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 and University of Florida. The 2012 Angler Action tool upgrades have been made possible by a grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and other private donations. If you would like to get involved, please contact or [email protected], or call 407 302 5550.
iAngler app on your Smartphone and/or TabletDownload the iAngler Mobile Applications for managing Angler Action data from your iPhone, iPad, Android Phone and Tablets.
Trip: general info about the type of fishing, number of people fishing, amount of time spent, state and county.
Location: optional description of where you fish, including depth, water condition, and geographic information. To skip GPS coordinates type '0' in the spaces provided. Google maps and auto-location options are provided for those who want to record GPS. These descriptions are especially important for some species’ stock assessments, such as snapper. Naming your Location makes it easy to recall and if a location is saved as a favorite you will not need to re-enter data about it.
Catch: for each species targeted and/or caught, record the number kept and released. If fish have a slot or minimum size, you will be asked to sort the catch as under, in or over the size range permitted for harvest.
Lengths + : Adding lengths for some or all of the fish you catch is optional. Recording exact lengths on some of the fish you catch makes it possible for fishery scientists to calculate fish size distributions, and is very much appreciated. Don't feel bad if you catch a lot of fish and don't measure every one, however. You may also record weight, condition upon release, and where the fish was hooked (jaw, head, body, etc). These records contribute to calculating survival rates of released fish. You can read more about increasing release survival here.
Views of your trip reports, catch reports, the fishing spots you record as ‘favorites’, and other reports you create, are for your private use exclusively. You can download your personal trip data onto excel or csv spreadsheets, through the website.
Angler-volunteered data added to what is currently available to fishery management gives a fuller picture of fish stocks for stronger science-based, fishery management decisions.
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