Using GPS Maps to Find the Best Fishing Spots (in Winter): How to Make the Most of Your Summer Explorations
As the summer heats up, many anglers take to the water in search of their next big catch. Whether you're fishing for fun or trying to reel in a trophy, exploring new areas can be an exciting way to find new fishing hotspots. But what if you could use technology to make your explorations even more fruitful? In this blog post, we'll explore how you can use GPS maps to scout out potential fishing spots in the summer, then revisit and fish them in the winter with the help of your RAZR Ice Auger.
GPS maps can be an invaluable tool for any angler looking to explore new waters. By using a GPS-enabled fishfinder, you can easily mark spots where you catch fish, then use that data to build a map waypoints in an area. Over time, these can become a valuable resource for finding new fishing spots. But don't forget, fish move. So try to find other areas on your map that mimic your hot spots, and put a pattern together by fishing those new areas.
During the summer, you can use your GPS map to explore areas of interest for fishing in your boat. By taking note of areas with underwater structures, drop-offs, or weed beds, you can build a mental picture of where the fish might be. Once you've identified a few promising spots, mark them on your GPS and make a note to revisit them in the winter.
Come winter, it's time to break out your RAZR ice auger and head back to those promising waypoints you marked on your GPS. The advantage of using a GPS map to find these spots is that you already have an idea of where the fish might be. This can save you time and frustration compared to randomly drilling holes in the ice and hoping to get lucky.
Using a GPS map to find fishing spots can also help you become a more efficient angler. By tracking your catches and noting where you caught them, you can start to build a pattern of where the fish tend to be at different times of the year. This can help you plan future trips and improve your chances of catching more fish.
In conclusion, using GPS maps to explore new fishing spots in the summer can be a great way to find new areas to fish in the winter. By building a map of the area and marking promising spots, you can save time and frustration when the water freezes over. And by tracking your catches and noting where you found them, you can become a more efficient angler and improve your chances of success.
So, next time you're out on the water in the summer, don't forget to bring along your GPS-enabled fishfinder and start building your map of potential winter fishing spots.