The Learn To Catch Catfish Month In Review – September 2010
This is my monthly wrap up I do of all the articles, information and goings on here at Learn To Catch Catfish for the month of September 2010.
Things have been crazy as usual around here and I have a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on. I had hoped to have made some big announcements early this month but decided I needed to sit on it a bit and make sure I had everything together before I did anything. I hope to be able to let everyone know very soon, as there are several very neat things going on.
I have had several emails about the Learn To Catch Catfish T-Shirts and people wanting to know if I have done anything on this yet, and the answer is no. Mrs Redneck as had me working day and night because we are selling our house and I am pretty behind on a number of things.
This, in combination with my accident I had put a bit of a damper on things for me this month. I was painting my house getting it ready to sell and decided to take a flying leap off the top of a twenty foot extension ladder on to concrete. I don’t suggest trying this if you are considering it. Thanks to all the well wishers who sent me messages on Twitter and Facebook when they heard about my accident. Now, before anyone says anything you might remember back in May I almost cut my finger off. So the answer is yes I am pretty accident prone. Long story short I am still hurt but I am getting through it so all is well.
Anyway, make sure you sign up for the newsletter. There are going to be some special incentives coming out for newsletter subscribers when I make these announcements soon. I also send out exclusive content from time to time ONLY to the newsletter subscribers. The most recent example of this was the video on catching catfish with a thermocline.
I am really excited about some of the projects that we have been working on here and am looking forward to rolling them out soon.
I would like to say an extra big THANK YOU to everyone who has been helping to spread the word about this website sharing it with friends, family and other people online. The more people I can get visiting this website and reading it the more things I will be able to make possible. Remember to help me help you and share this website with everyone you know, you can read some more details on how you can help here!
I have had repeated requests from people about adding a message forum to this site. This is something that I may ultimately do but I am not in a position to do so right now. Until then, feel free to communicate through the comments on each post. An ever better possibility is to do so through the Learn To Catch Catfish Facebook Page, feel free to post questions,photos, information and interact through this area. At the very least, stop by and show your support of Learn To Catch Catfish by clicking the “Like” box at the top of the page.
Stuff I Was Doing This Month When I Wasn’t Here
Fishing has been awesome. We have been catching channel catfish like crazy on guide trips and have been having a ball. I suspect this bite will last a few more weeks at best before the lake starts turning over and the fishing gets tough.
I am starting to get a lot of phone calls for winter trophy catfish trips. If you are interested in coming to fish with me and catching a monster blue catfish, late November through mid February is the time to do so. You can view some photos from past trips here on the North Texas Catfish Guide Service Facebook page. To get rates and details go to North Texas Catfish Guide Service website.
I have started posting fishing reports on a regular basis again and and going to keep trying to do this. Make sure you “Like” North Texas Catfish Guide Service On Facebook also so you can keep up with these reports.
I am working like a madman to try and get a bunch of catfish bait made and get stores stocked with bait for the winter as well, and then I can try to get some much needed rest and relaxation for a month or two! We have started posting some customer testimonials and news here also.
This Month On Learn To Catch Catfish
And The August Winner Is – Announcement of the free catfishing prize pack for August from Learn To Catch Catfish
Proposed Ban On Lead Fishing Tackle – Information on the EPA’s proposed ban on lead fishing tackle and how /who to contact to voice your opposition.
Berkley Portable Line Spooling Station – Product review on the Berkley Portable Line Spooling Station a great product that I recently started using.
Giant Catfish On Just Go Fishin – Radio interview that I did with a radio show called Just Go Fishin about Texas catfishing.
WFAA Channel 8 Daybreak News – Just a short article I did on some of the information covered with WFAA Channel 8 news in DFW. I did a live on the water shoot with then on Labor Day using their live cam from Eagle Mountain Lake.
Digger Anchor Review – Review of a great product that I have been using for a number of years, the Digger Anchor. An essential piece of equipment in my catfish boat.
Spooling A Baitcast Reel – The basics of how to spool a baitcasting reel with fishing line.
Setting The Spool Tension On A Baitcast Reel – The basics on how to set the spool tensioner on a baitcast reel to allow for better casting and to prevent backlashes.
Setting Drag On A Baitcast Reel – Information on what the drag does on a fishing reel and how to set the drag on a fishing reel. This can make or break landing a monster catfish.
Bait Clicker Uses For Catfish – An overview of bait clickers (also commonly called lines alarms) and how they are used for catfishing.
Go Fishn’ Catfish Week – I was the guest editor for Go Fishn’ catfish week (actually going on this week). I didn’t get to do anything I had planned on doing because things have been so crazy and they sprung this on me at the last minute but that’s the breaks I guess.
Keeping A Fishing Log – Step by step instructions and information on keeping a fishing log including a free downloadable for for keeping your own fishing log and how to keep your own online fishing log. You can also participate in the challenge to keep your own online fishing log. If you set one up make sure to email me the address to your fishing log so I can share it with others.