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I just learned that the Shedd Aquarium officially launched their new Great Lakes Fish Finder app.
I downloaded it onto my smart phone and really like it. It's a field guide to Great Lakes fish that makes for easy viewing and researching on smartphones and tablets. How many times have you been fishing on Lake Michigan and caught salmon or trout and just was not sure if it was a steelhead, chinook, coho or one of the many other trout or salmon species that can be caught on Lake Michigan. How good are you at telling the difference between a rock bass, pumpkinseed, warmouth or bluegill? This app will show you photos and descriptions on these and many other freshwater fish found around the great lakes.
The free app allows us to look up fish seen in the area or submit a photo for identification. With this app other users and Shedd Aquarium experts can respond. Photos and data cataloged by the aquarium will help combat the spread of invasive species and inform future Great Lakes studies as well. So besides having a fun app for viewing the fish you did or could catch, you can also contribute to a data base to improve our fishery here around the Great Lakse.
Check out some of the photos I took of this app on my phone. Get the app by simply searching for Great Lakes Fish Finder in you app store.