Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t catch some cats. Stories from Keith “Catfish” Sutton, John N. Felsher, and Ron Presley give you some insight to cold weather fishing in this month’s issue of CatfishNow.

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Catfish Connections

Happy February everyone! A new fishing year is upon us and we face several challenges, one being how we can deal with invasive species in our waterways. This is becoming an all-out survival war and we need to become involved. Several invasive fish (Asian Carp for example) are causing major ...
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Try Ponds for Winter Channel Cats and Bullheads

by Keith “Catfish” Sutton The bite may be better than you imagined, even on the coldest days. I have a clear memory of the first time I fished for catfish in winter. I was about 12 or 13 years old and going a bit stir crazy after being cooped up ...
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Catfish Basics #033 – Sinker Safety ─ Brian Barton

One of the common elements of catfish rigs are sinkers. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can be a problem swinging and bouncing around in a boat. They can be a hazard to anglers and equipment as well. Heavy weights are capable of damaging rods and chipping gelcoat, ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Lyle Stokes

by Ron Presley Tournament catfishing is where it’s at Some people say fishing is fishing and that’s all there is to it. Not Lyle Stokes. The popular host of the Catfish Weekly Online TV show sees a lot more to catfishing than just the fishing. He is also proprietor and ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION -Trophy Catfish for the Future

by Jason Masingale The Importance of Conservation I feel it is everyone’s responsibility to protect the resources and environment to the best of their ability. Natural resources, such as fish and game, are totally dependent on the rules and regulations that are applied to them. It is up to us, ...
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Floats for Catfish

by Steven Johnson Strategies for utilizing floats to improve presentations and catch more catfish Catfish favor the bottom. It’s that simple. Exceptions exist, of course. For example, blue cats sometimes suspend below schools of open-water baitfish. Most catfish life occurs near the bottom, though, so the typical catfish angler doesn’t ...
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Catfish Basics #034 – Sonar Efficiency ─ Chris Souders – Slunger Cat Outdoors

For catfish anglers that want their sonar to operate at top efficiency try this tip from Chris Souders, two-time Cabela’s King Kat AOY. He believes that it is in the cockpit, with the sonar, that the magic happens. He wants the clearest picture he can get to help determine his ...
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Fish to Learn, Fish for Life

by Ron Presley Creating anglers for the future Joe Jellison is a self-described husband, father, teacher, coach, and fishing freak. The emphasis is on family first, occupation second, and fishing third. Nevertheless, fishing plays an important role in all his activities. As proprietor and creator of Chatt Cat Fishing on ...
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Frigid Fury: Finding big catfish in cold water

by John N. Felsher  Catching catfish is not just for summer anglers Many people think of catfishing as a spring or summer activity. However, in the right spot, anglers can find hot action for big whiskerfish during the coldest months, usually with little or no competition. “When I first started ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Corey Jenkins

Mom’s father, Dude, or PawPaw, as I always called him, had a way with names. The names he came up with were usually based upon a trait, fact, or characteristic that was typically obvious. I am confident PawPaw was never accused of being creative in the naming department. PawPaw had ...
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Catfish Calendar

FEB 17th CABELA'S KING KAT LAKE TAWAKONI CLUB FEB 17th CATFISH MAFIA LOWER POTOMAC CLUB FEB 17th GET-N-HOOKED THUNDERBIRD CLUB FEB 17th JKV CATFISHING CUMBERLAND RIVER CLUB FEB 24th CATHUNTERS ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTH LAKE TALQUIN CLUB FEB 24th CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLJACKS HATCHECHUBBEE CLUB FEB 24th FISHIN BLUES WAURIKA CLUB FEB ...
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Tournament Results

SOUTHEASTERN CATFISH CLUB JANUARY 6th LAKE WYLIE 1. Jeff Manning/Michael Paciocco 98.99 2. Brian Snipes/Mason Brakefield/Brandi Snipes 96.24 3. Steve Whitley/Shane Owenby 84.05 4. Blake Williams/Jamie Williams/Madison reynolds 83.33 5. Gary Morton JR./Caleb Sturgis/Gary Morton SR 77.52 BIG FISH 1. Steve Whitley/Shane Owenby 50.5 CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL JANUARY 13th ...
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