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Wondering where I can find a basic map of a lake I wanted to fish in Michigan. There is a map online but it's pretty rough. What tips can you give me to find a decent paper map or a lake? Also should I try one online such as navionics?

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your state's DNR may have bathygraphic maps, I would check there first since they would be free.

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50 minutes ago, Doelman said:

your state's DNR may have bathygraphic maps, I would check there first since they would be free.

I tried looking at it but it seems to be very outdated and difficult to read. Where can I find a decent paper map or online map?

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Your county should have a mapping & survey department, you may have to do some digging though their records.

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If your lake is a man made impoundment planning maps should be available from the county and survey topographic evelation maps of the area. Natural lakes are more difficult unless a Navonics maps was made if the lake is popular or you can find sounding bathygraphic maps, usually depth in 5' numbered increments.

Good luck,

Tom

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Another option "may" be if there are any civic or conservation groups related to the lake -- they may have a map available. 

 

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