When you need to find boat ramps, you can look everywhere at a glance with a new iPhone app, the Boat Ramp locator. The free new app is available to anyone and can be used on both iPhones and Droid phones. It’s available in the Apple iTunes store and in the Droid Marketplace, and can help you locate more than 35,000 boat ramps across the country. You can do searches by zip code or by city, and it even provides driving directions.
The Boat Ramp app is brought to us by the RBFF (Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation) and is part of the “Take Me Fishing” campaign (check it out at www.takemefishing.org.) They say that the app is a way to “use new technology to engage boaters and anglers and inspire them to get out on the water,” and I’ve got to say it’s a smart move. No more pouring over maps, calling friends, and searching the web, while looking for the ramps that are closest to where I want to fish – now that info’s a few finger-strokes away. So if you’re interested in fishing a new body of water find your ramp today, at the app store. And while you’re there, you can also check out Bait Shops 1.0, an app that locates bait and tackle shops. This one also allows you to search by zip code or city, and it lists over 10,000 bait shops. Nice!