Catfish Connections

February is an exciting time for catfishermen and women.  All the shows, new product in stores, seminars on how to fish different and innovative techniques abound. Recently, I flew to Wisconsin to attend the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) annual...

Blues on Boards

By Ron Presley Widen your spread and increase your catch Planer boards are a normal sight on walleye boats, but not so much among catfish anglers. Walleye anglers refer to their fishing technique as bottom bouncing, a technique that is closely...

Catfish Speak

Catfish Basics #009 – Sonar/Bait Placement for Flatheads – Jay Gallop

Caveman Catfishing

By Keith “Catfish” Sutton It’s the oldest method of catfishing, practiced since the time of Neanderthals. Are you brave enough to try it? You don’t need bait to catch catfish … not if you’re a noodler. Noodling requires only two items: your...

Catfish Basics #010 – Bait is Where You Find It – Kris Flores

Millions of anglers chase after the whiskered catfish for the same reason. “I like fishing for catfish because of their size and brute strength,” declared Kris Flores, a catfish angler out of New Mexico and proprietor of Muddy River...

Catfish Profiles in Passion – Phil King

by Ron Presley Sharing a lifetime of experience Phil King knows catfish. If you don’t believe that, just ask any knowledgably catfish angler. He was chasing big blue catfish before most anglers even thought about having a catfish tournament. King developed...

CATFISH CONSERVATION : A Catfish Record Declined

by Ron Presley Catch-Photo_Release (CPR) has become the code word for many trophy catfish anglers. CPR is one thing that any recreational angler or tournament angler can do to help insure a population of trophy catfish for future generations. In January,...

Getting the Drift of Catfishing

By John N. Felsher Float lines can load a boat with fish for little cost The 20-ounce sport drink bottle tipped and bobbed incessantly before creating a v-shaped wake in the opposite direction as we approached it. Frequently, the bottle disappeared...

Catfish Kids: The ICCA Promotes Kids Fishing

by Matt Burlingame The Indiana Catfish Conservation Association (ICCA) was founded in 2012. Its mission is to promote the management of Indiana’s catfish resources with scientifically relevant data and grow the sport of catfishing through outreach and increased angling opportunities. Over...