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I saw an advertisement for an app called "Bass Forecast" and I downloaded it and i wanted to know if any of you here are familiar with it. It goes from a scale of 1-10 each day (1 being the worst time to go fishing and 10 being the best) and gives you 5 baits to use that day depending on the weather. Is it something accurate or is it complete bull? 

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1. An app wouldn't dictate my fishing - where, when, how. 

 

2. "Rules" are meant to be broken in bass fishing. 

 

3. If it was as simple as an app, we would all be pros. 

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It's probably fun to look at if you're a beginner. But like @Glaucus said, I go fishing whenever I have time, regardless of what an app says :D 

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The app is based on the integration of a combination of moon phases, atmospheric pressure and catch data from a guide in Texas. I talked with one of the founders, Mike Mehlmann about leading some research projects to further develop the catch data.

 

Its not a bad app... but since it heavily relies on weather forecasting it is prone to change its forecast up until the present day.

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I've been using it for about a month now.  Basically, it will tell you the "good" and "bad" days for fishing, and peak times during each day... as well as the stack-ranked presentations that will work for a given day. It's geo-specific, not just time zones.  So it's specific to your area.  It's pretty accurate, which surprised me.

 

It accurately predicted the winning patterns of recent tournaments.

 

Not bad if you're limited on time and days when you can go fishing. It can help you plan ahead and choose the best day to hit the water.

 

More info here: https://bassforecast.onelink.me/5aRm/BassResource

 

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I used it most of last summer. It’s pretty cool, sometimes it’s real accurate sometimes it’s not even close. 

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Bank, if the bass read the app and follow what it says then the app will be right.

 

If the app gives you 5 baits to use and the bass read it and follow the list, then the app will be right.

 

The app can give you suggestions to consider, but there are way too many variables that are in your formula for success on any one day or any one time of day and at any one place although Glenn has penned his results using the app have been very good.

 

If you have confidence with the app then by all means, use it as a starting point. Just realize that the app gives you a "macro" view while being on the water gives you a "micro" view.

 

It is to your advantage to know what baits and techniques will work best in your geographical area vs. relying on an app. The more knowledge and experience you gather the better fisherman you will become.  Have fun!

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I have a weather app on phone phone that does the same thing. Like others have already said when it tells me to go fishing and when I can go fishing are two different things. 

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I remember looking at that app one day last fall and it said it was a bad day for fishing. I went fishing anyway and had the best day fishing last year, so I deleted the app.

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Don’t let the placebo effect sink in! It could mess with your confidence which, of course is the best bait in your box. 

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15 hours ago, Bankfisher22 said:

I saw an advertisement for an app called "Bass Forecast" and I downloaded it and i wanted to know if any of you here are familiar with it. It goes from a scale of 1-10 each day (1 being the worst time to go fishing and 10 being the best) and gives you 5 baits to use that day depending on the weather. Is it something accurate or is it complete bull? 

In my experience each body of water is unique in how the fish behave and changing conditions may make one approach of fishing tough while another starts to work. I don’t think you can make broad forecasts for fishing that will be very insightful for any given body of water. 

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Many novice anglers have difficulty making many of the decisions needed to be confident when heading out for the day. Having a guide of some sort can be a benefit to them, especially now with the information overload available. Experienced anglers, on the other hand, usually have some kind of game plan prior to heading out, taking many of the variables the app uses into consideration.  I believe a one year subscription is only $10, so it isn't like it would be a big rip-off even for the younger, non working anglers.

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I had an idea for an app like this - I develop apps, or used to.

 

Mine would have used weather and moon bla bla, but then the user would have to input a few things - water clarity, maybe water temp. I'd probably never use it though haha. 

 

Too much tech is no fun. In another thread I joked about my Autocaster 3000 invention. It finds hot fishing spots by scraping data from all the other fishing apps, trolls to the right spot, casts for you and reels in fish. All you have to do is wake up with a full livewell at the end of the day. Fun!!!

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Awesome catches at MLF, both numbers and weight.  And BassForeCast accurately predicted it.

 

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I downloaded this a few weeks ago when Glenn first mentioned it. First off, I fish when I want to fish and whatever number that shows up in the app doesn't influence whether I go fishing or not.

 

Personally, I see no difference between a day that rates a 5 and one that rates a 7.5. There was one day I fished that rated a 10 and it was one of my worst fishing days this year. I got skunked despite fishing during the peak time listed and the baits recommended.

 

Today was a 7.5 and I landed two fish in an hour before the skies opened up. Tomorrow is an 8.5 but I had already planned to fish anyway. I do keep checking the app, though, just to see if any correlation develops. So far that's a "no" for me.

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Like others have stated, I go fishing when I take a notion to. The apps are fun to use, especially when you want to compare their predictions to your day of fishing. The old almanac is another resource I grab every January when I pass the magazine rack. (The younger crowd will probably laugh at that one.) Growing up in Illinois, my father would use the almanac religiously to determine the best times for planting crops, and he would always check it before going down to the old Macoupin to put in fishing lines. I do use the app from time to time, but I always bump it against that old almanac. Can't help it, it's an old habit. Besides, I know my dear ole dad looks down on me and smiles when I do.  

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