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My 5 Favorite Free Apps for Kayak Fishing

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As the smart phone revolution marches on, more anglers are discovering tools that can help their fishing. Most of us carry a phone on us anyway so these five apps can be in your pocket at all times, ready to make your day better. 

All five of these apps have availability on Apple and Android. All descriptions are from the app creators.

 

 

Scoutlook Fishing Weather 

Scoutlook Fishing Weather, powered by ScoutLook, simplifies planning for Pro and Recreational Anglers alike by merging world class Weather, Wind Mapping, Solunar Times, Tides & Moon, and Hourly Barometric changes ALL in one app for FREE!

FishMarX allows comprehensive listing of key locations on or under the water: structure, weed beds, launches, buoys, etc: pinned to the satellite map for later reference, weather or wind checks!

DriftPoint Wind Map displays speed and direction at your boat or any other location for 72 hours!

 

 

TapaTalk

Stay connected to your favorite forums on-the-go with this award-winning mobile app. Tapatalk offers you access to over 50,000 internet communities in a streamlined mobile interface. Fast and accessible features make reading, posting, sharing pictures, and staying current with private messages, a snap! Tapatalk aggregates content from a massive network of communities that cover a wide variety of interests, from automotive enthusiasts to parenting, gardening to hiking - You will find a forum that matches your interests full of fellow enthusiasts that share your passions.

 

 

Windfinder

Wind, waves, weather & tides worldwide for kitesurfers, windsurfers, surfers, sailors and paragliders

* forecasts for 37000+ spots
* observations from 17000+ weather stations
* configurable favorites, measuring units

„Windfinder“ is free, with ads. „Windfinder Pro“ is not free, without ads and with Superforecast (hourly time steps, available in Europe, North America and Egypt) and widgets.

 

 

MyRadar Weather

MyRadar is a fast, easy-to-use, no-frills application that displays animated weather radar around your current location, allowing you to quickly see what weather is coming your way. Just start the app, and your location pops up with animated weather!

The map has the standard pinch/zoom capability which allows you to smoothly zoom and pan around the United States and see what the weather is like anywhere.

MyRadar shows animated weather, so you can tell if rain is headed toward or away from you, and how fast.

In addition to the free features of the app, a few additional upgrades are available; see severe storm warnings for your area, as provided by the National Weather Service, and real-time hurricane tracking - great for the start of hurricane season!

MyRadar currently only shows weather in the United States, and only in the 48 contiguous states - not Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.

 

 

Tides Near Me

Get tides near you, fast & free, with a brand new tide chart app.

Tides Near Me focuses on nearby tide stations and current tidal conditions. Quickly learn the time of the last and next tide, as well as when the sun and moon will rise or set. Fully automated tide tables, charts, and predictions.

There are no ongoing payments required for up-to-date tidal information on over 4,400 tidal stations in the US, UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), Ireland, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. We keep everything updated for you!

 

 

 
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Chris Payne

I've been fishing over 30 years and the majority of my time on the water has been spent in Texas with the occasional trips out of state. In 2003 I bought my first kayak and a new era in my fishing life was born. I learned the ropes quickly about gear, paddling, fishing, packing, safety and got a degree from the school of hard knocks with a major in kayak fishing. I learned a lot of ways to not do something.

I love kayak fishing and I want to share it with as many people as possible. That's the bottom line. 

Website: www.kayakfishingblog.com

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+1 # Rjlabrecque 2014-07-14 23:15
Just downloaded Scotlook gonna give it a try...
 
 
# paynefish 2014-07-15 08:31
Quoting Rjlabrecque:
Just downloaded Scotlook gonna give it a try...

I really like it. It has been more accurate for me than generic weather apps and has some cool additional features.
 
 
+1 # islandgeek 2014-07-15 08:39
Tidal Near Me is a great App :-)
 
 
# jharris33 2014-07-15 20:57
This is one of the best top 5s I have read. Always looking for a new app. Thanks for the tips I only had one (tapatalk). Downloading rest now.
 
 
# Sam B 2014-07-21 07:53
Tried the Scoutlook weather app, felt too many ad pop ups. I use Fishweather, WindFinder and Navionics. Fishweather is one of the best, although there is a bit of learning curve.
 

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