Google Maps puts a bird’s eye view of potential fisheries right at your fingertips.
It’s almost common knowledge that using online resources can help you catch more fish, but what if you don’t know where to start? Finding a few puddles that contain bass here and there is easier than you might think. It just takes a little research.
This video from Chris’ Outdoor Adventures YouTube channel explains in detail how to take advantage of different features to increase your chances on the water.
You can locate access points to the water from the road, but be cognizant that it might not be 100% foolproof. The last thing you want is to drive to a spot, only to find a gate with a “No Trespassing” sign.
Google Maps is a great tool that can help you not only locate new fishing holes, but also determine water clarity, weed cover, and other structure prior to making your expedition to new waters. Using different applications to show aerial images of the water during different time periods throughout the year can help you better prepare for what to bring along and how to target fish.
Scaling back the dates of aerial views allows you to go back in time to watch the progression of newer lakes, which can help you determine whether or not they may contain a relevant fishery of matured fish.