Catch More Fish With These 5 Apps

Looking to catch more fish this season? Check out these go-to apps for unique opportunities and techniques to up your angler game.


Columbia Fishing


Every angler knows that the more inside information you have, the more likely you are to catch more fish. Check out these handy fishing apps for useful tips, tricks, and information for your next trip out on the water.


Columbia PFG: How To Fish (FREE)
This app features dozens of instructional videos on everything you need to know (or ever wanted to know) about fishing featuring some of the most talented professional anglers in the industry. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert, tips and tricks from Columbia’s sponsored athletes like George Poveromo and Bob Izumi will have you fishing like a pro in no time. Bonus: the short video clips can be accessed offline and out of service range.


GFA Mobile ($8.99 or the free Lite version)
Think you have a record catch? Search the entire IFGA World Record database to see vacant, approved, or pending records and enter your own. Before you head out, use the Trip Planning List to help you prepare for a great day on the water, identify your catch in the Species ID section, know your angling rules in the IGFA Rules section, and much more.


Fishing Calendar ($4.99)
Every angler knows that the best time to cast is when the fish are feeding. An advanced Solunar calendar, this app shows you the best fishing times for any location at any time of day. Take a photo of your catch, add description, size, weight, and bait used in order to build a personal database.


FirstMate ($4.99)
This app aims to bring you all the relevant information you need for your saltwater fishing trip in one simple place. You’ll find best fishing times, weather conditions, barometric pressure, tide charts, saltwater fishing tips, and the ability to store photos and important information about your catch. Want to know how to cook your catch at the end of the day? The app even shares exciting recipes on how to prepare your prize fish.


iFish USA ($7.99)
Detailed information on more than 120,000 freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs throughout the USA. Get real-time lake reports, weather conditions, and best fishing times for each area. Not sure how many fish you are allowed to keep in a certain state? Get access to both state regulations and license information within the app.