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ESPN fishing forecast

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Anyone subscribe to this? Is it helpful and accurate?

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Yes and yes - saved me a a soaking on a few occasions already and helps to know how long you will be under the overpass waiting out a storm. Lots of great features.

If you do it don't program it for the "alert me" deal when there is a warning or watch - it charges you for each time it calls you.

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I subscribe to MyCast. Probably the best money I've spent in a long time. 3.99/month with lots of goodies and very detailed animated radar. Not only that, but a local company.

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I have no ideal on what you are talking about?? More information please?? confused.gif

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I use it everyday on and off the water, it works very well. I have found it to be just like real radar, however, the "hourly forcast" seems to be off sometimes, just like every weather station

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I'm with Central... I have no clue at all.

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I don't know what the ESPN fishing forcast is, but I have the T-Mobile web on my phone and I use Weather Underground Mobile for weather updates and radar all the time.

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It is a service you subscribe to on your cell phone via internet. It contains current radar, forecast, current barometer with trend, and feeding time tables plus more.

I know the radar and barometer would really help me on fishing trips because I don't have access to tv or internet readily most the time. It would be helpful for hunting also.

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It really helps to be able to check out local radar when you are on the water and the skies appear threatening. ESPN features include a lightening map where it will show you the location of any lightening strikes in your area.

I am really looking forward to using it up north on vacation next week when I am "blind" without good access to TV reports and radio reports are spotty at best.

All you have to do is type in either a city name or zip code and it will give you the weather info. You can't zoom in to street level detail or anything - closest mine gets is probably a 50-75 mile radar image surrounding my location.

When I was over in Door County WI I found it impossible to get reception for it though but I could get reports for there from here. Conclusion was that since I was on Extended Network the service was not available to me.

I can also get a fish weight with measurements and I think even record 5-6 fish weights in memory.

I think this costs $6.99/mo and you can cancel at any time w/o penalty/charge. I'm going to cancel in October and restart in March/April - don't do anything outdoors during those months so no need for it.

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Between weather.com and intellicast wind maps on the web I get all the weather info I need for a day of fishing.

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I don't have a phone with web acccess and there is no web access for a laptop at the resorts we stay at up north - have to drive to town for WIFI.....

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3.99/mo for MyCast and it does the same stuff. Better resolution on the radar too I bet (Just a guess). I've tried most of them, but not ESPN and MyCast has been the best for the price.

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Sounds cool I'm gunna sign up. Probly mycast. Thanx for the info dtro

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I crowed about how good ESPN Fishin' Forecast was and then I could not get it again while on vacation up near Walker because I was on Extended Network rather than Verizon.

I could/can read it all day long from here about up there but while there I could not get a reading. Ticked me off as that was one of the reasons I got it.

Other time was a month ago when I was over salmon fishing in Wisconsin - same deal with Extended Network.

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Anytime you're in the "extended network" on verizon you won't be able to get any of the get it now apps... at least that's been my experience...

Pretty frustrating!

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