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They are usually based on the lunar cycle, and there is data showing this does indeed impact fish feeding.  So technically, yes they are accurate.

 

BUUUUTTTTT.... don't be oversold.  The lunar cycle is just one of the seemingly infinite stimuli that impact fish attitudes.  You're unlikely to notice a difference in your catch rate by just focusing on this one data point.  Learn to overlay this data with other factors such as barometric pressure, water temperature, changing weather patterns, and seasonal fish mentalities, and you can reasonably predict when good/bad times to go fishing.

 

And if there is an app that does that, please tell us what it's called.  :eyebrows:

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The best fishing app that I have seen is the Go Boating app.  It has community edits where you can see where and when people have caught fish when they mark the spot and where under water cribs/ structure is located.

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No i dont like use this APPS or my smartphone when fishing cause i want to lives my times with nature 

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I thought I would, but I don't. I haven't looked recently, but I wanted to find a good journal app, but the ones I found sucked. I had a few other fishing apps for information and whatnot, but they never got opened so I just ended up deleting them. Also, not a fan of sharing waypoints with other people. 

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I thought I would, but I don't. I haven't looked recently, but I wanted to find a good journal app, but the ones I found sucked. I had a few other fishing apps for information and whatnot, but they never got opened so I just ended up deleting them. Also, not a fan of sharing waypoints with other people. 

What kind of information would you be putting into a journal app?

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What kind of information would you be putting into a journal app?

Date, time, lake, weather conditions, water conditions, water depth, structure/cover it came off, what I caught the fish on, length/weight of the fish and species.What I tried that didn't work, if I fished with a partner I'd want a place for notes on what they did and if it worked or not. 

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I've tried playing around with a couple.  Fishidy is on my phone right now but I never actually use it when I'm on the water.  I usually find myself playing around with it when i'm killing some time in a waiting room or something like that.  I haven't found anything that I would even remotely consider a worthwhile tool.  

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Just came across this thread, few months old but I've wondered about this in the past myself.  

 

navionics has an app that shows you lake contours and depths, and is updated with user generated sonar information as well..  Not as good as having a fish finder/gps unit with a navionics chip, but still helps me get a general idea of the depths around me and in other parts of the lake when fishing out of my kayak...  It's like 10 bucks or something so It'll have to do until I bite the bullet and put an actual sonar unit on my kayak.  

 

I also have used "Scoutlook fishing" in the past, it gives you weather reports, solar/lunar details, and allows you to keep a fish log.  Didn't really find it too useful however, I pretty much exclusively use noaa.gov when looking for my weather reports... as for a fish log?  I only keep one mentally for the time being ;)

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The Weather Channel

Thats about all I need! Except it doesn't seem very accurate these days, so usually check it against another weather app.

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I use Microsoft OneNote...Obviously not a 'fishing' app, but it has worked out awesome for me since I started using it at the start of last season.

 

I use it to organize my thoughts before and after tournaments.  I put in past success, current thoughts, screenshots, satellite pictures...basically anything that is relevant or that I think might help me.  There's a phone app that syncs back and forth with your computer so I can have it all while I'm out on the water too.  I use it mostly for preparation, pre-fishing, and post tournament notes...I'd never want to be staring at my phone while out on the water, so I use it help me be prepared and keep a record so I can review down the road if needed.  

 

I also update it after the event with my results, what went right/wrong, etc...It's basically an electronic journal.  It's very cool if you like to stay organized, especially for tournament fishing...And it's free :).  

 

Here is a screenshot from one of my pages.

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I use Microsoft OneNote...Obviously not a 'fishing' app, but it has worked out awesome for me since I started using it at the start of last season.

I use it to organize my thoughts before and after tournaments. I put in past success, current thoughts, screenshots, satellite pictures...basically anything that is relevant or that I think might help me. There's a phone app that syncs back and forth with your computer so I can have it all while I'm out on the water too. I use it mostly for preparation, pre-fishing, and post tournament notes...I'd never want to be staring at my phone while out on the water, so I use it help me be prepared and keep a record so I can review down the road if needed.

I also update it after the event with my results, what when right/wrong, etc...It's basically an electronic journal. It's very cool if you like to stay organized, especially for tournament fishing...And it's free :).

Here is a screenshot from one of my pages.

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One not is a great program. I use it for taking most of my notes for school. I never thought about it using it for fishing purposes m! ;) I'm also a fan of excel, which I do use for fishing. Keeps things like rods/reels orderly.

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I ignore any app that tries to tell me when to fish.  ;)

 

Seriously ... I use only 3

 

Accuweather

Weather Channel

Navionics on my Android

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I've checked out a few like the "Solunar" one, and suggest not bothering. It is entirely based on the lunar cycles.

If there is one that takes cold/warm fronts, water temp and clarity, cloud cover, wind speed, and time of year into account then sign me up.
 

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I've checked out a few like the "Solunar" one, and suggest not bothering. It is entirely based on the lunar cycles.

If there is one that takes cold/warm fronts, water temp and clarity, cloud cover, wind speed, and time of year into account then sign me up.

 

The Solunar tables gives you the best times for each day. The weather conditions, water temp/clarity, and time of year have nothing to do with it. If the body of water is frozen over, you still get the best times for the day IF you want to go fishing through the ice.

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I like the Fishidy app, as I can get an idea of the waters I will be fishing and it also marks spots where folks have noted things, like stumps, lay downs, rock etc and where they have caught fish. It gives a good idea of what the lake features and which types of places there may hold fish.

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Please everyone post their hot spots so I know where to fish...LOL  I only use something for tides rarely because normally not fishing those kinds of water. 

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Weather underground

Weatherbug

Navionics

Google earth

Tapatalk

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I got my fishing advisor a few days ago, the free version. It is pretty cool, and even provides you with a patter, bait, depth and cover/structure you should fish. You link the lake with a map, then insert the depth, water clarity, structure and cover found there.

 

I have not used it to go fishing, but I do like how I get the weather, solunar and times and such all from one app. It seems to have pretty solid review on the app store.

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I tried a fishing solunar app and everytime it told me it was a great day I wouldn't catch anything, everytime it said a poor day you could see the top water action walking up to the river. The app was all backwards.

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I have a app called Fishing and Hunting Solunar Time. Tried it a couple a times and really never went back. Glad someone posted this thread though I remembered to uninstall it now. :grin:

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IMO if yer looking for an app or a calendar to figure out for ya when to go fishin

I say dont bother.. most of us go whenever we have time

and I've caught fish at all hours during the day and been surprised at the yields on days supposedly not good

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