The concept of Fish Explorer started in 2004 when I got my first boat and couldn't find a list of lakes showing where I could launch it.
I wanted to fly fish for wipers and hunt tiger muskie, but couldn't find a map showing which lakes had them. And if I was going to travel hours to get to
a lake, I had very few options if any to determine whether the lake was full enough to launch, or warm enough to find active fish.
After gathering data through many phone calls, emails, and meetings, I had the idea to put all this information in one place for everyone. This
core concept of mapping lakes, cross-referencing fish species, and maintaining current conditions culminated in what is now FishExplorer.com.
Over the years, with the help of many many people, the website has grown to be a feature-rich, hyper-local resource that is an indispensable tool when
exploring the numerous fisheries available to us, enlisting local experts and giving previously unheard voices a chance to share their love of fishing.
I hope you enjoy FishExplorer.com as much as I've enjoyed building it and watching it grow. Remember that our resources are shared among all, and that we all share the responsibility to
take care of them.
See you on the water!