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Lynn's Catfish Calendar 2013 #8477517 01/20/13 06:24 AM
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For those just now tuning in to <Lynn's Catfish Calendar>, here are the links to the past years' threads (in case you might wish to catch up). You might want to copy & paste this page for easy access:

2009:
<No link> as I was not yet on the Texas Fishing Forum.
Due to requests from some catfishin' buddies, I started doing a printed catfish calendar (hard copy). My earlier first phase of research was on 3 rivers in the 1980s. I started the 2nd phase concerning lakes at Lake Limestone based at Running Branch Marina in July of 2002.
Printed Hard Copy title (numbered collectibles)--- "Lynn's Catfish Calendar 2009 Collector's Edition"


2010:
<http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/5176857/1>
Included is a 2008 article shared (split into 3 parts) concerning "Lynn's Catfish Calendar", which was in "Central Texas Catfish" magazine May 2008 issue. Only a portion of the later months for 2010 were posted on the TFF as I became a member around mid-year.
Printed Hard Copy title (numbered collectibles)--- "Lynn's Catfish Calendar 2010 Nostalgic Edition"*
*Also came with a Collector's page of 3 articles/pics in 3 separate newspapers concerning "Big 'Un", a big Op over 60 pounds that I fished for 2 years until I finally brought it in, using the YC calendar days.


2011:
Towards the end of the year, Lake Limestone was 10' low during my T-Day set-out & I fell out of my sister's Porta-Bote. Come to find out a little over a month later, as to why that incident may have occurred
<http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/5657988/1>
Printed Hard Copy title (numbered collectibles)--- "Lynn's Catfish Calendar 2011 Forum Research Edition"
2011 also brought out the "mini", which could be bought as many as you wanted, as long as one copy of the regular edition was purchased. It was designed as a cheap pocket edition to carry around to protect the larger collectible. A wall calendar open spread view) was experimented with, but not perfected yet.


2012:
<http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/7059981/1>
Sadly no hard copy was made due to health problems as the New Year began- heart & extreme high blood pressure issues.
Printed Hard Copy title (numbered collectibles)--- <<< NA- Delayed & postponed due to health >>>


2013:
<http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/8477517/1>
Just starting this thread for the 2013 Catfishin' season. Still working on the hard copy layout, which will also include mini 2012 calendars for retrospect, since no hard copy was made. The latter part of 2011 I lost one of the two best catfish calendar & YellowCat students, plus his wife. They were brutally murdered. Then I lost one of my two YellowCat teachers in September 2012. The other had passed on in the late 1980s.

Printed Hard Copy title (numbered collectibles)--- "Lynn's Catfish Calendar 2012/2013 Memorial Tribute Edition"
There will be a "mini" & hopefully, we can finally perfect the wall calendar (open spread view).


So far as I know, Adam still has everything in their computer at OfficeMax, to which we can make reprints of past editions. I usually map out the calendar from October thru late December for the following year. I have to compile various information & assemble the patterns. Some of it requires my experiences from the past that must be weighed in. Then I set up the RTF calendars. Next are the Moon phases, then the Basic YC (YellowCat) underlying pattern. From there, I transfer the data into my calendar program. Once that is done, I set up each month with a story & pic(s). That too takes time. At the front of the wirebound calendars are information & updates, along with tips. Once all is assembled & pasted together, certain ones are scanned as a <jpg>. Then Adam at OfficeMax sorts it all out, converts all files to PDF, assembles them in the order required so the calendar is in working order, prints them out, and then binds them. So you can see, it is not a simple process, it takes time, and assembly required. And if there are problems, we have to go back and fix it. The Hard Copy is done only when its done, as I try to make sure everything is correct & errors are taken care of.

I post each month on the TFF the Catfish Calendar for that month. I try to at least post it by the first day or so, sometimes I get delayed. This is a free version.

Another method is by way of regular email. I call it the Catfish Calendar Crew. I send it out a minimum of 4 times a year. Usually a report or updates, plus the Quarterly months. If you wish to be put on the Calendar Crew, then email me your regular E-mail address you wish to receive it at. I send via BCC method (cloaked), but some email systems might reject unless you make sure to receive items from <hlynnh@peoplepc.com>. This allows me to hide everyone on the list, so those who wish to remain private, may do so. The Quarterly calendar (3 months at a time) are in <.rtf> format for WordPad, which basically everyone should be abe to open. This allows you to map out up to 3 months in advance. It too is free.

And of course, the full version is the printed hard copy edition for the year, for those who want to map out the whole year as to their catfishing trips. Usually, I stay pretty close to the costs of what it takes to print them. Same with shipping (mailing) costs. The gas & set-up fees added in, probably cost me more than the printing price of them. Basically, you are mostly reimbursing me for the printing cost. The wall calendar will need to be in a tube to prevent creases, so I do not not have an idea on that extra cost.

And I must say, OfficeMax has been the lowest priced so far. Always friendly, courteous, extremely helpful & reasonable. Adam emailed me & said all Catfish Calendar files 2009-2011 are safe & on their computer. The 2012/2013 will soon be on there as well.

My how time has flown by, as we are almost 2/3rds done with January. I am amazed nobody has commented or asked yet. Sadly, I just have many ongoing projects. The Catfish Calendar is only one of them.

Next up is January 2013.


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Re: Lynn's Catfish Calendar 2013 [Re: Catfish Lynn] #8477520 01/20/13 06:26 AM
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So is tomorrow a good day to Blucat fish? hmmm

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YEP!


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Sorry for delays. Wishing You the Very Best! Seems I am still here stuck at the desk & not in the boat.

Here is your Lynn's Catfish Calendar starting with January 2013. Still working on the hard copy layout. Also trying to work out the bugs on a flat wall full calendar, which must be done in the original calendar months.

Meanwhile, I do have the RTF calendars finished, as well as the Moon phases & Basic YellowCat Underlying Pattern done. It seems some of us had a good few days of rain. Lake Limestone was over 5 feet low & now it is about 2.8 feet low. That means Running Branch should be fine for all boats to get out. Sadly, My thoughts are that drought problems are not over & done with. As to how how bad it may get, only time will tell. So if you are planning to catfish, I suggest you do so. Utilize your local marina & campgrounds as they are hurting due to this. You can always camp there, but drop the boat in at another ramp.

Lynn’s Catfish Calendar- January 2013
Sunday / Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday
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XX / XX / | 1 ZIP | 2 BC | 3 BC | 4 ZIP | 5 ZIP
6 BFT | 7 BFT | 8 ZIP | 9 ZIP | 10 ZIP | 11 ZIP | 12 BC
13 BC | 14 YC | 15 YC | 16 YC | 17 ZIP | 18 ZIP | 19 BC
20 BC | 21 BC | 22 ZIP | 23 BC | 24 YC | 25 YC | 26 YC
27 BC | 28 BC | 29 BFT | 30 BC | 31 ZIP
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January Moon Phases for the 1st Qtr. 2013---
Last Qtr 4th Friday
New Moon 11th Friday
1st Qtr 18th Friday
Full Moon 26th Saturday

January 2013 Hidden (underlying pattern) YellowCat (YC) Days---
6/7 (Sun/Mon)
14/15/16 (Mon/Tues/Wed)
24/25 (Thurs/Fri)


So, Good Luck & Good Catfishin'!!!
Lynn aka Catfish
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Originally Posted By: *Mr. Fabulous*
So is tomorrow a good day to Blucat fish? hmmm


Everyday is a good day.

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And here's the old Key ...

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Lynn’s Catfish Calendar- KEY:
YC = YellowCat // BC = BlueCat // BFT = Buffet (assorted) // ZIP = Zip (not very good)
Tip- Always bait out lines the night before a YC or BC day.
Tip- Gator Gars run ahead of YellowCats, so bait out late (between 11 PM to 1 AM).
Tip- BlueCats also bite good on YC days, but you can rack ‘em up on BC days.
Tip- Some variations or alterations are due to weather or other external influences.
Tip- For Rod-n-Reelers, use Solunar Tables (etc.) also for best times with my calendar.
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And here we are, to what I call February, which I feel IS the BlueCat month. Many Big Blues are pulled out in the month of February.

Here's this month's calendar to assist in getting your fair share of Blues ...


Lynn’s Catfish Calendar- February 2013
Sunday / Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday
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XX / XX / XX / XX / XX | 1 ZIP | 2 BFT
3 BFT | 4 BFT | 5 ZIP | 6 ZIP | 7 BC | 8 ZIP | 9 BC
10 BC | 11 BC | 12 BFT | 13 YC | 14 ZIP | 15 ZIP | 16 BC
17 BC | 18 BC | 19 ZIP | 20 ZIP | 21 YC | 22 YC | 23 BC
24 BC | 25 BFT | 26 BFT | 27 BC | 28 BC
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February 2013 Hidden (underlying pattern) YellowCat (YC) Days---
2/3 (Sat/Sun)
11/12/13 (Mon/Tues/Wed)
21/22 (Thurs/Fri)


February 2013 Moon Quarter Phases---
Last Qtr 3rd Sunday
New Moon 10th Sunday
1st Qtr 17th Sunday
Full Moon 25th Monday


Already have Adam working on a basic flat spread wall calendar at OfficeMax, 2013 (current) & 2012 (for retrospect & comparison). I will be emailing this afternoon those who have pics in for the 2013 hard copy calendar. Of course realizing some of you will be glued to the TV later, hoping you will get back to me in the next day or so, so I can compile the story behind your catch. One month will feature two really big Gator Gars. Why? Because the Gator Gars run just a few hours ahead of the YellowCats in their Roam/Feed pattern as well. This was part of my findings in the research of the Catfish Calendar.

I am hoping to complete all the stories & pics for the monthly top page by the end of the next weekend, then that means the hard copies should be ready to print by the following weekend.


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Thank you lynn.

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Your calendar looks pretty darn cool. I've never heard of it until today. I'm going to use this for a while to see how it works out even though I usually fish just to fish when I can. I don't mind trying new things.

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If somebody would have told me in my younger years that I would discover patterns of certain catfish (Yellows & Blues), I would probably have fallen out of my chair laughing so hard. I guess reading all those Hardy Boy mysteries really paid off. I have become somewhat of a puzzle-gatherer and pattern recognizer. As I look deeper into things, I sense & see the tapestry, the weaving of threads. Then it is merely a matter of following those threads to uncover the connections & relationships. It is when you become aware of the observations made that opens the greater doors of learning.

The Catfish Calendar (the cycles & "roam-feed" patterns) already existed, I merely uncovered it. I researched the basics to be absolutely sure it was not just some oddity or a brief pattern. As I research more & more, I uncover even more. As others share their experiences with using it, I uncover even more than I could dare to imagine.

In that note, I wish to take time to say for those who are willing to try it out over time, I applaud your efforts & look forward to your feedback (positive or negative).

The Catfish Calendar is only one facet of a diamond that has many other facets which helps us to understand Catfish. We can learn much from as many of the facets as we pursue them.


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Good stuff Lynn , thank you .

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Thanks for puttin it up


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No problem. That's what this Forum (TFF) is all about. Sharing tips, methods, and so on. Everybody has something that somebody else is looking for. But like a tool, many things must be applied. And yes, patience or endurance has to be figured in.


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