Anglers never before have had such easy access to information for nearly any body of water. A particularly handy tool is the DNR’s LakeFinder, which is deep in details about individual lakes, from maps and access sites to stocking levels and results of fish population surveys. There also are a number of smartphone apps. Navionics Boating offers super-detailed maps of lakes across the state and beyond; GoFree HOOKED for Android makes it easy for anglers to log their fishing trips and share information; and Fishidy includes interactive maps, as well as local fishing reports and tips. To find one of the apps listed here, search by name in the app store.

JOE ALBERT