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MyNature App for Calculating Fish Weight

Next time you bring your iPhone or Droid fishing you can leave the scale back at home.  MyNature Apps just released the app for calculating a fish’s weight by utilizing just two measurements of your catch.  By measuring the length and girth of your fish, entering those two measurements into their correct field and selecting calculate the app will give you a result that is within 10% of the fish’s actual weight.  You’ll be able to calculate the weight of multiple species of fish by selecting several categories.

  • Trout, Salmon
  • Bass
  • Bluegill, Perch, Sunfish
  • Catfish, Carp
  • Muskies, Pike, Gar, Pickerel
  • Walleye, Sauger
  • Sturgeon and a general selection for calculating other species.

Included in the app is a quick reference pop-up screen to give the user the numerical conversions for fraction of an inch measurements. You’ll be able to quickly convert fractional measurements of as little as 1/16th of an inch.

In this compact little app we have also included one extra page of Catch and Release tips. Learning how to properly release a fish back into the water will greatly increase its chance of survival and your ability to catch that same fish another day.

If you need to know the weight of your fish, get the app and skip the scales, MyNature Fish Weight Calculator.

Good Luck on the Water!!

MyNature Fishing Knots; Press Release

MyNature Fishing Knots 1.0 for iOS-Animated Knot Tying with Instructions -
Published on 08/02/11 

MyNature today introduces MyNature Fishing Knots 1.0 for iOS, their new
Reference app that features 3D animations of knots being tied, plus illustrated,
step-by-step written instructions. Including the 13 knots most commonly used
today in fishing, the app's continuous, highly realistic animations can be
stopped at any time, studied, and then restarted. There are four chapters, each
with text, illustrations, and an animation: Tie Line to a Reel, Tie Line to a
Hook, Join Two Lines, and Tie a Loop.

Wevertown, New York - MyNature today is pleased to introduce MyNature Fishing
Knots 1.0 for iOS, their new Reference app that features computer generated, 3D
animations of knots being tied, plus illustrated, step-by-step written
instructions. Including the 13 knots most commonly used today in fishing, the
app's continuous, highly realistic animations can be stopped at any time,
studied, and then restarted. There are four chapters, each with text,
illustrations, and an animation: Tie Line to a Reel, Tie Line to a Hook, Join
Two Lines, and Tie a Loop. MyNature Fishing Knots is an invaluable reference
source for anyone who has ever had difficulty tying a fishing knot.

13 Knots Included:
* Arbor Knot is used to tie the line to the arbor (central post) of the reel
* Uni Knot is a terminal knot most often used in tying a line to a hook, swivel,
or lure
* Snell Knot was first used to tie a line directly to the shank of eyeless hooks
* Palomar Knot is a terminal knot used for attaching monofilament or braided
line to a hook, swivel, or lure
* Trilene Knot is recommended for use with fluorocarbon lines as a terminal knot
* Improved Clinch Knot is recommended for use with light to mid-weight lines as
a terminal knot
* Nail Knot is used in fly-fishing to attach a leader to the fly line or the fly
line to the backing
* Blood Knot is used for joining two lines of similar diameter, e.g. tippet and
* Surgeon's Knot is one of the most used and easiest to learn of all joining
* Albright Knot is used in tying any two lines together, irrespective of their
* Perfection Loop is used to tie a loop in the end of a line or leader
* Surgeon's Loop is used most often in fly-fishing to attach the leader to the
fly line
* Rapala Knot is used to tie a line directly to a lure (not a swivel)

Fishing Knots 1.0 applies modern, 3D computer animation technology to help solve
an old problem: learning how to tie fishing knots. Even with the benefit of a
live instructor, knot tying can be challenging, especially when trying to learn
it in the field. There have been instruction manuals and even videos, but
Fishing Knots goes beyond most previous efforts. Unlike some videos, where there
are a series of still photos of the knot in various stages of its creation, this
app shows a continuous, smooth animation of the knot through every stage, from
start to finish. And it is superior to videos that show the construction of the
knot live, in close-up, because there are no hands or fingers to obscure any

Photo-realistic, real-time animations of knot tying are the ideal way to clearly
see and understand the process. The animation can be stopped, reversed, and
re-started at will, making learning significantly easier than otherwise. The app
also includes step-by-step written directions for each knot with accompanying
drawings for reference.

"Now you can sit down with your iPad or iPhone, and learn in minutes how to make
all 13 of the most commonly used fishing knots," stated developer Jeff Greco.
"No matter how good your gear, you'll get better results using better knots."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 32.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MyNature Fishing Knots 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide
exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. Review copies are
available upon request.

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Located in Wevertown, New York, the MyNature Inc. team is a small independent
software company founded by Jeff Greco and Laura Greco. With a focus on the OS X
and iOS platforms, MyNature's passion is to promote an education in nature
through smartphone technology. Their flagship app is a series of six multi-media
guides to US National Parks, Tracks, Trees and Wildflowers. Copyright (C) 2011
MyNature Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad
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Fishing Knots

This past week MyNature Fishing Knots made its debut in the App Store. Our latest app is actually one part of a larger, future app that will be coming out in the Spring of 2012. MyNature Fishing Knots feature 13 of the most common knots used on the water today.

*Arbor Knot
* Uni Knot
* Snell Knot
* Palomar Knot
* Trilene Knot
* Improved Clinch Knot
* Nail Knot
* Blood Knot
* Surgeon’s Knot
* Albright Knot
* Perfection Loop
* Surgeon’s Loop
* Rapala Knot

Each knot is fully illustrated with step by step instructions for tying and is also animated so you can stop and start a video to follow along with each turn to make sure you learn the knot correctly. MyNature Fishing Knots is .99 and you can find us in the App Store at the following link   http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mynature-fishing-knots/id448921566?mt=8

Catch & Release Fishing

A lot of fisherman practice catch and release, but whether they practice it correctly is the question. Just because the fish swam away and doesn’t seem any worse for the wear doesn’t mean it will survive another day. By following the suggestions below you will greatly improve the survival rate of the next fish you put back in the water.

  • Use barbless hooks or flatten out the barbs on your hooks using a pair of needle nose pliers or forceps.
  • Never use treble hooks.
  • Set the hook as quickly as possible, if you’re giving the fish time to “take the bait” then you’re increasing the odds of the fish becoming gut hooked which leads to a high mortality rate.
  • A pair of forceps will remove a hook much easier than using your fingers which in turn cause less stress to the fish.
  • Land the fish as quickly as possible. Fish that are played become exhausted and have an increased build up of Lactic acid in their body. An increase of Lactic acid in the fish inhibits muscle performance. One of the muscles being affected is the heart which is now slower at pumping oxygenated blood through the body. The added stress and lack of oxygen can lead to death several hours later.

     The exception to this rule is if you’re fishing at depths greater than 30 feet. At these depths it’s best to bring the fish up slowly to avoid complications from the change of pressure and let the fish acclimate. If the swim bladder is swollen do not pop or puncture it. Some suggest that you loosely attach a hook to the fishes lip and weight the line so the fish can get back to deep water as quickly as possible, once there a quick jerk of the pole should dislodge the hook.  There is no guarantee the fish will survive. It would be better if you intend on releasing fish to not fish deep water.

  • Avoid using live baits as fish tend to swallow those more readily and become gut hooked.
  • Avoid handling the fish, if you must handle it make sure to wet your hands first,  so you don’t wear off the protective slime layer that fish have. Once the slime layer is removed the fish is susceptible to infection which may ultimately kill it. If you need to use a net use one of the newer soft rubber nets that are not as abrasive to the fishes slime layer.
  • Avoid removing the fish from the water. A recent study done on Rainbow Trout showed that fish removed from the water for a mere 30 seconds had a 38% mortality rate within 12 hours and that fish removed from the water for 60 seconds had a mortality rate of 78% within a 12 hour period.
  • If you need to remove a fish from the water to remove the hook wet your hand first, gently hold it around the tail and with the other hand support under its chest. Place the fish on a wet towel and remove the hook as fast as possible and place the fish back in the water by the same method. Never toss a fish back in the water.

If you need to take a picture make sure the person with the camera is ready and in position first. Gently lift the fish out of the water by holding around his tail with a wet hand and with the other wet hand supporting the fishes chest. Lift the fish only high enough to get the picture. If the belly of the fish is just touching the water it makes for a more attractive picture anyway and the fish can be submerged that much quicker.

  • If the fish was removed from the water or has become exhausted then you need to revive the fish before releasing it. With wet hands hold the fish gently around the tail with one hand and under its chest with the other hand, face the fish into the current, if your fishing still water then gently move the fish back and forth to force water through its gills. The fish will swim away on its own when it is fully revived. Depending on water temperatures and how exhausted the fish was this may take a little time to revive him.
  • Avoid fishing for cold water species when the water temperatures are warm. The fish is already under stress from depleted oxygen levels in warm water and adding to the stress of being hooked and handled will most likely be too much to survive.
  • If the fish is gut hooked do not try to pull the hook out or remove it, the fish will have a better chance of survival if you cut the line as close to the eyelet as possible. If the fish is bleeding heavily then chances are it will die and if it’s legal to keep it you should.
  • For fish that are hooked in the gill area it’s best to keepthem if you legally can. If keeping them is prohibited then without doing further damage cut off as much of the hook as possible with a small pair of side cutters and return the fish to the water.
  • For fish that are hooked hard inside the mouth it would be best to use a pair of side cutters to remove as much of the hook as possible and then release the fish.
  • If you must know the weight of the fish use a tape measure and utilize the weight calculator in this app.

 List of Nevers!

  • Let a fish flop on the rocks, shoreline or boat deck.
  • Lift a fish by the line or hook.
  • Hold a fish by its eyes.
  • Squeeze a fish while you’re holding it.
  • Pick a fish up by or put anything in its gills.
  • Toss a fish back into the water.
  • Try to pull a swallowed hook out.
  • Play a fish to the point of exhaustion.
  • Use barbed hooks.
  • Weigh a fish on a hanging scale.
  • Touch a fish with dry hands.
  • Hold a fish by its lip.

Enjoy your time on the water and always leave a fish for another day!

Tasty Fish Recipes

We preparing to start designing an app on Freshwater Fish and would like to invite you to submit your favorite recipes for fish to be included in the app.  We thought it would be a nice compliment to the app to be able to have some great recipes to try out if your lucky enough to catch your dinner.  There is no limit to the number of recipes you can submit, the more the better.  If you would like your name or name, city and state attributed to your recipe just include that in your email.  Your name would be listed along with each recipe you submit.  If you think you want to share your favorite fish dish  just email us at  mynature@mynaturesite.com

Were excited about putting out another great app ….. here’s hoping you can help us make it a tasty one!!

Bon appetit !!