Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by Ravensmavsfan, Feb 18, 2006.
Does anyone know of any decent lake or river depth map websites?
I second that Q. Would be nice to see.
Yea I dont know how readily available depth maps and that would be but I know at least of rivers you can get the navigation charts for i think the usgs site but I always find links from other sites. I would like to see depth maps but it maybe hard especially for rivers.
Some of the ones I have found are not the dependable, or should I say accurate. Apparently the depths were acquired before the lakes were flooded, and sedimentation caused by the change in water flow seems to have filled in area that are shown deeper.
I guess the bottom line is that they will give you a good ballpark on what the contours are, but you need to get out and do some time with a depthfinder to know where everything is currently at.
Let me know if you can get an answer to that... I have been looking for years.
I got a book from Wal-Mart of all the lakes in Indiana. Not only does it have most of all the lakes in there it has the depths listed for each one. They show a very detailed map of each lake and the depths for that area. It shows the roads around the lakes, and the boat ramps that you may need.
The same goes for the Ohio River that flows along the Indiana shore lines. It shows the roads that run along the river, the towns and boat ramps. It will show every bend in the river and creeks that run into it.
This will give you a good place to start looking with that depth finder.
The book I have is from a company called Sportsman's Connection
I have the Indiana Fishing Map Guide-Volume 2. I am sure they make them for about eveywhere.
i like to use map card,it cost 15.00 bucks for a year