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Free technology could help find a spot ice fishing spot

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – If you plan on going ice fishing this winter, there’s some free technology available that could help you find a good spot.

Advancements in technology allows ice anglers access to more than 200 lake contour maps in North Dakota, providing yet another tool in the angler’s tackle box.

“You can actually look at that fishing map if you want to study it, do some things at home. Now we want to have our active map, just like we do our Lowrance or Hummingbird when we’re in our boat, then right below there, there’s links to the two different mobile apps, the Avenza PDF map for offline service and the as a ESRI GEO Explorer app that’s the real time based,” said NDGF Fisheries Supervisor, Jerry Weigel.

There are benefits to downloading maps to your mobile device before leaving home because cellular service is iffy, at best, on about 30% of North Dakota’s fishing waters. Where service is available, Weigel…

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