Fishing and Water Discharge

WATER DISCHARGE
Why do fishermen care about water discharge?  How can fishermen benefit from having this data?  Water discharge, or streamflow, is a terrific indicator of how fast or slow water is moving in a river, stream or reservoir.  This helps fishermen determine whether a location is fishable to begin with.  Understanding discharge can also help fishermen determine the right tactics for high or low discharge rates. Use FISHBUOY Photos to create a history of discharge rates vs. fish catches to determine your optimal flows.

HIGHLIGHTS

WHY UNDERSTANDING DISCHARGE WILL HELP YOU CATCH FISH

Water Preference

Fish will favour their biological preferences to water flow.  During high discharge, look for seams and slower moving pockets of water.

Feeding Behaviour

High discharge rates impacts the amount of time your bait is in a fishes visual strike zone.  Make it easier for fish to see your bait by using larger baits or higher vis colors.  (See Great Lakes Spawn Tying Guidelines)

Seasonal Trigger

Pay attention to signifcant increases in discharge rates around the time of spawning periods.  High stream flows flush sweet water into large water bodies and can act as a trigger for pre-spawn migrations.

* - Data dependent on monitoring station data availability and varies from state to state, province to province. Talk with your local water agencies to expand the network!

  • CONTROL

    In a single app, fishermen have full control over how they capture, access or share their fish catches.

  • ALL-IN-ONE

    Convenient access and display of real-time water gauges, marine buoys, weather maps and fish catch data.

  • KNOWLEDGE

    The ultimate fishing app designed to help fishermen learn, plan and catch more fish.

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More than just a photo.

Real-time water, weather and fish catch data is automatically tagged to each photo.  Now plan your next fishing trip with all the data you need to be successful.

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Available sm  Personal Notes

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Available sm  Wind Conditions
Available sm  Atmospheric Pressure
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Available sm  Fish Species
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Available sm  Fish Size
Available sm  Bait Color
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  • TIP #1: IMPORT PAST FISH PHOTOS. FISHBUOY offers the ability to quickly import your past fish photos.  This is a great option if you are not planning a fishing trip anytime soon, but have a number of fish photos on your mobile device.  Check out the video!

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Know before you go.

Access real-time weather maps, marine buoys and water gauges within in a single app.  Now compare conditions to your historical fish records and compare conditions.  Plan right. 

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Available sm  Lake Currents1,2
Available sm  Surface Water Temps1,2
Available sm  Marine Wind Barbs1,2
Available sm  Wave Heights1,2

 

1 - Currently available with Android only.  2 - Great Lakes only

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  • TIP #2: CREATE PRIVATE GROUPS. One of the most requested features from fishermen was the ability to create private groups.  FISHBUOY's Private Group feature allows members to share their fish records with group members and learn from each others success on the water.  Learn more.

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Share with your buddies.

Create fishing groups and share your fishing catch information with family, close friends or new fishermen who need you help.

Available sm  Quickly Create Groups
Available sm  Easily Add Members
Available sm  Share Photos Privately
Available sm  Learn From Buddies

 

Available sm  Restricted Photo Share
Available sm  Restricted Invites
Available sm  Member Profile Picture
Available sm  Organize Trips into Groups

 


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  • TIP #3: SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE. While FISHBUOY Pro is primarily designed to help fishermen learn when and where to fish, we do recognize the importance of sharing your catches via social media.  That's why we've developed an easy-to-use and fully integrated social media share function.  Now, share using the best in-class social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.  Learn more.

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