Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Fly Fishing Tactics

Here is another video that may help some of us that don't already know these things about fall fly fishing. Please enjoy! Thanks!

Fall Fly Fishing Tactics:

Happy Fishing!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jill Guidry's Catfish Pie

Well folks, our first guest blogger submission is from Jill Guidry with her recipe of Catfish Pie!
It looks great, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for your submissions, Jill!

Recipe for White Sauce

1 cup milk
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons flour
Pinch salt and white pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed

Directions In a small saucepan, heat the milk and 1 bay leaf to a gentle simmer, stirring so it doesn’t scorch the bottom of the pan. Keep the milk on low heat. Make a white roux by melting butter over low-medium heat in a thick-bottomed saucepan. Just as the foam subsides, add the flour, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or whisk to prevent lumps. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to coat the flour and remove the starchy taste. Do not allow to brown. Remove from heat, then gradually add a bit of the warm milk to the roux and whisk vigorously. Return the saucepan to the heat and bring up to a low simmer, continuing to add more milk and whisk. Cook for 5 minutes until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Check seasoning; add salt, white pepper, garlic and the remaining bay leaf. To prevent a skin from forming as the sauce cools, lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface.

Catfish Pie

1 1/2- 2 pounds skinned catfish fillets
1/2 pint of cider with parsley and thyme in it
salt fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup of white sauce (make before u start on pie)
1 pound of diced potatoes
2 cloves of crushed garlic
2 leeks chopped fine
1 1/3 cup of mushrooms (slice thin)
1/2 cup of chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon of tabasco some Cajun seasoning,
enough pie crust dough to cover the bottom of pie pan and top of pie
1 beaten egg to glaze the crust.

1. Cook the catfish in the cider with the herbs and leeks for ten minutes (season to taste while cooking) and save the liquid.

2. Take the catfish out of the pan and flake it and take out the bones.

3. Cook the potatoes in the fish liquid until they get tender drain them and set them aside.

4. Add all the liquid to the white sauce and stir in the garlic.

5. Line the pie pan with crust and spread the mushrooms bell peppers and celery out then top this with the catfish and potatoes, season again and pour the sauce over the top.

6. Top with pie crust and pinch the edges together, glaze the crust with the beaten egg and bake at 425 for 10 min then at 350 for another 20 min.

If you wish to get to know Jill better, visit her over at http://www.bayouchild.wordpress.com.

Guest Blogger Submissions:
You may send your submissions to http://www.catfishchic@gmail.com with "Guest Blogger Submission" in the subject line - (Very Important, because I get hundreds of emails a day). Please include a link to your blog or website so folks can visit and get to know you better, I would like to mention that by becoming a guest blogger, it is a great way to get more eyeballs on your own blog. Just be sure to include your blog link at the bottom of your post!
Happy Fishing!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall Bass Fishing Tips

Hello folks! I have a video to share with all of you, who would like to learn a little bit about fall bass fishing. This video is very interesting to me, since my knowledge on bass fishing is non-exsistant, maybe you will enjoy it too.

Fall Bass Fishing Tips:

Happy Fishing!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Submit Your Favorite Fish Recipes!

In addition to submitting your fishing stories and advice, you may also submit your favorite fish recipes. My fishing buddy, Jill brought this to my attention. She has some great cajun recipes that she is willing to share with us. I am so excited! If you wish to get to know Jill better, visit her over at http://www.bayouchild.wordpress.com. She has a great soundtrack that you can kick you heels up to, as well.

Guest Blogger Submissions:
You may send your submissions to http://www.catfishchic@gmail.com with "Guest Blogger Submission" in the subject line - (Very Important, because I get hundreds of emails a day). Please include a link to your blog or website so folks can visit and get to know you better, I would like to mention that by becoming a guest blogger, it is a great way to get more eyeballs on your own blog. I have several fishing buddies. Just be sure to include your blog link at the bottom of your post!
Happy Fishing!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

More Guest blogger Information

Ok, I have not had much luck with guest bloggers, so far. I have had someone ask if it mattered if they were from the United Kingdom. It does not matter to me where you are from as long as your post is about fishing, and it is written in english. Your post can be about any fishing that you would like to talk about. Here are a few examples: Fly, Bass, Ice, Catfishing, Salt Water, and any other type of fishing that you have knowledge of. If YOU have something to share with us, then you are welcome to contribute! We would all love to hear from you. Please feel free to send in your submissions! You may send them to catfishchic@gmail.com, with "Guest Blogger Submission" in the subject line - (Very Important, because I get hundreds of emails a day). Please include a link to your blog or website so folks can visit and get to know you better, I would like to mention that by becoming a guest blogger, it is a great way to get more eyeballs on your own blog. I have several fishing buddies. Just be sure to include your blog link at the bottom of your post! Thanks for your time. Fishing stories are welcome too!
Happy Fishing!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Become A Guest Blogger!

Hello, folks! I need a little help. My personal knowledge is on catfishing, but this blog is not solely about catfishing. This is a fishing blog for all kinds of fishing. So, since my knowledge is limited, I wish to find information that we all can learn from. Now, I know some of my fishing buddies are experts at their perticular sort of fishing. And some folks are beginners and would like to learn more about different sorts of fishing, like myself. I haven't a clue on bass fishing, for instance. So, I am hoping that my fishing buddies that wish to share information with us, will do so by becoming a guest blogger for this blog. If YOU have something that you would like to share, such as advice on whatever fishing that you enjoy, and/or your fishing stories, please feel free to send in your submissions! You may send them to catfishchic@gmail.com, with "Guest Blogger Submission" in the subject line. Please include a link to your blog or website so folks can visit and get to know you better. I had always planned on this blog being a place for folks to share information and stories, and everything about fishing. I have high hopes for it to work, and thanks for all of your help!
Happy Fishing!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hello, to all my fishing buddies!

Hello, I just wanted to say "HI" and let you know that I am indeed, still alive and kicking, and so is the baby! So far, so good. We are now into our 5th month and so excited! I do wish to thank all of you who have left me such great comments with love and prayers included! These comments really do lift me up when I am feeling low. It has been a difficult summer for me, since I have not been able to do much fishing this year. I know it is for my own good that I skip fishing for a while, but it is very, very hard. That is all I am going to say about that.

I have found it awful difficult to find things to talk about on this blog, since it is a fishing blog and I cannot go fishing at this time. I do not wish to change the nature of this blog and I do not plan to, but I also will be giving updates on the baby and other things that may come to mind. The main focus will still be fishing, but please don't be offended if I talk about other things as well. I will also be sharing videos that I find, that are interesting. I want to thank you for all your love, understanding and support. Thank you for supporting Catfishchic's Fishing Blog!

Happy Fishing,


Monday, July 27, 2009

Where has Catfishchic been, lately?

I am sorry for neglecting you folks. I have not been online much at all, in the last couple of months. My husband and I recieved great news around the first of June. We are pregnant! The problem is that I have miscarriages very easily. We were pregnant with twins, but we have already lost one of the babies. So we have been living the last couple of months, filled with worry and fear! We lost a baby last year also. Therefore, I have not been able to go fishing much at all this year, because my husband worries that something might cause me to fall or something, while I am out fishing. We are not out of the woods yet, but I wanted to let you folks know why I have not been providing updated post for you, and I am very sorry for this. I will not be shutting down my blog. I just may not be be posting much until we are out of the woods, and this dark cloud of doom and gloom disappears from our lives, and we are able to enjoy this pregnancy and we can look forward to our new baby. I am having a hard time consentrating on anything these days. I hope that I do not loose any of my followers over this issue. I love each and every one of you. I hope that you understand. Thank You.
Happy Fishing,


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Chris Rolph's 96lbs. Bluecat, Caught In The Ohio River!

Thu Jun 11, 6:15 PM ET
This photo provided by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Chris Rolph poses with his catch of blue catfish, weighing 96 lbs. in the Ohio River near downtown Cincinnati on June 11, 2009 . Rolph's catch is 54.5 inches in length with a 36 inch girth. His catch is awaiting certification as the new state record blue catfish pending review by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee. It will replace the first ever state record blue catfish certified in 2008 of 57 pounds 3.2 ounces.(AP Photo/Ohio Department of Natural Resources)
I would just like to share this with ya'll. What a great catch! Kudos to Chris Rolph! It looks like he caught it on a rod and reel too. All I can say is "WOW". I am so excited for him! Congrats Chris!
Happy Fishing!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

"The Official Getaway Capital of Texas" is Lake Whitney!

Today, I would like to share a great vacation spot with you. Lake Whitney has been officially designated as "The Official Getaway Capital of Texas"! Enjoy camping, lots of public access for fishing, lots of public boat ramps for boating, hunting, sight-seeing, scuba diving, wildlife, bird-watching, sailing, swimming, We have the color changes in fall, we have year-round wildlife, we have golf, we have facilities here for corporate retreats, hotels, motels, lodges, and other accomodations in both Hill and Bosque County, and much more. The natural beauty of Lake Whitney is one of the area’s many assets. The lake offers 225 miles of shoreline and 37 square miles of water, is 45 river-miles long, and is up to four miles wide. Whitney is all limestone, so it consists of all deep, blue water, and there is nowhere near as much watercraft traffic as other popular lakes. The lake was the place to go in the 1950s and 1960s, but then they built all those other lakes up in the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex, and Lake Whitney was sort of forgotten. This lake is not overpopulated with people, so it is the perfect lake! I do hope that more folks get the chance to visit the lake. I love it here and it is a wonderful home too! I am a proud member of the community. Thanks, for taking the time to read my post!
Get more information here:
Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce
Texas Parks and Wildlife

Happy Fishing!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Favorite Blogs

I would just like to mention that I have added a new feature to my blog today. My friend Mel, over at Idaho Fishing Notebook http://www.idahofishingnotebook.net/ suggested that I get myself a blogroll. (Which happens to be a list of blogs that I enjoying reading. Hey, you learn something new everyday!) I am new to this blog business and I want to thank Mel for the encouragement. He has welcomed me with open arms in his blog world. Thanks, for the suggestions Mel!

Please look over my favorite blogs list. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do. Thanks all!

Happy Fishing!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Meet my little fishing buddy, Alvin!

I would like you to meet Alvin, my little fishing buddy. He is just the best fishing buddy! I do alot of my fishing alone, so I take Alvin with me. He lets me know if someone else is around. Nobody will be able to approach without me knowing about it. That is a good thing because I do alot of night fishing in a secluded area. My husband does not enjoy fishing anymore so I have come to rely on Alvin for security. I would like to encourage all of you to be aware of your surroundings while night fishing and fishing in the daylight hours as well. Women that fish alone have to be aware, more so than a man, but everyone should think about these things, men and women alike. Always let someone know where you are fishing and when to expect your return. Make sure that you have your cell phone with you and make sure it has a strong signal, in case you have to call for help. You just never know what might happen while you are out on your adventure. Alvin really enjoys going fishing with me. He stands watch as I enjoy my catfishing. He enjoys being nosey as well. He has to smell every bait that I use. He is so funny. He plays with the minnows, shad and other bait fish that swim around in the shallows. Just becareful that your fishing buddy doesn't accidently get hooked with stray fishing hooks.

Happy Fishing!



Saturday, April 18, 2009

Soap Bait

Here is another method, and that is soap bait! Catfish are very strange eaters. Yes, they will bite on soap bars. They enjoy Ivory, Lava, and Octagon bar soap. Try any brand that you have on hand. You just never know what they will bite until you try. The first thing that you will need to do is bake the soap in the oven until it becomes pliable enough for you to cut it up into 1 inch chunks, without it crumbling. Baking the soap, will also make it easier for you to bait your hooks. Please keep in mind that soap has lye in it and it will eat the points and barbs off of your hook, if left in the water for a long time, but it is well worth the trouble. I must also mention that in the very hot summer months, soap bait will not be the most effective way to bait your hook. It will melt too quickly in the very warm water. I use this method in the spring and in the fall.

Happy Fishing!



Household Baits

The baits that I would like to talk to you about should be easy to get your hands on, and very cost effective for your budget. I am going to mention chicken and beef livers and gizzards. Some folks wrap them around a treble hook and then wrap a piece of old nylon stocking around your baited hook and tied with some string or a rubber band. Chicken and beef livers and gizzards tend to fly off when you cast your line. So that is why people wrap it in the stocking. The blood still attracts the fish. No worries. Other folks set out a paper towel and set the liver pieces in rows and sprinkle them with garlic salt. Just let them sit for a few days. They say that the salt dries up and toughens the meat, so it will stay on the hook better. The garlics's function is to attract the fish. Catfish love garlic. You can also use any meat that you have in the icebox, that you might not have been able to cook before it went bad. Catfish love old meat! Just doctor it up with the garlic salt and let it sit out for a while and you will not have any problems catching catfish! You can also use hot dogs that have been cut in 1 inch chunks. Put them in a resealable baggy, then doctor them with the garlic salt and let them sit in the sun for a week. Good Luck!
Happy Fishing!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Natural Catfish Bait

This post is for the novice catfishermen or "catfishchics" out there. I am by no means an expert at catfishing, but I sure do love it! I am here to exchange information and to promote fishing. I have been fishing for many years now. I enjoy loading up the truck in the evenings with my tackle, bait, my dog, and the kids in the neighborhood that are willing to go with me. I enjoy baiting my hooks and just waiting for that bite. Today, I would like to talk about the different types of bait that I use. Catfish love to bite on a bunch of different things. Of course. you just have to try them and see what your local catfish are biting. I would also like to mention that you should try to notice things in the fish's enviroment for natural bait. If you see a bunch of mayflies on the water and the fish are feeding on them, then hey, why not bait your hook with the mayflies and see if the catfish bite. That is just a example. They also will feed on grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, worms/nightcrawlers, crawfish/crawdads, shrimp, just to name a few. You may find something else, you never know until you look. Please stick around for more on baits in my next post, Household Baits. Thanks!

Happy Fishing!

Catfish are so beautiful. :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Please, Take A Kid Fishing!

Now this is a message that I would like to share with every able bodied adult. I would like to encourage more folks to take kids fishing. The kids don't even have to be your own! Take your nieces and nephews, your grand children or any child that is interested! It may not seem so important, but fishing is great at reducing stress in your life and a child's life. I would also like to point out that it encourages self reliance within the child. With the uncertain future for our youth, I want my child to know how to go out to the lake and catch fish for his supper if the need presents itself in his and his family's life. Fishing is also a great bonding activity as well. A lot of great memories have been created while out fishing with loved ones. Those memories are very important to children and young adults. It is always important to have great memories to look back on. Now that my daddy is gone to live with Jesus, I have those memories of him taking me fishing and spending that special time with me. Those memories will get me through, until my daddy and I meet again in heaven. I sure hope that they have fishing in heaven. Yeppers, I sure do! So, please take a kid fishing. Those of you who already do take the time to take kids fishing, I adore you!
Happy Fishing!



I would like to introduce myself. I am Catfishchic, and I love fishing! I live in Lake Whitney, Texas. I am new to blogging, so perhaps you will overlook my ignorance, (I hope!). Lol.... I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions. Please share your fishing adventures and any tips that you don't mind sharing with your fellow viewers. Thanks!
Happy Fishing!