Fishing Apps

FishBrain

FishBrain app

Extend bragging rights with this social network app that provides fishing forecasts based on real-catch data. Log trips and catches, track various species, find hot new fishing spots, and see what other people are catching and what bait is getting the bites. Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free download; premium features cost $5.99/month or $59.99/year | fishbrain.com

GoFree Hooked

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GoFree Hooked is a mobile tracking solution for anglers, that merges navigation data with your catch data — fish details like size, weight, and a photo or two, for each trip you take. The information is stored on the GoFree cloud server for easy access at any time, so you have a digital fishing log that you can share with your fellow anglers. The app also lets you build communities and "compete" in virtual tournaments with guidelines you set yourself. Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free | GoFreemarine.com

iFishing Lite

iFishing Lite app icon

Fishing is one of the most popular sports in the country. For those times when it's impossible to get out on the water, iFishing Lite is a simulator that let's you land the big one right on your phone. This app offers a choice of lakes to fish, and to add to the realism: Reeling speed, lure depth, and choice of tackle, all make a difference to the type of fish that you can catch. You can even record the size, weight, and type of fish you catch so you can brag to your friends. Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free.

IGFA Mobile

IGFA Mobile app

Here's an app that will let you discover in an instant if that big catch you just made really is a world record. The International Game Fish Association designed it so that anglers could check on the record status of any species of gamefish caught in the world, and it automatically updates new record catches every time your cellphone is turned on, so the info is never out of date. The app includes a listing of IGFA-certified weigh stations so you can find the closest scales to check in your catch. Plus there's also a trip-planning list, and a complete listing of the IGFA rules. Available on the App Store and Google Play. $8.99 | igfa.org

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