Technology Tips for Fall Fishing

With cooler temperatures, calm waters and fewer bugs, autumn is a great time for fishing. As anglers load up their trusty tackle boxes for their next fishing trip, they can also turn to apps on their smartphones to help them hook a keeper.

Before hitting the water, fishermen can get great tips to guide them to the best nearby lakes, ponds or reservoirs through Apps for Anglers’ iFish app series. With individual apps for more than 20 states across the nation, iFish provides advice on the best fishing times and how-to fishing techniques as well as access to state licensing and regulation information. For experts, there are also solunar fishing calendars, a species reference for keeping track of the catch and feedback shared by fellow expert anglers. Fishermen of all levels can appreciate the HotSpots feature that allows users to mark, view and share their favorite spots.

Bass and other fish tend to move and suspend around creeks and lakes during the early fall season. Humminbird fishfinder technology helps pinpoint the exact locations of fish by giving clear, accurate pictures of what’s taking place under the boat. This user-friendly technology is expandable and upgradeable as anglers advance and adapt new fishing skills.

For safety and other marine forecast updates, a regular check on the weather report is essential to fishing at any time of year. The Weather Channel offers a premium app exclusive to Verizon Wireless customers that provides access to forecasts and severe weather information, along with radar and satellite maps for more than 44,000 U.S. locations.

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