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||GUIDEBOOK: The Explorer's Guide to Hidden Streams and Lakes. Pinpoint the best fishing in your state with this valuable guide. Easily locate streams and lakes shown on your Professor Higbee's® Stream & Lake Map. Your map and guidebook will take you to select fish waters.
||REPORT: Finding Secret Fishing Spots — You get 47 tips, tactics and tools you can use to find your own secret spot and catch more fish.
||REPORT: How Anglers Stalk and Catch Record Fish, by Brent Postal. The average big fish has evaded capture for over 10 years. Find out which instincts set them apart from smaller fish. Stalking and catching a trophy requires knowledge of their unique habits and those special times when their guard is down. Armed with the information in this new and exclusive 24-page report — you could be in for the fight of your life.
"A map they all wanted, but couldn't buy."
"Serious fishermen statewide know of the legendary Stream Map. For the past twenty years, it's a map they all wanted, but couldn't buy."
--Wendy Plowman, The Dillsburg Banner
"I've been looking for a copy of the Stream Map
for over 10 years."
--Bill Kodrich, Former President,
Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited
Professor Higbee was offered $400.00
for one of his last copies of the map.
Why? What makes the map so special?
Howard Higbee, a Penn State University professor, spent over 30 years creating the first stream and lake map, a map that few map makers would ever attempt.
He started with aerial photographs and 909 topographic maps (1 inch equals 2,000 feet). Then, he reduced again and again. By hand, with sharpened pencil points, he drew every stream and lake onto the map.
I wouldn't need to write another word if I were able to
lay a Stream Map in front of you at this very moment.
My business partner Karl and I have shown the Stream and Lake Map to hundreds of anglers, and the first words out of their mouths are almost always the same. "Where can I get one?"
I'm pretty sure you would react the same way! But -- with online resolution what it is and the large map sizes -- it's very difficult to properly show the maps online. As you view the maps on this site, please keep-in-mind that there is no substitute for seeing the whole map spread out in front of you.
"I'd take you there but I'd have to blindfold you."
As publishers of the Stream Maps, we've come in contact with anglers of all levels of experience -- from top ranked fishing authors to beginners. Without exception, they all run their finger across the map until they locate their favorite spot. One guy jokingly said, "I'll pay you $100 to erase that one." Another said, "I know a fantastic spot. I'd take you there but I'd have to blindfold you."
We've heard many similar stories about "secret spots." They have something in common -- that is, they aren't all necessarily extremely remote -- but just hidden. Places, so the speak, "just over the hill" maybe even "right under your nose." For example, some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the country is right in front of the Pennsylvania Governor's mansion.
BONUS #2 — Finding Secret Fishing Spots
You'll get this free report when you purchase a Stream and Lake Map. You'll get 47 tips, tactics and tools that will help you scout and sniff out your own secret spots. With this report you'll get 47 ways to up your odds. For example, #3-How to use watershed boundaries. #8 Fish migrate. #12-Overlooked spots. #4-Avoid the crowds on the famous name streams and lakes, instead check out the water that feeds into them. #17-How to find the cold water that trout love. #27-Think like a hunter. #20-Transition spots. #15-Reading the water.
10% of All Anglers Catch 90% of the Fish.
The ten-percent are the guys driving by you on their way to a spot better than the spot you are fishing. They aren't about to reveal their secrets or tell you where they are going. If you fall into the 90% group of average anglers you are probably spending most of your precious fishing time with your line in easy places to find and get to.
You may be doing everything else correctly. You have the right equipment -- and the top lures, flies, or bait. But, if you are fishing over-fished waters at the wrong time, you are usually wasting your time.
Everyone's done this at some point in his or her fishing career. You're driving near a stream anxious to get your line in the water -- you spot several other anglers fishing and think, "They must know something." Or, maybe there are no other anglers -- but you notice the telltale signs of crowds -- fishhooks in trees, old bait containers and streamside trails so trampled they feel like sidewalks underfoot.
Then, oh-boy, you see nice-sized fish. And they are really close. You cast and practically hit a big one with your bait. But instead of striking, it appears to yawn and doesn't budge. A sure sign of over-fished water. Whenever fish see hundreds of anglers in one day, they practically become permanently spooked.
In total contrast, consider the stories of fishing in the remotest places on earth such as Alaska, Labrador, and Siberia. Fish rarely see humans or artificial lures and flies -- and anglers lucky enough to travel to these areas report hooking up with and releasing so many huge fish that their shoulders begin to hurt.
More water than you ever thought existed.
We are not trying to say that Professor Higbee's® maps will locate waters that have never been fished. But, the first thing you will see when you look at your map is more water than you ever thought existed -- a virtual lifetime of streams and lakes for you to explore.
Your big advantage.
Your advantage is that a majority of anglers think of fishing as a trip to the mall -- where they simply park and catch fish, unaware of water that they can't see from their car. Now, with the map and Explorer's Guide, you have the upper hand -- you can avoid over-fished waters.
BONUS #3 — How Anglers Stalk and Catch Record Fish, by Brent Postal.
A FREE report you can download immediately after you purchase a Professor Higbee's® Stream and Lake Map.
The methods and tactics in this report are more like hunting than fishing.
Small and average size fish far outnumber the record and trophy fish. To merely get lucky you'd need to increase the number of hours you fish by 100 times.
The only practical way to get into the "fight of your life" is to use the hunting tactics in this free report.
The average really big fish have evaded capture for more than 10 years. The same instincts and habits that have allowed them to evade capture can also be used to catch them.
There are "windows-of-opportunity." Times when their guard is down.
Like hunting, it's a matter of patience and being at the right place at the right time.
Here's just some of the information you'll get—in this new and exclusive 24 page report by Brent Postal.
Plan of attack, the right tools—the right rod, line, reel, hooks and other essentials.
Presenting to big-fish, how to read the surroundings and the water, water clarity, stealth, what big-fish love to eat. Not all big-fish eat big-food, how big fish feed, big fish senses, digestion times, temperature. Best times to target the big boys, big-fish ambush points, cover, tactics and techniques. When all else fails, playing a big fish—you need to be prepared, the battle and landing a big fish.
PLUS, Get the advice of Lefty Kreh, Rich Osthoff, Charles Meck, Doug Hannon, Tim Wade and Eric Stroup. And, the pros pick their favorite spots for catching trophy fish.
And much more...
With a Professor Higbee's® Stream and Lake Map—Plus BONUS #1, BONUS #2, and BONUS #3, you can plan your own trophy stalking adventures.
"Mine Looks Great on the Wall."
--Joe Humphreys, Author, Joe Humphrey's Trout Tactics
Here's what others have said about how a Professor Higbee's® Stream and Lake Map looks on their wall. Jerry Packo, Scranton Times said: "Makes a great addition to a den wall. It's also something to be passed down generation to generation." Paul McHugh of the San Francisco Chronicle said: "This wondrous document, a four by five foot map, shows every significant creek, stream, river, and lake. And the stark beauty of that network of interlocking, lacy natural patterns makes the map an interesting wall decoration."
Not only a useful tool, the map is also a work-of-art you can sit back and admire for years to come.
If you're tired of getting skunked -- then you need this valuable information. It's really very simple.
If you want to find new places to fish, if you want to catch more and bigger fish, then you need a Professor Higbee's® Stream & Lake Map.
- BONUS #1 — Shipped with each map you order -- a copy of Professor Higbee's® Explorer's Guide to Hidden Streams and Lakes for your state.
- BONUS #2 — Finding Secret Fishing Spots -- 47 tips, tactics and tools you can use to find your own secret spot and catch more fish.
- BONUS #3 — How Anglers Stalk and Catch Record Fish by Brent Postal — The average big fish has evaded capture for over 10 years. Find out which instincts set them apart from smaller fish. Stalking and catching a trophy requires knowledge of their unique habits and those special times when their guard is down. Armed with the information in this report, you could be in for the fight of your life.
- You get a map that shows more water than you ever thought existed — a virtual lifetime of streams and lakes for you to explore.
- It's a treasure map. Yes — some people actually use it to explore for gold. But, it's used more by serious anglers — exploring for golden browns, ruby spotted brook trout and silver-sided bass.
- You will no longer waste your precious fishing time. Now you can go straight to streams and lakes that hold fish.
- Thousands of streams and lakes are listed geographically by quadrant — in your Explorer's Guide.
- Now when you read a magazine article that mentions a hot spot, you can easily find it in your Explorer's Guide.
- A unique map and guide — there's nothing like it on the market. Even streams two feet wide are on Professor Higbee's® Stream and Lake Maps.
- Looks great on your wall — admire it for years to come.
- Write on and wipe off the laminated map with a dry erase marker. Keep track of your fishing trips and plan new trips.
- GREAT GIFT — your favorite angler will thank you over and over! If you wish, we will include a gift card with your message.
A Wealth of Fishing Information and
a Big Map for a Small Price.
ONLY $24.95 for paper-rolled or paper folded maps.
And, $39.95 for laminated-rolled Stream and Lake Maps.
An excellent value! Our Pennsylvania Map is a condensation of aerial photos and 909 topographical maps -- reduced again and again to create one highly detailed map. The 909-topo maps alone currently cost $6.00 each -- that's $5,454.00 to buy all of them. Yet you get the combined information on all these maps with one Professor Higbee's® Stream and Lake Map.
Our Guarantee -- You don't have to decide now.
Simply order the map. Instead of taking the usual 30 days, take a full 90 days to fully explore your Professor Higbee's® Stream and Lake Map and all of the information. If you are not satisfied for any reason, simply return the map. We will promptly refund your money -- no questions asked. Instructions on how to return the map are included on the About Us page.
Laminated maps are guaranteed to last a lifetime.
If you decide to return the map, you may keep BONUS #1, BONUS #2 and BONUS #3 as our gift to you for considering our product.
Customer service is our number one priority.
"My friend and I bought Stream Maps and we are thrilled with
them. Thanks for being so prompt."
--Lea Snyder, Forksville, PA
Read what others have to say about Professor Higbee's® Stream and Lake Maps.
Have questions? Contact us by email or call 1-800-859-7902 weekdays 9 to 5 eastern time.
P.S. With your map and the tips and clues included -- you may just stumble upon some of my own secret spots. Please CATCH AND RELEASE so we can keep it fun for everyone.
P.P.S. If you don't order the laminated map, you will kick yourself -- because you can write on and wipe off the crystal clear surface with a dry erase marker. It's great for making plans or keeping records of your fishing trips. It also has brass eyelets in the corners for easy hanging.