This month’s issue of CatfishNOW features some great catfish destinations. Keith “Catfish” Sutton takes you on a trip to the Missouri River. Brad Durick guides your visit to the Red River and Brad Hierstetter leads a journey to the east and the highly productive James River. If you are looking to add a destination to your bucket list, you just might find one in the December issue.

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Catfish Connection: December 2016

I can’t believe how time flies! It is almost Christmas and already our third CatfishNow (CFN) digital magazine edition is published! With each edition, we are striving and challenging ourselves to make each one better than the last. Our goal is to reach every catfisher person with the best information ...
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Catfishing on the Mighty Mo

By Keith “Catfish” Sutton One of North America’s top destinations for hard-fighting winter catfish             Sometimes you’re lucky enough to accidentally hook a blue cat where it shouldn’t be hooked. Behind the dorsal fin, for example, which is where my 27-year-old son Josh Sutton hooked his first Missouri River blue ...
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Catfish Basics #005 – Attitude Adjustment

Jason “Big Cat” Mathenia fishes tournaments with his mom Vicky. His advice goes beyond the physical things you do to catch more catfish. His tip is related to mental preparedness. “Have confidence in what you are doing,” advises Mathenia. “Whether it is the type of fishing you are doing or ...
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Red River of the North

By Brad Durick America’s Channel Catfish Capital There are many catfish destinations in the United States. Individual bucket lists are ever changing as anglers find new waters and new ways to fish. There is one great catfish destination that has been held up as the nation’s top channel cat fishery ...
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Catfish NOW How To Glow Wrap

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Catfish Basics #006 – Flatties in Cover

Matt “CatMatt” Jones is a flathead fanatic. He spends countless hours on his boat, the Flathead Battleship, scouting, researching and hunting flatheads on the Rock River. Given his proclivity for flatheads, It should not be too much of a surprise to find that CatMatt’s tip relates to flatties in the ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – B’n’M Pole Company

By Ron Presley An Underlying Mission of Customer Service B’n’M Poles rose from a humble beginning as a Broom and Mop Company (B’n’M) to be one of the premier fishing rod companies in the nation. The company began business in 1948 in West Point, MS. “We’ve been in our current ...
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BnM Poles – How To Modified Carolina Rig

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CATFISH CONSERVATION : The Little Things That Matter

by Ron Presley Catfish anglers often debate the proper size to harvest a fish. If an angler fishes to put meat on the table, often there is no size limit, unless by state law. Regardless, in my short time of following the catfish culture I do see a growing trend ...
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Techniques for Fishing Drop-Offs

By John E. Phillips Almost anyone can catch catfish May through October. Few anglers can take monster-sized cats throughout the winter months like Tennessee River guide Phil “Catfish” King of Corinth, Mississippi. I fished with King below Pickwick Dam one week and learned his secret strategies for catching big cats ...
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Prime Catfish Destinations: Virginia’s Tidal James River

By Brad Hierstetter A Hot Spot for Frigid Water Trophy Blue Cats! Approximately 40 miles northwest of Lynchburg, Virginia (VA), just below the very small Alleghany County town of Iron Gate, the James River forms at the confluence of the Cowpasture and Jackson Rivers. Here, the appropriately named Upper James ...
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Fishing with Kids

By Ron Presley It’s never too early to take kids fishing Some of the greatest memories of my childhood involved fishing. Getting up early; asking, are we there yet; stopping along the way for breakfast; getting bait at the tackle store; sometimes staying overnight and camping out were part of the trip. These ...
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River Rumors: Catfishing in Spain and Beyond

By Ron Presley  Catching Catfish of Exceptional Size Depends on Where You Fish Anglers in the USA often name places like Wheeler Lake in Alabama as a place they would like to fish, because of the abundance of huge catfish. In Europe, a favorite bucket list destination is the Ebro ...
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Tournament Results – December 2016

OLD DOMINION NOVEMBER 5th JAMES RIVER 1. Bryan Newton/David Barnett 94.35 2. Thomas Mallory/Daniel Taylor 92.3 3. David Jones/Barry Jones/Wayne Austin 88.3 4. Bruce Conner/James Keatts 83.1 5. James Williams/Dale Lowe 58.8 SOUTHWEST OHIO NOVEMBER 5th SCHMIDT BOAT RAMP 1. Willie Smith/Stacie Smith 61.5 2. Ray Vanhoosier/Bob Balon 48.7 3 ...
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Catfish Calendar – December 2016

DECEMBER 17th CATFISH MAFIA POTOMAC CLUB DECEMBER 17th JKV CATFISHING TRAIL GREEN RIVER CLUB DECEMBER 18th CATFISH NATION OUTDOORS FORT WASHINGTON CLUB JANUARY 7th SOUTHEASTERN CATFISH CLUB LAKE WYLIE CLUB JANUARY 7th OLD DOMINION HOPEWELL MARINA CLUB JANUARY 14th CAROLINA ANGLERS CATFISH TRAIL WYLIE-BUSTER BOYD QUALIFIER JANUARY 14th CATFISH MAFIA ...
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Why We Catfish

Guest Editorial – by Jimmy Holbrook and Layla Ledbetter Jimmy Holbrook It’s in my blood. My grandpa catfished and my dad was a catfishermen. There is just something about being out there. It’s no different than having a passion for deer hunting or duck hunting or anything else. Catfishing is ...
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