CLEARFIELD – This year, attendees of the Central PA Outdoor & Sport Show will discover freshwater fishing has entered the Smartphone age. Gogal Publishing Company of Warrington, Pa. will be on hand to demonstrate their Fish PA – GPS Guide for iPhone, iPad and Android phones along with their GPS Fishing Guide to Pennsylvania app for Garmin GPS units. These unique fishing apps give anglers access to almost 5,000 searchable fishing and boating destinations and then provide exact turn-by-turn driving directions to each location saving both planning time and travel costs.
“It works just like searching for the nearest restaurant or gas station on your GPS or Smartphone” says company President Mike Gogal, “…but in this case you find public access places to fish or launch your boat and then get efficient turn-by-turn driving directions right to those spots.” Each destination includes everything an angler needs to know including available species, fishing regulations, tackle restrictions, along with fishing seasons, size and creel limits plus boaters can find details on the many boat launches across the state.
With the GPS Fishing Guide apps, trout anglers can easily drive the most efficient route from any starting point to every stream, lake, and pond stocked with trout by the PFBC or to any of the designated “Class A” and “Wilderness” trout waters throughout Pennsylvania. Steelhead fishing is included with directions to the many public parking and access points on Erie’s streams and there are advanced search capabilities allowing fishermen to zero in on any type of specially regulated water such as Catch and Release Fly Fishing, Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures, etc. All trout regulations can be individually searched using the simple menu structure.
Bass and other warmwater species anglers will find the many public access fishing points on rivers, lakes, and streams confirmed by fisheries’ biologists to hold quality fish populations of bass, muskie, pike, pickerel, walleye, stripers, catfish, crappies and more. Each species is individually searchable and every destination includes the current fishing regulations, boating regulations, seasons, size and creel limits, along with general information including nearest town and county associated with that navigation point.
For boaters, the apps allow lake searches based on the size and type of motor as well as the ability to zero in on the many public access boat launches on Pennsylvania’s major rivers and streams. Each launch points includes details like, access names, ramp type, parking information, marinas, and docking where applicable.
More information can be found at www.ultimatefishingmaps.com.