This month’s issue of CatfishNOW features some great catfish information. Glenn Flowers describes a productive method for putting plenty of flatties in the boat; Ken Cook follows some Santee Cooper anglers on a quest for cats with a  surprising result; and Ron Presley takes a trip across the pond to learn about the monster wels catfish in the UK. Enjoy this month’s offerings to get your New Year started off right.

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Catfish Connections

Welcome everyone to the January edition of CatfishNow (CFN) Digital Magazine and Social Media Platform. We are extremely pleased to bring you our monthly collection of catfish related content. We hope you will share it with your friends, relatives and other catfish enthusiasts. There is a world of interest in ...
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The Bank Tramp

by Ron Presley Engaging wels catfish, it’s purely for sport The 47-year-old angler wandered the shoreline in search of simple pleasures. He was looking for a suitable spot in the West Midlands of England to cast his rods in search of giant wels catfish. He often spends a week or ...
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Catfish Basics #007 – All in the Family

Catfishing is a family sport. If you don’t think so, just ask Jennifer Keach King. “My tip is coming from a family perspective,” said Jennifer. “ALWAYS get the kids involved!” Today’s kids relate well to anything electronic and Jennifer gets her son Conner involved with another type of electronics instead ...
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Beating the Odds on Fall Cats in Santee Cooper Country

by Ken Cook Find the structure and you find the fish Whitey Outlaw and his son Matt of St. Matthews, South Carolina are both crappie tournament champions who have lived, fished and hunted their entire lives in and around Lakes Marion and Moultrie, its vast swamps, and the numerous rivers ...
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Catfish Basics #008 – Flatheads on Artificial Lures

The flathead catfish is one amazing predator and no doubt one of the coolest and strongest fish in fresh water. They are incredibly efficient hunters. One of many common misconceptions is that they feed mainly on or towards the bottom. “This is way off base,” says Kansas angler Keith Severns ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Larry Muse

by Ron Presley Bumping is Best This column is a series of personal profiles describing catfish anglers whose passion for their sport goes beyond the simple pleasure of engagement. Hopefully you will feel some kinship to them and learn from them in a way that will benefit your own outdoor ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION -Trophy Catfish for the Future

No Noodling in Missouri by Ron Presley Catfish conservation takes many forms. In some instances, the conservation rules and regulations run contrary to the wishes of the catfish seeker. Noodling, for example, is a form of recreation that matches man and beast in hand-to-hand combat. Noodling may better be described ...
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Runnin’ and Gunnin’

By Glenn Flowers Finding flatties on the run Most people’s idea of flathead fishing is long waits with big baits. In most situations this is generally true, especially if targeting trophy class flatheads. However, running a guide service with young kids and impatient client's, this way of slow fishing was not always ...
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Fishing Time for Kids

by Bob Wattendorf Editor’s Note: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is heavily involved in supporting kids in the outdoors. Bob Wattendorf has highlighted that commitment and the benefits that ensue from introducing youth to the outdoors. He begins his story in the summer, but the opportunity to ...
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Catfish Weekly National Catfish Championship

Structuring a National Catfish Championship     There has been much talk in catfish circles about a “true” National Catfish Championship. The talk ranges from those who don’t want one at all to those that think it is destined to come. Currently the only event based on some type of qualifying credentials ...
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BnM How To Knots for Anchor Fishing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPPSRPDPQn0&feature=youtu.be ...
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Tournament Results January 2017

CAROLINA ANGLERS TEAM TRAIL DECEMBER 10th WATEREE 1. Josh Coggins/Jimmy Holbrook 67.63 2. Jeff Manning/Ron Carden 63.8 3. Jason Knight/Preston Starkey 60.24 4. Clay Henderson/Jason Wolfe 58.82 5. Brian Snipes/Bubba Branch 51.52 BIG FISH 1. Josh Coggins/Jimmy Holbrook 38.37 JKV CATFISHING DECEMBER 17th GREEN RIVER 1. Jerimiah Keen/Rob Edwards 83.9 ...
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Catfish Clubs – January 2017

CLUB CONTACTS WEBSITE ALABAMA CATFISH TRAIL DANIEL PARSONS www.alabamacatfishtrail.com BIG CAT QUEST KEN FREEMAN www.bigcatquest.com BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS DICK HENRICHSEN www.bigsiouxcatanglers.com CABELA'SKING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL JEREMY COE www.kingkatusa.com CAROLINA ANGLERS TEAM TRAIL C.A.T.T BRETT COLLINS www.cattrail.org CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES DAVID STUDEBAKER www.catfishchasers.com CATFISH COUNTRY www.catfishcountry.com CATFISH NATION OUTDOORS ...
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Catfish Calendar January 2017

JANUARY 14th CAROLINA ANGLERS CATFISH TRAIL WYLIE-BUSTER BOYD QUALIFIER JANUARY 14th CATFISH MAFIA POTOMAC CLUB JANUARY 14th CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL NAVARRO MILLS CLUB JANUARY 14th WEST TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL LAKE TAWAKONI OPEN JANUARY 15th CATFISH NATION FORT WASHINGTON CLUB JANUARY 28th C.A.T.S. YELLOW RIVER CLUB JANUARY 28th JKV CATFISHING ...
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Why We Catfish

A guest editorial by Paul Blackwell I grew up in a small farming community, there are farm ponds everywhere. My brother and I would ride our bikes to neighboring farm ponds and fish for whatever would bite. Our equipment was cheap, old, hand me down fishing rods and sometimes just ...
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