Have you ever noticed how some people just always come home from fishing with a cooler full of fresh fish as if it was the easiest thing in the world? Well, some people just have the gift. Others need all of the help they can get just to feel a bite.
For those of us who need a little help landing those fish, there’s some technology out there to give you an edge. So whether you’re just starting out or if you’ve tried for years with little success, here are a few new gadgets that you can check out so the next time you come back from a fishing trip, you’ll have more that just a few stories of the one’s that got away!
While this rod may look like a normal fishing pole, it packs a few secrets that may help you catch more fish than you know what to do with.
The smart rod is designed to help you detect bites more easily and it uses the latest technology to do so. Inside the pole is an accelerometer that can detect the slightest change in the rod. When it detects a bite, it will let you know with an alarm so you can pull back and hook the fish.
The rod has three levels of sensitivity so you can tell the difference between a real bite and a false alarm. All you need to do is add a couple of batteries and you’ll be ready to land all the fish you need. This is a great help for kids or those anglers who just aren’t so lucky.
There are also smart baits to go along with the smart rods, making it almost impossible not to catch a few fish the next time you want to get a line wet.
Smart baits work by connecting the bait to an app on your smartphone via Bluetooth. This allows you to program 30 or so different sounds that bait would naturally make, making it difficult for fish to ignore. The app also comes with a guide that tells you the habits of fish and you can track your fishing excursions so you can review your progress.
Weather can have a profound effect on your fishing chances: fish will act differently when it’s raining or when it’s extremely hot. Knowing this, you should always be aware of the weather around you.
This weather app on Google Play is a perfect fisherman’s companion. It tells you the temperature, the humidity levels, and the wind speed and direction, all things that can affect the way fish behave. There’s also a weather radar so you can keep an eye on any incoming fronts, as well as a seven-day forecast so you can plan your fishing trips a week ahead of time.
If you’re unlucky with the lures, or just need a little boost in confidence, try one of these gadgets the next time you head out to catch a few!