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  • Writer's pictureDave LeGear

Fish Fin Application for both IOS and Android.

Excellent fishing application. I have reviewed several from the perspective of a Flats Fishing/Lifestyle magazine creator and my many years in the IT Support management space. I like this one, which has some great features already!

Fish Fin promo

Robert McCasland, the Owner/Creator of Fish Fin, and I have spent several hours reviewing what is now featured and (though I cannot discuss everything) what is in the works and planned to come online. It is both unique and exciting for this community.

Here are just some of the things that you can (now) do with Fishfin:

  • Track all of your catches using your Log Diary, which Robert and I have been discussing to expand upon both hardware and feature set-wise; more on that later if the integration will work.

  • Let people know your best fishing spots, sell them, and get paid.

  • Book a guide and plan your next trip on the water.

  • Buy and sell the best fishing gear; it can be found on Fishfin now!

Flats Nation on Fish Fin

  • Send an SOS message to your contacts and more! As long as you have wireless connectivity naturally... Now, I would not recommend it as your only way to make emergency hails, and a fully charged handheld Marine Radio for your Skiff/Bay Boat so you can raise the USCG is wise to always have in your ditch bag, as we call them. 😉

  • Review some basic (snapshot) weather information for your present location.

Fish Fin weather info screen

  • It also has a nice chat feature (instructional video below) where you are in the company of like-minded guys and gals who (also) love fishing and related lifestyle topics!

My observations and possibly some of these are on the future feature set for the QA team to review, and if not, I am sure they could get added in future releases.

  • It takes a while to load. At least on IOS on both my iPhone and iPad. They are both newer hardware and run the latest IOS version 17, which is also unique and (may) be the root cause of some of these observed slower loading times.

  • It needs a browser/desktop interface! Now I know how to type and hate (trying) to do it on some tiny screen with just my thumbs much of the time. 🙄

To be a single source of information for The Flats Nation readers and listeners, I would like to see the following improved and added...

  • It does not have a quick shortcut to view tidal information, and along these same lines, at least for now, TidesPro has a much more intuitive tidal interface.

  • Some quality Marine Charts are needed to use. Fishing Points, with its built-in compass at the top of the screen, is very well designed for a mobile application and backup in case your onboard marine MFD has failed. Of course, it will only fail at night in the middle of a storm, so be ready!

  • Real-time weather radar and My Radar Pro is just an excellent application for such, and there is no need to employ its entire feature set, just those directly related to fishing and safety.

  • For future trip planning, Windfinder Pro is another great tool to see how the winds (might) be a few days out so you can plan where you may need to run and or hide from such. 😉

I hope this helps, and I am looking forward to working with the Fish Fin team on some joint projects and development input. I say download it for yourself (it's free for most features) and see how you can employ it for your personal use, and who knows! You may find that you can then spend less time on other social media platforms where anything is game/meaningless to discuss and get to the important fishing topics like you find here on Flats Nation for all types of sweet and saltwater fishing. 😎

In the meantime,

  • We invite you to take in a few Flats Nation Podcast Episodes to help "Scratch that Fishing Itch" when working or traveling and you cannot hitch up the Skiff and go, on these links:

  • Our newer Flats Nation YouTube Channel can be found by clicking here. Share our videos with family and friends if you find them entertaining and educational! We have some great guests in the works on a wide range of topics and product coverage soon.

  • Or our new Media section that we created with our latest website release, where you can hear all of our Podcasts, Sound Bites, and Flats Nation Updates all in one listing found by clicking Here:

Also, The "Flats Nation" Merch and Swag collection, if you like our content, has some new works, from T-shirts to our newer Technical wear, just in time for Tarpon Season and will need for a trip to say, Aruba, can be found Here:

Tight Lines, and God Bless!

Dave and the Team

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