Completely redesigned layout
View in portrait or landscape orientation
Enhanced stability and compatibility
Automatically saves daily fishing reports and charts for offshore use
Live VHF radio
All-new chart technology:
- Route planning
- Thumbnail previews of satellite layers
- New high-resolution bathymetry
- Updated maps of closures and MPAs
- 5-day wind forecast
Ratings and Reviews
Best fish reporting app for So Cal
The new version of this app is much improved over the old. The fish reports added to the app along with VHF radio is a huge improvement. The charts are way better than they used to be and have all the tools that used to be just for the web version. I love the addition of the wind forecast.
If you have a boat and fish in LA/San Diego/ upper Baja area this is a must have tool. They fly an airplane and find schools of fish no one knows about then reports them to the app!
Works as advertised and is mobile
I really like the ability to cache images, take them with me on the water and use my phones GPS to view location on images.
Great for Pelagics...so-so for other species
I'm on my 1st year membership with FishDope and the website and this app provide good info on pelagic species like tuna or yellowtail. However reports on species such as island based white sea bass, barracuda, or even island based yellows is very limited and sporadic. As an example, hot bite reports for the Channel Islands are basically blank daily. And reports consolidating info such as party boat catches from local landings are not provided.
Also, charts show where fish were caught, but comments associated to the "fish icons" reflect what type, but do not reflect the details on numbers and spots reported in daily reports found in the web. Full details in the charts app would not be required, but some detail would be useful such as "Jul 3rd - 3 yellowfin at the 43"; "large schools sighted at 209".
The bottom line is, highly recommend FishDope..... if you fish pelagic species in US waters near Mexico or Mexican waters.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.