Catfish Connections

Recently, my professional fishing partner, Garrett Steele, and I collaborated with Sure Life to produce products which sustain fish while in the livewell, fish holding areas and for bait. The main reason was to help preserve the fish not...

Challenge the Beasts

By Ron Presley Catching flatties on artificial baits “I had miraculously landed a near 40-pound flathead on an ultralight outfit with 8-pound test line!” Those are the words of Keith Severns as he described the event that launched him on a...

Catfish Speak

Catfish Basics #013 – Preparation Pays – Cindy Stokes

Cindy and her husband Lyle Stokes have been tournament fishing as partners for several years. Lyle is well known in catfish circles as cohost, with Tim “Doc” Lange, on the Catfish Weekly Online TV show. Cindy enjoys catfishing because of...

Liven up Your Catfishing

By Keith “Catfish” Sutton The best baits for enticing catfish often are those produced by Mother Nature.   Catfish aren’t finicky. They’ll devour almost anything. Dead and smelly baits are well-known for attracting hungry cats, including things such as fish guts, shrimp,...

Catfish Profiles in Passion – James “Big Cat” Patterson

by Ron Presley Find your own, don’t depend on others. James “Big Cat” Patterson has been described as one of the grandfathers of catfishing. He is widely recognized for his seemingly never ending knowledge of catfish and an in-depth understanding of...

Asian Carp – A Plague on the Fishery

Videos of fish, flying through the air and jumping into boats, have made many Americans keenly aware of the Asian carp. The number one issue with the invasive species among the general public is thought to be one of...

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Targeting Channel Cats on the Fly Rod

By Bob Bruns Fly fishing strategies for catfish in rivers and their tributaries Fly fishing has come a long way. Not too long ago fishing with a fly rod was the sole domain of the trout angler, but with improvements in...

Catfish Basics #014 – New Spots – Jimmy Holbrook

Savvy catfish anglers are well aware of the importance of Jimmy Holbrook’s tip. Holbrook fishes tournaments and recreationally with Layla Ledbetter. Looking at their success on the tournament trail, the rest of us probably ought to listen, because that...