Apps & Maps

Here are some of the hottest fish­ing-re­lated mo­bile apps on the mar­ket right now.

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Fish­tales

De­signed for IOS de­vices, Fish­tales al­lows you to record your fish­ing his­tory with as much in­for­ma­tion as you need to cre­ate a com­pre­hen­sive data base for fu­ture ref­er­ence. You can log what lure/bait you used, the date, time, wa­ter tem­per­a­ture, the GPS lo­ca­tion of each catch, even the phase of the moon. Af­ter log­ging your in­for­ma­tion, “Quick Pick” al­lows you to se­lect any body of wa­ter that you’ve fished on, while the Map but­ton will dis­play all your catches on high­lighted pins. When you tap the pin, it will show the type of fish you caught and the lure you used to catch it (if en­tered). The app also has the “Vir­tual Tackle Box” that lets you record all of your favourite lures. Just take a pic­ture of the lure, de­scribe it, and the app will keep track of ev­ery fish you caught with each lure. Price: $4 USD www.gen­er­ally­bored­soft­ware.com

Aqua Map Canada

From Bri­tish Columbia to the Great Lakes and be­yond, The Aqua Map Canada App from GEC s.r.l of­fers a full range of Cana­dian nau­ti­cal charts from The Cana­dian Hy­dro­graphic Ser­vice (CHS). Af­ter the ini­tial pur­chase of the app, you can sim­ply down­load the de­sired chart on your smart de­vice at no ad­di­tional cost then ac­cess it at a later date to nav­i­gate your route. The charts of­fer ev­ery de­tail re­quired for pre­cise nav­i­ga­tion in­clud­ing depth con­tours, spot sound­ings, buoys, bea­cons, sea floor in­for­ma­tion, ob­struc­tions, and rocks, to name just a few. The app also al­lows you to store un­lim­ited tracks and mark­ers, and mea­sure dis­tances. You can even share tracks, mark­ers and images. Price: $20.99 www.glob­al­aquamaps.com

IGFA Mo­bile App

While geared for com­pet­i­tive off­shore sport fish­er­men, the In­ter­na­tional Game Fish As­so­ci­a­tion (IGFA) Mo­bile App is loaded with many fea­tures ev­ery sports fish­er­man will enjoy. It al­lows you to quickly ac­cess an­gling world records, iden­tify your species, plan your trips, and log your catches. Avail­able in two ver­sions, the Mo­bile and Mo­bile Lite, the app au­to­mat­i­cally up­dates real-time records. If you think you landed a record-set­ter, sim­ply take a photo, en­ter the de­tails and save it un­der “My Catches.” You can also share the de­tails via email or Face­book. Ad­di­tion­ally, you`ll like the “Species ID,” which is a data­base of species com­plete with ID de­scrip­tions, habi­tat in­for­ma­tion, geo­graphic dis­tri­bu­tion, and anatomy. You can also log up­com­ing fish­ing trips, find IGFA tour­na­ments, and lo­cate IGFA weigh sta­tions. MSRP: $8.99 USD Price: IGFA Mo­bile: $11.99 USD IGFA Mo­bile Lite: Free www.igfa.org

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