NetFish: Your Free Fishing Guide, From Start to Finish
NetFish is the creation of ReelSonar, Inc., the makers of iBobber, and it's taking big data to the fishing community. By combining the data they're measuring from the iBobber fish finder as well as other atmospheric and species information, NetFish is predicting where and when fish can be caught. The service directs the user on how they can catch different species of fish by suggesting lures and locations to fish. There are other fishing apps available, but all of them come with a monthly subscription to access these types of premium features. We wanted to find something that was free and still provided these features so we gave NetFish a spin.NetFish catch feed. Here is where anglers can brag to the community about their catch. Users have the option to post publicly, only to their friends or completely private. User can earn points for this task when posting publicly and it's a great way to keep a journal of your past fishing experiences to revisit at a later date. NetFish and the main reason we think anglers will benefit from this app. Here users can jump into nearby waterways or search 10s of thousands of other waterways in North America to get more details about them. The main details page presented us with general information about the lake such as fishing type, fees (if applicable), species in the lake and so much more. Tap over to the Where tab and we are presented with a map with a number of different fishing spots that NetFish recommends anglers fish. This is the predictive fishing feature of the app and NetFish is using millions of data points to accurately predict these fishing spots. These spots are dynamic, and unlike other fishing apps, these change with the seasons as well as a number of other data points that NetFish receives. NetFish is a rewards based app and the NetFish Reelwards section is a place users can visit to see all of the rewards the app has to offer along with how many points you'll need to redeem for them. Tap into the Earn section to get a list of tasks that you can complete and how many points you'll get awarded for each. Most rewards apps take forever to get enough points to redeem but it doesn't look like it's hard to do when comparing how many points we're getting for each task to how many points it takes to get some of the rewards. Those that plan on keeping their catch with benefit from the NetFish recipe sections where users can search for thousands of recipes and beverage pairings for multiple fish species.