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 New C-MAP MAX Chart Ideal For Tournament Anglers and Other Serious Fishermen
Big Game Off Baja Coast and Sea of Cortez

Navigation expert Jeppesen has announced a new C-MAP MAX chart designed to help tournament competitors and other big game anglers maximize success in the fish-rich waters of the Baja California peninsula.  This new C-MAP MAX chart features digitized data from the popular Baja Directions Chartbook, long respected as a leading source of valuable data and information for fishermen venturing south of the border.

Available with Jeppesen’s Summer 2011 release, the new Baja Directions MAX chart (NA-M609) covers the entire Pacific Coast of Baja from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, including distant offshore fishing zones like Guadalupe Island, Hurricane Banks and Alijos Rocks.  This same expansive chart card also covers all of the famed Sea of Cortez down to Las Tres Marias Islands,  just northwest of Puerto Vallarta.

These famous waters teem with world-class gamefish, from record yellowfin tuna and wahoo to giant striped blue and black Marlin.   Cabo San Lucas, in particular, is home to world-famous events like Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament, where the right fish can literally earn the winning team millions of dollars in prize money and jackpots.  Experts know, however, that these fish aren’t everywhere, and consistent success requires local knowledge and understanding of the region’s underwater topography. Traditional navigation charts for this remote region offer little in the way of the bathymetric detail so important to serious bluewater anglers.

This new chart provides users of C-MAP MAX-compatible chartplotters with exceptional detail of the underwater canyons, ridges and high spots that direct deep currents, cause upwellings and concentrate baitfish — in turn drawing the predatory gamefish treasured by Baja anglers.  Fishing Grounds and Hot Spots are clearly outlined and marked clearly on the electronic chart, along with photos and information about fish species and expert advice on how to catch them.  Whether chasing marlin from a Baja-based megayacht or towing a skiff down the coast of Baja on an angling adventure, this new chart is designed to help anglers burn less fuel and spend more time on the fish.

This new C-MAP MAX chart offers another important feature for anglers venturing into Mexican waters — Jeppesen’s  C-Marina charts for more than 30 marinas in 14 major ports.  Examples include the Hotel Coral and Marina in Ensenada, Marina Cabo San Lucas, Marina Palmira in La Paz and Marina El Cid in Mazatlan.  Jeppesen’s proprietary C-Marina charts provide detailed data on docks and facilities, for added confidence when cruising into a new port after a long day of fishing.

Until December 31, 2011, anglers can purchase Jeppesen’s Baja Directions MAX chart for the special introductory price of $199 — a $50 savings off the regular MSRP.  This makes this exclusive chart an even better deal for serious Baja-bound anglers looking to burn less fuel and catch more fish.  More detailed information is available on line at

About Jeppesen
Jeppesen is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at

Ellison Overhardt, Regional Marketing Manager – Marine
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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


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