Channel cat are the most abundant species of catfish in U.S. waters. Approximately 8 million anglers target them annually for the dinner table and for sport. This month’s issue of CatfishNow celebrates the popular fish and offers proven techniques to catch them.

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Catfish Connections

The Catfish Now digital magazine is a true award-winning production by our wonderful editor, Ron Presley and our first-class writers who contribute regularly. Our mission is to publish timely how-to content based on the month published for all types and levels of catfishing expertise. The benchmark and topic themes in ...
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Living and Loving an Outdoor Lifestyle

by Ron Presley  Sharpies are part of an active outdoor culture. Devin Whidden is a fifth-generation local of Glades County, FL. He is a prime example of what growing up with outdoors traditions is all about. “My family moved and settled here in the early 1900s,” offered Whidden. “I think ...
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Catfish Basics #045 – Check Deep in August – Mark Blauvelt, B’n’M Poles

Late summer channels cats can be tough, but on lakes it’s the time of year when all fish are done spawning close to the banks and now are moving back out into deeper water. They are following the bait schools out into the main lake. Anglers should look for fish ...
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Red River of the North: World’s Best Fishing for Giant Channel Cats

by Keith “Catfish” Sutton No place on earth produces more 20- to 40-pound channel cats than the Red River of the North in Manitoba, Canada. Considering I’ve been on literally hundreds of bodies of water on this continent during more than 50 years of angling, you might think it would ...
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Catfish Gear #007 — The Original RodSox

Taking care of their fishing rods is one of the most important things an angler can do. The new Original Rod Sox will help you do just that. Rod protecting covers are made from the highest quality material available to guard your rods from damage and give you more time ...
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Bounding Back on River Ledges

by Wesley Mann Knowing where to look and how to catch trophy catfish. I first started seeking out the trophy catfish in the productive waters of Tennessee about four years ago. More specifically I was probing the waters of the Cumberland River learning how to catch the trophies that swim ...
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Catfish Basics #046 – Soft Bite Solution – Danny Sapp, Fat Boy Custom Rods

Channel cats begin to develop more aggressive eating patterns by August. Anglers can target them both day and night and expect good success. Finding the channel cats will depend on water conditions, but I concentrate on channel ledges and/or the shallows. Because conditions change, so can the bite. A 4-ounce ...
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Spooning Forked Tails

by John N. Felsher Accept the challenge and spoon–feed some channel cats. Although channel catfish typically act like scavengers scouring the bottom for any morsels that might taste good, all catfish prey upon live creatures like small baitfish, frogs, insects, crawfish, grass shrimp and anything else they can catch. “All ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Joseph Dennis, Father and Sons Outdoors TV

Editor’s Note: Forty-eight-year-old Capt. Joe Dennis lives in Bonneau, SC. His love for catfishing developed as a child. Living near the Santee Cooper lake system with a family of fishermen provided a lifestyle that he continues to pass on to other outdoor enthusiasts through his guide service and his show, ...
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Catfish Calendar

AUG 17th - 18th CABELA'S LING KAT MISSISSIPPI RIVER SUPER EVENT AUG 18th CATFISH MAFIA GOLDSBORO CLUB AUG 18th FLATHEAD BLUES ON CHANNEL2 HOOVER RESERVOIR CLUB/NIGHT AUG 18th JKV CATFISHING OHIO RIVER/DUFFYS LANDING CLUB AUG 18th OLD DOMINION CATFISH CLUB HOPEWELL MARINA CLUB AUG 18th SOUTHWEST OHIO CATFISH CLUB TANNERS ...
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Catfish Kids: Fishing’s Future Reaches 1 Million Participants

Spreading angling education and promoting the growth of fishing and boating.   An important milestone in aquatic education took place July 28, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park. Fishing’s Future, a national 501(c)(3) organization, celebrated and recognize its 1,000,000th participant attending an angling education Family Fish ...
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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

CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES JULY 14th MO RIVER 1. Bradley Young/Tom Holtman/Trey Holtman 151.55 2. Brad Kilpatrick/Kevin Brown 128.15 3. Brian Saunders/Boomer Wilson 123.6 4. Chris Thompson/Brice Benson 104.6 5. Danny Mayer/Derek Allen 102.1 BIG FISH 1. Bradley Young/Tom Holtman/Trey Holtman 89.05 CATFISH COUNTRY JULY 14th AUGUSTA 1. Jamie McCarty/Terry ...
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