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  1. I went crazy and bought Fishing Sim from PS4 store (full price - WOW!) and then bought a pre-owned disc for the Fisherman. I need to learn a LOT more before I try Fishing Sim. When they say pro, they mean it literally. It took me about four contacts to their support team to finally get a response to one question. And then the fix was a total work around. And not being a pro, the info/support was useless. The Fisherman is great for me simply because it gives me the opportunity to use some of the tricks and tips that you all have shared. But I have discovered the DLC's aren't free as I thought they would be. The lakes are practically the same as in FP and any changes that I have seen are minute. I think you level up faster in The Fisherman than in FP but that's about it. Since I purchased a pre-owned disc, the price was less than half of what the PS4 store sells it for. Personally I think the Fisherman is easier for a beginner because it gives you more details about the actual fishing experience than FP. Shoot, my 5-yo granddaughter was catching 1.9 pound striped bass at Lone Star on her first attempt. I had finally reached level 54 in FP but it took me a long while to reach it. Of course, I'm probably one of the least experienced members here so I have learned a few things from The Fisherman. My opinion (for what it's worth), unless you can find an extremely good deal on the Fisherman, stick with FP. You can at the least get a bit of support with that game. I've found a couple of bugs in the Fisherman but can't even get an acknowledgement from the support team. I play both on PS4 and seriously, I would have never switched if I knew then what I know now. The help that I've gotten from here and YouTube far outweighs what I've found for the Fisherman. Actually, I have found the Steam posts the most helpful of all... and that's bad especially since they are mainly for the PC version.
  2. Thanks for this info. And for the bite diagram, I probably used the wrong terminology. I've seen it on some sites called the bite chart, the bite diagram, etc. But what it is is the biting times that you find on the lake's home page where you find the fish listed for that location and the chart showing the best bite times for that location.
  3. Hi fellow anglers! I have been using Fishing Planet for a few years but I recently purchased The Fisherman. In the past, I always came to the forum for down to earth help. So after scouring Youtube for a couple of days I gave up and hopefully one of you can help. I thought one of the best features was being able to access the bite diagram directly from the lake/river. I also thought the option key was involved. But for the life of me, I can't remember the key combination to make it work and believe me, I have tried. Now did I dream this new feature and if not, do any of you remember how to do this? Secondly, do any of you know when the lighted hats will become available? I don't know about you all, but I'm finding night fishing practícally impossible without a light of some sort. And lastly, can any of you tell me if there a way to decipher what type rod you have, a casting or spinner? My husband tries to explain the difference but I can't make sense of the differences. Right now , if I want to upgrade the reel, I have to go to the shop and find a particular rod to see what type it is before I upgrade the reel. Well, that's all for now and thanks in advance for any and all help! You have no idea how much it will help me or appreciate it! By the way, I'm using it on the PS4 platform. Sue (Pollock)
  4. Thanks but I'm on the PS4 and thought I tried that last night but I will give it a go later this afternoon.
  5. Can someone please tell me what it means to hide your tackle? And how in the world do you do it? Thanks in advance for all of your help! Sue
  6. I just joined the forum and I hope someone can help me. I am looking for the sticking manual. I finally found it but I can't open the PDF. I get the error message that the file is corrupt or damaged. I'm pretty computer literate and I have tried everything that I know to do with no success. I have been on Fishing Planet for what seems forever but this game is totally different and I am lost. The next question is can you edit your avatar and go back to Level 1? My husband got me to level 3 but I have no idea how he did it. So again...HELP!
  7. ...leaving Fishing Planet yesterday and the only thing that kept me from going with another program is I've worked my butt off and finally hit Level 52. But I contacted Fishing Planet yesterday regarding a billing issue. It wasn't resolved and won't know for sure until our automatic drafts happen in July and this tidbit of info was only given after I did about three hours legwork for FP's billing department. Fine, $16 isn't going to break me; it's just a matter of principle now!did everything for FP's customer support but draw them a picture. But I'll wait and Lord have mercy on them if they do it again. FYI, keep your receipts! After the charge has cleared the bank, I delete mine but all they had to do was access my husband's account and look at the dates to see what happened. But the worse thing about this whole ordeal is that my husband (AGP_Destroyer) spent five in-game days at St. Croix. His premium account was never activated by us, but he got NO premium dollars or XP's. Fishing Planet says his premium was delivered to 'his' account immediately and he never lost any premium dollars or XP's.. And for five days, plus the other places he fished, he earned the NO PREMIUM dollars and XP's. I mean I spent seven days in California and left with over $248,000 and 56,000 XP. For five days at Michigan, he earned maybe, and that's a big maybe $150,000 and practically no XP's. I never lost my premium dollars or points so you can imagine how he felt! I'm sure that the billing department have access to his data. In fact if they would have compared his data with everything I sent them, they would have seen what I was telling them. I even sent them a screen shot of the FP scoring page. Okay, vent over but if you hear of anything 'good' out there in the line of fishing, tell me. To say the least, we both have a real sour taste in our mouths!
  8. Has anyone noticed a lag in the play, especially since the update? I've been in the middle of a cast several times and had it cut short due to a lag in the program. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't my machine or my imagination.
  9. I had noticed quite a few changes in the game as far as physics go but I thought it was just me being picky. And I haven't filled my fishnet once since the update. Before, I could fill it before the in-game day was finished. And I'm glad that a few of you are having to grind to hit 54. I think it's taken me at least two weeks of fishing and still haven't hit 52. I'm so close but I expect another two days of fishing before I actually level up.
  10. Well now I'm trying the Netherlands. This is my third time trying and I think it's going to be my third time bombing too. I just happened to catch a European Flounder last night and some other fisherman went crazy. It was his first trip and wanted to know all of the details of how I caught it. I gave him what I used but I was too embarrassed to tell him that it was an accident and I had never had any luck there. And I've tried everything, lures, float fishing and bottom fishing; nothing! I might have $50 but nothing is consistent. I'm off now to look for YouTube videos.
  11. Oh my word, I think I found my glory earlier this week. When I first started with Fishing Planet, I was always eager to learn new techniques, places, etc. So as soon as I leveled up and Alaska opened for me, I spent the bucks and went. What a bomb! I decided Alaska was the most awful place to fish and a total waste of money. But...as I continued to learn new techniques, etc. I decided to try it once more earlier this week. All I can say is WOW! I had a blast and left after one day with $49,500 in hand. I watched no YouTube tutorials, nothing. I went and simply used the techniques that many of you have taught me and I was totally amazed. Now I'm fishing like a mad woman trying to reach level 54. I'm absolutely dying to get to MIssissippi! And sorry I haven't been around for a while. Been dealing with some pretty major health issues and I will admit that Fishing Planet has saved my sanity!
  12. suepollock

    Hi guys

    These guys are great! I know I've asked some of the dumbest questions and never made to feel ignorant. My husband is a fisherman and I can now outfish him. But only because of all of the advice given to me on this forum.
  13. I have been bedridden for the past two plus weeks and as such I've fished as I could and felt up to it. I was fishing in Alberta. Although I never finished a complete in-game day, on my third day of trying to finish out the in-game day, I returned to find that Fishing Planet had reset my day, still on day one, but I lost almost 400 pounds of fish! I didn't realize the game did this as I've never had this issue before. The word frustrating doesn't begin to describe how I felt! And since the holiday update, if I have to go to my inventory while on the lake and in the boat, when I come back to the game, supposedly in the same place where I left, my boat is positioned at the dock again and I must find my spot again. I must love the game to continue to put up with these issues!
  14. Hi anglers! I haven't asked a dumb question in a while and thought you might be missing them. So here goes: First off, I finally reached Level 50!!! I am so excited and of course I had to have a bass boat. I loved boating when my health permitted but now it's all done on the PS4. I finally figured out the trolling motor which is great. However, here's the dumb part. How do you stop it? I landed a huge muskie the other night in Michigan and it pulled me from here to yonder. I was using the trolling motor and just had to let the fish drag away. I finally managed to pull it in but the only way I could drop anchor again was to put my rod up and then depress the triangle for the anchor to drop. Once dropped, I pulled the rod out again and kept fishing. What am I missing? Do I regulate the trolling movement with the throttle of the motor or is there an actual anchor drop for it? I don't troll per se but rather simply move the boat from area to area within the larger areas without starting the main engine. I've checked out YouTube but I didn't find anything so you guys are my next resource. Thanks in advance for any help you can give. PS: I have asked the developers to upgrade the boats and buoys with lights to enhance the reality of the game.
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