After a lot of hard work and sacrificing the health of this website, the Lifeoholics Fishing YouTube Channel is officially live with 5 videos already uploaded! The first video, being the longest one so far, is an introduction video with a lot of great tips for shore fishing and a sneak peak trailer for what to expect in the upcoming videos! Just click below to check it out!
Now that the channel is launched and has been going strong with steady content being uploaded weekly, I will be coming back to my roots and growing this website again. It will be a slow but steady process that I hope my followers will appreciate. The content that will be coming out is totally focused on helping you, my followers, on all things fishing to help improve your overall experience on the water!
Apart from that, I will be uploading my first set of product reviews both here and on the channel. I would love everyone’s feedback on both the channel and the direction I will be taking here! This is only a short post to share the release of the channel and I hope you all gain value from the content!
As I am sure most of you have probably noticed, there has not been any posts or activity lately here on the website or on my social media’s. I can promise you all that this was certainly not intentional. As fortunate as I was to publicly launch this website and blog, the timing could have been better since soon after my life took a steep turn into chaos and it has not let up much since. With the schools closing until next year along with a lot of other setbacks occurring because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been no exception when it comes to the hard times many of us have been faced with since this all started. Though I have had the extra time off from my day to day job, I have picked up the responsibilities of being a full-time parent at home since my better half is an essential worker.
I know I am not alone when I say that this entire experience has truly gave me a whole new perspective and sense of gratitude towards teachers and what they go through on a daily basis while caring for our children. On a side note though, I really cannot wait to see these teachers again so I can call them out on all the lies they spit out on parent teacher night’s about how great our children are and how happy they are to have them as students. Now this feeling is one I am not alone with because after just one week of having to home school my kids. I immediately knew that either the teacher lied or these kids act completely different in school then they do at home. With knowing how these kids are, I can confidently say it was the teachers that were not telling the whole truth here. (That was 100% a joke and I do not actually hold any hard feelings towards any teachers so please refrain from any negative comments because of this. This was purely a LoL moment. Thank you!)
As unfortunate as this entire situation has been, one fortunate thing to happen is that my girlfriend, the kids, and myself are all finally moving into our new home! We have known since before this past Christmas that we would be moving into my girlfriend’s childhood home, but what we did not know was exactly when that was going to definitely happen. We knew that we had to wait for her parents to finish renovating their new house and then get partially moved in before getting an exact date. We were predicting that it would happen by or during the summer. Thanks to the extra freed up time the Covid-19 situation had presented. The entire process was completed a lot sooner then anticipated. Pushing up our official move in date to May 23rd!
So along with the extra day to day duties added to our already hectic lives, packing and moving was also added in on top of all that. Making it extremely hard for me to be able to fully commit the time required to produce the best content that you all deserve! Yes, I could have thrown together partially researched posts on sloppy thrown together topics. But that is not the type of content I want Lifeoholics Anonymous to be known for or associated with. So I have sacrificed the short game to help insure a better long game. Even though I have not published any posts and have not been as active as I wish I was on social media. That does not mean I have not been working on anything or have not been preparing for what comes next.
Without going into too much detail, here is some of the highlights as to what is to come from Lifeoholics Anonymous in the very near future…
Fully detailed product reviews featuring products from “Love The Fight Lures,” “Lew’s,” and Many More!
Apart from the product reviews, I will be doing “Product Versus Product” posts that put to the test some of the best brands in fishing and how they compare to similar products on the market!
Step by step budget fishing guides that will include posts from other respected writers and sources in the fishing community. Here is a sneak peak at one of the writers and posts to be included in these guides! Paul Gaskell who recently did a fantastic article called [“What’s the Best Baitcasting Reel for Less than $100?”] Click the link to see his article now!
The biggest change to come is the launch of the Official Lifeoholics Anonymous’s YouTube Channel! The channel launch event is set for Monday, June 29th!
Upon release of the YouTube Channel, all my original posts will be getting an update that will include a video of myself going over each individual post and adding in some extra thoughts, Answers to Questions asked from previous readers, and other bonus content that relates to each topic.
There are a lot of big changes and updates happening with Lifeoholics Anonymous as well as for me personally. I have not set an exact time or date, but one of the last big changes to be coming to the website (Apart from the overall layout and design) will be an added Premium Membership option available for anyone who would be interested. The Premium Membership Perks will include such features like Viewing All New Content (Both Videos and Blog Posts) Before Anyone Else, Live Events Streamed for Members Only, Product Giveaways, and Much More!
Just because I have not had the time to publish new posts or articles, does not mean I have not had any free time at all. As little as that free time may have been, it never went to waste! I have been working on new graphics for the site, new logo ideas, and I have been cooking up some new posts that will be published soon. I will be sticking to a strict schedule so you all know exactly when to expect new posts and videos!
Thanks to everyone for your patience and continued support through these tough times. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as this Covid-19 situation starts to come to an end. My county just officially went to the Green Phase as of earlier today and I hope the rest of you out there are lucky enough to be having the same happen already or will have it happen soon.
Below Is A Viewer Feedback Forum, This Is Not Seen By Anyone But Myself And Is Strictly For Personal Use Used To Improve Posts, Graphics, Etc.
Am I Still Able To Fish During Covid-19 Lock Down & Stay At Home Order?
Yes! You are absolutely allowed to go fishing because it is more typically known to be a solitary activity. If you do go out, you are still required to abide by the social distancing order in place. Keeping 6-Feet away from others, wearing a mask or bandanna around your mouth and nose, wear gloves whenever possible, and try not to carpool. If you are planning a trip out with someone outside your household, you should consider meeting them at the agreed upon location to help limit outside contact.
*Tip For Anglers*
To help you, your family, and especially children safely judge the 6-foot social distancing precautions currently in place. You can use your fishing pole to help you measure! When using a standard adult size spinning rod, simply extend your arm out while holding your rod in your hand and as long as your rod does not come close to anyone else who might be fishing near you. Then you are good to go and may go about your day confidently knowing you and your loved ones are safe!
Direct Links to the Professionals
I have been compiling all the current news and facts on the status of fishing in Pennsylvania during the Covid-19 pandemic. My original post was lost prior to launch and when I went to Google to attempt to start over. I found that the Pennsylvania Media Page and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission did a complete Question and Answer post clarifying any and all concerns on this matter.
To see what them and others had to say, along with getting answers to questions you may have. Please visit the direct link to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s website where you can also “Buy Your License” online, get updates on your local fisheries, and stay up to date on any changes to the current fishing status in Pennsylvania.
Before I begin, I would like to personally thank you for taking some time out of your day to visit Lifeoholics Anonymous! This initial post will explain what to expect over the next year along with a brief overview of Lifeoholics Anonymous.
Lifeoholics Anonymous is a fishing and recovery blog/website based out of Northeast Pennsylvania, here to help share the journey of Christopher Weiss and how the world of fishing helped him get through the early stages of his addiction recovery and beyond.
Over the next year, he will be bringing you:
The Latest In Fishing News
Step By Step Guides
Tips And Tricks
Along With The Top Locations That The Northeast Has To Offer
Along with everything fishing, he will continue reaching out to others who might be struggling with their own addiction and help them realize that it’s never too late to turn their lives around for the better. Especially cause, if Chris can do it, then anyone can!
What To Expect
To start this off with a bang, there will be a handful of initial posts that all relate to northeast fishing including some of the current hot spots, conditions, and the best gear to help ensure everyone has a great time on the water.
As for the weeks ahead, there will be fresh posts weekly that will help keep you up to date on season changes, fishing patterns, and weekly status updates on Chris’ recovery and out reach status. Whether it’s positive or negative, full disclosure is one of the most important basis this website is built upon.
Current Options Available To Stay Up-To-Date On What Comes Next
Right here on the Lifeoholics’ website we have many options available so you never miss a post, video or any status change whatsoever. Those current options are:
E-Mail – By Simply Signing Up Below or On The Welcome Page, You Will Receive All Notifications Via The E-Mail You Provide
You May Also Follow Us On:
Our YouTube Channel
To find us on any of the above mentioned social platforms, simply click on the icons on our website or type in “Lifeoholics Anonymous” on your chosen platform.
We hope to grow and spread out to other platforms in the weeks to come. By following us here or on the pages above, you’ll always receive updates as soon as they happen.
When To Expect Videos On Our YouTube Channel
My main focus the last few weeks, has been creating quality content followed by the fine tuning of the overall web design and website layout. The idea was to not take on more then I could handle to start. With that said, in between writing quality posts and creating the best web designs possible. I have done my best tokept up with my fishing venture and made sure to record anything and everything I could while I was out. By doing this, I hope to have my first video edited and released on our YouTube Channel within one to two weeks of the websites official release. Now that doesn’t mean wait until then to subscribe! Make sure you head immediately over to the channel by clicking the link below, then hit the subscribe button followed by clicking the little bell. That way you receive a notification as soon as that first video is released along with all the videos to follow.
To Conclude, I Need Your Help!
To wrap up this initial introduction post, I now turn the spotlight over to you, the readers. In order to make all this work and for me to continue posting new content. I rely on your feedback and thoughts to guide me in the weeks to come. Let me know what your initial thoughts of your first visit to Lifeoholics Anonymous. Tell me where I can improve, what I might need to change if anything, and/or anything I should add to help insure you keep coming back for as long as Lifeoholics Anonymous is active!
More importantly then any of that, tell me what you would like to see me post next! Whether it’s reviewing a specific product or piece of gear, maybe there’s a location you’ve wanted to fish and would like me to check it out first, or perhaps you’re currently in recovery and need help with something so that you continue to stay in recovery. I am open to any and all suggestions that you may have.