Note: 1) What is a Fishing Mapbook?

The Fishing Mapbook is a guidebook that combines detailed lake charts or river maps with important information on the lake or stream. In addition to the lake charts that help you determine where to fish on the lake, we provide pertinent information such as fish species, stocking information, access and facilities and even fishing tips.

Note: 2) Why should I buy the Fishing Mapbook?

If you are new to the area or are simply looking for alternative lakes or streams to explore, the Fishing Mapbook provides up to 200 of the best fishing locations in the area. Add in the valuable fishing tips and maps and you have all you need to actually find where the fish are hiding.

Note: 3) What is the difference between your Fishing Maps and all of those free online lake charts and maps?

You get what you pay for. We add a lot of extra details like access points or boat launches, campsites or resorts as well as the surrounding roads to the lake chart. We also provide location maps, stocking charts as well as describe how to fish the lake, how to access the lake and what facilities are found in the area.

Note: 4) How do you decide which lakes to include in the Fishing books?

We try to provide a good mix of lakes and streams to sample in each book. In addition to the most popular waterbodies, we try to mix in a few remote destinations as well as those that are stocked. We also make sure we have some larger lakes that are ideal for trolling as well as smaller lakes that are better suited for fly-fishing or casting from shore.

If there is a lake or stream missing that you think should be included, drop us a line and we will see if we can add it next time.

Note: 5) Where do you get the information found in the Fishing Mapbooks?

In addition to hiring local researcher/writers, we consult a wide range of sources. From fishing retailers to government sources, from clubs and organizations to tourism we leave no lily pad unturned.

It should also be noted that we rely heavily on readers to help us update and improve the maps and writing. Please continue to provide feedback and updates and be sure to take advantage of our update contests!

Note: 6) How will the Fishing Mapbooks help me?

Whether new to the sport or a wily veteran, we offer details you won't find elsewhere. Experienced anglers love the lake depth charts to locate hidden holes or structure. People new to the sport or area will appreciate the basic information on fishing gear and fish species. Add in the fact we cover up to 200 options in each mapbook to give you some variety and a wide range of tips to try. Of course, we also recommend you visit the local tackle shop to find out more on recommended gear.

Note: 7) What are the PDF versions of the mapbooks?

Our PDF books are digital files that can be viewed on a variety of devices (computer, tablets, iPad, iPhones, smart phones, and so on). You get the full mapbook (introduction, maps, recreation information, etc.) and can search the content. You can also zoom in and out easily allowing for easier reading, but you cannot print the pages.

Note: You will need to unzip the file before transferring the PDF file to any device that you want to read it on. The best way to get the PDF version on your iPhone or iPad is by using iTunes. Drop the PDF book into the book's category through your computer and then sync your device.

Note: 8) Where do I find the Fishing Mapbook PDF book I just purchased?

Once your purchase has been successful and you are back in our online store, you can download the file by the download link provided. The link can also be found if you need to log back into your account. Click to view the order containing the PDF book and click Download. You can attempt 3 downloads, before the link expires.

Note: 9) Can I just buy an individual Fishing Map as opposed to the whole book?

Yes, we offer each lake and stream in our Fishing Map pages of our online shop. The lakes and streams are broken down alphabetically by book as well as by Province (BC and Ontario only). We offer three sizes ranging from letter size (8.5 x 11) to wall map size (24 x 32). The letter size includes the text found in the Fishing Mapbook, while the other two sizes are enlarged lake charts or river maps that are easier to read and do not include the writing.

Note: 10) How can I find the lake or stream I am looking for?

The complete list of lakes and streams are found on our Fishing Map pages of our online shop. If you know the region or zone you are fishing, click on that book title and you will see the entire list of lakes and streams. Alternatively, search the drop down menu in the Province of interest to see all lakes and streams we offer.

Note: 11) Are the books and maps copyrighted?

The writing and maps are protected by copyright. No reproduction in whole or in part is allowed without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Yes, that even includes scanning or photocopying the pages and/or posting the maps on the internet. If you ask, we are generally supportive of noncommercial reproduction.

Note: 12) Can the lake charts be used for navigation?

Our depth charts are not designed for navigational use. Uncharted rocks and shallows, stumps and other debris are just some of the things that cannot be accurately mapped on freshwater water bodies.

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