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8 Fishing Apps For The 2016 Season

Author: Nicki Belczak

appsssFishing is among the most popular boating activities. If you’re hooked on fishing, you no doubt have a tackle box full of gear to help you in your quest to catch fish—but do you consider your smart phone as part of your arsenal? You should! Whether it’s finding the perfect fishing hole, improving your skills, determining the best time of day to wet a line or sharing your catch with fellow anglers, there’s an app that can help. Here are a few of our favourites:

Fishidy  iOS or Android

FishidyFrom finding local waterways, to getting the scoop on fishing activity, to logging your catch, Fishidy is built to help you fish smarter. Available as a free download, with in-app premium subscription starting at 9.99 month.

Trimble GPS Fish Free iOS or AndroidTrimble GPS FREE

To catch fish, first you have to find them. This app pulls together all the information you need in one place—weather information, maps of fishing hotspots and underwater features, and waypoints. You can also record fishing trips.

FishBrain—Social Fishing Forecast App iOS or Android

FishBrainNo, it won’t help you think like a fish. FishBrain bills itself as the world’s largest community-based fishing app and lets you connect with other anglers to discover what’s biting, where in your area. Available as a free download, with in-app premium subscription starting at 5.99 month.

Animated Fishing Knots (iOS) or Fishing Knots (Android)

Animated fishing knots appFishing Knots

While knot tying is an indispensable skill for anglers, who knew there were so many different ways to secure a hook to a line? You do now! These apps put access to nearly every fishing knot ever devised at your fingertips.

iSolunar™ Hunting & Fishing Apps iOS or Android

Isolunar hunting & fishing appFinding the fish is one skill…predicting when they will bite is another. This app is designed to give you the clairvoyance to determine when your underwater prey are likely to take the bait.

NOAA Buoy & Tide Data iOS or Android

BOAA Buoy & Tide DataWeather and tidal information is critical both for boating and fishing. This app retrieves data from NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center to keep you current on conditions so you can plan your day on the water.

ReelPhoto iOS or Android

ReelPhotoSharing fish stories is a time-honoured tradition for anglers—and this app is designed for just that. It lets you connect to a social network where you can share photos and videos, tag your friends and follow fellow anglers.

IGFA Mobile lIte iOS or Android

IGFA Mobile LiteThis app from the International Game Fishing Association covers angling rules, helps you identify your catch—and perhaps most importantly—lets you know if you’ve hauled in a record setting fish.

2 thoughts on “8 Fishing Apps For The 2016 Season

  1. Steven

    All great apps. Being in Southern California tides and water movement are essential pieces of knowledge to know for fishing. Kind of surprised that NOAA doesn’t offer up temperature on the app…also a 24 and 48 hour, along with a 7 day temperature change would benefit fishers… I know they already have the information.

    Boating safe is no accident!


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