It’s that time of the year again. Snow is finally beginning to melt (in the North), birds are returning to their abandoned perches, and the sun is starting to peek out from behind the clouds more often. Spring is right around the corner and for bass fisherman across the country that means one thing – time to attack the warming spring waters and cast for some lunker bass!
But how do you plan your outing? Where can you find fishing hot spots on your body of water ripe with spawning activity? What are some of the techniques being used by the experts? Should I be throwing a crankbait? A jerkbait? Maybe slow-rolling a spinnerbait? Shallow or deeper water? The answers lie with online, interactive fishing maps and mobile app technology brought together by Fishidy.
Based in Madison, WI, Fishidy’s unique capabilities are possible thanks to the collaboration of GPS mapping technology, real-time fishing data, and social sharing with fellow anglers. It is the only web-based platform to offer over 4,000 mapped waterways across the U.S., including the Great Lakes region. The great thing about Fishidy is most of the features are available for free! However, if you’re serious about catching more fish more often, you’ll want to take advantage of Fishidy’s premium membership option which offers:
- Hundreds of thousands of proven, marked fishing spots provided by Fishing Hot Spots®
- Mapped, underwater fishing structures including weed beds, fish cribs and pilings
- World-wide, real-time sea surface temperatures
- Customizable, printable maps to take with you on the water
With Fishidy, you’ll gain an edge over your buddies and pinpoint exactly where early season bass are going to be. Fishidy’s online contour maps not only provide depth measurements, but a detailed look at what types of underwater structure may be holding fish. In the spring, you’ll want to identify feeder creeks, dense underwater structure, and shallow bays in close proximity to deep water. These are the locations where big bass will be staging for the spawn. Fishidy gives you the advantage to see where anglers have had success in the past and predict where those patterns will work on your body of water.
So dust-off the old tackle box, get out on the water, and break-in that new rod. But before you go, sign up as a member of Fishidy and get a head start on your fellow anglers. Be sure to check out the new Braggin’ Board. Contestants are awarded prizes based on photos of their best catches each week, with a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Lake Conroe, TX, and a day fishing with Mike Iaconelli. If you are using Fishidy this season, you’ll be spending less time searching and more time catching!