Fishing & Boating News

Southeast gets more maps from Fishing Hot Spots

by: Mike Michalak,

(01/02/2002 - Rhinelander, WI) Anglers in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina will find new and updated maps for their favorite fishing destinations, courtesy of Fishing Hot Spots, Inc.

The nation's largest fishing map publisher released several dozen maps for the coming season, the bulk of them in the Southeast. They include: Alabama - Guntersville, Logan Martin, Weiss, Wheeler, Wilson. Georgia - Allatoona, Sidney Lanier, Hartwell, Sinclair, West Point, Oconee, Eufaula.

South Carolina - Marion, Moultrie, Murray, Clarks Hill, Russell, Jocassee, Keowee, Greenwood, Wylie.

Included on the four-color, waterproof maps are depth contours, structure, boat ramps, special features, a GPS grid with dozens of plotted waypoints and complete fishing information. Also available are the navigation aids with buoys marked to identify hazards and mark safe navigation channels.

As the company's name implies, Fishing Hot Spots maps feature dozens of marked fishing areas that show anglers exactly where, when and how to catch fish. This detailed information is compiled from local guides, resort operators and bait shops among other sources. Some of the area's most respected guides assisted with the new maps.

"We rely on the experience and knowledge of the local experts," says Russ Warye, senior research editor.

"Over the years we've gathered good solid fishing information for hundreds of maps by talking with the people that really know the lakes."

Fishing Hot Spots has been making fishing maps more than 27 years. Today, the company offers over 550 maps in 33 states and the province of Ontario. Many are also available for use in GPS units via Navionics HotMaps or Garmin MapSource software. The maps can be purchased at local tackle shops and sporting goods dealers, by calling 800-ALL-MAPS.