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New Waypoint Filtering Features in Omnia PRO: Enhance Your Fishing Strategy

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Discover the latest waypoint filtering features in Omnia PRO that can help you streamline your fishing strategy. Learn how to customize date ranges, overlay map layers, and use water clarity and temperature data to optimize your fishing experience. Get a detailed walkthrough from Bob Downey on how these tools can boost your success on the water.

In this video, Bob Downey walks us through the new waypoint filtering features in Omnia PRO, showing how these tools can boost your fishing game. Here are the main points he covers:

1. Filtering Waypoints by Date

• You can select specific lakes and filter waypoints by date. This helps you focus on productive spots from certain seasons without clutter from other times.

• Example: If you’ve fished a lake in spring, summer, and fall, you can filter to show only the spring waypoints for future trips in the spring.

2. Overlaying Map Layers:

• The app lets you overlay map layers for additional context, like water clarity and temperature.

• This helps you make better decisions about where to fish based on current conditions and past data.

3. Practical Tips and Recommendations:

• Bob shows how to use these features for planning tournament strategies, highlighting the importance of focusing on waypoints from similar seasons and conditions.

• He suggests using the water temperature overlay to find areas where fish are likely to be, based on past catches.

Advice on Using The Map:

Custom Date Ranges: Use this to remove clutter and focus on the best fishing spots from specific seasons or dates.

Map Layer Overlays: Use water clarity and temperature data to fine-tune your fishing strategy, targeting the most promising areas.

Added Value for Anglers:

• These features save you time and help you make smarter decisions by providing clear, relevant data about your fishing spots.

• Filtering and overlaying data helps reduce confusion and enhances your fishing experience, leading to better results.

Video Transcript

Everyone, Bob Downey here. I want to show you a couple of new features we have in the Omnia Pro app. We’ve got some Waypoint filter features that I’m excited about, and I’ll run through them quickly.


First of all, you can choose the water body where you want your waypoints to show up. Right now, we’re looking at Medicine Lake. If we want to focus on that area, we can. Let’s say you fished this lake several times over the years and marked waypoints in the spring, summer, and fall. Next year, you might want to go back in the spring and get rid of all your summer and fall waypoints to focus only on spring ones. You can pick custom date ranges. For example, today, I’ll show you what we marked yesterday, June 6th. By putting in your date range, only the waypoints from June 6th will show up, and everything else will disappear. This feature helps prevent confusion and clutter from different times of the year.


So, by setting the date to June 6th, we can focus only on those areas that were productive last spring in the Midwest. This feature is especially useful for me when traveling across the country. For instance, if I went to Lake Fork in April and again in September, and then I go back in April, I can focus only on the waypoints from that spring. The date range feature is very handy.


We can also overlay map layers. For example, if we practiced for a tournament on June 6th and 7th, we can set our date ranges to include all our waypoints. Then, if we have a tournament coming up next week and need to understand the conditions, we can overlay layers from the map. This helps us decide where to start on the day of the tournament. We can also use water clarity and temperature overlays on our waypoints.


In a springtime situation on a southern reservoir, where we have waypoints all over the lake, we can check the water temp. If a back pocket is warming up the fastest and we caught fish there last spring, we can see if the water temp is reaching that preferred mid-60s range. This helps us determine if fish are moving shallow like the previous year. We can overlay water temp data to see if it’s in the mid-50s, low 50s, or mid-60s, and adjust our plans accordingly.


These waypoint filters and data overlays from weather layers and lake maps provide good starting points for our day. We may still need to make adjustments on the water, but this gets us off to a great start and hopefully helps put some fish in the boat right away.