This year FishTrack is providing weather forecasting for the ECBC tournament.
FishTrack has several features that make it especially useful for those venturing offshore. For instance, weather forecasts provided by buoyweather.com, its sister company, can be displayed simultaneously on one device or phone. Users can elect to receive alerts via text or email about ideal conditions, like when the water temperature reaches 74 degrees at the Mars rig. Waypoints can also be cataloged. The FishTrack app allows users to save imagery data so it is available even when cellular coverage is not available by utilizing the phone’s GPS capability. The web site also offers valuable content like rigging tips, how-to articles, tournament results and other information and has 8,000 points of interest including wrecks, canyons, rigs, bathymetric imagery and more. All charts work in high resolution layers to show currents and bottom conditions.
Subscribers to the FishTrack service gain additional access to even more detailed data. Sea surface temperatures can be displayed in a cloud-free format so it is available when the satellites cameras cannot penetrate dense cloud cover. Subscriptions cost $80 annually or $15 per month on a seasonal basis. FishTrack covers 100 global regions with a single account.
FishTrack offers a seven-day free trial so you can play around with the site. They’re also offering a $10 discount to ECBC anglers this year (use Code EVENT17 when signing up for a yearly subscription).