17 Best Fishing Apps To Increase Your Catch Rate

A person holding an Iphone on a watercraft in the water.

What if I told you the days of Fly Fishing without technology are long over.

Sure, you can still fly fish without technology but using modern fishing apps drastically help by finding fishing locations, showing water temperatures and water depths while connecting you with other fly anglers.

These apps show you when and where to fly fish for the best results.

This article lists best fishing apps in both Android and IOS markets.

Fishbrain

What’s Fishbrain and how can it help you?

In short it’s a social network for all anglers. Over 5 Million anglers to be exact, with more than 3 million of their catches.

A cool feature with the latest download for your smartwatch is that it has a more intuitive design that allows you to navigate through pages much easier, even when you’re out fly fishing.

The Fishbrain map also gives fly anglers the best time to fish and gives you the weather updates daily. Allowing you to not only find the best places to fish, but also the time to fish.

Want to show off your big catch? The Fishbrain app increases the chances of this.

App Platforms:

Android and IOS

Fishbrain Rating:

IOS: 4.7 Stars & Android: 4.4 Stars

App Cost:

The app is free to download and use but has in-app products that you can choose to pay for. In-app products vary anywhere from $5.99 to $79.99 per item.

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

 

 

 

Fishidy

Fishidy app is also another social network app for anglers, with a large database of freshwater waterways, saltwater waterways, and stream gauges. This database is constantly logged and updated by fly anglers like you.

It gives you over 27k marked fishing hot spots, 50k bottom composition areas and over 260k vegetation and structure points.

These fishing spots have been logged with their GPS coordinates which give you all the details you need to target certain species of fish.

Tips and advice comes from local experts who guide you on your fly presentation (or lure if you’re traditional fishing) which are proven to successful in catching fish.

Fishidy not only gives you expert advice on increasing your chances of catching, it also allows you to post your catch for millions of other fly anglers to see.

At the moment of this article, this app is only for American users but there’s rumours in the expansion in other countries.

App Platforms:

Android and IOS

Fishidy Rating:

Android rating of 3.5 stars. IOS rating of 4.4 stars.

App Cost:

Monthly $9.99 or annual payment of $49.99.

Download on IOS app store.

Download on Android app store.

Pro Angler

Pro Angler is more of an app designed for water raft fly fishing whether it’s on a boat, kayak, or canoe.

It gives you over 40k fishing spots of fresh and salt water in over 500 fishing locations.

Pro Angler specializes in constantly adding tips and information which allow you to make the most of your fly fishing adventures.

App Platforms:

Android and IOS

Pro Angler Rating:

Android rating of 3.2 stars. IOS rating of 5 stars (only 22 ratings).

App Cost:

Free to download but the Live Action Upgrade is $35.99 for 6 months or $59.99 for the full year.

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

FishTrack – Charts & Forecasts

FishTrack allows you to make your next saltwater fly fishing experience a much easier and successful adventure.

It gives you hot spots of fish caught by other fly anglers near your location. Not only this but you can also participate by marking these hot spots for where you catch fish.

In addition to this it includes water temperature charts to find your next fishing spot, water color, currents, tides and marine weather forecasts.

While out boat fishing, you can view your current location even while your offline as well as view saved fishing chart imagery.

FishTrack gives you all of the tools, online and offline, to make your saltwater fly fishing that much better.

App Platforms:

Android and IOS

FishTrack Rating:

Android rating of 4.2 stars..IOS rating of 4.6 stars.

App Cost:

Free to install and use with premium users paying $19.99 to $129.99 per year.

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

Navionics Boating Marine & Lakes

Navionics Boating Marine & Lakes isn’t necessarily just for fly fishing, it’s also used for cruising, sailing, and other water activities.

If you’re kayaking or canoeing in new waters, then  the Navionics app gives you charts to improve your awareness of the surrounding water depth.

By looking at these charts, you’re able to more accurately find fishing spots.

App Platforms:

Android and IOS

Navionics Rating:

Android rating of 4.2 stars. IOS rating of 3.1 stars.

App Cost:

2 week free-trial then membership for US & Canada for $21.99 or $14.99 just for US.

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

Fishing Points

Fishing Points is an app that is designed around fishing on open seas, lakes, or rivers.

It enables you to save or find your favorite fishing locations with it’s GPS based algorithms. It allows you to use Google Maps or even use offline mode (US only).

If you want to create a fishing log of every successful fishing adventure; every catch, weather, solunar and tide information (added automatically), then make sure to download Fishing Points from the app store.

App Platforms:

Android and IOS.

Fishing Points Rating:

Android rating of 4.4 stars. IOS rating of 4.6 stars.

App Cost:

Free to install and use. Allows three premium memberships. Basic premium for $4.99, Advanced Premium for $9.99, and Premium for $29.99.

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

Deeper – Smart Sonar

Deeper app has the most fishfinder app downloads on both Android and IOS.

This is the perfect app for you to own if you want to maximize your catch rate. You can log every catch on this apps by using the notes. You can easily use maps and pin spots on the map that you want to re-visit at another time.

You can also download maps and them view them offline when you’re fly fishing.

The Deeper – Smart Sonar app behaves much like a fishfinder which gives you water depth and temperature data as you need it.

App Platforms:

Android & IOS

Deeper – Smart Sonar Rating:

Android rating of 4.1 stars. IOS rating of 2.8 stars.

App Cost:

FREE

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

Fish Rules

This app saves you the trouble from accidentally fishing for species that are out of season. Easily find out regulations on the waters your fishing with the simple click of the download button on the app store.

The regulations show you what species is in season, how many you can catch,

The Fish Rules app also allows you to log every fish you catch making it easier to find patterns and improve your catch rate.

The best part about is that it’s based off your GPS location so you only see the regulations that surround your area.

Fish Rules also works when you have no signal. All you need to do is enter your GPS coordinates and it pulls the regulations for you.

App Platforms:

Android & IOS

Fish Rules Rating:

Android rating of 4.2 stars. IOS rating of 3.6 stars.

App Cost:

FREE

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

ISolunar

Isolunar Hunting & Fishing Times is widely known as the #1 solunar tables app that determines hunting and best fishing times. This range offers any date and any location with no limits.

Gives you feeding and activity times of animals and fish. It’s results are based off your location. You can choose to manually enter your location or let the app grab it automatically.

Isolunar lets you ping your favorite locations.

App Platforms:

IOS

ISolunar Rating:

4.6 rating

App Cost:

$4.99

Download on IOS app store.

 

 

 

Fishing & Hunting Solunar Time

If you have android and can’t download Isolunar, you can easily download the Fishing & Hunting Solunar Time app.

It’s based off the Solunar Tables theory application which determines when fish are more likely to feed, increasing your chances of a catch.

It offers the same updates as Isolunar with the new addition of the tides charts.

App Platforms:

Android

Fishing & Hunting Solunar Time Rating:

4.3 rating

App Cost:

$3.99

Download on Android app store.

FishAngler

FishAngler is one of the best fishing social networking app out there.

You can check other fly anglers fishing locations while connecting with them.

Your fishing log allows you to track every catch, giving you a complete information set of when and where the fish are biting and what they’re biting on.

FishAngler lets you easily find new fishing spots with its GPS fishing map. It includes photos and descriptions of these spots. In addition to these it’s reports give you information on what weather you are to expect.

App Platforms:

Android & IOS

FishAngler Rating:

Android rating of 4.5. IOS rating of 4.8 stars.

App Cost:

FREE

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

Ikijime Tool Extreme

The Ikijime Tool Extreme app solves a big issue that many anglers have and that’s how to kill their catch as humanely as possible.

This app solves this issue with their effective long research that is giving to you in an easy to read and see format.

It also provides a large data of cool photos and x-rays of popular fish targeted by fly anglers. This database rangers in many different countries all over the world. With a strong likelihood of your next catch being on this database.

Please download the Ikijime Tool Extreme app to see quick and effective ways of fish brain destruction – a scientifically proven way to reduce the stress for the fish.

App Platforms:

Android

Ikijime Tool Extreme Rating:

Android rating of 4.0 stars.

App Cost:

$5.00

Download on Android app store.

Knot Guide

One thing that many fly anglers, or anglers in general, struggle with at the beginning is getting used to all the knots. Or more particular, the right knot to use.

The Knot Guide app solves this problem for fly anglers. It also ventures off outside fly lines and in knots used for other sports.

It gives its users 92 knots to choose from in 10 different sport categories.

App Platforms:

Android

Knot Guide Rating:

3.9 rating

App Cost:

FREE

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

Fishing Knots Lite

If you want an app on strictly fishing knots, then the Fishing Knots Lite app for Android is what you’re looking for!

With over a million installs, it’s no wonder this app is preferred.

It teaches you which knots are to be used for thick and/or thin fly line.

It’s database of knots has knots for knotting 2 fly lines, tying leads, as well as knotting fly line to flies (and other hooks).

You can use it’s database of how-to guides online or offline.

App Platforms:

Android

Fishing Knots Lite Rating:

4.3 rating.

App Cost:

FREE

Download on Android app store.

ANGLR Bullseye 

ANGLR Bullseye gives every angler the opportunity to step their game up.

You can catch fish based on historical data. If your current fishing spots doesn’t have that much historical data on catches, then it’s either because it’s a dead spot or that it just hasn’t been fished before.

ANGLR Bullseye has addition fishing tracking accessories that you can purchase to make data tracking more automatic (automatic tracking is always preferred).

You can log your fishing trips and catches. Once they’re logged you can either choose to keep them private of share them with other anglers.

With that being said, you can also view other fishing logs that other anglers have shared.

ANGLR was developed for anglers by anglers.

App Platforms:

Android and IOS

ANGLR Bullseye Rating:

Android rating of 3.3 stars. IOS rating of 3.7 stars.

App Cost:

FREE

Download on IOS app store. Download on Android app store.

1Weather

1Weather has a really elegant and easy to use user interface.

It’s one of those apps that does one thing but it does it really well. Unlike previous apps which display weather forecasts as a secondary feature 1Weather specializes in just giving you the most up to date and accurate weather forecasts.

You can just to view the weather predictions under the ‘My locations’ tab or you can manually add multiple locations to keep weather updates constant. This feature allows you to have up to 12 locations active.

It gives you weather predictions which help predict when fish are more likely to feed.

Weather predictions such as temperature, wind speed and direction, visibility, humidity, percentage change of precipitation for the next hour and much more are provided to you.

Every seasoned fly angler knows that weather is a key determinant of fish feeding habits, so make sure that 1Weather is your next installed application!

App Platforms:

Android & IOS

1Weather Rating:

Android rating of 4.6 stars. IOS rating of 4.7 stars.

App Cost:

Free to install and $1.99 to upgrade.

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

Angler’s Log

Angler’s Log is another fishing app social network. Allowing it’s users to share information of their catch.

Users also have the ability to track and analyze their fishing logs. Users can log any catch data they want such as photos, flies used, location, weather and much more.

With a simple click Angler’s Log allows you to share any logged entry to any of your favorite social media.

This app is still pretty new but the developers constantly are adding new features so stay tuned!

App Platforms:

Android & IOS

Angler’s Log Rating:

Android rating of 4.5 stars. IOS rating of 5.0 rating (2 ratings only).

App Cost:

FREE

Download on IOS app store.Download on Android app store.

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