To have passion for an activity is to demonstrate strong and barely controllable emotion. Sounds like an angler in search of a catfish to me. Check out the passionate catfish anglers in this issue of CatfishNow.

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Catfish Connections

How can I become a professional fisherman!? What does it take to be one? These are just two questions I get when I meet people wanting to earn the pleasure of achieving this status. Mostly, I talk to people who just want to fish and not work for the companies ...
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Catfishing is a Sellers Family Tradition

by Ron Presley Passing it down from father to son. Big John Sellers John "Big John" Sellers became a catfish legend on Santee Cooper. Back in the day he was known for his ability to catch big catfish before catfish were in style. It all started for Big John when ...
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Catfish Basics #037 – Slow Walk and Stop – Phillip Brown, Des Moines Iowa

I like to anchor and fish 2 poles in the rod holders while I walk a 3rd bait downstream. That way you are doing both. When I find a slack water hole, where your bait doesn't move anymore, I put the rod in the holder. Eighty percent of the time ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – John Adams

by Ron Presley It’s hard to beat flatheads. At 34 years of age, John Adams rapidly became a recognized player in the sport of catfishing. Like many other passionate catfish anglers his love for the sport began with family. “My passion for fishing comes from my father, uncles and grandfather,” ...
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Catfish Gear #001 – Team Catfish Gold Ring 400 Reel

Any serious cat man or woman will tell you how important a good reel is to them in their fishing adventures. Many of them are using the Team Catfish Gold Ring 400. This great little reel offers good value and dependable service. The Gold Ring 400 features a 6.1 to ...
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A Passion for Big Cats

by Brent Frazee Spring is a glorious time on Lake of the Ozarks. When Anthony Ford casts into the shallows of Lake of the Ozarks in the spring, he isn’t targeting bass or a crappie. He is looking for a big hit—the type of fish that puts off a wake ...
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Roger Aziz Jr.: The Bullhead King

by Keith “Catfish” Sutton No man knows more about catching giant bullheads than the “Bullhead King.” Call him “The Bullhead King,” or just plain bullheaded. Either way, Roger Aziz, Jr. of Methuen, Massachusetts, will take it as a compliment. Hundreds of thousands of people in this country love bullhead fishing, ...
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Catfish Basics #038 – Start the day with change in mind — Capt. Paul Blackwell, Fish on Guide Service

When I am dragging, I like to start the day with several different baits in the water. For example, if I have 6 rods out I might have 2 with river herring, 2 with white perch, and 2 with cut shad. I also like to put the outside rods on ...
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Catfishing: A Sport with a Passion for Kids

by Ron Presley The key words are fun, simple, and educate. It is a known characteristic of the sport of catfishing that family is often included on the shoreline and in the boat. Social media posts, tournament weigh-ins, and dockside conversations confirm the observations because they often include kids. Importantly, ...
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Fishin’ and Fellowship

by Ron Presley Me and Mr. Hayes A lot of people have heard this story before, but it bears repeating. It is a story of simple caring, comradery, companionship and catfishing. It is a story of how two people that never knew each other before a chance meeting, one unplanned ...
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Catfish Gear #002-George Young Jr. Signature Chain Swivels from B’n’M Poles

Are you looking for a small, strong, and dependable chain swivel to keep the twist out of your line? All three of those characteristics are available in the George Young Jr. Chain Swivels from B’n’M Poles. George designed the swivel to be small so it would cut down on drag, ...
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Catfish Conference 2018

by Ron Presley I really have to wonder if Steve Douglas and Jim Hopper had any notion of where their idea to have a catfish community gettogether would go when they conjured up the notion a few years ago. The underlying premise was simple, it was all about catfish. Catfish ...
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Catfish Calendar

APR 21st CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES PERRY LAKE CLUB APR 21st CABELA'S KING KAT DELAWARE RIVER CLUB APR 21st CATFISH MAFIA CITY ISLAND CHANNEL CAT SHOOTOUT/DAY APR 21st CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLJACKS UCHEE CREEK CLUB APR 21st FLATHEAD BLUES ON CHANNEL2 HOOVER RESERVOIR CLUB APR 21st HOLD'EM HOOK INGALLS HARBOR CLUB APR ...
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Catfish Clubs

CLUB LINK BIG CAT QUEST FACEBOOK BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS FACEBOOK CABELA'SKING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL FACEBOOK CAROLINA ANGLERS TEAM TRAIL C.A.T.T FACEBOOK CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES FACEBOOK CATFISH CONFERENCE FACEBOOK CATFISH COUNTRY FACEBOOK CATFISH NATION OUTDOORS FACEBOOK CATFISH MAFIA FACEBOOK CATHUNTERS ASSOC. OF THE SOUTH C.A.T.S. FACEBOOK CENTRAL MISSOURI CATS ...
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Tournament Results

CABELA'S KING KAT MARCH 10th SANTEE COOPER 1. Trevor Nederhoff/Josh Brown 148.3 2. Richard Chaplin/James Girdler 144.1 3. Carl Morris Jr/Rob Parsons 138.28 4. Michael Passmore/Joshua Skinner 128.4 5. James Saxon/Richard Wimmer 123.24 BIG FISH 1. David Stanley/Travis Tilley 56.66 CATFISH MAFIA MARCH 10th LOWER POTOMAC 1. Robert/Mike 88.8 2 ...
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