Scott Carver

Fly Fisher, Lodge Owner, Software Developer

Scott Carver, CEO and Co-Founder of the onWater App, is a dedicated angler, entrepreneur, fishing industry veteran, and technology industry innovator. With more than 40 years of executive-level management experience in both insurance technology and the outdoor recreation industry, Scott’s passion for fishing and technology fuels the vision for the onWater app and digital platform.

Scott is the founder and majority owner of the Madison Valley Ranch, one of the preeminent guest ranches in the Rocky Mountains. The Madison Valley Ranch is an Orvis Endorsed, full-service guest ranch located in Ennis, Montana and recently won the prestigious Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the Year.

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The onWater App - New Technology for Fly Fishers

Scott Carver, Co-Founder and CEO of onWater, will be introducing us to their state-of-the-art software that locates river access points, boat ramps, camping, parking, and know the distance between them. Plus current river flows and weather, everything you need including stream access laws and public land overlays which help you plan where to fish and eliminate the worry that you may be on private property. There's even more so join us and learn how this application can help make your fishing more enjoyable and keep you out of trouble.

Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:

  • What is the onWater app?
  • What is your mission?
  • Does the onWater app work when there is no cell service?
  • Can you download river maps?
  • Can you find information on rivers, streams and lakes?
  • How is the information kept up to date?
  • Can you find put-ins, takeouts and campgrounds?
  • Does it show private property boundaries?
  • Is the river flow data real-time?
  • Can you record your personal favorite places?
  • How does it handle fishing reports?
  • Can it be used on both desktop computers and phones?
  • What are the goals for onWater in the coming years?

Prior to onWater, Scott founded and built two of the most acclaimed human resource and insurance technology firms in the United States. Most recently, Venture and private equity-backed PlanSource was acquired by Vista Equity Partners. In 2002, his angel-backed company, SYLINQ, was acquired by Fortune 500 Company, Ceridian. Scott retired from PlanSource in May 2019. In addition to his success in the technology business, Scott has been married to his wife Lisa for 40 years. They have lived in Colorado that entire time and have been part of the Sage Creek community since 2002. They have two grown children and a son in law and fish and ski whenever they can.


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