Welcome to the “new” redesigned Texas Catfishing Resource.
Many of you may be visiting here for the first time and many of you may be old friends that are returning. If you are one of those “old friends” just skip through this introduction and move t down the page to the “good stuff”.
About The History Of Whiskerkitty.com
My name is Chad Ferguson and I am the owner and founder of the Texas Catfishing Resource. I started this website around 2000 and had never built a website before. I wanted to create a place to share catfishing information with other catfish anglers and there really wasn’t such a place available at that time so I decided to build a website.
Having never done such a thing before there were some bumps and bruises along the way and I quickly became frustrated with adding pages and trying to keep things updated and current and quit adding new pages to the website, and launched a message forum.
The message forum was a whole different “ball of wax” and quickly became difficult to manage as well and numerous changes were made throughout the years.
Long story short, several years ago, I just put everything on the back burner and quit updating the website or doing anything with it, and literally left it as is for about 3 or 4 years.
Every single page that I ever created for this website is still online here in the archives. Many are pretty rough looking and would make even the worst web designers laugh but they are there and they are still today some of the most popular pages on the internet, and this websites receives thousands of visits and page views a month.
You can read some more details on the history of the website here.
About Chad Ferguson
Many of you may be wondering, who I am so I will touch briefly on my history and background relevant to Texas Catfishing.
My name is Chad Ferguson. I am a native Texan born and raised in North Texas and wouldn’t have it any other way.
I grew up fishing on various North Texas Lakes including Eagle Mountain, Lake Worth, Possum Kingdom Lake and many others and have been fishing as long as I can remember, and many years ago I made the leap and started fishing for catfish exclusively.
I am a professional catfish guide and offer guided fishing trips on Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Worth and Lake Lewisville in North Texas and fish for blue catfish, channel catfish and flathead catfish, but many know me for my success and background of catching trophy class blue catfish on rod and reel. The name of my guide service is North Texas Catfish Guide Service.
In addition to being a catfish guide, I am also a catfish bait manufacturer. I manufacture a popular catfish bait for jug fishing and trotlines called Redneck’s Catfish Bait Soap.
In addition to manufacturing catfish bait, I also developed and designed a fishing jug many years ago that is now commonly referred to as a “flagging jugline” or a fishing noodle jugline and have sold a commercially manufactured model for years under the name Redneck’s Juglines.
I also write a popular catfish blog where I help people of all experience levels learn about catfishing. The name of my blog is Learn To Catch Catfish.
I started the Learn To Catch Catfish website because I wanted a place to share catfishing tips and tricks and some of the wealth of experience that I have gained through my years fishing for catfish and as a professional catfish guide. I didn’t want to add that information here on the Texas Catfishing Resource because I didn’t want folks to think the information I was sharing was specific to Texas, because the catfishing information I share will work anywhere.
The New Whiskerkitty.com
When I started Learn To Catch Catfish in early 2010 I did so with the intention of letting Whiskerkitty.com go and not doing anything else with it ever again.
For the past several months I have been churning out catfishing articles on the new website and I have been discussing the fate of this website with a few of my catfishing friends.
One of my good buddies has talked me into resurrecting the Texas Catfishing Resource website, redesigning it and adding new articles and information to it and bringing it back to life.
I will use his words “Texas is the largest state in the United States and arguably has some of the best catfishing in the United States, and it deserves to have a website dedicated to Texas catfishing”.
It’s pretty hard to argue with this logic, so here we are, with a new redesigned website that is in a format where I can easily update and add information to it (unlike before),
What’s In The Future
I have been toying around with the idea of this change for quite some time and have a ton of ideas but am still working through all of the details. LearnToCatchCatfish.com will still be the forum where I will post all of my catfishing tips and tricks and information, techniques, information on catfish rigs and everything else that I have been posting. If you have not already checked out that website, make sure you do so.
Whiskerkitty.com will be dedicated purely to Texas Catfishing. All of the articles and information that are added here will be specific to Texas catfish information, destinations, guides etc..
We will be posting articles on different lakes and rivers, catfish baits that are made here, fishing guide profiles, and may even start posting fishing reports from guides on a regular basis as well (we are still working on all the details). We will also be posting tournament information on Texas catfish tournaments as we receive it as well to help promote these events.
We have added an “ask a question” page where you can send is your questions about catfishing and will be adding more features as we go along.
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