Maps...well if you're only going to be in the area for a short while and don't have the time they can be helpful. The Busse Woods Hot Spots map is pretty much a joke. They're all written from, let's call it a really.....positive....position. No map, CD, download, or GPS tag can match time out on a body of water. None of them can show you what water that holds fish looks like, but just where others say they might be.
Gossip around bait shops and getting your shoes muddy beats the $10 advantage you think you might be getting from one of those maps. ****, a subscription to a place like this aces any other resource I've ever come across for local bodies of water. I've fished a fair amount of waters in my time and I'll bet you dollars to donuts that being an outgoing, talkitive kind of angler is going to net you way more fish than reading up on an area will. Not to totally discourage anyone from doing all the research they can on a body of water, but if you're talking something within a day's drive of your house, just put your time in and you'll be rewarded.
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