Fishing is an activity that brings a wide range of joy for participants of all levels and these apps can maximize that joy and improve your overall success. From logs and weather details to fishing tips and rules, these apps can help those who fish for personal or professional purposes.
The best iPad apps for fishing
15 May 2020, by Rick Rockwell
Fatsack Outdoors is the most user friendly, all-inclusive fishing app for the novice and professional angler looking to take their fishing to the next level. Log your catches, organize your fishing tackle, join or administer a fishing tournament, then connect with millions of anglers and brands around the world all in one fishing app.
- Add catches quicker with automated data entries for a detailed fishing log
- Find new fishing locations, lake information, or the latest technique
- Join or host a variety of tournaments from the Fatsack app
- Get the latest fishing news, reviews and tutorial videos updated daily
Catch Tracker is designed to bring you tons of information about possible fishing destinations. As of now, there are over 40,000 lakes, reservoirs and ponds listed in the app. This information includes maps of water sources, moon phases, water temperature, sunrise and sunset, fishing tips and fishing reports. It also includes what type of species are in the water. Keep track of your favorite fishing spots, detailed logs of your catches with the ability to add additional information that you think is important. This app also promises to add new features in the future as the developers are dedicated to making this a 5 star app for all users.
- Over 40,000 lakes, reservoirs and ponds listed
- Mapping, Weather conditions, Lunar phases
- Fishing tips, Logs for catches and notes
- Water temperature, Types of fish in water
- Share catches via social media
This could be the ultimate weather app regarding fishing. Users are able to monitory and analyze weather and wind data from over 50,000 weather stations in real time. Forecasts are also available from these weather stations. They are located throughout the world and provide information that also includes nautical charts, tides and sea surface temperatures. This app’s wealth of information makes it stand apart from similar ones in its niche. However, there are subscriptions that users need to choose from to experience the full power of this app. All subscription levels and terms are automatically renewed.
- Weather and wind information in real time, Forecasts too
- Over 50,000 weather stations across the world
- Push notifications for wind alerts
- Information for sea surface temperatures and tides
- In-app purchases for subscriptions
Whether you are a seasoned fisherman looking to up your game, or a newbie looking for their first fishing spot, this app has got you covered. It contains details on over 1100 species of fish and brings you new places and reports on which baits are working in which location. It's a crowdsourced app so you can also input your own catch with ease including photos. It will also add other details on its own including the weather, location, and moon phase. This app is free to download and use, and it does not require an internet connection to work
- Over 1100 species of fish
- Record and share your own catch
- Free to download and use
- Does not require an internet connection
- Tracks weather, location, and moon phases
Gambler Lures is the app to get if you want tips, fishing videos, and more, to help you improve your angling game. You’ll learn new techniques and will have access to tons of info . The video section is well-rounded, with features on pros and novices alike. There’s a social feed so you can stay on top of the scene, you can check out the no-fee tournaments, and the Shop section has everything you need for your next trip. If you love everything there is about fishing, check out Gambler Lures today.
- Catch more, bigger fish
- Social feed
- Videos to watch, learn from and enjoy
- Tips and tricks
- Free fishing app for iPad
FishBrain is the place to record your catches and fishing spots. The app has more than three-quarters of a million catches recorded, and 1.7 million fishing locations noted, all around the world. If you want to improve your game, this is how. You’ll get fishing intel, track your catches, connect with other anglers, and more. Keep track of your progress, remember your fishing history, see where the fish are biting, find out what bait is best to use, and jump in on convos with actual anglers. Use the Fishing Forecast for the most accurate fishing data.
- Gain fishing insight and intel
- Track your catches
- Connect with other anglers
- See your progress
- Free with in-app purchases
iBobber syncs using Bluetooth Smart and shows you where the fish are at, up to 100 feet away from shore, a boat, a kayak, or the pier, so you have a portable fish finder with a great connection. It doesn’t burn through your iPad’s battery like WiFi does, so you can get up to eight hours of fish finding experience. You need the iBobber bobber, of course, and the iBobber sends short messages back to your device about nearby fish, the contour of water beds, water temperature, and allows you to GPS tag your favorite hotspots. You can save all your trips using the Trip Log, share on social media, and the app also offers a Fish Alarm, Strike Alarm, Bobber Beacon, Lunar Calendar, Weather sync, and more.
- Use with iBobber bobber
- Doesn’t kill your battery as quickly
- Uses Bluetooth Smart
- Get info about fish, water bed floor, and more
- Free iPad fishing app
Fish Rules gives you a new way to understand recreational saltwater fishing in all federal and state waters in the United States. The app breaks down saltwater fishing regulations so they are easy to understand. Know at a glance if the fish is in season, how many you are allowed to keep, and how big they have to be before you can keep them. The pap uses GPS and calendar to show you just the regulations you need to follow. If you don’t have a signal, you can manually enter your location. You can take photos, post to Facebook, and log your fish using the app. Illustrations and photos within the app make it easy to ID your catch, and you can keep track of the ones you harvest vs the ones you release.
- App runs entirely on your iPad
- Record harvested and released fish
- Shows you only the regulations you need to follow for your location
- Maintain your fishing license data in-app
- Free fish rules app for iPad
TideTrac gives you daily information on tides, the Moon, the Sun, ad more. It’s easy to use, fast, and accurate. Find out when high and low tide happen on any given day, or when the tides or highest or lowest in the month. You get a four-day preview of tide graphs, and on the iPad version, you get the option to look up tides by hour of day. Whether you’re an angler, sailer, swimmer, or just want to go hit the beach, knowing the tide level makes your life a lot easier. The user interface is simple and efficient and offers offline viewing as well.
- Works with coastal US stations
- Look up tides by hour of day
- View a four-day preview of tide graphs
- For anglers or anyone else wanting to know the tide level
- One-time purchase
Fishing Spots will help you find a place to fish near you, or while you’re out and about. You can share photos and the location of your catch from within the app, comment on and rate other users’ catches, add new spots, see the Stocking Schedules for most states, see the current weather and forecast for each spot, PM other users, and more. Get involved in the discussion forums, see a Tide Chart for your current location or any other spot, and view Fish Identification Charts and Fishing Knot guides. If you can’t see your location, there’s a built-=in form to complete so they can add it.
- Find a fishing spot near by
- Rate other users’ catch
- Current weather and forecast
- Active discussion forums
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade