How to View Spots - Apps

Instant Download Help:

If you have purchased or are thinking about purchasing a Fish On GPX spot package with our Premium Fishing Spots. There are a few things you should know in order to successfully download and view our spots.

1. You must have an App on your device that is capable of opening GPX files. See our recommended apps page.Managing GPX files may sound cumbersome, however its not that bad once you understand a few basic concepts. GPX files are the industry standard for sharing waypoints between plotters and fish finders.
  • All modern chart plotter manufacturers typically have an SD card slot and provide mobile application support for importing and exporting waypoints(GPS based data) using GPX formatted files. The types of files we provide upon completion of placing an order.  
  • These same applications typically connect via Wifi to chart plotters for transferring and syncing waypoints. 

2. It is beyond the scope and capabilities to provide 1:1 support for each customer, so we built a help page and video tutorials to help you install our spots.

Active Captain:

Active Captain (AC) is a Garmin product that is used for syncing between your mobile device or tablet and a Garmin GPSMAP or similar Multi Function Device (MFD) AC can help you keep your spots in sync between your mobile and your boat. If you need some help getting AC setup follow along with this video to get started. Setting up Active Captain - Garmin 

Here is a brief tutorial on how to open your files into either Garmin's Active Captain or Navionics Boating HD application.

  • Step 1 find the email you recieved from FishOn. Make sure you check your spam folder.

Click on the greeen download icon to the right of the package. That will download the file to your local storage.

Before you tap open, make sure you have the correct application installed on your mobile device for your plotter. Or if you are using Navionics make sure that is installed first.

Once the file downloads, you will have an open button. Different versions of Androids or Iphones may behave differently. Some may open the file in the wrong application. Some may open the file as data, and it will look like a lot of 'code'. If this is the case you will need to find where the file is downloaded to, there are many file manager application available on the App store or Play store.



Just tap the application you want to open the file(s) you purchased and it will open for you. Keep in mind that some larger files can take a couple of minutes to import. Be patient, when the import finishes you should see all the spots.