Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Inane Randomness

Tomorrow, I have the honor of taking Mark and Adam, the yakangler.com guys out on a kayak fishing expedition. We'll be heading to Sand Key with hopes of getting on some trout and redfish. Should be a fun time and I'll be sure to get a lot of photos.

I have a confession to make; None of my technology starts with i. I don't have an iphone, ipad or ipod....however, for those of you that DO have these toys, there is a new app for iphone called Whoppa.

From the Whoppa site - "A 2-in-1 app that enables you to keep a detailed personal log of all your catches AND get up-to-date information on what's working for others in your location.
How many times have you walked past a fellow fly fisherman on the banks, and in passing you enquire, "Had any luck? Oh really... what with...?" Well, this is what this app is about: instant access to local knowledge. That, and being able to keep your own detailed record of all the catches that you make – learning and remembering from your successes in the past is invaluable, and the app does the remembering bit so you can simply reap the rewards.
With GPS capability to pinpoint your location on googlemaps and automatic date and time entries, it's never been simpler to log a catch. You can add as much detail as you like with options such as techniques, equipment, species, weight and length, fly type, hook size, season, weather, water type and water body... you can even add a picture. All the information will be automatically stored on your phone with the added option of being able to upload it to your account on the Whoppa website for safe-keeping.
And, if you want to see what's working for other fisherman at your spot, just click the "Recent Catches at This Spot" button to pick up some top tips and handy information. You can even adjust your retrieval area within a 1-mile, 5-mile, and 10-mile radius. With so much knowledge at your fingertips, Whoppa is your secret weapon to building an impressive catch portfolio."
Available from the itunes store.


  1. Yah! Very informative and a timely info packet again buddy. Hey I don't do i stuff either but this fine piece makes me almost want to. Whew, that was close. :-)lb

  2. Thanks larryb! I thought it was a great idea myself.

  3. The guy who developed the app actually e-mailed me to tell me about it....I think it's pretty neat.