Tech: I use computer mapping like Google Earth. I also use the computer to search fish studies. I rely on GPS to the point I’m lost without it on the water.
Apps: I’ve used navigation apps on and off the water to fine tune a particular area.
Tech: Using a sonar unit helps tremendously in locating submerged structure and fish, especially when looking for baitfish. Many kayak fishermen use sonar today. Many units also have side image and down image which helps locate those big fish you are looking for in a lake. I also like to get on the Navionics app and check out the lake before I arrive to fish. Again, eliminating water is key as there is not much time to once you select an area to fish. I also use the ANGLR app to record my trip which helps accumulate data that can be used for future trips on that particular lake.
Apps:As I mentioned before, Navionics is a great place to start. You can locate structure, vegetation, submerged channels, and areas that are previously marked by other previous fishermen. The ANGLR fishing app also helps us as we can research through a previous fisherman on that lake by playing their recorded fishing trip if a trusted buddy shares it with me.
Tech: Tech is very important. I use it to find current, water level, and rise and fall trends. Also, Lithium batteries for motor usage and depth finder power.
Apps: Any app that will help you understand weather forecasts and track weather patterns while you fish.
Tech: I use satellite images to get a feel for best places to put in and paddle to first. Quick searches on Google for any tips in forums and fishing reports. Along with a portable sonar system and other systems for data collection like the ANGLR Tracker and Bullseye for past data.
Apps: The only fishing app I use currently is the ANGLR app. Easily store fishing data and mark waypoints for future use. I do use a hunting app oddly enough for weather data, pressure readings, and things like that.
Tech: When I fish a new area, I always use a Fish / Depth Finder to look at water depth, underwater structure, drop off’s, ledges, etc.
Apps: The only time I have previously used apps, they were for recording online tournament catches. I would upload my catches and cull fish, as well as keeping on top of the leader board.
Tech: I usually don’t use technology, but at the beginning of this past year I invested in a drone. It was not really to find fish but more to survey an area. This comes in handy because I am paddling, if the tide is low and I’m unsure if the area has water I will fly it to make sure. It also helps me to learn the area at a much faster rate, I can see everything you would on google maps but in much higher detail and in real time.
Apps: The only apps I use are ones to monitor wind, tide, and weather. Wind alert, tide charts, and the weather channel.
Tech: I’ll use arial maps to get the layout of the body of water I’m fishing
Apps: No opinion.
Tech: Electronics are key. I use C-Map Genesis to create my own maps and Genesis Live Maps to give me the latest contours as I’m covering water. Recording trips allows me to go back and see what I missed or better break down the structure I am fishing. I use ANGLR to give me an idea of hot spots, feeding times, and feeding conditions. Google Earth is key to reading the bank and matching good bank areas or deeper areas found on Navionics web app.
Apps: Really, the only fishing app I use is ANGLR. I keep logs of everything. This is really important on lakes that I don’t get to everyday. I can look back on trips from two years ago and see how conditions affected the day. Determining a depth range of the fish is important and key to areas that will hold fish.
Tech: GPS and maps are key to being able to locate spots and a good log of temp, day, and conditions really helps narrow it down.
Apps: I use Navionics, ANGLR, Windy, and MyRadar all on and off the water to determine patterns, condition, and location.
Tech: On the water I utilize the ANGLR Bullseye and Deeper Smart Sonar as my two primary technology features. With the ANGLR Bullseye, I am marking every feature on the water that i notice. Rock bottom, vegetation, accessible bank, submerged logs, etc. This will not only help me notice features of the lake while fishing, it will allow me to better study how I fished in my down time and give me better odds at stacking fish next outing. I also recommend the Deeper Sonar if you are an avid kayak angler as it is tiny, holds a days worth of charge, and has all the features a kayaker would need in terms of seeing what’s below your boat.
Apps: I use the ANGLR fishing app to see what my day on the water looked like. By patterning bites and locations of bites, i allow myself to have better odds of finding the fish next time i get out on the water.
Tech: I use my Navionics off the water to find spots I think may hold fish for one reason or another. I then use my electronics to locate structure, cover, and fish. I will also use my electronics to stay on the fish or spot once I’ve located it.
Apps: I will use my Navionics or FishSmart app on the water to help locate structure I have marked to check out. When I am on TVA Lakes I use the TVA Lake Info app to keep track of the amount of water being pulled at the dam. I also use Weather Bug and MyRadar to keep track of the weather throughout the day.