The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission now has an online map and the GPS coordinates for nearly 550 fish attractor locations across the state.
Angers can access the map and download GPS coordinates from the “Where to Fish” section on the commission’s website. Users can also import waypoints using a text file, an Excel file or a GPX file and can use the map to find the approximate locations and types of fish attractors found in each body of water.
Anglers using smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices can access the map using the commission’s new mobile website, www.ncwildlife.org/mobile.aspx, by clicking on the “Fish Attractors” icon on the maps tab of the mobile website.
The Division of Inland Fisheries has been adding fish attractors to major reservoirs for years to provide better habitat for fish, which enhances fishing opportunities for anglers. While many of the fish attractors are marked with orange-and-white buoys, some are unmarked and have been difficult to find without GPS coordinates.