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BRAINERD, MINN. — Babe Winkelman Productions is excited to announce a continued partnership with Fishidy for 2014.

As a trusted fishing and outdoors personality for 35+ years, Babe Winkelman has helped generations of anglers hone their fishing skills through educational television shows, “Good Fishing” tips, and by building a strong appreciation for the outdoors. Fishidy, a website and mobile app connecting anglers to thousands of online waterway pages across the U.S. containing maps with proven Fishing Hot Spots®, local fishing reports, and advanced tools is the perfect complement in both partners’ goal of moving the fishing industry forward through education, stewardship and good old fashioned fun in the outdoors.

To celebrate the start of the spring fishing season, the partners are launching a 3-month long “Fishing Tales” contest hosted on the Fishidy website at Entrants are invited to share their favorite fishing memories to earn recognition as has having the best fishing story voted on by the Fishidy community. Weekly winners receive prize packs including free Fishidy premium memberships, tshirts, and hats. All participants in the contest are automatically eligible to win the grand prize – an all expenses paid trip fishing trip with Babe Winkelman including transportation, dinner and lodging for two at Cragun’s Resort and Hotel in Brainerd, MN.

“Babe Winkelman has played an integral role helping us grow Fishidy’s membership throughout the Midwest and many of the northern states,” said Brian Jensen, CEO of Fishidy. “We’re excited to kick-off an exciting interactive campaign that will bring out the best in what we all love about fishing – great stories!”

“Anglers new and old recognize Babe as an ambassador of fishing, always taking time to enjoy special outdoor adventures with friends and family,” says Greg Kaiser, General Manager of Babe Winkelman Productions. “The chance to put together a fun, story-based contest with Fishidy while giving away a dream fishing trip with Babe was an ideal opportunity for both parties.”

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Located in Madison, Fishidy is a mobile and online fishing guide built on social networking, mapping, and location-based technology – bringing anglers together to catch more fish. For details visit or contact Brian Jensen at 855.347.4439,

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