Best Fishing Apps of 2016

Looking for a list of the best fishing apps on the app stores? Take a look below!

1. Trimble GPS Fish Free


This app provides Weather forecasts, maps on rivers & lakes, and can track your entire fishing trip allowing you to place markers on special fishing spots, landmarks, portages, etc.


Maps are viewable in Aerial, Topographical, and Street level and will show lakes and rivers.


Based off your GPS you can get up to a 5 day weather forecast, weather tracking, and the sun and moon phases.

Fishing Trip Recording

This app allows you to record and: track your trolling paths, routes from one fishing location to another, use waymarks for fish caught and even show if you’re drifting off course.

For $4.99 you can upgrade to the Pro-Version, which gives you the ability to save offline map bundles on your phone for viewing maps off-the-grid.


  • Track your daily catch
  • See depth contours of many lakes in the US
  • Check five-day weather forecasts.
  • See sunset, sunrise, and lunar phases.
  • Save offline maps and view them off-the-grid.
  • Mark GPS waypoints such as hot fishing spots
  • Capture and share photos and videos.
  • View topographical, aerial, and street maps
  • Track mileage, compass directions, and other important stats.
  • Works in remote places without the need of data or cellular signals.

There is a free or pro version available for $4.99. This app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

2. IGFA Mobile


At the touch of your finger you can now get angling Fishing Records provide by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). This app also allows you to plan your trip, track your catches, identify your fish, log your catches, look up world fishing records, look up the IGFA rules, and find the nearest IGFA weigh stations.

This app cost $8.99 and is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

3. iSolunar

Best apps for hunting

By using Solunar information from the US Naval Observatory this apps calculates when the fishing should be the most active and productive.


  • Provides peak activity and feeding periods (calendar day-week-month) for fish and wildlife
  • Day active rating
  • Easy-to-read tables
  • Waypoints (Marks)
  • GPS location
  • Sunrise, Sunset, moon rise, moon set, and moon phase (calendar day-week-month)
  • 5 Day weather forecast
  • Share your catch on Facebook or email

This app cost $4.99 and is available on IOS & Android devices.

4. SAS Survival Guide

Best Free Hunting Apps

Developed by a former Special Air Service (SAS) soldier, this app offers valuable Survival and Safety guidance. The guide covers many survival tips, too many to mention them all, so I will list a few of the interesting ones; Morse code signalling device, plant fibers for making a rope, plants that help fight infections, termite nest for fire tender, finding food, administering first aid, poisonous snakes, making a raft, preparing a survival kit, how to build a fish trap, and how to build a shelter in different environments.

Available Icons

  • Wild foods
  • Hunting
  • First Aid
  • Sea Coast
  • Desert Tropics
  • Camp
  • Polar
  • Essentials
  • Urban situations and techniques

This app is free and also has a pro version for $5.99. It is available on IOS and Android devices.

5. ActinNature

Hunting apps for free

This app was designed for hunting, but since it locates any device within a 3 mile radius that has GPS, map, and camera support, it makes this an excellent tool for finding other fishermen as well. When fishing large lakes, the Great Lakes, or the ocean, you can now see where the charters or boat congregations are, how far they are from you, and in which direction they are moving.

POIs: This term means Person Of Interest as this app can not differentiate between hunters, fisherman, or a person involved in any other activity. It can only tell you that someone has a hi-tech device with GPS, Map, and Camera support on them.


  • Map – Navigation, hunting zones, POIs (Person Of Interest), and compass
  • Camera – Augmented view with POIs
  • Notes – Tags, journal records, tracking, gallery pictures, weapon and ammunition.
  • Planning – Sun and moon phases, weather forecasts.

This app is free and is available on IOS and Android devices.