Catfishing Quick Tips is a new video series I have started here at Learn To Catch Catfish.
I started doing videos when I first started this site and it was something I had absolutely no experience doing. From the filming to editing I had absolutely zero experience. I borrowed a camera from someone, put my son to work as my camera man and start shooting videos. The video quality was horrible, the sound quality was even worse, and the editing was non existent, yet they still get an amazing number of views every month. If you want to go back and check out some of those early videos you can watch the parts of a cast net video or the original slip sinker rig video or the catfish tackle box video. All of these videos provide some great information but the quality and overall feel of the videos is pretty horrible.
Since the introduction of the first catfishing videos we have racked up close to half a million views on Youtube.
A short while after I started producing the first videos I broke down and purchased a video camera and microphone and learned some very basic video editing skills. The quality and overall feel of the videos got much better but I still was not very pleased overall.
One of the results of the recent survey was that people love the Catfishing Radio podcast and they love the videos. There was a huge portion of the audience that didn’t have a preference for any of the formats but there was definitely a huge following for the videos and the podcast.
Recently I purchased a GoPro Hero camera and I have been playing around with that. I also purchased a video editing suite and finally sat down and taught myself how to do some video editing, and I think my videos have improved considerably of recent. I also have plans to purchase a second GoPro Hero here in the not too distant future. I have been working over the past six to eight months and have been shooting a lot of on the water action videos but the GoPro Hero will certainly help with that process and make the videos not only much easier to shoot but also a much higher quality.
I have also been working on a super secret stockpile of on the water action videos since March and have been stockpiling these for future release (I have basically been filming a year in advance).
Catfishing Quick Tips
So what’s with this Catfishing Quick Tips stuff?
I had a company contact me a few months back that started what is becoming a huge website. They have a lot of great things going on and are making a huge push in the fishing world. There has been a tremendous buzz surrounding this company and a lot of people in the industry are watching what they are doing very closely.
A few weeks back they reached out to me and asked me if I would start doing a weekly video for their website, just a short 2-3 minute video on something to do with catfishing (and some Texas fishing information) for the visitors to their site.
I agreed to do so with the understanding I could use the videos on Learn To Catch Catfish, and saw a huge opportunity to get some exposure because again, I think this website has a tremendous amount of potential.
With that, Catfishing Quick Tips was born.
This is the very first video in the Catfishing Quick Tips video series, which is an introduction to me and the series. Going forward there will be a weekly video these videos will cover everything from catfish tackle to catfishing techniques and everything in between.
Some of these videos will be new information that you have never seen before, some of them will be video summaries of past articles with additional or updated information and some will be remakes of past videos that were poor quality.
You may see some old articles that have previously been published to the website bump back up towards the top, because a video was added (or redone) and some of these will be associated with new articles and information, but they will all be a short 2-3 minute video on catfishing.
What Should You Do
- Make sure you subscribe to the website so you receive notifications when we add new articles and videos
- Make sure you are signed up for the Catfishing Secrets newsletter
- Subscribe to our Youtube channel some of the videos added or updated may not be obvious initially so this will assure you get the latest updates the fastest
- Check us out on our Facebook page because you might just find an “extra incentive” at some point
- If you like a video we post, hit the “Like” button and leave a comment!
I Need Your Help!
Last but not least I need your help. I am trying to build a list of ideas for some short 2-3 minute videos. If you have an idea, have something you want to know that I have not covered yet (yea I know, I am just getting started really) or just anything at all that can be covered on video in 2-3 minutes, leave a comment below and let me know your ideas. It may take a while for me to get to them but I will make sure they get added to the list!