This is the monthly wrap up of all the articles, videos, podcasts and other information from Learn To Catch Catfish for the month of June 2011 as well as a look back at previous information from last year at this time.
Before I get too deep into this past months events, we have a survey that we just put online. It’s just a few quick questions so I can get some more information about the great people who visit this site and get a better idea of what type of information you are looking for. If you would take a few minutes to complete this I would greatly appreciate it.
It has been a crazy few weeks around here trying to keep up with everything and get the Secret Catfish Rig and Summer Channel Catfish books online and available for everyone. I had a nice neat schedule all planned out for what I was going to do for articles and for episodes of Catfishing Radio for this month and my plans got blown out of the water.
Between trying to get the books online and the catch of the new 143 lb world record blue catfish, my plans all kind of went down the drain and I had to adapt and overcome. Getting the interview in Catfishing Radio Episode 6 with the guy that caught the new world record was a great deal though and I was glad that I was able to share that story.
Learn To Catch Catfish Hats and T-Shirts
I have been getting questions almost daily about the Learn To Catch Catfish shirts and hats. They are done and sitting here in my floor, have been for weeks. I have been so wrapped up with everything else I have not had time to figure out how to get them online, but will be doing so soon.
I just ordered a big mess of shirts with the brand new Catfishing Radio logo on them as well and as soon as I get them in I will be putting all of these on the website for purchase.
We released two diffferent ebooks this month, and talked a lot about them in one of the episodes of Catfishing Radio also. Here is some more information on the books.
Secret Channel Catfish Rig – This is the rig I use for fishing for channel catfish. This book is a step by step guide on how to make the rig, why it is effective, and everything you need to know about fishing with it to be successful. If you fish for channel catfish you owe it to yourself to give this rig a try and start fishing with it. It is hands down the best catfish rig you will find for channel catfish. It also comes with a 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.
Summer Channel Catfishing Techniques – This book was just released yesterday. This is an in depth step by step guide on locating and catching channel catfish in the summer months. It covers everything you need to know to get started and increase your success on the water. From basics like bait, tackle and gear to details on where to fish everything is covered in the book. It covers everything from pre spawn to post spawn techniques, fishing at night or during the day an a simple easy to follow guide.
We will be releasing more books, webinars and other paid products in the future (not every month). Make sure you are signed up for the Catfishing Secrets newsletter to be notified of these special courses as well as get access to special discounts and other offers not available through the main website.
If you have not seen the new logo yet you can check it out over on the Learn To Catch Catfish Facebook Page.
I have had a lot going on behind the scenes here in the past few weeks and hope to make some big announcements here in the next few weeks.
I hope to host our first LIVE ONLINE EVENT here in the next few weeks and also should be announcing a free seminar that will be held in August, just to name a few.
We also have a neat little tool that should be available in the next few days as well, so keep your eyes open, and keep listening.
This Month On Learn To Catch Catfish
Catfishing Radio Episode 6 – Episode 6 of Catfishing Radio covered the Secret Catfish Rig and the Summer Channel Catfish eBook and some details on why I was beginning to release paid products through the website. After discussing these upcoming eBooks we went into some question and answers and covered, weather effects on catfish, fishing with a bare hook, digger anchors, some catfish reel talk and brush grippers, as well as a number of other topics.
Catfishing Radio Episode 7 – Episode 7 was an depth look at fishing line for catfish. From braid to monofilament, how to decide which one to use, what lb test to use, why I prefer high visibility fishing line and more everything you need to know about choosing fishing line for catfish is in this show.
Frozen Shad – The Do’s and Don’ts – This is a guide on freezing shad for catfish bait. Shad is an incredibly effective bait for blue catfish and the preferred bait for most anglers that target blue catfish. It can be difficult to catch and times and therefore many people choose to freeze it. This article talks all about different methods of freezing and how freezing natural catfish baits effects them and how well they work. If you are fishing with threadfin shad or gizzard shad and freezing them or thinking about freezing them, you need to read this article.
143 Lb World Record Catfish – This was the breaking news story on the 143 Lb World record blue catfish. Amazing catch, not much more I can say about it.
Catfishing Radio Episode 8 – Catfishing Radio episide 8 was an interview with Nick Anderson. Nick is the high school football coach that caught the 143 lb world record blue catfish fishing at Buggs Island Lake in Virginia. Nick told the story of the events leading up to catching the world record (and new Virgina state record) as well as what happened when he hooked him, and the process of trying to get the fish certified.
Catfishing Radio Episode 9 – Episode 9 was a RAPID FIRE QUESTION AND ANSWER SHOW. I covered 17 questions submitted through the ask a question page in a very short time. Some of the topics covered include Arizona catfish, jug fishing, catfish bait to use in Maryland and Ohio, freezing shad, Sabiki rigs, hooking bluegill, shallow water anchors, chumming, trotlines, turtles and Wal Mart shad.
Last Year At This Time On Learn To Catch Catfish
A look back at June 2010 and some of the articles and information posted last year. Man I was on fire in June of last year!
Thicken Catfish Punch Bait With Cattails – How to thicken catfish punch bait. This can be a real problem for some cheese based baits and this article walks you through that.
Keeping Punch Bait Cool In The Heat – A simple and effective method for keeping catfish punch bait cool in the heat, helps with not having to thicken it if it gets runny.
Make Your Own Snagless Drift Fishing Weights – Step by step instructions on how to make a simple and effective snagless sinker for drift fishing. These won’t prevent you from getting hung up but they will hel
More Tips & Tricks For Cast Nets – Tips and tricks on storing cast nets and catching bait with a cast net.
Catfish Punch Bait 101 – I combined a bunch of different posts I had written about catfish punch baits into one post that gives you all of the basics of fishing with catfish punch baits. How to bait a hook, where to fish with them, why they are effective and everything else you need to know about punch baits.
Modified Three Way Rig (aka River Rig) – How to tie a modified three way rig for, commonly used for drift fishing. Probably one of the most well know catfish rigs there are.
Catching Shad In A Cast Net – Just a short video I had showing the process of catching shad in a cast net for bait. Just me in the boat throwing a net. Nothing too exciting but it is one of our most popular videos on Youtube.
Launch A Boat (Correctly) And Help Prevent Ramp Page – Some tips and tricks on launching a boat to keep from ticking everyone else at the boat ramp off.
Stay Cool, Stay Safe For Summer Fishing – Some tips and tricks on how to stay cool when fishing during the hot summer weather. If your fishing in the summer months, pay attention!
How To Throw A Cast Net – How I throw a cast net. A quick and easy way to learn. Video quality is lousy but you should be able to figure it out.
Blue Catfish – Ictalurus Furcatus – Information on the blue catfish species. Just the basic species information as a reference for anglers.
Trotline Fishing – Trotlines For Catfish – Basics on trotlines and fishing with a trotline. I plan on coming back to more of this soon.
Jug Fishing For Catfish Basics – Basic information on jug fishing for catfish. I plan on covering jug fishing some more here in the immediate future also.
Choosing A Catfish Reel – Choosing a fishing reel and some of the different brands and models of fishing reels I use. I have referenced this article time and time again over the past year. This is a must read.
Choosing A Catfish Rod – Information on choosing a catfish rod and different styles of rods I use. I have also referenced this article time and time again over the past year. This is a must read.
Catfish Tackle – The Best of The Best – Links to some of the catfish tackle that I use and suggest. Items that work and work well.
It’s A Wrap
Did you learn something new this month? Like or dislike something on the website or on the podcast?
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