Sure, it’s a freely available source, but so is this other one. And it’s way better.
When it comes to fishing, you shouldn’t see things as being “better” or “worse”.
Each thing, whether it be a rod, reel or lure, is simply a tool in my toolbox — or in your case, a tacklebox.
But some things are definitely a better fit than others.
This video from Inshore Fishing 101 breaks it down pretty good.
In the video I describe what to do if you don’t have a computer in “the next lecture”.
Since this video is taken from Inshore Fishing 101, it is taken out of context.
I describe what to do if you keep reading.
Bing Maps (or Google Maps) does not have the capabilities of Google Earth.
With Google Earth you can set waypoints, create custom routes and upload them to your GPS.
But that’s not it. There’s more you can do:
This — and more — is what’s taught inside Inshore Fishing 101.
In fact, there are 37 videos detailing how you can use Google Earth to safely navigate the marsh and catch more fish.
I’ve used it for years to navigate everywhere from Slidell to Venice, to Big Lake and have used it as a fishing guide to catch thousands of speckled trout and land in the money competing in redfish tournaments.
Yes, but it lacks the functionality of the program available for desktop/laptop computers.
If you don’t have access to a computer, then use the ones at the local library.
Do your initial browsing on Google or Bing Maps, then do the heavy lifting with Google Earth.
Using Bing Maps is like bringing a knife to a gun fight.
It’s good, but it’s not great, and its limited functionality will put you behind the power curve.
Google Earth is free, and though its a little more technical, packs the punch you want to kick ass on your inshore fishing trips.
I can show you how I do it!Download Google Earth
Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.
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