Hello, my name is John. I would like to welcome to our Lake Fishing Guide Maps website. As a child growing up in South Carolina, I always loved being on the water. I became fascinated at an early age with catching fish. Prior to graduation from high school, I enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, assigned to a fishing and drug patrol vessel. I earned a lot of knowledge about underwater structures and habitats from using sonar equipment, and reading maps/charts. During patrols, I was able to see the types of fish being brought aboard fishing vessels associated with sonar and maps/charts data. The training and knowledge I earned taught me "A Smarter Way to Fish".