This month’s issue of CatfishNow has articles related to natural bait, fly fishing and artificial baits. Keith Sutton serves up a lively array of bait suggestions that will likely improve your catching. Robert Brun touches on the little used method of fly fishing for catfish. Ron Presley reports on successful techniques for using artificial baits to temp aggressive flatheads. All in all, this issue is one of variety and intrigue.

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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 only while in captivity during tournament etc. but also after release.  ...
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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 journey of catching catfish, especially flatheads, on artificial baits ...
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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 what Larry Muse refers to as the OOOH factor. “I ...
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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, chicken liver, mussels and stinkbait. Grocery-store baits like bacon, ...
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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 the rivers he fishes. The 69-year-old catfish angler was ...
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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 personal safety. Given the huge size these fish can grow to, ...
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BnM How To April

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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 fly rod design, fly line types, and fly tying ...
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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 favorite fishing hole does not always pay off. “This habit has ...
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Catfish Kid – Connor King

No X-box, just a tackle box. Thirteen-year-old Connor King has a passion for fishing. Connor hails from Mt. Vernon, Indiana, where he lives with is mom and dad, Jennifer and Wayne King. “He fishes pretty much every day,” reported Jennifer. After school on weekdays he fishes for bass, blue gill, ...
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Why We Catfish Guest Editorial by David Woods

Editor’s note: David Woods is a county boy. His hometown is Ethel, MS and his home waters are the Yazoo River Basin. He got addicted to catfishing the old fashion way and he hopes you will share the sport that he enjoys with others, every chance you get. As I ...
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Catfish Clubs

CLUB FACEBOOK CONTACTS ALABAMA CATFISH TRAIL https://www.facebook.com/Alabama-Catfish-Trail-283030395041629/?fref=ts DANIEL PARSONS BIG CAT QUEST https://www.facebook.com/Big-Cat-Quest-332267373504337/?fref=ts KEN FREEMAN BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS https://www.facebook.com/BigSiouxCatAnglers/?fref=ts DICK HENRICHSEN CABELA'SKING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL https://www.facebook.com/kingkatusa/?fref=ts JEREMY COE CAROLINA ANGLERS TEAM TRAIL C.A.T.T https://www.facebook.com/CATT-236924475174/ BRETT COLLINS CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES https://www.facebook.com/Catfish-Chasers-Tournament-Series-new-812684202126860/ DAVID STUDEBAKER CATFISH CONFERENCE https://www.facebook.com/CatfishConference/?fref=ts CATFISH COUNTRY https://www.facebook.com/CatfishCountry-119490893496/?fref=ts ...
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Tournament Result April 2017

CABELS'S KING KAT MARCH 11th WHEELER LAKE 1.Aaron Churchwell/Jake Herman 144.7 2. Tim Peppers/Shon McWhorter 131.06 3. Shannon Colley/Wayne Reed 129.86 4. David Shipman/Brooke Wilbanks 119.22 5. Kelly Godbolt/Ron Howard 109.3 BIG FISH 1. Michael Clark/Briam Meares 59.7 CATFISH MAFIA MARCH 11TH GOLDSBORO 1. Team Sevar Head 56.7 2. Team ...
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Catfish Calendar April 2017

APRIL 28th - 29th CABELA'S KING KAT LAKE WATEREE SUPER APRIL 29th BIG CAT QUEST CUMBERLAND RIVER WOUNDED WARRIOR APRIL 29th CATFISH COUNTRY TANNERS CREEK TRI STATE SHOOTOUT APRIL 29th JKV CATFISHING ENGLISH PARK CANCER BENEFIT APRIL 29th KANAWHA RIVER POINT PLESANT CLUB APRIL 29th MADISON CATFISH ANGLERS TRI STATE ...
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