Like most sports, the future of catfishing relies on successfully recruiting youth that enjoys it and are likely to continue participating as they get older. Catfish families across the spectrum are developing some great future catfish anglers as witnessed by the stories in this month’s issue of Catfish Now.

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Catfish Connections

The holidays are upon us which also means “winter.” Brrrrr. The fishing slows down and our attention turns to preparing for the new fishing season and to our loved ones. What are some of these items that help us prepare for next season? First, if you are not going to ...
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10 Ways to Make Family Catfishing Trips Unforgettable

by Keith “Catfish” Sutton The most fun fishing trips for children are those the grown-ups properly planned. Tomorrow should be a good day to take your children catfishing. Grab a few poles, some bait and some tackle. Sit on a pond, lake or river bank. Try for a big one, ...
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Catfish Basics #053 – CPR More Than Ten – Conner King, Mt. Vernon, Indiana

CPR is the best thing to do with a catfish that is 10 pounds or above. The only way we can preserve this great sport is if we release all the big fish we catch. I promote it by telling anyone that asks why we don’t keep them. I explain ...
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Catfish Gear #010 — Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail

The Catfish Gear column is normally reserved for one of our sponsors that provides anglers with gear of some sort. This month it is dedicated to another Catfish Now sponsor, Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail, because of their dedication to youth fishing. Last year the King Kat trail conducted more ...
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Catfish Basics #054 – Prefish with Focus – Christopher Grose, Glenwood, WV

In almost all tournaments, conditions are constantly changing as time progresses. That makes prefishing important as a way to evaluate different areas. Prefishing provides a basis for predicting the potential to catch fish in either numbers or size come tournament day. On an average day of prefishing, depending on the ...
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Riley Brown: A Young Catfishermen with A Passion

by Terry Madewell Already a tournament veteran at 18, Riley Brown enjoy catfishing on many levels. When 18-year old Riley Brown was asked how long he’d been catfishing he had to pause and reflect a few moments. “Longer than I’ve not been catfishing,” he said. “I remember I first got ...
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Making Fishing a Family Tradition

by Ron Presley Editor’s Note: It is no accident that the Ishcomer family is “hooked” on catfish. When parents love to fish and take their kids with them the kids are likely to love fishing too. It started out on the shoreline but developed into a passion that keeps this ...
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The Other Lessons of Fishing

by Brad Durick Learning to fish is one thing, learning the other skills involved is also important This past summer I was on a Canadian fly-in with some friends. It was brought to my attention that the youngest in the group (who is 30 years old) wanted to learn to ...
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Christmas List for Youth Catfish Anglers

Catfishing is known for its high degree of family participation. Whether its recreational or tournament fishing, plenty of youth are involved in the sport. Catfish Now is pleased to share a few catfish kids and their Christmas wish list ...
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Catfish Calendar

JAN 5th SOUTHEASTERN CATFISH CLUB LAKE WATEREE CLUB JAN 12th OLD DOMINION CATFISH CLUB HOPEWELL MARINA CLUB JAN 19th CUMBERLAND RIVER CATMAN'S ASSOCIATION LICK CREEK BOAT RAMP CLUB JAN 19th TENNESSEE RIVER CATFISH CLUB FORT LOUDON LAKE WARM UP EVENT FEB 2nd TENNESSEE RIVER CATFISH CLUB WILSON CLUB FEB 2nd ...
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Tournament Results

KERR LAKE MADKATTERS NOVEMBER 4th KERR LAKE 1. Team Connor 57.76 2. Team Hopper 46.66 3. Team Haynes 41.23 BIG FISH 1. Team Connor CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLJACK CATFISHING NOVEMBER 10th WHEELER LAKE 1. Robineast/Edmonds 149.05 2. Clark/Mears 103.05 3. Team Killer B's 92.25 4. Folsom/Folsom 90.15 5. Gentry/Robinson 86.3 BIG FISH ...
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