I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the beautiful chart of Estero Bay, Florida, that I ordered for my husband for Christmas. The framed chart was waiting for us when we arrived here shortly before Christmas, as promised. My husband was thrilled when he opened the box and was so surprised. The chart is beautiful and the matting and framing are so tasteful- they complement the colors in the chart perfectly. We hung it on Christmas day and it is the first thing you see when you enter our apartment- we are delighted with the finished product, to say the least.
Thank you so much for all the time you spent with me on the phone, helping me put this order together. I just wanted you to know how much my husband is enjoying the print and how much we appreciate the quality of your product.
Have a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.
January 2, 2010
BY TOM MEADE
Journal Sports Writer
When scup are biting in the Bay, Ken Ferrara of Ray's Bait & Tackle often recommends General Rock as a good spot to catch them.
The most frequent question we receive through the Fishing Report is "Where, exactly, is General Rock?"
It's off North Kingstown, about halfway between Quonset Point and Fox Island, and it is clearly marked in bold type on a new edition of Waterproof Charts (waterproofcharts.com) covering Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound.
The publisher has also released a fisherman's chart of Buzzards Bay and Nantucket Sound.
They are keepers. Those of us who are map addicts can stare at two-dimensional representations of our world for hours.
Captain Seagull's Sportfishing Charts always have provided a tremendous amount of information for chart-loving anglers, but the stiff, laminated maps are difficult to stow in a typical fishing boat.
Waterproof Charts, on the other hand, fold into seven-inch-by-14-inch envelopes that will fit in most center consoles and tackle boxes.
The chart of Narragansett Bay is a beauty. The publisher acknowledged the contributions of Edwards Fishing Tackle and Steve Cook of The Saltwater Edge.
Printed on virtually indestructible synthetic paper, one side of the chart covers the waters from Providence to Block Island Sound, and the flip side charts the waters from Point Judith to Block Island and west as far as Gardiners Island. It includes the locations of reefs off South County beaches that hold bass, scup, and other reef fish through the summer. All of the reefs are marked with GPS coordinates.
"Steve Cook, with The Saltwater Edge, has been a huge contributor in working with us to make [the Rhode Island] chart a success," said Rob Cuddihy, sales manager for Waterproof Charts.
Other fishing guides and tackle shops, including Edwards Fishing Tackle, also participated in compiling the chart.
Public boat ramps and private marinas are clearly marked. Submerged rock piles and wrecks include GPS coordinates, and fishing hot spots are coded to indicate the fish an angler is likely to find there.
The publisher is selling its charts online for $26.95 at waterproofcharts.com. The charts are also available at some tackle shops.
The publisher also offers fishing charts for other parts of the country so traveling anglers can prepare for a trip.
AS SEEN IN THE JULY / AUGUST 2007 ISSUE of
Waterproof Charts new Bahamas bathymetric chart features fishing information available from No Other Source! Bright colors and large print make this chart easy to read on your boat or hanging on your office wall.
Complete offshore coverage from Great Issac, Bimini and Hole in the Wall on one side, to Abaco southeast to Chub Cay, Nassau and Eleuthera on the other side. Major deep water fishing areas for wahoo, tuna, dolphin and marlin (with their local names), as well as GPS coordinates are given. Information has been gathered from multiple NOS charts.
Call Waterproof Charts directly or order online.
Motor Boating and Sailing
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"coordinates for sites in an indexed table, Talk about having the work done for you."
"better than laminated because they can be folded and written on. A great deal for trailerboaters"
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Sarasota Sun Herald
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Field and Stream
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Les, Gulf Harbor Marina - Ft. Myers, Florida
"During my morning tour of the Marina, I was out on the little Barrier Island. As I walked out to one of the small “beaches” I saw the corner of a chart sticking out from under a log in the sand & water. I carefully removed the log and dug the sand away to find one of your Waterproof and almost bullet-proof Charts. The little beach faces South / Down River, so it must have had quite a ride up and down stream. P.S.: X marks the spot."
Dave Porter, Orlando, Florida
"I had to write and let you know that I was fishing Mosquito Lagoon last week with your Inshore Fishing chart around the “Pole N Troll” area and had the best day of my life. Thanks to your chart I caught six redfish and eleven trout. Looking forward to your Sebastian Inshore chart. "
Sharon J. Nations, Seattle Washington
"After falling overboard it was good as new. Thank you for a practical product which I will recommend to others....
Joe Froenhoefer, President, Seatow International, Southold, New York
"We've salvaged numerous boats and the Waterproof Charts always come out fine. What a durable product!"
Bob Marks, Naples, Florida
"Used your new Fishing chart last weekend and had a great time! The GPS coordinates put me exactly on the right spot. Thank you."
Skip Remmy, Melbourne, Florida
"Thanks for a great chart, (124F) We've needed this coverage for a long time. Good Job!"
Bob Stearns, Miami Florida
"Its a nice tough item thats really ideal for the small boat angler like me. Keep up the good work"
Lee Cummings, Barnegat Bay, N.J.
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