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Top apps: Apps for fishing

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Spring brings the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. It's also a chance for countless enthusiasts to get out and catch some fish. These apps will help you celebrate the sport of fishing — at your desk, on a tranquil stream or in the ocean.

iPhone

Salt Water Sportsman($3.99/Issue)* — An angler's magazine featuring expert tips on saltwater fishing, boats and electronics. (Score: 94/100)

Fishing Spots(Free) — Fishing Spots tracks all the fishing spots, and will even alert you to great spots as you approach them. (Score: 90/100)

Field and Stream Fishing(Free) — You and your friends can compete to catch the most virtual fish with this freshwater fishing game. (Score: 84/100)

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Fly Tyer Pro - Step by Step Fly Tying Patterns($4.99) — Learn to tie professional-level flies to attract freshwater and saltwater fish. (Score: 80/100)

Freshwater Fishing Spots & Lures($0.99) — Learn about the world's freshwater fish, the best places to catch them and the lures to hook them with. (Score: 76/100)

Android

My Fishing Companion Pro($2.49) — A sophisticated log to capture and record your fishing experiences, trips and gear. (Score: 83/100)

Fishing Calendar($4.99)* — Predicts the success of fishing outings based on time of year, and allows you to store and share photos of your catches. (Score: 81/100)

i Fishing Fly Fishing($1.99)* — Not enough time to fish? Catch virtual perch, steelhead and rainbow trout with this realistic fly-fishing game. (Score: 80/100)

Fishing Knots(Free) — A comprehensive collection of information and how-to videos to help you become a bass fishing expert. (Score: 79/100)

Fishing Deluxe($1.77)* — The app to check before you plan your next fishing trip for the best days and times to catch your targeted fish. (Score: 72/100)

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* Available on both platforms.

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