Recommended sites, apps, phone #'s: Weather, Wind, Currents, Buoys, Dam schedules, etc.

Discussion in 'Chesapeake Bay' started by 240 LTS, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. 240 LTS

    240 LTS Angler

    Seems like we are constantly referencing different sites to get the latest information on forecast for all things taking into consideration when planning a trip.
    At a minimum, weather, wind and tides are checked.

    If you are up the Susquehanna, the dam water release schedule can come into play.
    Buoys with particular location info can play a big part. Turbidity, water temps, wave height, wind, etc.

    I thought a thread where everyone could contribute what places you have come to trust the most.
    When someone needs that info, just look here.

    If it is bay location specific, post that location with the link.


    Hope this can help when planning a trip.

    240 LTS

    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016
  2. 240 LTS

    240 LTS Angler

  3. Frank Bonanno

    Frank Bonanno Contributing Angler Supporting TechFish!

    Weather - Fish Weather App, Radar Scope, AccuWeather
    Wind - Fish weather app exclusively - for both forecast and current conditions.
    Current - Navionics and Smart Bouys App
    Buoy - CBIBS Smart Bouy App

    Offshore forecasts I normally look at the Marine Weather NOAA forecast app.
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  4. TechnicalFisher

    TechnicalFisher TechFish Staff Staff Member

  5. done workin

    done workin Angler

    Will show current winds as well as forecasted for specific areas by "clicking" on or touching the area you want. On Iphones, there is a faint menu bar in the bottom right corner. Can also do precip, snow etc.

    Also like the NDBC site for all of the weather buoys.

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  6. Peltz

    Peltz TechFish Staff Staff Member

    For general weather I use WeatherBug. For tracking storm cells I use StormEye.

    For wind I use Fishweather and WindFinder.

    For tides, current stations and marine weather I use Marine Weather Pro. I also use the NOAA Smart Buoy app for lots of variables such as water temperature and turbidity.
  7. Jack frost

    Jack frost Angler

    For phone apps.

    Noaa chesapeake bouy
    Marine weather
    Wind finder
    Fish weather
    I use my phones weather app also
  8. Jack frost

    Jack frost Angler

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  9. 2dogs

    2dogs Angler

  10. Jack frost

    Jack frost Angler

    I found another great app, its not for weather or tide but its called US topo maps. Very good detail for finding points and leges with depth
  11. 240 LTS

    240 LTS Angler


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  12. Jack frost

    Jack frost Angler

    Yep thats it
  13. Peltz

    Peltz TechFish Staff Staff Member

    I have US Topo Maps too, but I use it for general maps. I didn't realize that it had marine charts. Kind of like Navionics without the GPS functions.

    The technology available at our finger tips is incredible.
  14. TechnicalFisher

    TechnicalFisher TechFish Staff Staff Member

    Yeah, I use Navionics marine on my phone. Costs some $$ but you get great quality charts with tide/current stations, route time/distance and all the other info you'd see on your chart plotter. Perfect for planning.

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  15. 240 LTS

    240 LTS Angler

    I know my Android phone can connect to my HDS Gen 3 Wifi and see what is on the HDS, but can the HDS show that app from my phone on it's 12" screen?
  16. 240 LTS

    240 LTS Angler

  17. Razorbacks

    Razorbacks Angler

  18. iFishMD

    iFishMD Angler

  19. TechnicalFisher

    TechnicalFisher TechFish Staff Staff Member

    As part of our goal to turn TechFish into a "one-stop" site for anglers, we've programmed a new feature on the site that provides full-color rasterized Navionics charts right here on TechFish. Just click on the tab on the top that says "Navionics Charts" and enjoy. Those who use the Navionics on their chartplotters will note that these charts look exactly the same, though we are not able to click through to get tide station and point of interest info (yet).

    Hope everybody enjoys the new feature and finds it useful. Feel free to PM me with feedback.
  20. BayView

    BayView Angler

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