How To Plan A Fishing Trip Using Smart Fishing Spots [Tutorial]


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Plan A Fishing Trip Using Smart Fishing Spots [VIDEO]

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I am back in East-Central Florida looking at the map for some fishing spots!

My area of interest for this trip is the Indian River Lagoon and nearby waters.

As a kayak fisherman, the two most important things to me are going to be the wind and the overall weather forecast.

That means the direction of the wind as well as wind speed and if there are potential thunderstorms or other weather systems in the area.

These factors help me determine which side of the river I should launch from.

Planning A Trip

To begin, I open up Smart Fishing Spots and it will display the direction of the wind as you first open it up.

Then, using the toggle bar down at the bottom of the screen, I drag the time to about the time I will be out on the water.

In this case, that is around 6 am.

Next, I need to know the weather forecast for the morning.

The top row of Smart Fishing Spots indicates the upcoming two-week weather forecast.

You can further click into each day to learn more about the weather and other factors.

Recently, we made some updates to Smart Fishing Spots and you can now reveal all of the oyster bars and seagrass beds in your area with the click of a button.

Not to shift gears, but the Indian River Lagoon has been the subject of immense seagrass loss due to a number of factors.

Seagrass is an important part of marine ecosystems and oftentimes for fishermen, they mean there are fish nearby!

On the bottom left-hand corner of Smart Fishing Spots, click the Gear icon and then select the first option closest to the right that will open up the map layers.

Here you will see “Oyster Beds” and “Sea Grass” options at the top to click on.

When you click on these buttons, all oyster beds in the area you are looking at will show up in grey and all seagrass beds will show up in green.


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Jelani Thornton
9 months ago


Roger Cagle
10 months ago

How can I get this app in my boat and on the water when I go out.

Michael Pinson
10 months ago

Enjoyed the video, any idea when SE Georgia will be included.

James Foster
10 months ago

Terrific tool, Pat! I’ve found it be be very useful lately!

Mark Ethridge
10 months ago

Great video Pat!

George Mummert
10 months ago

Great stuff Pat. This should help a lot!

Joseph Simonds
10 months ago

Awesome stuff, Pat

Wayne Hinson
10 months ago

This new app is great! Wondering when oyster shells and sea grass will be available for alabama and Ms. Sound? Thanks.

Joseph Simonds
10 months ago
Reply to  Wayne Hinson

It’s a work in progress. LOTS of data to find and then get into the system (but it’s all coming)

Mark Rozell
11 months ago

Really good post Pat! Saving this one for future reference.

Dwight Cox
11 months ago

I fish in Galveston bay complex, along the ship channel up stream by the San Jacinto Monument and further as it turns into a barge channel, will you have High Res further up the barge channel? I also noticed that High Res on the Houston ship channel doesn’t extend out to the spoil banks along the channel, will that change in the future? Just joined and I think your site is great, I thought I was a pretty good fisherman but your site has really opened my eyes. Thanks


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