I’m kind of a history buff, so this type of lake treasure hunting comes easy for me. Once I find a decent old map, I’ll basically pretend I’m back in time when there was no water. Let’s say the entire back corner I’m looking at was farmland. Then I know that’s where I’m mostly likely to find the remnants of Farmer Jones’s broken down house foundation, or maybe the cobble roadbed leading to it. That needle in a haystack foundation could be a great spot, but if you want more options, find out where there was a town, a busy intersection with a few houses, or a mill dam. Look where the old bridges crossed the creek channel, or even seek out where everyone gathered for prayer. Digging just a little deeper than the crew that made the popular electronic map (the same one that all your peers have) could help you locate that one loaded spot you take your kid or tournament partner to when the bite is super tough.