Fishing & Boating News

State-of-the-Art Maps Available for Lake of the Woods

by: Mike Michalak,

(Friday, April 07,2000 - Rhinelander, WI) Never before has a product better reflected the world class fishing found on Lake of the Woods. Canada’s "big four," walleye, muskie, northern and smallmouth bass are the focus of the latest maps from Fishing Hot Spots.

Now available are:
Q270 Lake of the Woods-NE

(Kenora, Rat Portage Bay, Witch Bay, Andrew Bay, Yellow Girl Bay, Sunset Channel, Bigstone Bay) Q271 Lake of the Woods-NW

(Clearwater Bay, Labyrinth Bay, Monument Bay, Ptarmigan Bay, Big Narrows, Bishop Bay) Q272 Lake of the Woods-SE

(Sabaskong Bay, Nestor Falls, Whitefish Bay, Sioux Narrows, Regina Bay, Long Bay, Lobstick Bay, Miles Bay) Q273 Lake of the Woods-SW

(Big Traverse Bay, Little Traverse Bay, Northwest Angle, Miles Bay)

This four map set profiles nearly one-million acres of productive water with all new research, biologicals, dozens of GPS coordinates highlighting proven fishing areas complete with the latest patterns and presentations. Fishing Hot Spots’ senior research editor Russ Warye said the months of work on these maps has paid off. "This is a body of water that deserves this kind of treatment. It’s the best product we’ve produced yet." Cartographer Carol Weinberger has "redefined the mapping process," Warye said.

These four-color Lake of the Woods maps are as easy-to-use, as they are to read, complete with detailed contours, two-minute lat/long grids on the Southeast, Northeast and Northwest sections and a five-minute grid on the Southwest. The grid scale is there to provide anglers the ability to plot coordinates right on the map.

In addition to being the only map available providing fishing information, Fishing Hot Spots included navigational aids such as the important buoys and the accompanying GPS waypoints. The map also details locations of the hundreds of islands dotting this tremendous fishery.

The new Lake of the Woods maps are available at leading sporting goods stores and bait & tackle dealers or by calling 1-800-ALL-MAPS.