Wednesday, November 16, 2022

INTRODUCING... TroutRoutes (with a Giveaway)

You may have recently noticed a new digital banner on the side of the page and hopefully you've already clicked through to add the TroutRoutes app to your mobile phone.  If not, here's some background on what it is and what it will do.  Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for instructions on the giveaway that TroutRoutes has offered up so that you can go "PRO"...

In 2019, TroutRoutes founder, Zach Pope, began working on an angling mobile mapping application and  used his home state of Minnesota as a test.  It quickly became popular with anglers in the Driftless area and he figured that he was onto something. 

Since then, Zach has worked to bring more states into the app and as of right now, 40 states are available on the TroutRoutes app with a goal of all 48 states to be online within the coming months.  The continued goal is to create an easy to use tool for exploring new rivers, getting away from the crowds, and giving access to public trout fishing waters.

Here's a features deep dive.  Download TroutRoutes in the iTunes App Store and Google Play...
  • Free 7 day trial that is available through the iTunes App Store, Google Play, and the website.
  • Pro version is $39.99 a year to use.
  • The app is entirely for personal, all information and research you do stays with you, and nothing is shared with others.
  • Public/Private land boundaries and public access points to 250 million acres of public land with 150,000 marked access points.
  • 25,000 trout streams mapped out across 40 states with the remaining 48 to go live by the first of the year.
  • Users can personalize maps, create map markers, notes, and even add photographs to your map.
  • Stream ratings based on your own quality classification system which makes it easier to find and navigate trout streams in your area.
  • Guide and Access map modes, which make it easier to view public access such as easements and Gold Medal/Blue Ribbon streams.
  • 14 layers of custom access points to include boat ramps, trailheads, parking, designated access points, dams, etc.
  • Over 150,000 hand-curated access points for trout streams.
  • Advanced filters to show tailwaters, streams with public acess, popular streams, campsites next to water, local fly shops in the area, and more.
  • Interactive elevation charts for streams.
  • Real-time stream flows and gauge levels.
  • Offline maps with the ability to download and use maps when exploring off the grid without service.
  • Regulations view to show any special designations for the body of water that you are fishing.
  • Log into the app on a desktop computer with a large screen and all data syncs with your mobile phone.

Want to learn more?  Check out the TroutRoutes website and consider downloading the app on your mobile phone.  In the coming months we'll highlight features and how to get the most out of this app with tutorials, how-tos, and more. 

Now through Sunday, Novmeber 20, 2022, click through to the T.F.M. Instagram page and leave a comment on the TroutRoutes post with the state that you'd use this app most.  On Monday, November 21, 2022, I'll announce three winners who will receive a free yearlong TroutRoutes Pro membership with some T.F.M. swag. 

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