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Rock-hopping the Striper Coast

This is my rock. There are many like it, but this one is mine. The iconic image of a surfcaster on an isolated rock, bent rod, battling elements and fish alike gets any angler’s adrenaline flowing.  More predominant in New...

Spring Break Budget

On March 15, 2013 Spring break of my sophomore year of college began.  Being an angler from the north, and on a college budget my options were limited.  Some friends of mine from Illinois had been discussing their plans,...

The Curmudgeon

Curmudgeon definition: cur·mud·geon Function: noun Etymology: origin unknown 1 : a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old male trout - cur·mud·geon·li·ness /-lE-n&s/ noun - cur·mud·geon·ly /-lE/ adjective A typical life expectancy of a small stream trout varies. If a trout finds...
brown trout wtih fly in mouth

Trout Excursion Numero Uno

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to go along with a couple of friends to a public trout stream west of Madison, WI. Since it’s been a tough winter and spring for me to swallow — with game...
jordan truttschel largemouth bass

Study. Fish. Study. Fish. Fish. Fish.

Hello Fishidy blog readers! My name is Jordan Truttschel, I hail from the small town of Kiel, Wisconsin, population just shy of 4k. I graduated in May 2011 from UW-Whitewater with a degree in finance and an emphasis in financial...