Like it or not, we live in an age of short attention spans. How many times have you started into a video or blog post that sounded interesting, only to abandon it after the first few seconds because it was just too long and drawn out? I have to admit that, before I open any video on social media, I look to see how much of a time investment I’ll need to make. It’s especially true with instructional videos. When I turn to YouTube or Facebook to find out how something works, I want to see content that is quick and to the point.

That’s why I’m introducing my new short video series, The Chesapeake Minute. It’s a series of instructional vignettes about light tackle fishing that get right to the point. Most entries will be 60 seconds or less and I’ll never go over two minutes. Look for entries about angling techniques, lure selections, gear choices, hot locations, fishing reports, and other light tackle related advice designed to help you quickly maximize your success on the water.

Most of the videos will be season specific, but I’ll also throw out some tips that work any time of year. I pledge at least 36 episodes in 2020 and there will likely be many more. A new entry will drop every Thursday afternoon at 3:00 PM with bonus editions coming out at other times through the week.

I’ll announce some of the entries on social media, but you can follow my YouTube Channel to make sure you don’t miss an episode. The Chesapeake Minute Playlist is fully indexed and searchable so you can easily find any subject you’re interested in. They’ll be easy to find on YouTube Search and Google Search as well. Just type my name and the fishing subject in the search box.

A few videos are already live and look for more over the next couple of weeks since my goal at first is to cover most of the light tackle fishing basics. I’m also open for suggestions, so fire away. I’ll still post some full-length videos from time to time, but I hope you’ll push the PLAY button and give my new series a look. It only takes a minute!

Posted Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Filed Under Category: Fishing Reports
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Responses to “The Chesapeake Minute”

  1. Jerry Belisle says:

    Thank you for doing this, Shawn. I just watched all your Chesapeake Minute videos and I’m looking forward to more. This is a great idea.

  2. Andy Weir says:

    Thanks Shawn for writing Light Tackle, great story and great book! Also enjoy your blogs. You’ve opened my eyes to what I’ve been missing- light tackle bay fishing. Shared the book with my son in law and expect he and I will share the gift of fishing with my grandson. Trying to learn from you so I can enjoy the bay with them.

    Thanks again,

  3. Roger T says:

    Haven’t seen a new entry in a wile.Sure do miss the reports.Life gets in way sometimes I guess.
    I’ve always thought you could have a very successful fishing board.Maybe someday …
    Regards and tight lines !!

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