Catfish Connections

Welcome everyone to the May edition of CatfishNow (CFN) digital magazine and social media platform. We are extremely pleased to bring you our monthly collection of catfish related content and this month’s presentation of three great catfishing destinations. We...

Below The Surface: Chickamauga Chase

by Ron Presley Fishing “The Chick” in May Most anglers agree, big fish can be harder to catch once the spawning period sets in. B’n’M prostaff angler, Ty Konkle (423-307-2983), is one catfish angler happy to accept the challenge. In fact,...

Catfish Basics #015 – Butterflying for Flatties – Glenn Flowers

A big misconception in the flathead community is that you always have to use live bait. While flatheads are top predators, consuming anything that swims, crawls or flies, using live bait may not always be the answer. We have...

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New Action from an Ancient Lake

Story and Photos by John N. Felsher Tackle-busting blue cats offer anglers major challenges in this brackish lake About 5,000 years ago, the Mississippi River changed course, trapping a portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Technically not a lake, but an...

Catfish Profiles in Passion – Carl Morris, Jr.

by Ron Presley Keeping a positive outlook on life It was a flathead catfish that caught Carl Morris, Jr’s attention and hooked him on catfishing. He grew up in Johnstown, Ohio before moving away for work. Now, for the last ten...

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Catfishing for Conservation

by David Rodgers Despite what your parents may have instilled in you at an early age, too much of a good thing might not actually be bad. That’s right. Thanks to fishing’s unmistakable link to conservation, things like fish, wildlife,...

Mega Blues of Watts Bar Lake

Story and Photos by Captain Scott Manning May is the time to get yourself some braggin’ rights Legends, in the form of mega catfish, have flourished along the banks of Watts Bar Lake for more than 150 years. In the mid-1900's...