November December 2009


The Tip of the Week is gone. The new website has a new education outline which will be easier to use. Take a peek, you will like it.

I added new sections on StructureScan and Lowrance HDS which I am updating as I collect data. I have added to High Tech Mapping

1.     A preview of the new 2010 LakeMaster shaded relief digital maps for the HDS.

2.     In the DrDepth section I have new examples of the bottom hardness feature. This feature works well to help me catch more fish.


Additions since October newsletter

1.     DrDepth Data Filing Tips

2.     StructureScan Boulder Transition

3.     DownScan Bait




2010 Lowrance Schools and Mapping Classes


First Lowrance School and Mapping Class will be in conjunction with the NPAA meeting in Minneapolis, MN at the Holiday Inn and Suites January 8, 2010

Lowrance School 9 AM to 4 PM

Free mapping class 4:15-5:15 PM No registration required

Go to for updates, details and registration forms on the future classes. You can now register using PayPal.



Free Seminars


Minneapolis, MN at the Holiday Inn and Suites January 10, 2010

Mapping class 3-3:45 PM No registration required


Go to for updates and details on future seminars.


Store Appearances

I will be at Cabela’s Rogers, MN for the Ice Fishing Classic Friday and Saturday December 4-5, 2009.

I will working the Northland display. Any question related to soft or hard water fishing is welcome.


Fun Stuff


I vacationed in Phoenix over Thanksgiving and booked a guide trip with my crappie guru Curt Rambo on Rossevelt lake. The crappies weren’t biting so we went after bass. Curt caught this nice one, not measured or weighed so it must be over 6 pounds! If you look a the lake and the sky you see I had great weather. One guy and gal were using live water dogs and they put on a clinic catching bass and catfish.






New Product Review



Devil’s Lake, ND

Creel Bay and Pelican Lake


Warren Parsons finished his summer project of mapping Pelican Lake and Creel Bay Devil’s Lake, ND. Warren is selling them through my website at

This is the North end of Creel Bay. The small circles are piles of boulders around highline towers that have been added as the water kept rising.

Creel N

This is the South end of Creel Bay where I won a PWT tournament. Sometimes Warren maps where I don’t want him to and if he wasn’t a friend I wouldn’t post these images or sell his maps for him. But if you know Warren he listens to a different drummer than the rest of us.

Rocky grafton




Newsletter Discounts


This where Doc gets his products and supplies, I have secured some discounts for my newsletter subscribers.


Smooth Moves Seat Mounts 10% off

507-456-4130 mention Doc to receive the discount


KassWinns 15% all products

Go to and use this promotion code DOC2009


BIGWATER GUIDE SERVICE for trophy walleyes on Lake Erie

Captain Ross Robertson 419-283-7069

Mention Doc and get $50 off.


Joes Guide Service

320-260-6143 South Dakota hunting and fishing trips

Mention Doc for 10% off


Down River Tackle

Doc gets his custom painted lures here. Doc paints the old lures that he doesn’t use into lures he will use. Use the code hightech to receive the below discounts.

15% off for all orders plus free shipping on orders over $100.



Northern Waters Services

Free Re-Action System upgrade for your trolling motor with any boat purchase

Mike Sorensen 612-558-2902 Ramsey, MN


Professional Reel Service

I get my reel cleaning and repair here. 10% off labor on one reel or 15% off labor on 3 reels or more if you mention Doc.

Kevin Rush
2103 N Teal Brook Ct
Wichita KS 67235  316-250-3071





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