Guys and gals, Inshore Nation, I want to thank you for contributing your time and effort to the growth of Louisiana Fishing Reports. Every time one of you registers a new account I get a notification and sometimes those emails can be overwhelming. *Ding* We got a new member. *DING* We got another new member! *DING* Oh wow. *DING* *DING *DING* *DING* *DING* *DING*
You get the point.
Not everyone posts, and I get that, its part of the nature of a forum, but a lot of of you do. I absolutely love that enthusiasm and passion because I have it too. I love fishing and sharing those experiences and lessons learned with you guys.
We all have something to learn from one another.
I started this site in June of 2014 largely because I saw a disparity in the fishing report needs of anglers in south Louisiana. Of course, there were other websites that existed, but they weren’t up-to-date in terms of technological capability or were poorly moderated. Having a poorly moderated site is like walking into a grocery store where nothing is organized on the shelves, but kind of haphazardly strewn everywhere. You wouldn’t want to shop there again.
At the time of this writing we are closing in on a 1,000 members. I am so stoked to see the website grow as much as it has and cannot wait to see it grow even more in the future. I dream of the day we have 10,000+ members!!
And it will get there! It will. It’s part of my vision. It is something I believe anglers can get behind and become excited about. If I were wrong you guys wouldn’t be posting and interacting in the way that you do. If anyone were to ask me what makes LAFR so great I would have to say “because of its members.”
Why Louisiana Fishing Reports is The Best
I think something else that lends credence to Louisiana Fishing Reports is that myself and our staff actually fish. This is key. We are not hiding inside an air-conditioned office riding the coattails of those who do. No, we actually fish. This keeps us grounded. It helps us keep our eye on the ball and understand what it is that makes you guys, Inshore Nation, hop in your boat and head out to the marsh. Catching speckled trout and redfish matters to you guys so it should matter to us, too….and it does!
This forum does well because it is flexible and interactive. Fishing reports (and other posts) go directly to our Facebook page and we also have a mailing list people can sign up to receive fishing reports. Whether you are on a laptop, smart phone or tablet, our site automatically adjusts itself so you can easily view fishing reports at the marina, at home or even out on your boat.
But it doesn’t stop there. I have a vision for LAFR and its unlike what anybody else has going on. I am not stopping here, I am going to keep improving things and making the site better. I can’t let the cat out of the bag, but understand big things are coming!
Like I mentioned earlier, this site wouldn’t be possible without you guys.
- Don’t be bashful. Introduce yourself. Tell us where you are from, what kind of fishing you like to do.
- Post a fishing report. It doesn’t have to be a box full of fish. The point of a fishing report is not to brag, but to share knowledge. It is just as important to know where the fish are not. In addition to that we can help you do better on your next trip!
- When you do post a fishing report, be sure to share it on your Facebook. You can copy the URL directly to your status or share the report from our Facebook page.
- Tell people about Louisiana Fishing Reports. The URL is easy to remember: www.louisianafishingreports.net
Thank you, Inshore Nation! Until next time, smooth seas and tight lines!