Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Have a question for us? Try these common questions we get often. Always feel free to reach out to us for further clarification, help or other issues. Our contact page is here.
The following 33 states are supported with TroutRoutes 4.4 as of July 2022, covering over 25,000 designated trout streams. We intend to continue adding new states before next season.
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
- New Mexico
One of the key features of TroutRoutes is that individually put every trout stream (and section) into a 4-class rating system to help anglers identify and visually sort the most popular and productive streams in the country from those that are less known. For example, the Gold Medal streams of Colorado and the Blue Ribbon streams of Wyoming and Montana are all under the exclusive top Gold Medal class, whereas many of the top streams in places like the Driftless (Minnesota and Wisconsin) are Class 1.
For those that are familiar with the Wisconsin stream classifications, it may be confusing to see our stream class system, as it has a similar approach but the rating system is different. So our stream classification is indeed different than that of the Wisconsin DNR, and this is intentional. Our rating system takes many factors into consideration, including amount of public access, length, quality (DNR class), and other factors. Our goal is to provide a high-level assessment to give you a starting point on how we deem a trout stream to be in terms of quality for your angling use.
Important: In the future (1H-2022) we will add a new map mode that highlights streams and the local regulations and classes. This means that we will soon support Wisconsin’s native class system, as well as other states like Michigan regulations and Pennsylvania’s Wild Trout designation, for example. All of this will be visually clear and supported in this new Regulation mode.
TroutRoutes can be used completely offline. For TroutRoutes Pro users, you can download specific regions or even the regions around a specific stream of interest. Once the region is downloaded into your offline folder, that region will always be available even if you lose cell service. This includes your GPS, ability to zoom in and interact with the map. It’s fully featured offline when you have the region downloaded!
However, this feature is only available to Pro users.
TroutRoutes Pro is $39.99 / year. With TroutRoutes Pro, you get every feature, every state, all future updates, and access to our Pro maps and your personal map content across all devices. You also get access to our customer support team 24/7 if you have issues. Just don’t call past 10pm.
As we continue to build out our mapping platform and add additional states and features, all TroutRoutes Pro members will get every new update we come out with. We appreciate your support!
If you started your subscription on your mobile device through the mobile app, you can manage your subscription to any mobile app through your phones settings. For specific instructions on this, try the links below for your device:
If you started your subscription on our Web App (not the mobile app), there is a cancel option inside your profile menu.
Ever want to look at TroutRoutes on a big desktop computer screen or TV? Now you can! As of 2021, we now offer a new Desktop version of TroutRoutes for our Pro users. This new platform allows you to login, make notes and mark waypoints before your trip, and switch to your mobile app while you’re on the road. All your data is synced and safe.
How do you access the desktop version? Open a browser on your computer and enter the url: https://maps.troutinsights.com
YOUR DATA IS PRIVATE AND NEVER SHARED OR ACCESSED.
Data privacy and sharing is incredibly important to our vision for TroutRoutes. Do you want to share your spots and favorite streams on social media? Find a different app. We actually have removed certain features related to sharing your data. We have ZERO intention of ever integrating social media, sharing or community-driven data, or anything of that sort.
TroutRoutes current and future vision is about us making incredible maps using our own mapping data and technology, and providing it to you as a service. You may create and manage your own content (markers, favorite streams, images) as you choose, and it will be secure and private forever.
Great questions and idea. At this time we do not have a feature to import your google maps data (imagine you have 50 “saved places” and want to import them as new markers in TroutRoutes). In the future, we may consider adding this feature.
No current plans on supporting “export my data” feature, though we aren’t against it, just haven’t gotten to it.