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If you're interested in Alberta locations, I would suggest picking up this years copy of the Barry Mitchells Alberta Fishing Guide. Used in conjunction with Google Earth and Google Maps, and you're set!

 

There's also a new edition of the Alberta Trout Highway, also by Barry Mitchell that might be what you're after as well. (http://www.epl.ca/EPLTheSourceArticle.cfm?article=V7-2/Trout)

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You might want to look into the 'Backroad Mapbook'

 

http://www.backroadmapbooks.com/index.php?...;region=praries

I'll second that... highly recommended... and speaking of try to get all the second edition ones that you can find! They are great, I just bought the entire Alberta set a few weeks ago myself, am only missing Medicine Hat (South East Alberta) as it's not often that I am down there. Like Tuber said, when used in conjunction with Google Earth, Barry Mitchell's guide, and your obligatory GPS software.. they make navigation a breeze to find some hidden waters.

 

http://earth.google.com/

 

Has anyone played with the new 3D options in Google Earth yet? Seriously... Google Earth.. in 3D view... is truly amazing! You can see the slope of the terrain and everything... plus... it's FREE! As a matter of fact, you can also do image overlays. I have created ones for Barry Mitchell's regions, the water drainage basins, and even working on the Fishing Reg PP regions. Then, you can waymark to your hearts content, even print a copy of map, and sat photo, fill yer GPS and go. Great for planning float trips. ;)

 

By 'virtual surfing' some streams and rivers.. and other roads... finding the tribs and knowing the 'lay of the land' before you get there... put in.. and take out spots... Scratch and I have found some truly amazing places we wanna go fishing at this year.

 

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I'll have one of the new "Northern" Back woods map books at the beginners tomorrow.

 

Silent auction, raffle or something

 

Woolly

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I just posted the Barry Mitchell’s Alberta 2008 Fishing Guide regions KMZ template file I created here under the 'Atlas' section to share with others. When you plot all the waterbodies listed in Barry's Guide... it begins to look quite impressive.. and makes you want to go out and fish.. fish.. fish them all!

 

http://fiftynorth.ca/

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Gents thanks for this, that overlay is sweet. :thumbup::rolleyes:

Ain't it though. I think I am also gonna do one up for the Mapbook series as well by region. Soon.. I will has a Jeep Jeep... and time to go exploring.

 

Hehe - I'm 3/4 thru the Trout Highway book, and there are definitely some spots that I want to explore - and get my Jeep off the road!

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Hehe - I'm 3/4 thru the Trout Highway book, and there are definitely some spots that I want to explore - and get my Jeep off the road!

 

I'm on my second reading, but taking notes this time... had the book signed by Barry in person when first edition came out. It's a great book... now.. you should also be checking out Bob Scammell's books too. Can you say.. Jeep Jamboree. =)

 

Fish & Tell & Go To Hell: Alberta Flyfishing Wisdom

Norman, J. Gregg [Editor]

[iSBN: 0969390408]

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Can you say "Toontown" whistle.gif

hehe -

 

Status: In Transit - On Time

 

Cool trailer - gotta add the hitch to my ride this season...

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Can you say "Toontown" whistle.gif

hehe -

 

Status: In Transit - On Time

 

Cool trailer - gotta add the hitch to my ride this season...

 

 

This one looks kinda neat too.. store easily in my tiny backyard. We'll see. Something large enough to haul a quad later on would be a bonus too. For now, a couple of pontoon boats and gear will do the trick.

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JEEP JIHAD!

 

Books, who needs books.. I think we found Vince Creek... roll down your windows and cast. Man.. I really need me one of these setups.

 

Okay, back on topic. Scratch did a Geocache Cache In & Trash Out event down in the river valley today. He single handly hauled out the most garbage (way to go buddy).. and got a prize for it. The *NEW* NORTHERN ALBERTA MAPBOOK, 2nd edition.. with shaded top relief maps. He's bringing it over tonight.. so we can put dots on it. I haven't even seen these on the shelves yet.

 

 

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JEEP JIHAD!

 

Books, who needs books.. I think we found Vince Creek... roll down your windows and cast. Man.. I really need me one of these setups.

 

Okay, back on topic. Scratch did a Geocache Cache In & Trash Out event down in the river valley today. He single handly hauled out the most garbage (way to go buddy).. and got a prize for it. The *NEW* NORTHERN ALBERTA MAPBOOK, 2nd edition.. with shaded top relief maps. He's bringing it over tonight.. so we can put dots on it. I haven't even seen these on the shelves yet.

 

 

[offtopic]

Well - I wasn't #1 - but did haul 4 big bags of trash out of Henrietta Muir Edwards park. The group managed 59 bags total (these were the 36" x 50" uber bags - not kitchen catchers). We removed about 9 homeless camps (abandoned) over the 3 hours and easily 200+kg of waste. Amazing what 30 people can do when they all focus on one place.

[/offtopic]

 

Yes - the mapbook is amazing. Only need 1 more to fill my set out. ;)

 

 

/G

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Ah yes, I see Scratch has decided to become a "sanitary engineer".

Good job mate! Only 6000 or so bags of trash to go.

 

Hey RB, that trailer in the photo looks like a motorcycle trailer.

By that I mean a trailer designed to be towed behind a motorcycle, not to hold them.

I saw a couple of those trailers at the motorcycle show a few months back.

I have an older one I haul behind the Pumpkin.

In fact, it might make an appearance to two behind the Outback this year.

It is just about the right size to hold a folded up Zoie and all her accessories.

 

Now the Bobsled is gone, you may need one to carry "Darrens Tent" to " frenchman's creek".

Either that or you'll have to bunk in Scratch's parent's tent trailer.

 

That folding trailer looks cool too.

Its a bit short and narrow to hold an inflated Zoie though.

It might work on a smaller Toon.

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RangerBob

 

I'm looking forward to the day that I can call you a fellow Jeeper...a real man's 4 X4 not those units they call SUV's, unless its a Range Rover or Land Rover (no disrespect to an almost fellow Jeeper but the Range Rover or Land Rover are my all time favorite units).

 

Lance, the trailer that appears in the photo of the TJ is a unit that I have wanted to get for quite some time...they are go anywhere trailers and hold a ton of stuff. Well built, lots of payload and real tires. I think we should try to find a couple...they'd look cool behind our Jeeps.

 

Vince

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Now the Bobsled is gone, you may need one to carry "Darrens Tent" to " frenchman's creek".

Either that or you'll have to bunk in Scratch's parent's tent trailer.

[sLIDING OFF TOPIC]

Yah, I already sent a PM to Darren to see if he was selling his tent. Actually, that tent trailer was HepCat's parents. Who knows, I may break down

and get a 'slightly used' tent trailer someday. They are fairly cheapish.

[/sLIDING ON TOPIC - 4x4 LOCK ENGAGED]

 

The *NEW* NORTHERN ALBERTA MAPBOOK, 2nd edition.. with shaded top relief maps.

I stand corrected, it's actually the 1st edition.. but has the shaded relief and gps grid lines. Most of the 2nd editions are like this now.. unless they didn't do an area previously... then the 1st edition has the shaded topo's already. Look for the ones labeled 'GPS Friendly' and you'll know you have the latest.

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