Springtime is in full swing across North Carolina and everything seems to be getting hotter by the week. The largemouth and spotted bass on all our Piedmont lakes have been acting like they’re supposed to! Soft plastic baits like wacky rigged senkos, shaky head worms, and Ned rigs have been big players for novice and seasoned anglers alike. With early summer almost here, the bass have begun biting topwater lures as they feed on shad to regain strength from their spawning season. This year I was presented with the opportunity to test and review a new fishing app called ANGLR. Whether pond fishing from the bank or lake fishing from a boat, let this be a guide to help you plan, record, and improve your day of fishing
At its core, ANGLR is a free fishing tracker app. It serves as a digital fishing logbook that enables users to record useful information about their day of fishing. The ANGLR platform allows you to explore premium maps, track your equipment used along with route taken, waypoints, fish catches, photos, weights, weather and much more. This can all be accomplished with your phone, tablet, or desktop computer. Pair your ANGLR app with one of their mountable fishing tracker accessories such as the Bullseye or Tracker, and the built in bluetooth sensors record how many casts and hooksets you’ve made throughout your trip. You can privately share past fishing trip data with other users as you plan future trips with friends. You can also measure your fishing performance over time. This allows you to compete with yourself and other anglers who share similar interests and fishing spots as yourself.
As a professional guide, I used the ANGLR app and Bullseye accessory to the fullest to really understand all the platform was capable of. In short, the good strongly outweighs the bad and the bad was mostly user error on my part. The only hiccup I encountered was that the Bullseye accessory took some time to pair with my iPhone. After some initial setup and troubleshooting, it worked great. The application was always easy to use and spot on with data tracking. Here are the top three ANGLR benefits that added value to our days on the water: Bullseye. The Bullseye accessory mounts to a hat, dash panel, or lanyard. Upon fish catch, I’d click the button to mark a fish catch on the map. Then I’d go into the app and log the fish weight, tackle used, and add a picture of the fish to that particular catch.
Product Review: Anglr Bullseye
By Capt. Zander Monk
Trip Tracking. Hit record and get going. GPS would capture every inch of water traveled throughout the day. Back at the dock, I stopped recording and my client’s and I watched the interactive replay video. We would reminisce about fish catches and sites seen throughout the day.
Trip Sharing. ANGLR allows you to email a trip log to a friend. One day, my clients caught several big fish and wanted to come back the next day in their own boat to fish again. Using the shared trip log, they easily went back to the areas where
we caught fish and had another successful fishing day!
Gone are the days of journaling a day of fishing with pen and paper. ANGLR has created a way for anglers to constantly improve their knowledge and skills by taking advantage of technology already waiting in their pockets. I will continue to use ANGLR with my clients so we can collectively track trends and learn how to catch more fish! ANGLR is free to all users and is compatible with iOS and Android powered devices.
Check out https://anglr.com to learn more about how you can improve your fishing today.
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Capt. Zander Monk
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