It ought to be clear, but I feel a need to be honest here.
This “blog” (I use quotation marks because it’s become more than that) started out as an outlet for my thoughts and ideas on inshore fishing when I used to guide fishing trips.
If you saw it then, you’d see a hodge-podge of fishing articles and pictures.
Actually, I’d be embarrassed if you saw it then (or now). Ha ha!
It really wasn’t until 2015 that LAFB became what it is today.
Let’s face it, “Louisiana Fishing Blog” is a clunky name. (hence why I use “LAFB” so much)
Something like “Inshore Planet” or “Marsh Geek” would have been more appealing.
Not just to the ear and eye, but to business.
After all, a universal name would open doors to do business anywhere inshore species swim.
But I didn’t change the name. Why?
Because that is where I am from and where I know how to expertly fish.
If I went to Texas, the fish would probably kick my ass. (humility goes a long way)
A Florida inshore angler accustomed to the flats would probably get mopped by the Trestles and Hwy 11 bridges.
This is because every state’s fishery is unique, being different in some way from the other.
Sure, redfish are redfish, but the smaller nuances are what separate each geographical location.
My inshore knowledge would help anyone outside The Boot State.
But not completely, not totally.
It would be incredibly dishonest of me to tell anyone from Maryland how to catch “spotted sea trout”.
Because I have never fished in Maryland.
Which makes me anything but a subject matter expert on inshore fishing – in Maryland.
It would be dishonest of me to claim subject matter expertise on areas I’ve never been to.
So I don’t, and would have a tough time believing anyone who did.
Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.
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