A Guide to Keeping Busy During Times of Hard Water

Let’s face it, winter kind of stinks. Yeah there is ice fishing, grouse hunting, and “Elf” is on every station all day, every day. That only quenches my boredom so much. I constantly find myself day dreaming about watching my planer boards fall back, or the rush of having a smallmouth slam a topwater only feet away from me while wading in a stream. For those of you who suffer the same pain, here are a few things to keep yourself sane throughout the hard water times, and get yourself organized for spring fishing.

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Fishing on a Budget

Five great tips on how to get more out of your gear!

Newsflash: this sport is expensive. Every trip to the lake begins with gas in the truck and boat, lures, lines, reels, rods, clothing, electronics, and pretty soon that one trip for an afternoon can cost you hundreds. But my friends and I have found some pretty cool ways to make your gear last longer, or have multiple uses, and I wanted to share them with you. I’m big on learning too, so feel free to drop comments about how you cut costs as well!

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Now What?

Staying sharp during the empty months of the off season.

New York anglers are in for a one-two punch in a few days.  Blackfish season ends on Sunday the 14th and Striped Bass season is over Monday the 15th.  While most have packed up their gear for the long haul until the spring, I’ve only been able to bring myself to breaking down my surfcasting gear.  Sadly Mother Nature and Santa visits will most likely leave my tog and striper setups nice and warm in the garage.

The blackfish bite was a phenomenal one this fall.  Long Island angler Billy Taylor took the New York State record recently with his 22.53 pound white chin off of Jones Inlet.  The previous record of 21.88 pounds stood for almost three years.  Many personal records were broken with reports of double digit hauls being a regular occurrence in the past few months.


Photo courtesy of On The Water (www.onthewater.com)

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Fishidy’s 2014 Holiday Fishing Gift Guide

Need help finding the perfect gift for the anglers/outdoor lovers in your life this holiday season? You’re in luck! Checkout these great gift ideas from some of Fishidy’s most active members! (And if you get something for yourself, we won’t tell…)


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Fishidy Featured on TV Show, Start Up

Checkout Fishidy’s episode on START UP, one of the coolest new TV shows out there about American startup businesses! You can also find it on your local PBS station. #rebuildingamerica

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