Fishidy is not just another map, it is a socially connected community with fishing hot spots and an information base for over 20,000 lakes! Think of Fishidy’s maps like Google Earth with depth contours and shore outlines layered on top. The benefits of the Fishidy maps are endless. The real question though is how does Fishidy help me catch fish?
When I go to a new lake or look for a new spot on the lake to fish, Fishidy is a great place to start. Before even seeing the lake or looking at the map, Fishidy often contains information about stocking, seasonal movements, and other data that can help me formulate a game-plan for the fishing trip ahead. This information can start to narrow down where the “fishy” spots will be, even before starting to fish.
Another reason Fishidy’s maps can be a great starting point is because of the Fishing Hot Spots®. These spots are sourced from local experts and provide invaluable information on which lures and techniques have proven to be most successful for certain species throughout the seasons. Again, this helps me narrow the lake down to where active fish might be located before even making a cast. Sure, it’s possible that other spots on the lake could be better, but if I’ve never explored the lake before, it helps focus my fishing. (*Keep in mind Fishing Hot Spots® are a premium-only layer on the map.)
Lastly, the catches and fishing spots that other Fishidy members share become even more data that can benefit a new explorer to the lake. Some members share more details than others of course, but oftentimes I’ll find a bunch of great info needed to help myself also have success (bait, water temp, technique, etc.). And with the location and date of when fish were caught, that gives me yet another confidence factor to help me locate fish at that given time. Using this data to my advantage, I’ll start by mimicking the pattern as I first venture out on the water.
When you are starting fresh on a new body of water, or a new location on your favorite lake, be sure to start with Fishidy to get on fish quicker. Everyone knows that you have to find fish before you can catch them!