Latest Updates and Poll Results

Hello, Blog Readers! 

As you guys may have read, I published a post about two weeks ago about the future of this fishing Blog. As mentioned previously, the Extreme Philly Fishing Blog had finally hit rock bottom! I was (and still am) pretty much 4 months behind the publishing schedule here, which was truly a heart blow. 

Think it this way -- it really really sucks when you have so much wonderful content (and knowledge) to share with folks; however, you don't have the time or availability to do so! That was pretty much what happened here. I was really ready to just give up my "Blog Project" and just focus 100% on my Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. However, I know that I have a lot of very dedicated fans who love and follow the fishing Blog. Thus, I just couldn't leave it alone! 

So, this is what I decided to do:

(1) I opened a Patreon account for support. You can check my page here. As a content creator, the Patreon Page helps me spend more time on my fishing based social media. As a matter of fact, a goal there is to revive this fishing Blog and hopefully I will be able to accomplish that one day. As you guys know, I have always been about sharing and teaching; however, let's be realistic -- a married individual with a full time job just can't be superman! Without the resources and valuable time, there is just no way that I can lead a life like that AND keep my fishing going 100%. Thus, if you value my work and you have the generosity and means for contributing, feel free to support my work! 100% of donations will go towards fishing. Results will be portrayed on my different social media platforms.

P.s. Once again, big shoutout for my friend Rob Z. and Martin K.. You guys have donated to the Blog and you have my gratitude! It means a lot, folks. Tight lines and FISH ON!

(2) I will still post reports of my fishing sessions here on the Blog! However, due to lack of resources and time, I am currently skipping some parts of the reports (i.e. Summary, Goal, and Setup). As much as I love to write about those and share the knowledge about location and techniques with everyone, I don't really have the time to do so. Once my goal is reached on Patreon (hopefully one day), I will start writing full reports again. 

(3) No didactic posts or event posts anymore. The Catfish Tourney on the Banks has been put down for now as well. Those will also come back if I ever reach my goal on Patreon or if my YouTube channel grows to a point where I can actually spend the time to write and organize those. Posts that are incomplete on the Blog will remain incomplete. Once again -- I apologize for all the mess here and there.

Here are my latest updates:

A. I am currently working on updating the fishing sessions from July of 2015. I have uploaded the following posts:

B. I have updated my "Master Species Album" on three different platforms:

I am currently at 98 Species of fish and counting! I will try to end with 100+ before the end of the year. :)

C. I have uploaded 2 new videos on YouTube:

-- Florida Trip: Part 1. Houndfish, Checkered Puffer, and Crevalle Jack:

Don't forget to watch it in HD quality (1080p50)! If you like watching my videos, please support my YouTube Channel by liking and subscribing.

-- Florida Trip: Part 2. Blue Runner, Mojarra, and Squirrelfish.

Don't forget to watch it in HD quality (1080p50)! If you like watching my videos, please support my YouTube Channel by liking and subscribing.

Additionally, a new feature of my YouTube videos is the "Fish Identification Guide" at the end of them. Fish identification is a crucial skill that every angler should have. Knowing how to differentiate different Species of fish, an angler can know the different between a native and an invasive Species of fish, a "legal to take" or "out of season" fish. Thus, I have decided to add an identification portion to my videos, so that the viewer can actually be pro-efficient as well.

Also, the name of the winners of the 3.000 subscribers Multi-Species contest/give-away have been announced:

Don't forget to watch it in HD quality (1080p50)! If you like watching my videos, please support my YouTube Channel by liking and subscribing.
Congratulations to Stephen F. and Dan L. for winning the Daiwa Spinmatic ultralight rods. The 4.000 Subscribers Contest/Give-away will be on my YouTube Channel in a couple days! 

D. The Public Album on Facebook has been updated as well:

Note that anyone can send photos for the Public Album on Facebook. Before sending your photos in, make sure to read about rules and regulations here.

E. New goals and rewards on my Patreon Page:

You can access my Patreon Page here

Many subscribers and followers have been asking me if I offer 1-on-1 fishing lessons. The answer is yes. However, I currently offer them only through Thus, if anyone wishes to learn about the sport (kids and adults alike), just make sure to contribute $25 every month and I will give away a 1 hour planned lesson on a topic of interest of the Patron (monthly). 

I offer four different teaching packages when it comes to fishing:

1. Fishing with Humanities.
2. Fishing with Sciences.
3. Fishing with Environmental Conservation.
4. Hands on fishing only.

If you want to increase the frequency of the lectures per month, e-mail me at for more details and availability. The same goes for additional questions and information requests.

P.s. for kids, rest assure -- I have all clearances in check: Child Abuse, PA Police, and FBI Check. 

Now...for the results of the poll:

The question asked was: "If you were to choose, what is your favorite type of fishing environment?"
We had a total of 34 votes. The results follow:

Spillways: 2 votes (5%)
Dams: 6 votes (17%)
Eddies: 5 votes (14%)
Deep Pools: 21 votes (61%)

The results were quite shocking to me; however, I guess it was expected. Hah. Personally, I voted on spillways -- that is the place where I am mostly comfortable fishing at. My second choice in the list would be dams. Then deep pools. Then eddies.

By the way...I chose those four environments because all four of them tend to hold fish! :)

New poll is up! Enjoy!

More updates will come in the future (they will be posted here as well). 
Expect plenty of incomplete fishing session posts in the next couple days.

Best of luck to all of us,

Long Days and Pleasant Nights,


Leo S.


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