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An innovated fishing app designed to help you better understand conditions and get back to your spots.

TAKE FISH PHOTO

GETTING THE RIGHT SHOT OF YOUR FISH

Pre-Photo Location

Before you take your photo, the preview panel helps to ensure your mobile device GPS has recognized your current location and provides a visual cue of your geographic location.

Private Photo Lock

FISHBUOY Mobile provides you with the ability to keep all your fish records private.  You do not need to share photos to see the value of FISHBUOY.  By default, the "private" photo option is selected.

Public Photo Share

When taking a photo, you have the option to share it with the FISHBUOY community by swiping to the "public" option.  You may at anytime in the future change this to private.

Fishing Condition Capture

Want to simply take a photo as a visual cue of general environmental conditions?  Have the leaves turned color and fallen off the trees?  Is the water murky or clear?  Are spawn beds present? Have lily pads or weed beds formed? All these non-fish photos act as great clues for timing your next trip.  Simply swipe from 'Fish' to 'Environment' when taking your photo.

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WATER DATA

KNOW YOUR WATER. CATCH MORE FISH.

Water Levels

Understanding water levels helps fishermen to determine where and when too fish.  High water levels may mean unfishable conditions.  Low water levels may require you to go to deeper areas.  Until you start capturing this information when you fish, you will never know.

Water Discharge (Streamflow)

Water discharge or "streamflow" is an excellent measurement for fishermen to gauge the velocity of water moving in a reservoir, river or stream.  Fly fishermen and steelheaders fishing rivers and streams, and bass fanatics fishing reservoirs have learned that changes in flow directly influence where fish hold and feed.  Pay attention, capture data and hone in on places matching current conditions.

Water Temperature*

Water temperatures can literally make or break your fishing trip.  All fish species have their preferred water temperatures for feeding, spawning and resting.  Rapid changes in water temperature can completely shut down fish activity, or spur on a feeding frenzy!  Use FISHBUOY to capture temperature data so you can plan your next trip for success.*

Water Turbidity*

Water clarity is an important factor when fishing.  Most freshwater fish are visual feeders and require clear water to identify and select their bait.  Fishing clear water requires a completely different setup and color selection compared to fishing murky waters that require noisy, scented baits.  FISHBUOY Mobile helps you determine a historical pattern related to water turbidity, location and bait color selection.

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PHOTOS/WATER DATA

WHY UNDERSTANDING WATER LEVELS WILL HELP YOU CATCH FISH

Tagged Water Levels

Water levels play an important role when determining the best places to fish. Whether fishing man-made reservoirs or natural rivers, both fluctuate throughout the year based on precipitation amounts or operational works. Changes in water levels directly influence fish feeding behaviour and holding patterns. If you want to catch fish, you will need to begin developing your knowledgebase. Learn more.

Tagged Water Discharge

Why do fishermen care about water discharge? How can fishermen benefit from having this data? Water discharge or streamflow are terrific indicators 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. Learn more.

Tagged Turbidity

In a single view, you will better understand which water is fishable - and which is blown. You will also have the ability to correlate historical weather events and how they impact water turbidty. This allows fishermen to predict what water conditions might look like in a few days based on the precipitation forecast. Learn more.

Tagged Water Temperature

Water temperature is among the most important water parameters for fishermen, yet many of us don't take the time to measure conditions in the field. Fly fishermen use water temperature to gauge insect hatches. Great Lakes fishermen use deep water instruments like the FISHHAWK to determine the thermocline where fish are active. Salmon and Steelheaders use water temperature to estimate when fish will start running rivers. Bass fishermen will know when it is time to change to slow presentations or live bait. Along with other water parameters, FISHBUOY TripPlanner collects water temperatures every hour and stores it for your use. Using the FISHBUOY Mobile Timeline Filter, coupled with FISHBUOY TripPlanner, you will develop a more complete picture of the conditions you are planning for. Learn more.

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WEATHER DATA

LEARN THE WEATHER PATTERNS THAT WILL HELP YOU CATCH FISH

Cloud Cover

Fish do not have eyelids and therefore are naturally sensitive to light conditions.  In clear water, fish use cover such as logs, rocks, undercut banks, docks, and cloud cover to ambush their prey.  Hence, it is common to have longer periods of fish activity on cloudy days.  As you capture data in FISHBUOY Mobile, you will start to build your own trends related to best bait colors and cloud cover.

Air Temperature

Air temperature has a direct impact on fish activity particularly in shallow water areas that tend to heat up first.  As temperatures rise, there is a direct correlation with the amount of oxygen that water can hold resulting in less activity for fish, such as brook trout, that require much cooler water and higher oxygen levels.  Capturing temperature data will provide you with more information to make decisions on what species of fish you might target, not to mention help you plan what you wear on the water.

Precipitation

Capturing precipitation amounts and types with each photo is a great way to learn the response of water bodies to rain and snow.  Larger volumes or rain may create unfishable conditions on some rivers or waterbodies, while others may have little impact.  The next time you plan to hit the water, take a quick look at your historical fish catches and see if there is any impact from precipitation.

Wind Direction/Magnitude

Wind direction and speed (magnitude) are extremely important environmental conditions.  Wind influences wave height on lakes as well influences the build-up and location of subsurface nutrients along shorelines that often attract bait fish and predatory fish.  Understanding wind conditions will help you to determine your trolling patterns, trolling speed, lure types and where on the lake you should focus on.  Capture every fish you catch on FISHBUOY Mobile to build your trends and patterns.

Atmospheric Pressure

It is a well know fact that changes in pressure directly impact fish feeding activity.  Capturing atmospheric pressure, at the moment and location of your fish catch, will help you catalog which pressure are good and which are bad.  This allows you to prepare your mental game for a slow or hot day on the water.

Moon Phase

Moon phase is a hot topic of discussion and is often under-estimated and over-generalized.  Moon phase does NOT affect each fish species equally.  Some species use the moon to feed at night resulting in poor daytime fishing conditions. Other species do not have nocturnal feeding habits, therefore offering little care for moon light conditions.  Fishermen each have their own opinions - now they have the tool that automatically log moon phase allowing hardcore anglers to determine their own trends.

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FISH PHOTOS

FIND ALL YOUR FISH PHOTOS AND DATA IN ONE PLACE

A Visual Way Point

Every photo you take with FISHBUOY Mobile becomes a visual waypoint of your fish catches.  Select an individual photo, find out the environmental conditions you encounter when you caught that fish.

Digital Fish Log

FISHBUOY Mobile is an essential tool that will help you capture and organize your fish catches digitally.  Each photo is a "FISH" "BUOY" - a digital log of your fish catch with statistical and environmental data attached.  This helps you to learn and plan for your next trip using physical information you already captured.

Fish/Landscape Gallery

Sometimes, you just want to take a photo of a sunset or other non-fish photos.  Switch to landscape view with simple swipe of the switch and take photos while you help rehabilitate a trout stream, participate at a fishing tournament, etc.

Private Groups

Create private groups to share fishing spots with your closed circle of fishing friends.  Create groups to help you organize your fishing history into locations or species.  Whatever you decide, it is easy to add or remove people!

GROUP SHARING

GROUP FEATURES

SHARE IMPORTANT DETAILS WITH YOUR FISHING BUDDIES

Customizable Groups

Groups offer a convenient way of organizing your catches by fish species, lakes/rivers, lodges/resorts, location, etc. 

Control Information

Allow group members to invite others and/or share photos within the group.

Share Locations

When you share a fish photo, you share all the associated information including location, water and weather conditions and primary bait color.

Collective View

A combined view of fish catches will help you learn when and where to fish.

REAL-TIME MARINE

MARINE CONDITIONS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

WAVE HEIGHTS

We connect directly to NOAA's vast network of North American marine buoys to help you understand the wave conditions you are heading into.  Anglers use this information for boater safety in addition to selecting where on a lake they will fish first.

MARINE WINDS

Understanding historical and current wind conditions can help anglers determine potential areas holding fish.  WInd direction and magnitude influence water currents.  These changes move food sources and bait fish to different areas of the lake.

AIR PRESSURE

Start tracking how changes in barometric pressure affect certain species of fish.  Capture pressure with each photo, then refer to historical and real-time values in the field to plan for your next trip.

SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE

Open water fishermen know the importance of surface water temperature tracking.  FISHBUOY exposes real-time and historical water temperatures so you can locate your target species.

FISHING REAL-TIME WEATHER

REAL-TIME WEATHER

KNOW YOUR WEATHER, PLAN YOUR DAY RIGHT.

Doppler Radar (Precip)

Get up-to-date doppler weather maps showing precipitation events and intensity. 

Wind Conditions

Whether planning a fly fishing trip or hitting the lake, gain a better understanding of wind conditions before you head out.

Cloud Cover

Direct from Enviroment Canada, determine whether to bring your Maui Jim sunglasses, rain gear or sun screen.  Not to mention, don't forget your low-light lures!

Air Temperatures

Are you heading into icy cold temperatures that will freeze your guides, or sweltering heat that will kill your minnows and live bait in a few hours? Know what you are heading into.

FISHING MAPS

INTERACTIVE MAPS THAT HELP YOU RETRIEVE INFORMATION

Geographic Location

Each time you take a photo with FISHBUOY Mobile, you add to your portfolio of fish catches.  With a few simple clicks you can pull up your fish catch locations, date and time, water conditions, weather conditions, species of fish, and much more!

Timing

How many times have you been out with your fishing friends, anxiously planning your next trip together?  Inevitably, you begin to refer to your past fishing trips and 9 times out of 10, you argue about the location, conditions and of course, size and quantity of fish.   As a map-centric application, FISHBUOY Mobile helps you to quickly access those historical fish catches and provides measurable information - no more need for guessing.

Trend Building

Your catches are plotted on a map helping you to conduct indepth analysis of your fishing success - using spatial and temporal techniques.  A big advantage with FISHBUOY Mobile is that you can combine public photos posted by others, with your photos, to get a statistically sense of where the best locations are to fish.

Getting Back to Your Spot

While on the water or hiking across lands, FISHBUOY Mobile offers real-time tracking of your current location relative to your fishing spots.  Like a navigation system, FISHBUOY Mobile will help you get to your fishing hole.

OFAH Fish Weight Calculator

Weight Calculator by Species

MEASURE THE LENGTH AND GIRTH OF YOUR FISH. ESTIMATE THE WEIGHT.

Overview

The built-in automatic weight estimator was based on the original OFAH weight calculator.  This is an extremely handy feature that allows you to enter the length and girth measurements at the time you take a photo.  This provides fishermen a math-based option for estimating fish weight versus guessing.

Outings/Catch-and-Release Events

Planning a fishing tournament that involves catch-and-release?  FISHBUOY Weight Estimator is a great option when running events that require fish to be quickly returned to the water.  Musky for example are too sensitive to transport to weigh-in stations.  This Weight Estsimator is a means to have all fishing participants use a single and consistent tool to measure fish.

The Guessing Game

Why not estimate fish weight using proven methods?  Though most fishermen estimate fish weight within 1-2 pounds accuracy (wink wink), sometimes a more accurate approach is needed when comparing notes with fishing buddies.  Bragging rights?  Why not compare using a consistent method?

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TURBIDITY (NTU)

LEARN THE EFFECTS WATER CLARITY HAS ON BAIT COLOR.

Silt/Mud Water Type

The Silt/Mud Slider is an effective tool for estimating water turbidity in rural and agricultural areas with clay-laiden substrata.  Drop your bait at least one foot into the water.  Observe and match what you see using the slider to estimate your turbidity value.

HINT: Experiment with hot pinks, chartreuse, hot oranges and black colors!

Tea-Stained Water Type

The Tea-Stained Slider is an effective tool for estimating water turbidity in areas often surrounded by marshes, coniferous and deciduous forests, or on igneous rock formations.  Drop your bait at least one foot into the water.  Observe and match what you see using the slider to estimate your water turbidity.

HINT: Experiment with yellows, chartreuse, whites and oranges in these waters!

Algae Stained

The Algae Stained Slider is an effective tool for estimating water turbidity in areas often surrounded by marshes and agricultural areas often carrying high phosphate and nitrate loads.  Drop your bait at least one foot into the water.  Observe and match what you see using the slider to estimate your water turbidity.

HINT: Experiment with whites, yellows, peaches, blues, chartruese and blacks!

Great Lakes/Ocean Water Type

The Great Lakes/Ocean Slider is an effective tool for estimating water turbidity in large water bodies with generally clear, deep water characteristics.  Drop your bait at least one foot into the water.  Observe and match what you see using the slider to estimate your water turbidity.

HINT: Experiment with blues, greens and silver colors!

FISHING APP FISHBUOY - LURE COLOR / WATER DEPTH TOOL

If you fish in deep water, whether trolling, jigging or still fishing, you can be more effective at catching fish if you better understand how depth and light penetration affect lure colors.  Use this unique tool to help you pick color that are actually visible at certain depths. 

LURE COLOR/DEPTH

PICK THE RIGHT COLOR WHEN FISHING DEEP WATER.

Color Picker

Select from a wide range of colors to determine which lures colors are visible at certain depths.  Simply select your color, or take a photo of your bait, and use the slider to determine how your lure will look.  This feature is based on the light and water depth light spectrum.

Lure Photo

Select from a wide range of colors to determine which lures colors are visible at certain depths.  Simply select your color and use the slider to determine how your lure will look at specific depths.  This feature is based on the water depth - light spectrum and can be very useful when fishing water types you are unfamiliar with.

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