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New Bathymetric Maps Available to Kansas Fishermen!

Those who love to fish are always looking for the latest and greatest tools to assist in catching fish!  Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has created bathymetric maps to assist anglers locate fish.  The maps will also assist fish biologists in managing local fisheries.  Bathymetric maps can be used in conjunction with tools already used by fishermen.  Anglers are encouraged to check out these maps and hopefully be on their way to catching their limit on some of Kansas’ smaller lakes.

“What’s a bathymetric map, you ask? Bathymetry is the study of underwater depth of lake or ocean floors. So, it’s really a topographical map of the lake’s floor, and those maps have traditionally only been available for our larger reservoirs. However, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries biologists have been working on a project for the past year to build bathymetric maps of many of our smaller lakes. Anglers can use these maps to help locate fishing hotspots.”

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“Biologists created bathymetric maps of these smaller lakes for two reasons: they help biologists manage fisheries more efficiently and they help anglers find more fish. These new maps will help anglers identify creek channels, depth changes, and in some cases, habitat cubes placed in the last few years. In other words, a little bit of studying can help anglers navigate new water quickly and efficiently.”

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