Depth Range Shading

You can set color ranges on your map to show the water depths where your target fish are currently biting. You can set deeper ranges to monitor how quickly the bottom depth changes within a specific depth range. You can create up to ten depth ranges. For inland fishing, a maximum of five depth ranges can help reduce map clutter. The depth ranges apply to all charts and all bodies of water.

Some Garmin LakeVü™ and premium supplemental charts have multiple depth range shading by default.

Depth range shading


From 0 to 1.5 m (from 0 to 5 ft.)


From 1.5 to 3 m (from 5 to 10 ft.)


From 3 to 4.5 m (from 10 to 15 ft.)


From 4.5 to 6.1 m (from 15 to 20 ft.)

To turn on and adjust, from a chart, select Options > Layers > Water > Depth Shading.

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March 2024