BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Bassmaster Magazine and Bassmaster.com, the industry-leading fishing magazine and website, have joined forces with www.scoutlookweather.com, the only major U.S. weather service owned and operated solely by fishermen and hunters, to release a powerful new fishing-specific weather app for Android and iPhone markets.
The move to create a free mobile app was spurred by the overwhelming need of fishermen worldwide to have better mobile weather tools that integrate maps, solunar, wind and other information to facilitate planning and help catch more fish.
“Bassmaster is delighted to offer this feature-rich app to every fisherman, regardless of whether they are chasing bass or any other species of gamefish. ScoutLook has become the go-to weather resource for outdoorsmen, and this app will help deliver on Bassmaster’s key goal to help people catch more and bigger fish,” said Bruce Akin, CEO of B.A.S.S.
The Bassmaster Fishing Weather App simplifies planning for professional and recreational anglers alike by merging world-class weather information, wind mapping, solunar times, tides and moon, and hourly barometric changes all in one free app.
Fishermen who wish to add logging capability to these key tools can download the Bassmaster/ScoutLook Fishlog app (www.scoutlookweather.com/mobileApps.php), which includes all the functions of the basic app, plus a simple logging tool. Catch a fish, snap a photo, and capture all weather conditions at the moment and time of the catch automatically.
The Fishlog app, available for a one-time fee of $3.99, enables the user to edit, manage, view and sort logs online at www.scoutlookweather.com. Export logs to Excel, or sort by any weather or moon condition, lure type or water condition, to see what works best, as well as when and why those are optimum conditions.
The new free app displays a map with the user’s precise position and weather conditions. With ScoutLook’s unique DriftPoint Wind Map users can “see the wind” for up to 72 hours at any fishing location for optimal planning.
FishMarX is a GPS marking tool used while on the water to save important points of interest. Return to the exact places, or check the weather before heading back. Save beds, boat launches, buoys, channels, creek mouths, dropoffs, gravel, flats, mangrove holes, parking areas, rip tides, river/stream outlets, timber, trailheads, weedbeds and more.
Any location saved on the app is stored and saved in a free online account at www.scoutlookweather.com.
To download the Bassmaster Fishing Weather app free for your Android or iPhone, visit http://www.scoutlookweather.com/mobileApps.php.