Map Study

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We’ve talked in other articles and videos about using mapping to find good fishing spots and there is no doubt that today’s maps are some of the best we’ve ever had. You can do some study online with services like Navionics or PC software like Lake Master Contour Elite which both let you see high def mapping contours for various bodies of water in that subscription. 

You can also pull up maps on your units while off the water and again find the depths and contours that fit the seasonal patterns like spawning flats and pockets in the spring or deeper channel swing banks in the winter. 

Here’s a good article on using map study to get better at fishing