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Let me give :thumb::thumb: 2 thumbs up for this new i phone APP i just got the other day

it gives me instant data on weather, river flows and lunar cycles, which i can set up for any river

it also has a tides section which i haven't really played around with yet
the only negative is that it is a bit expensive [email protected] 6.99

here is the link http://www.fishheadapp.com/

Fly Fisherman Magazine Jan/Feb 2010
Designed by fly fishers for fly fishers, FishHead ($6.99, fishheadapp.com) is the handiest fishing application for your iPhone that we've tested so far. The app bundles weather, tides, and river flows into a slick, easy-to-read format for real-time localized knowledge at your fingertips. The information is organized by location and, using a simple search engine, allows you to tap into USGS stream and river flows, plan a trip around prime tides, and scant the latest weather conditions. General data is displayed onscreen in three parts, with a "details" button to access specifics such as trends, forecasts and graphs. The app also lets you save up to 20 tide and 20 river locations as favorites. FishHead is available from the iTunes App Store.

I also downloaded FLICK FISHING which is a pretty cool fishing game

this is only $0.99

I've also downloaded a few cool apps
such as GOOGLE EARTH which is free and works great

one app i don't like is the :beathead: ACCUTERRA navigation app as the map quality is poor

Also, on another note, the new wff.com format works much better on my iphone, so that is cool. maybe vbulletin will come out with a m.wff.com format!??
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I've been looking at FishHead for a while, they had an ad in Fly Fishing magazine before the app was available. I've been tempted to check it out, but the price was keeping me at bay. $6.99 is a fine price for a good app, but a horrible price for a crappy one, and with no way to tell the difference until you buy it... well, I didn't bite.

I may do so now though, it sounds pretty decent.

I've been looking for a good iPhone app to log fishing reports. Nearly all the ones I have found are "catch reports" though, and are designed for logging when you catch a fish; not only do they provide very little info to log, but I think it's equally important to keep track of what you were using and what conditions were like when you don't catch things.

Ideally, a good iPhone fishing log app would be a lot like gas cubby is for car fillups/maintenance: http://www.appcubby.com/gas/

for navigation, I like MotionXGPS Drive: http://www.motionx.com/

Apps like TomTom do turn by turn voice guidance for $100+. MotionXGPS does it for $2.99. If you want to use the voice guidance, it's $2.99 a month with free updates. If you want to use it without voice guidance, it's $2.99 up front, and you don't pay a monthly fee. Updates are still free.

There have been a few times with it that it gets stuck for a moment or two and has to "catch up", but I think that's more due to AT&T than anything else. My only real criticism of it is that it's a little slow to respond when you're navigating through menus.
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I used Fishbook all this year. It works fine for collecting pictures of fish and the bugs that caught 'em on your iPhone, but the picture function is a little buggy and doesn't include GPS data (which the iPhone photo app does normally). Nor can you use gestures to look more closely at the picture. Lastly, there is no way to export all the data into your computer, so it's really not a database per se.

So I looked around for another app and found After the Catch (http://www.afterthecatchmobile.com). It allows you to record exactly where you caught a fish by snapping the photo. Assumedly you can follow the GPS data right back to the original spot with a GPS iPhone App. You can also view lake and river maps of your trips and see little pins where your fish were caught. So far, though, no way to export the data to computer. Also, I haven't figured out a way to look at all the trips to a particular lake, say, and figure out the hot spots where you've been catching all the fish, which seems to me to be the point of these apps. I haven't used this one for more than a couple trips, though, so I might be wrong about some things, but so far, anyway, I like it the best.
Does AfterTheCatch allow you to log details even when you don't catch anything? I'd like to be able to log location/weather/gear used on the trips where I get skunked.
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