We’ve written about the use of Loran in bass fishing here before. It was the obvious solution to finding offshore structure in the saltwater so why not use it in the sweet water? Well, there were a couple of problems. One Loran pretty much only worked in ocean environments due to the fact the Loran stations were all positioned on the coasts and two, the saltwater units were prohibitively expensive.
The other problem was accuracy. Loran was only accurate to within a tenth to a quarter of a mile – maybe okay for the ocean but definitely not okay for the freshwater. [Read more…]