MADISON, Wis. (April 28, 2021) – Opening day for Wisconsin fishing season is just around the corner on Saturday, May 1. While some might not immediately think of smartphones and the great outdoors as having a connection, our devices are becoming more important to us when we’re away from home. A 2021 UScellular consumer survey found that more than 50% of Americans say their smart device enhances their life – and fishing season is no different. With an array of useful apps and tools, smart devices can make activities like fishing even more cast-tacular!
No fishy stories here! From GPS directional apps and connecting with friends through social media, to apps designed to elevate and learn about hobbies, sports and passions, the variety of resources available today is more diverse than ever.
UScellular is sharing top apps to make the most out of this year’s fishing season:
- Fishbrain provides the tools and knowledge to help anglers get better at fishing by helping users identify fishing hot spots, check weather forecasts, log catches and determine the best time to fish. Fishbrain is also the largest social networking app for anglers, connecting members as they share memories and highlight recent catches.
- ANGLR Fishing App features highly automated, live recordings of fishing trips, captures your GPS route, weather and water conditions and more with the touch of a button. The app connects anglers with each other to learn, compete and share recent catches all while using the resources available to improve the user’s fishing game.
- Measure and The Ruler App are available on select iPhone and Android models. Using their device, the apps allow users to point and measure objects, which can be helpful to size-up a catch when a tape measure is out of reach.
- Snapseed is a free, professional-quality photo editing app with dozens of tools and filters that will help you capture the best memory (and photographic proof) of that once-in-a-lifetime catch.
“Smart devices are a part of many Americans’ day-to-day life and we love helping people find new and unique ways to leverage these devices to enhance their real-world experiences,” said Christine Paulsen, director of sales for UScellular in Wisconsin. “Integrating technology into activities such as fishing or camping can help people learn more about beloved past-times and create long-lasting memories.”
If devices are going to be brought on fishing excursions, UScellular recommends protecting them with accessories that will prevent damage from water exposure, impact or other hazards that can happen outdoors. Screen protectors can help prevent scratches, repel oil and dirt and are splash resistant. Avid anglers might want to consider upgrading to a water-resistant device such as the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro Max, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra, or Galaxy S20 FE for that extra peace of mind.
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