The FishTrack app allows rod and reel fishermen to research water conditions and marine weather right from their mobile device to find the best potential spots before leaving the dock.
The app and online services at FishTrack.com provide everything anglers need to find fish, including the latest cloud-free and high-resolution sea surface temperature charts, chlorophyll images, ocean altimetry, currents, bathymetry, moon phase and tides. Anglers can also pull up a buoyweather marine forecast right in their surface temperature report. This way you have everything you need in one layered tool.
“With the FishTrack app, captains and crew can research temperature breaks and find blue water for any offshore location quickly and easily right on their phone,” says Charlie Levine, editor and publisher of FishTrack.com. “They can also plot waypoints to determine how far they have to run, and save their coordinates and chart imagery for offline use.”
The FishTrack app is free for Apple and Android systems, and provides SST data for 100 hot spots around the globe. The app is easy to use, and several in-app tutorials will help first-time users navigate the tools it offers.
When the user opens the app for the first time and sets a location, the latest cloud-free SST image will display. This chart can be repositioned and zoomed in or out using the same intuitive finger motions smartphone users are accustomed to. As the user moves the chart, updated position coordinates, water temperature and depth readings are displayed at the top of the screen. The user can then access and layer additional imagery using the toolbox on the bottom of the screen. Additional data currently offered includes chlorophyll imagery, high-res SST, true-color images, sea surface height, currents, bathymetry, points of interest, marine forecast by buoyweather, and tides/lunar tables. The app and access SST charts are free. Additional services are $14.95 per month or $79.95 annually.
“Knowing where you want to go before you leave the dock saves time and fuel,” Levine says. “We bring our phones everywhere, and having this info when you jump on a boat is perfect. Pull up the data, punch in the coordinates, and away you go.”