This inshore fishing community is growing fast, and for one important reason.
I've been a moderator on one forum or another since I was 16.
The forums that worked the best were the ones with a focus on a particular niche, governed by a set of rules, with a staff of like-minded folks enforcing those rules.
That's what I did on Louisiana Fishing Reports, and it was successful. Anglers enjoyed the discussion free of negativity and unneeded criticism, as well as the informative fishing reports that actually help them catch fish.
But, I've learned there are more opportunities to provide a badass community on Facebook's group platform, so that is where we are.
To say it's doing great would be an understatement. Membership is rapidly growing and so are the number of quality fishing reports being posted!
It's a fishing intel treasure trove!
How is this possible?
As mentioned earlier, I keep a set of rules to govern the discussion and deter trolls.
Needless to say, inshore anglers love this group!