First go to Google Map Engine Lite. Creating a map was a feature in the Classic version of Google maps. Click on Create New Map.
You can rename your map by clicking on Untitled Map. I’ve named mine "Fly Fishing Map".
The marker itself is customizable so I color code them; Green = discovered, Red = Undiscovered. I also add corresponding layers to the map so I can quickly isolate the two.
You can search saved locations by clicking on the Data tab and entering keywords in Find in Table.
Directions are easily pulled by clicking the direction icon.
To help get you started below is a quick video tutorial(best viewed in full HD):
When I’m out and about I can mark locations remotely from my phone. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, but I imagine all android operating phones have the same capabilities. You iPhone folks may need to investigate this further. Go to the Google Play Store search for the Google Maps Engine. Once installed, you can bring up your newly created map from your phone with all the same functionality. When I’m out and about I often mark locations. Another nice feature is Google Maps operates offline so you don’t need a connection to mark locations when you’re out of range.
Each year I add a couple new locations. Some work out and some don’t, but I like the pursuit of undiscovered water. Who knows the marker on your computer screen may just lead you to open water and hungry fish.