Is Technology Killing Fishing?
By: Joe Simonds on August 20, 2019
This is going to be a fun one!
New technology is a hot topic in any industry, and fishing is no different…
We did a webinar recently that was all about finding the best fishing spots using online maps.
Ninety-five percent of the feedback was outstanding… most anglers not only learned a lot but absolutely loved learning about all of the cool hidden tools that you can use to find new spots using online satellite maps.
However, we also got a few negative comments (mostly from salty old fishermen who apparently still use cane poles and mono line) telling us that technology is ruining the sport of fishing.
Specifically, they were saying that they had to learn the hard way and now we’re giving weekend warriors a shortcut.
But here’s the deal:
Using online maps (new technology) is a shortcut to spending hours on the water looking for a good fishing spot.
In the same vein, using a Power-Pole (new technology) is a shortcut to picking up and dropping a heavy, noisy anchor.
Same with fish finders (which is a type of technology).
A good fish finder is certainly a shortcut to quickly understanding what the bottom looks like below your boat or kayak (and much more efficient than sticking your head under with a mask).
But most would say that neither Power-Pole nor fish finders are hurting the sport of fishing, right?
If anything, these technologies in fishing help you ENJOY fishing more.
But where do we draw the line?
Well, Luke and I are decided to dive deep into this topic on the podcast today and we have some special announcements about some fun things coming up, too!
Since we do a lot of screen sharing in this episode, I’d definitely recommend watching the video version of this podcast, but you can also listen to it by clicking the play button below the video, or on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
Is Technology Hurting Fishing? [VIDEO]
Is Technology Hurting Fishing? [PODCAST]
Smart Fishing Spots
Here’s the thing about fishing spots: they’re static.
Spots don’t move.
But fish do.
They’re moving based on the weather, time of year, tide cycle, and many other factors.
If you want to get great at finding “good fishing spots,” then you need to understand why fish move and where they’re likely to be.
You need to understand the trends.
And that’s why we created Smart Fishing Spots.
In this system, we dissect fishing spots via online maps and identify trends to help you know where and when the fish are most likely to be so that you can go and find a similar area near to fish near you.
And then, we go out on the water and share with you exactly where we fished, and what we did right and wrong on the trip.
Sounds pretty awesome, right?
If you want more information on Smart Fishing Spots, check out the link below
Smart Fishing Tides
Have you seen the Strike Score?
The screenshot above is from the Strike Score, which tells you when the best day to go fishing.
But we’ve got something even better coming.
We’re about to release Smart Fishing Tides, which is like the Strike Score on cattle steroids.
Here’s the problem…
If I’m going fishing I have one app for the Strike Score, one app for the radar, one app for the hourly weather, one app for tides, and one app for the map.
Smart Fishing tides will consolidate all of that information into one app, so you can quickly see everything you need to know in one glance.
Isn’t that sick?!
We’re releasing it soon, so stay tuned for updates on that!
Hope you enjoyed that episode!
What are your thoughts on technology and fishing?
What is cheating?
Where is the line?
Do you know of any products that are crossing that line?
Also, what are your thoughts on Smart Fishing Tides and Smart Fishing Spots?
Let us know in the comments below!
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