Do You Like Catching Catfish? Take This Short Quiz to See!
By: Joe Simonds on January 7, 2015
Let me ask you a question…
Do you like catching catfish?
In particular, what about salt water catfish?
Ever since I was a youngster, I thought every salt water angler absolutely hated catching salt water catfish.
My dad taught us at a young age that salt water catfish were “junk fish”, as they did nothing but slime up our fishing lines, slime up our boat, ruin our bait, and sometimes take forever to get off the hook as we didn’t want to getting “stung” by one of their pesky sharp fins.
So much so that I when Luke and I started Salt Strong, we had our designer draft up a few different designs for a “No Cats On Board” t-shirt that would have a big red cross going through a catfish (see image above)
The “No Cats On Board” design at the top of the page was one that we liked so much that we spent the money to have it go into production on our PCS (Performance Catching Shirts – not to be confused with Performance Fishing Shirts).
And one of the other designs had us laughing so hard that we decided to have you vote to get it into production (It’s made from real cat face, so you know its good).
FYI – You can vote on new shirt ideas (and even submit your own ideas) here at the bottom of this page.
Our Salt Strong Google+ Group Smack Down
Once we had the Salt Strong website up and running on Jan 1st (2015), we subsequently created a Google+ community for our audience that enjoys communicating via Google+ (you can join instantly here).
If you have never created a community on Google+ before, one of the first things that you need to do is add an image that goes with your theme, etc.
I was running out of ideas that day, so I threw up the “No Cats On Board” design with the funny cat face…
And within two hours of taking it live I had a comment from someone that I didn’t yet know asking us why we hated catfish so much.
FYI, the Google+ member that posted the question (and also gets full credit for the idea of this survey is Gabriel Criscuo – Thank you Gabriel!)
To be honest, I didn’t know if Gabriel was joking or not when I first read the comment…
But then I realized that I might have misjudged people’s affinity with catfish.
(here is a screenshot of the Google+ post and part of the comment thread)
I fully realize that fresh water catfish are incredible to eat, and I have heard salt water catfish are great to eat, but I have yet to find a fillet knife that specializes in slime removal (had to throw that jab in there).
But at any rate, immediately after Gabriel’s comment was another catfish lover to the rescue named Kawigurl Kawasaki that said she also loved catfish.
So I took Gabriel’s advice and created a catfish survey about catching catfish, eating catfish, and even two fun bonus cat questions.
Here is the Catching Catfish Survey
It is only 7 quick questions and we would really appreciate your feedback.
Once we have enough submissions, we will post the results for everyone to see.
(Simply click your correct answer and use the scroll bar on the right to move down the 7 questions before hitting submit)
We will be posting the results of this survey in the near future.
Until then, let us know of any other questions or surveys that you would like to know the answers to in the comment section below.
And we would like to thank Gabriel for throwing out the idea of this catfish survey.