Fishbrain is overpriced and I refuse to keep adding value to this app for free, the insistence on paid features, despite us already providing valuable data on fishing locations and trends, is exploitative and unfair. I’m done sharing my catches with the community and hope you all do as well. It effectively takes advantage of the community's contributions without offering much in return. Users should not have to bear the burden of paying an exorbitant amount to an app that relies so heavily on their input and knowledge. I am going to a new area and can’t even get remotely close on the app and see catches even though I’ve added hundreds of catches in the past so I’m deleting all my data. Not to mention the forced ads constantly being pushed. The idea was great but it’s become a toxic platform focused solely on monetizing our value and not caring about the average user experience.
You have to buy a membership to even see anything’s other than that it’s just google maps with where to buy bait.
This was a 5 star app but now you have to pay for almost everything. May have to look for a new fishing app.
Buyer beware - in my experience the app with Pro subscription runs so slowly that it is unusable when loading any data including catch locations or spot prediction. Customer support’s only guidance over a few weeks of asking was updating the app and reinstalling it which did nothing. I tried to get a refund through apple and was denied . So just be aware you may spend $80 and receive very little in return. Hopefully I am an outlier. I will say initially it worked normally. It became very slow over time and there was no solution through support.
Before I got the new phone, I would go everywhere using the app and seeing what folks caught in a specific location. I could see all the catches without having to pay for anything. Now that it’s on my new phone I tried to see what type of fish people were catching in this one spot when I got hit with the, “PAY TO PLAY” message. Everything was great about the app before the update (im assuming is what happened) I would have honestly spent the extra money to get the extra perks it came with but now I am not so sure. How are you going to charge us to view the catches in whatever location we view. Being able to see the top 5 is not enough. Some of us like to do real research on a specific spot and waste our time going out there for nothing. The app was so great I would even recommend it to every angler and non angler I’ve met so far but now it’s all ruined. My 5 star review would probably be a 3.5 now. I understand charging folks for the pro package such as water depth. What bait to use. Where to fish. And the free shipping. But to charge for something you guys were not charging for before is outrageous. Y’all need to fix that. It is not only lame but it makes young angler less enthusiastic about fishing because not every parent has the money to pay for an app. I have met plenty of little guys that use your app and love it but I’m sure now that things have changed they would feel the same way as me. How are you going to charge for the basic tools and start getting money from the ads that pop up 😂 just cause the app is growing doesn’t mean you should turn your back on folks cause they don’t or can’t pay the monthly fee 🤦🏽♂️ might as well make people pay for the app
Used this app all the time until they just changed it to where you have to pay for the most basic features, definitely not worth it anymore.
App was amazing until they decided to add abunch of ads and get rid of the ability to look at all the fish caught in a body of water unless you have premium.
U HAVE TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING!!!
It was good until you had to pay for every feature of the app and if you want to look what people caught their it still doesn’t let
Have to pay to see catches at spots now