Menus and Colors
The Fishing Fanatic app gives you the choice of two color schemes, Dark Water or Light Water. The color scheme is set using the settings page.
There are two menus to choose from, Icons Only or Text and Icons. This is set by tapping the small icon in the upper right-hand corner of the menu.
The features of the compass are pretty straightforward: a compass image points to the standard compass needle points, a digital readout displays the exact bearing in degrees, and alphabetic symbols display the compass needle heading.
To use the fishing route tracking feature, simply make your way to the first fishing spot and tap the MARK GPS POSITION button. A coordinate will pop up on the screen. Move on to the next spot and mark that location.
In the event that you need to return to a fishing spot, simply tap the coordinates. The screen will show your CURRENT COORDINATES and the DESTINATION COORDINATES. Below that, you will see the DISTANCE TO DESTINATION and BEARING TO DESTINATION. Your CURRENT BEARING will be shown in red. Simply turn toward the destination bearing until both the BEARING TO DESTINATION and the CURRENT BEARING turn green. Then you just travel until the DISTANCE TO DESTINATION reads 0.
Of course, not all mobile phones have the same accuracy when it comes to their GPS capabilities, so keep that in mind when you are tracking. Test out your phone's GPS ahead of time and be aware of its capabilities and shortcomings.
Add as many locations as you choose. Many users even add the location of their vehicle just in case they get turned around. When you tap the ADD NEW FISHING AREA button, a screen with two tabs will appear:
The BY LOCATION tab prompts you to either choose the location you are at or to type in an address. Once the GPS coordinates have been determined, simply type in a descriptive name and save the location.
The accuracy of the gps can be adjusted on the settings page to show your coordinates within a certain number of meters. The lower the number, the higher the accuracy. This comes at a price, however. The more accurate your GPS setting, the longer it will take to get a reading. If you find that it is taking too long to get a location fix, then reduce the accuracy by increasing the number.
Using the BY MAP tab allows you to zoom in on a specific area. Once you have found your desired area on the map, simply hold your finger on that area until the wind direction indicator appears. Then, just type in the descriptive name for that location and tap the SAVE LOCATION button.
Tapping a location on the list brings up a menu with four choices:
Show location on map will bring up the map of the location. If the wind direction indicator is not in the precise position of your choosing, just hold your finger on it until it is draggable, then drag it to the exact location. The slider at the bottom of the map can be dragged to display the wind speed and direction for any specific time during the next 5-day period. You can tap the button at the bottom to cycle through a choice of Street, Hybrid, or Satellite view.
Get directions to location will bring up a screen showing your CURRENT COORDINATES and the DESTINATION COORDINATES. Below that, you will see the DISTANCE TO DESTINATION and BEARING TO DESTINATION. Your CURRENT BEARING will be shown in red. Simply turn toward the destination bearing until both the BEARING TO DESTINATION and the CURRENT BEARING turn green. Then you just travel until the DISTANCE TO DESTINATION reads 0.
Delete the location will delete whatever location you tapped on. Delete all locations will delete every location you've saved. It will not affect your saved tracking coordinates, however.
There are three tabs on the weather page:
The CURRENT tab displays the current weather in either standard or metric, depending on what you've chosen on the settings page. Notice the WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR, the same one you'll see on your FISHING LOCATION page. By tapping the DOWN ARROW in the upper right corner, you can choose which location you'd like the weather to show.
The FORECAST tab displays the forecasted weather in either standard or metric, depending on what you've chosen on the settings page, over a 5 day period in 3 hour increments.
The LUNAR tab displays the lunar activity in either 12 or 24 hour time format, depending on what you've chosen on the settings page.
Combined together, this data is a great indicator of fish activity and the probability of catching your limit.
This feature allows you to photograph your catches and put them in the Fishing log along with the date, time, location, etc. Fishing Log photos can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Fishing Log Photo Editing
The photos you save to your Fishing Log can be edited in the photo editor by simply tapping a log entry and choosing View/Edit Photo.
Photos can be rotated, cropped, and annotated with both text and shapes of multiple colors and sizes.