How To Plan Your Next Fishing Trip With This New Fishing Forecast Website
By: Luke Simonds on November 8, 2019
I used to dread planning fishing trips.
I’d have to pull up different apps for tides, weather, and satellite maps, and then sift through a bunch of pages and popups to get the info I wanted.
And then I’d have to take all that info and guess what time will be best for fishing.
Now, not only is all of that condensed into one website (SmartFishingTides.com), but once I find the tide station I’m looking for, it’s condensed into just one page!
And I’m told exactly when are the best times to fish that day.
In this video, I’m going to show you how to plan your next fishing trip in just a few short minutes using just your phone and one website.
Let’s dive in!
Using Smart Fishing Tides On Your Phone [VIDEO]
Keep reading to see how I plan my fishing trips with Smart Fishing Tides.
1. Select your tide station
You can select your tide station by clicking on the Smart Fishing Tides logo that marks each tide station.
Once you click on a tide station, you’ll go to that station’s page where you’ll be able to get all the information you need about it, starting with the Strike Score.
2. Check the Strike Score to see which day is best to go fishing
Based on factors like the weather, solunar activity, barometric pressure, and tides, the Strike Score will tell you when the best days to go fishing are on a 1-10 scale (1 being the worst day, 10 being the best).
3. Check the tides
After you decide which day to go fish, you can scroll down to check the tides to see tide height and current.
4. Check the weather and tides together
If you turn your phone horizontally, you’ll be able to see hourly weather and tides together, to help you get a good understanding of the conditions.
5. See hourly feeding level projections
Scrolling down from the tides section, you’ll be able to see the hourly feeding level projections to help you determine when to go fishing.
6. Check local radar
On the day of my fishing trip, and during my trip, I’ll check the local radar to see if there are any storms in the area.
Just click the show radar button and the radar will populate.
7. Check the satellite map
Checking the satellite map is not only good for planning a trip, but is also helpful for navigating safely.
In the second image, you can see prop scars on a sand bar.
Check out the prop scars on the image below, and if you want more info about using online maps to navigate shallow water, check out this article.
8. Check the sonar map
If you’re fishing in murky water, or deep water and you can’t see the depth change on the satellite map, you can use the sonar map.
Website vs. App
A lot of people have asked if this will be an app.
For now, the answer is no.
There are several advantages of this being a website and not an app, such as when we make updates they’ll automatically be there (as opposed to you having to update the app yourself), and you don’t need to download it on your phone.
The main reason people seem to want this as an app is that they want to be able to quickly access it from their home screen.
Check out the steps below to learn how to add this site to your home screen for iPhones just like an app.
P.S. You can do this with multiple tide stations so you can quickly access each of them (another advantage of this being a website and not an app).
How to put a tide station page on your iPhone home screen
1. Go to the tide page, scroll down, then click the box with the arrow coming out of it
2. Scroll down and click “add to home screen”
3. Rename the icon by clicking the top box
In this case, I named my icon “Placida Tides.”
I hope this makes planning fishing trips easier for you!
Do you have any questions?
Or any suggestions to make it better?
Let me know in the comments!
And please share this with your fishing buddies!
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