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