Catfish Connections

Welcome to a new year and the January 2018 edition of CatfishNow (CFN) digital magazine and social media platform. January of each year brings the promise of new and exciting activities, and new beginnings. I made my normal resolutions to...

California Dreamin’

by Ron Presley California catfishing is not for sissies “California Dreaming,” by The Mamas & the Papas, is #89 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Dreaming of big blue California catfish is #1 on Steve...

B’n’M How To: Side Pulling for Cats with Brian Barton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E5VpyX4yT4

Catfish Basics #031 – Rattle, Rattle, Rattle ─ Zakk Royce

Two years ago, I experimented with rattles for catfish, I knew that I had caught a lot on lures such as crankbaits, so it made sense that rattles could help attract a bite. I rigged half my rods with and...

Catfish Profiles in Passion – Chris Souders

by Ron Presley On the rope and loving it If Chris Souders has his druthers, he fishes on the rope. He does it for a very good reason, he’s good at it. Like so many other avid catfish anglers his passion...

CATFISH CONSERVATION -Trophy Catfish for the Future

by Ron Presley Blue Catfish Stocked in Ohio. The blue catfish program of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is based on stocking fingerling blue catfish at Hoover, Clendening, and Seneca lakes. Their goal is to provide trophy catfishing...

CFN How To: Trolling Motor Remote Repair with Ron Presley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HrUMBvIPA4

Catfish Basics #032 – Finding the Right Bait ─ Paul Blackwell

Paul Blackwell operates Fish On Guide Service on Santee Cooper. Blackwell targets trophy catfish with an emphasis on conservation thru catch-photo-release (CPR) fishing. He is quick to point out the importance of experimenting with bait cuts to find the...

Catfish Speak

Layla Holbrook – Committed to Catfishing

by Terry Madewell Was that wedding cake a catfish? Layla Ledbetter grew up loving the outdoors. She fished extensively for bass and bream throughout her youth. But when she met a catfisherman named Jimmy Holbrook, about 10 years ago, she had...