Lotech Joe wrote:
I'm liking the way the new site is laid out. It's like opening a present. However, I'm having problems finding the Hot-Spots. Also, Is the map of Washington that shows the counties gone? I kind of liked that feature. If you were to plan a vacation to say Sullivan Lake, you could check out the other surrounding lakes.
Your efforts are awesome.
For the map, go to the Lakes tab, the County Index. You'll find the county maps for WA, OR, and ID.
As to Hotspots, there are a couple different ways a PM can find hotspots:
– This tab gives you access to the Fishing Hotspot Navigator and means even if you don’t have a GPS unit you can still use the Hotspots. This tool allows you to view hotspots, boat ramps and facilities, and print them out. Use the drop-down menus to find your body of water. You can also use the Export to GPS symbol to export the GPX file to your computer. To print, use your browser’s print function. Use the map controls on the left to zoom in/out and pan left/right/up/down. Change the map type from the upper right options of Map, Satellite, and Terrain.
Here's the direct link: GPS Hotspots
GPS Export Data
– This tool allows you to export the Hotspots members have submitted and then use them on your GPS unit. Only lakes with hotspots are in the table, so if the lake you’re interested in isn’t listed then consider being the first to submit hotspots for it. Download is simple – just click on the “Export” symbol for the body of water you’re interested in. That will pull up the next screen to allow the actual download of the GPX file to your computer. You’ll be prompted to save the file to a specific location on your computer. Please note – WL.com only provides the GPX file. We cannot provide support for your GPS unit. That said if you are having problems with the GPX file visit the Support Forum and post your issue and we or other members will do our best to help.
Here's an example: Badger Lake Report list with hotspot noted on report
Note the June 8,08 report on the right-hand side has a bold "Hotspot" link. Click on it and there you go.
Also, as a PM, anytime you view a fishing report if it has a hotspot you'll have access to it.
I'm going to post a PM tutorial which goes step by step over all the features.