pinpointing fishing spots on compatible chartplotters is just part of the equation. Jeppesen’s Sportfishing VAD provides easy-to-use “information pages” that help anglers understand what types of fish are there, the size, depth and reef composition, and what type of bottom surrounds the structure. With this detailed information, anglers can better understand the layout and orientation of key structure areas and determine where fish should be holding in given conditions. This can help anglers target both resident and pelagic gamefish more effectively, whether fishing at anchor, drifting or trolling. Other important angling intelligence is also available right on C-MAP 4D and MAX electronic charts, including fish information and ID photos, updated seasonal and gear restrictions, and size/bag limits that help keep anglers “in the know” and on the right side of the law.

C-MAP 4D and MAX cartography is compatible with a wide range of popular chartplotters from OEM partners Furuno, Standard Horizon and SI-TEX. Jeppesen’s latest Sportfishing VAD will be included with MAX charts and sold as an additional segment to C-MAP 4D Local charts.

Learn more about Sportfishing VAD for C-MAP 4D and MAX charts at www.jeppesen.com/lightmarine.

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