Read any forum thread about lake mapping and you’ll find much discussion of “one-foot contours,” as if that’s the Holy Grail of fishing maps. But like legends of the Grail, many tales of one-foot contours seem to stem more from flights of fancy than fact.
Because many lake maps are merely glitzed up re-packagings of antique charts, even if a map you bought yesterday shows one-foot contours, many of those lines could just be estimates. That’s the case for many paper maps and charts on digital chips. Continue reading “Time to examine the myth of ‘one-foot contours’”