First posted on 05-02-2014
by Joe Jerek
For more than a million anglers in the Show-Me State, conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish, and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) updated “Find MO Fish” free mobile app can help find them. The app has been improved for better and faster performance for Android mobile devices and iPhones and iPads.
Find MO Fish features include a map of Missouri with locations of MDC public boat ramps for major lakes, rivers, and streams of Missouri. The map also shows exact locations of MDC underwater fish structures, which serve as habitat for fish. With the app’s geo-location feature, anglers can guide their boats right up to their favorite fish attractors and start fishing.
With the new version, users can now view state and special regulations for each fish species, along with regulations for specific conservation areas and special areas where applicable. The app also provides a Fish Guide with detailed information on various species, and information on how to obtain fishing permits.
The app includes annual fishing prospects and weekly fishing reports for many Missouri lakes, rivers, and streams that are popular for fishing.
Find MO Fish also includes a “Best Bets” feature for certain fish species. When a user clicks on a type fish in the Fish Guide section of the app, a Best Bets button will appear if any areas have been chosen by MDC staff or other anglers as good places to catch that species. By clicking the Best Bets button, anglers can view a list of areas and read the latest weekly fishing report or annual fishing prospects report for the areas.
Learn more and download the Find MO Fish app at mdc.mo.gov/node/15421.
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