Catfish Connections

Welcome everyone to the January edition of CatfishNow (CFN) Digital Magazine and Social Media Platform. We are extremely pleased to bring you our monthly collection of catfish related content. We hope you will share it with your friends, relatives...

The Bank Tramp

by Ron Presley Engaging wels catfish, it’s purely for sport   The 47-year-old angler wandered the shoreline in search of simple pleasures. He was looking for a suitable spot in the West Midlands of England to cast his rods in search of...

Catfish Basics #007 – All in the Family

Beating the Odds on Fall Cats in Santee Cooper Country

by Ken Cook Find the structure and you find the fish Whitey Outlaw and his son Matt of St. Matthews, South Carolina are both crappie tournament champions who have lived, fished and hunted their entire lives in and around Lakes Marion...

Catfish Basics #008 – Flatheads on Artificial Lures

The flathead catfish is one amazing predator and no doubt one of the coolest and strongest fish in fresh water. They are incredibly efficient hunters. One of many common misconceptions is that they feed mainly on or towards the...

Catfish Profiles in Passion – Larry Muse

by Ron Presley Bumping is Best This column is a series of personal profiles describing catfish anglers whose passion for their sport goes beyond the simple pleasure of engagement. Hopefully you will feel some kinship to them and learn from them...

CATFISH CONSERVATION -Trophy Catfish for the Future

No Noodling in Missouri by Ron Presley Catfish conservation takes many forms. In some instances, the conservation rules and regulations run contrary to the wishes of the catfish seeker. Noodling, for example, is a form of recreation that matches man and...

Runnin’ and Gunnin’

By Glenn Flowers Finding flatties on the run Most people’s idea of flathead fishing is long waits with big baits. In most situations this is generally true, especially if targeting trophy class flatheads. However, running a guide service with young kids and...

Fishing Time for Kids

by Bob Wattendorf Editor’s Note: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is heavily involved in supporting kids in the outdoors. Bob Wattendorf has highlighted that commitment and the benefits that ensue from introducing youth to the outdoors. He...

Catfish Weekly National Catfish Championship

Structuring a National Catfish Championship     There has been much talk in catfish circles about a “true” National Catfish Championship. The talk ranges from those who don’t want one at all to those that think it is destined to come. Currently...