Stream & Lake Map of New York

Trout on the hook


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Why every angler and boater needs this map

Professor Higbee’s® Stream & Lake Map of New York is the first and only
highly detailed map of its kind. The 3.5-foot-by-4.5-foot New York map shows
65,000 miles of streams plus lakes.


GUIDEBOOK: Pinpoint the best fishing in New York with this valuable guide. Easily locate over 3,000 streams and 1,200 lakes shown on the “Stream & Lake Map.” Your map guide will take you to the top 1,123 select water for 19 species of gamefish.


REPORT: Finding Secret Fishing Spots 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 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.

The STREAM & LAKE MAP OF NEW YORK resembles another map—known to Pennsylvania anglers as the “Lost Stream Map.” The “Stream Map of Pennsylvania” was completed in 1965 after a thirty- year effort by Howard Higbee, a former Penn State Professor. Professor Higbee succeeded in creating a map of the highest detail possible—a map that shows every stream and lake. He painstakingly plotted by hand, the location of 45,000 miles of streams onto a 3 by 5 foot map.

The map sold extremely well— until it was lost several years after it first appeared in print. Incredibly, the printer entrusted with the original drawing and printing plates, declared bankruptcy, then carelessly hauled Higbee’s 30 years of work to a landfill. The few remaining dog-eared copies became a prized fisherman’s possession. Professor Higbee was offered $400 for one of his last maps. And state agencies were forced to keep their copies under lock and key. Experts told Professor Higbee that reprints were impossible, because the maps were printed in non-photographic blue.

Then, in 1991, at the age of 91, Howard Higbee’s dream came true. Computers made it possible to reprint the map. Holding an updated map, Howard said, “I never thought I’d live to see this day.” Then, by combining Professor Higbee’s knowledge with computer technology—the STREAM & LAKE MAP OF NEW YORK was created.