Fishing apps

As temperatures rise across the country, so, too, does the amount of people heading out to fish.

In this week’s report, PC Mike Wendland give you three apps to consider adding to your arsenal of fishing gear.

Navionics gives anglers access to the same great charts contained in most high-end GPS units. Users can download maps for when your smartphones can’t get a signal. You can even access real-time weather data, including daily and hourly forecasts. The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.

Once you’re on the water, the app called Fishing Lures helps you decide what to use. The app helps you select a bait for whatever type of fish you are hoping to catch. Fishing Lures features a catalog of bait with details about each, such as if it’s best for trolling, casting, and more. The app is free for iOS.

Fishbrain brings a social element to fishing. You can view catches and reports from other anglers. Plus, there’s a lot of other information about fishing techniques, along with fishing maps and weather forecasts. The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.

About the Author:

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.