SiriusXM announced this month the launch of Fish Mapping, a service to help saltwater anglers locate fish faster and more effectively. Fish Mapping is currently only available via the Garmin GXM 54 satellite weather and radio receiver, compatible with many Garmin multifunction displays.
Powered by Maxar Technologies, Fish Mapping provides regularly updated, science-based infographics to anglers well offshore, beyond cellphone range. SiriusXM says Maxar has provided oceanographic data and fishing recommendations to commercial fishermen for more than 20 years.
“We are extremely pleased to team up with Garmin and Maxar for the launch of this game-changing new service,” says Dave Wasby, vice president of SiriusXM’s Aviation, Marine, and Music for Business. “With Garmin’s GXM 54 receiver, anglers can view graphical fishing information directly on the boat’s display. The images are refreshed automatically, without customers needing to initiate a new data request. This easy-to-use service will help anglers identify where game fish are likely to be biting – saving time to reach the best spots for a good day of fishing.”
SiriusXM lists the following Fish Mapping features:
With a clear line of sight to the sky, Garmin’s GXM 54 provides the best possible reception — even on the edges of SiriusXM’s coverage area. SiriusXM and Garmin have teamed up to offer $250 in combined rebates on the GXM 54 receiver. For details visit: garmin.blogs.com/promotions/2019/08/2019gxm54rebate.html.
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The Fish Mapping subscription costs $99.99 per month plus applicable fees and taxes. In addition to the eight new fishing features, it includes all of SiriusXM’s weather information from the SiriusXM Marine Offshore Weather package. The subscription can be suspended at no charge for up to six months each year. For more information, visit siriusxmcommunications.com/fishmapping/.