Hooked on Apps

Hooked on Apps

June 1st, 2013 by Jim Tanner in Getout Fishing

The world of technology is coming to the old fishing hole. In recent years, smartphone apps have been developed to help anglers fish smarter and share tips and tales of their latest catch with their friends and the world. Here are some of the apps that are available for the high-tech angler looking to improve his or her game on the water.

Trimble GPS Fish

Available for iPhone and Android phones, this app provides lake maps with depths and contours, weather reports and fishing logs. Fishing trips can be tracked so that you can easily see where you've been - and find your way back to that secret fishing pot. gpshuntfish.com

Animated Fishing Knots

Teaches you how to tie 52 fishing knots using animated videos, pictures of the finished knot and a description of its use. itunes.apple.com

iFish USA

Teaches you how to tie 52 fishing knots using animated videos, pictures of the finished knot and a description of its use. itunes.apple.com

My Fishing Advisor

For Android phones, it uses weather conditions, sun and moon phases and other factors to determine when and where fish will be most active and what lures will be most effective. myfishingadvisor.com

Flick Fishing

Stuck inside? This iPhone game lets you "cast" a line with the flick of your wrist and catch your virtual limit. The game features different environments and different fish to catch with quests and achievements to keep the game moving. freeverse.com

Cancer Benefit Bass Tourney

The Chattanooga Bass Assassins fishing club will host its third annual Christopher J. Robins "Never Give Up" Cancer Benefit bass tournament on June 15, fishing out of Chester Frost Park on Chickamauga Lake. The tournament will run from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to chattanoogabassassassins.com or call 423-602-5186.