North Dakota angler should note that the vast majority of the more than 600 public fishing access sites in the state are now available through Google Maps.
Game and Fish Department fisheries production and development section leader Jerry Weigel said the Google Maps site is a useful tool for those using their smartphones, as users are able to access the GPS driving directions.
While users may use any number of word combinations to find what they are searching for, Weigel said the standard is as follows:
- For sites with a boat ramp, type the name of the lake, plus boating access. (For Fish Creek Dam in Morton County, for example, it would be: Fish Creek Dam Boating Access.)
- For sites without a boat ramp, type the name of the lake, plus fishing access. (For Makoti Lake in Ward County, for example, it would be: Makoti Lake Fishing Access.)