Here's how to use technology, like Google Earth, 2-D and 3-D bird's eye views from Bing Maps, and all those types of new technologies on your computer to help you catch big bass!
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Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource.com, and I'm sitting here with Hank Parker in his boat with another episode of Hank Parker's Fishing Tips. Hank, this week's question, it comes from Susan from Austin, Texas, and she wants to know, "How do you use the ever-increasing technology, like Google Earth, 2-D and 3-D bird's eye views from Bing Maps, and all those types of new technologies on your computer to help you with your fishing?"
Hank: I tell you, that technology is just incredible, and I am going to be honest as I know how to be. I don't utilize it nearly as much as I should, and to be completely honest, I'm somewhat intimidated, as an old man, to all this new technology. But it is, Google Earth is just unbelievable. You can look there where you're fishing, and drop a pin and zoom in, and see all this incredible detail. So there is so much value there. And the new chip and map technology that are on the Humminbirds today are just mind-boggling. And so, I'm learning a little at a time. I'm taking baby steps. But you're so much ahead of me, I'm sure, but I will acknowledge and readily admit, that is an area that I need to get better at, and be less intimidated and more aggressive to taking advantage of all that technical data that's out there to support me and help me.
I'm really big into the maps. If you look now, I have two units. And in the old days, before LakeMaster maps, I would go back and forth over a hump or take a paper map, and I'd find me an underwater island and I'd try to locate the point of that, and I would go back and forth and I'd use my electronics. Today, I don't do that. These LakeMaster maps are so precise. I just run me a little icon there and make me a wait point, and go to that wait point and cast, and it's exactly what the map shows. So I use all the technology on my boat, just not quite so much with the PC, but I'm working on it.
Glenn: Thanks, Susan, so much for the question. For more tips and tricks, head on over to HankParker.com, where you'll find a whole bunch more information, a library's worth. You can spend the whole weekend there and not read the same thing twice, I promise you that. And if you wanna be notified of more videos when we post them, just subscribe to our channel. Thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.