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