Fishidy App: Informative, Social and Full of Fun Fishing Opportunities
Beyond my weather and photo functions on my iPhone, I don’t normally use many apps while I’m on the water. One of the reasons being that I’m always with a pro/guide or captain who knows where we are, what we’re going for, and the best way to go about it.
However, I’ve started playing around with the Fishidy app while shooting my latest season of Hookin’ Up, and I’ve found good reason to use it. Not only does it have information on maps, bodies of water and which type of gear to use when, it also has less technical, more fun functions such as a friend list and a section to record one’s catches.
If you follow me at all, you know that I love recording things, places I’ve traveled to, fish I’ve caught, people I’ve met and friends I’ve made. So it comes as no surprise that the function I love most about the Fishidy app is their “Catches” section, which allows you to store a picture of the fish you caught, the species, what you used and where you caught it. I love this function because when you travel to, and fish as many oceans, lakes and rivers as I do, you tend to lose track of the details.
Speaking of details, even though I don’t usually have to track all the locations, gear or weather specifics since I’m usually hooked up with a guide who knows their area, the app is so easy and user-friendly that I’ve found myself using it out of pure curiosity. Having used functions like the Fishing Map and Waterways, I would say the app serves as a one-stop shop for all anglers.
Whether you need to know the best spots in a body of water you haven’t fished before and want to check out their productivity, or you want advice on what presentation to use for a specific species, you really do have all the information you could need in one simple app.
The Fishidy app is user friendly, very informative and fun to use. (Mariko Izumi photo)
Of course, I’m also a social butterfly so I appreciate the ability to hook up with other anglers in the area with one tap of a button. You can view their catches, ask them questions, and view their favorite waterways, species and tackle. It’s a quick and easy way to connect with anglers in a community.
In addition to all this goodness, the app is all in real-time so you really can meet up with local anglers, get the latest up-to-the-minute weather, tide forecasts and track hot spots, just before you head out or even once you’re on the water. On the flip side, if you’re more of a planner, the app can provide you with information as far out as a year in advance.
This app is universal and can definitely be useful to freshwater, saltwater, fly and conventional anglers alike. I’m looking forward to heading back out on the water and logging my next catch!
For more information, please visit //www.fishidy.com/fishing-mobile-app.