This site is for fishing folk around Lake Shasta


Three Shastas

Pretty Evening

This is pronounced Catchin Any and that is what massbassin is all about.

Whether it’s bass fishing, fly fishing, or another technique;

When someone asks me ketchinnee, I am going to respond here about that fishing experience and it will be posted in the Blog tab.

  I have a real passion for fishing and hope others like me begin to check this blog out.

 I hope you stick around, and tell others about this blog, and reply now and again. I also hope you will find the information presented

With a fresh new way to help you to be Ketchinnee!

10 Thoughts on “Ketchinnee

  1. Neat site Mark!

    Do u live at the lake?

    Is Hoopa a thing of the past?

    I’ll bet u have some good stories of fishin’ on the river.

    All the best,
    Lonnie from SO. OR

    • Mr Hook on November 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm said:

      Hi Lon, yep I live about 5 minutes from Lake Shasta (literally) and I don’t go over to the Rez anymore. Too much goin on here. The health care is much better in Redding, and the fishing is just as good. Big ole rainbows in the Sac, bass fillets for breakfast from the Lake, and it is hard to get any better than that. Wish I had your eye for photos Lon. I really need to improve my technique for the blog. Keep checkin back tho. Or?

  2. Arnie Testa on November 24, 2012 at 9:21 am said:

    I like the name and the concept. If you can link into other sites you can economically help anglers find referenceable stories they may like. This would include magazine articles, news stories from local papers, equipment ads, etc. The equipment companies may even pay you to include their ads. Most importantly include the names and pictures of club members who have information to share.
    Good luck.

    • Hi Arnie, thank you so very much. This feedback is exactly what I am looking for about how to proceed further into this blolosphere thing. When I began writing my fishing articles in the 90’s I found I loved providing my experiences, and observations to the information starved readership. There was no internet available in the rural community I lived in. I really didn’t pay very much attention to the other aspects of running a newspaper. My editors did that!

      What I am trying to create here is a “news paper”, and until this very moment I hadn’t realized it! Many thanks.

      Now when you say magazines, and news stories from other local sources, do you mean the actual copy, or will an explaination about why I am including it and a link to that article be enough? Or should I actually re-write the article in my words and publish? I have begun to include links in some of the work.

      As for advertising, I initially imagined not having to really prospecting advertising sources. I did include the Google Adsense program, and I have seen so many blogs that are advertising tight that they don’t really highlight the quality content available to the reader. Do you feel a blend of pertinent ads will be a plus to this blog?

      Part of my idea for this site is to include guest bloggers, and will always recognize inclusion of information from my peers. The photo idea hadn’t struck me though. Great idea, the visual aspect of the project needs work, I know.

      Sincerely Yours
      Mr Hook

  3. grasshopper on December 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm said:

    Looks like centimudi is produceing salmon good report on m.o.d.b.

    • Mr Hook on December 5, 2012 at 12:28 am said:

      From what I know and have seen up until the deluge of rain, a couple deposits of really nice trout were put in there. They were just hanging there on the launching ramp, and people were lined up right there tossing worms at them. Some of these fishermen were really annoying, and inconsiderate too. They were standing right on the pavement exactly where a person wanted to launch a boat. It almost feel like you had to holler out the window to “move it”.

      Okay there is my rant about that. (I could go on) Anyway the people I spoke with said finding the salmon was spotty. Mostly rainbow, but a couple of salmon from over in front of Digger Bay Marina. Some other fish were taken from right at the bouy at Dry Creek mooching Chovies, and some back in Big Backbone arm. From what I saw the moochers were doing better than trollers.

      • grasshopper on December 5, 2012 at 8:00 am said:

        maybe need a fishing report heading in the options bar, just another idea….and under that heading you could list different bodies of water???? poeple could leave current conditions and fishing productivity assesments….

        • Mr Hook on December 5, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

          Great idea grasshopper. I understood this perfectly. I will work on an outline for the enhancement as soon as I get the photo gallery going.
          Mr Hook

  4. cheri cleland on August 2, 2013 at 11:06 am said:

    Interesting to follow you, are you still in redding? Will be there in the next month….coffee?

  5. patti roth on December 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm said:

    Hello Mark!
    I love your site this is wonderful! Hope life has been treating you well, It looks like you are very much doing your life’s calling: fishing. I used to love to hear your stories of the fishing you did and the guided trips sounded wonderful. I loved your smoked Salmon and yes it was the best!
    I am so glad to communicate with you and look forward to hear from you. I am also on Face Book.
    Still disabled, going to online school and will have my BSN for Christmas and start my masters in January. Living still in the log cabin in the woods.
    Take care, Roth lady, LOL!

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