Getting Started with Angler Action
When you first register, establish a password. This should be done whether you are at the website www.angleraction.org or on the mobile app iAngler (apple or android).
Once you are in the system, you can enter your typical fishing habits in the 'preferences' section. This will save you a lot of time each time you fish.
Now, every time you fish it will be simple - just review the information to ensure it is updated, and begin collecting data.
Log your catch on iAngler
Every time you open the app, the welcome screen allows you to "Start New Trip" at the press of a button. The current time and date are automatically entered when you start a trip, and you get to review your preferences each trip.
Next you can enter your location. Naming your locations and storing your spots as a 'favorite' make it much faster to find them - and sort them - down the road.
Here's a tip: You don't need to enter a location - it will default to 0 lat and 0 long but records the county established in your profile for stock assessment purposes.
Now you can enter the good stuff!
Each fish you catch can be recorded with an image - or not. Your choice! Same with length, weight, and other catch info. We recommend that you enter an image, and the length to the nearest quarter-inch (.25), valuable details for the researchers.
Hot new AAP item: You can easily 'duplicate' your catch records on the water. Now, when you catch a mess of schooling fish (like mackerel or trout), you can log each catch after the flurry by simply clicking the yellow 'duplicate catch' icon. You can still edit the info, such as length. This will save you a ton of time!
Review your logs
Once you have a few trips under your belt, you can start sorting your information. We recommend you do this from a desktop while at the site, www.angleraction.org.
Feel free to explore the various ways you can sort and filter by clicking the menu button "Trip Data." You can also view a map of your catches, by species, by checking out the new "species distribution" button.
If you really want to customize your data, you can export your info to yourself in an excel file.
Share your day with your friends... if you want to.
The AAP is not designed to be the 'facebook of fishing.' Our goal is to improve fishery management and conservation, and build the most functional personal log book possible.
However, you can easily share your fishing trip story on facebook or twitter with a simple click of a button. Your basic info, including photos, will be shared but your locations will still be a secret.
Click here to learn how the AAP is used by researchers.
The Angler Action program is a service project of the Snook & Gamefish Foundation, and is the result of thousands of hours of volunteer support including those donated by research partners at Florida Wildlife Research Institute, University of Florida, and others. Much of the Angler Action program costs are the result of donations from West Marine, the Repass-Rogers Foundation, the Fleming Family Foundation, The Brunswick Foundation and others. If you would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 561 707 8923.