This New Year’s offering of CatfishNow brings you a story on flatheads of the west, big blues from California and a lady catfish angler from South Carolina gets. All the regular columns are on tap too. Start your New Year off right with the January 2018 edition of CatfishNow.

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Catfish Connections

Welcome to a new year and the January 2018 edition of CatfishNow (CFN) digital magazine and social media platform. January of each year brings the promise of new and exciting activities, and new beginnings. I made my normal resolutions to lose some weight and watch out for my health. I ...
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California Dreamin’

by Ron Presley California catfishing is not for sissies “California Dreaming,” by The Mamas & the Papas, is #89 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Dreaming of big blue California catfish is #1 on Steve Johnson’s top ten list. “I fish for a vast ...
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Catfish Basics #031 – Rattle, Rattle, Rattle ─ Zakk Royce

Two years ago, I experimented with rattles for catfish, I knew that I had caught a lot on lures such as crankbaits, so it made sense that rattles could help attract a bite. I rigged half my rods with and half without rattles. The rods with rattles out preformed the ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Chris Souders

by Ron Presley On the rope and loving it If Chris Souders has his druthers, he fishes on the rope. He does it for a very good reason, he’s good at it. Like so many other avid catfish anglers his passion for catfishing comes from his youth. “I love fishing ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION -Trophy Catfish for the Future

by Ron Presley Blue Catfish Stocked in Ohio. The blue catfish program of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is based on stocking fingerling blue catfish at Hoover, Clendening, and Seneca lakes. Their goal is to provide trophy catfishing opportunities in Ohio reservoirs. The ODNR Division of Wildlife started ...
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Catfish Basics #032 – Finding the Right Bait ─ Paul Blackwell

Paul Blackwell operates Fish On Guide Service on Santee Cooper. Blackwell targets trophy catfish with an emphasis on conservation thru catch-photo-release (CPR) fishing. He is quick to point out the importance of experimenting with bait cuts to find the one they want. Baits can and should be cut in different ...
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Layla Holbrook – Committed to Catfishing

by Terry Madewell Was that wedding cake a catfish? Layla Ledbetter grew up loving the outdoors. She fished extensively for bass and bream throughout her youth. But when she met a catfisherman named Jimmy Holbrook, about 10 years ago, she had no idea how her life, and journey into catfishing, ...
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Fishing with Kids in Georgia

by Ron Presley Creating anglers for the future Kids living in Georgia have a multitude of opportunities to fish and learn about the outdoors. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) has a section on their website dedicated to kids fishing and outdoor activities. Georgia officials obviously ...
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Alabama River Flatties

by Ron Presley One of Alabama’s best kept secrets It would be hard to find a more beautiful place. The Coosa River and the Tallapoosa River come together near Wetumpka, Alabama to form the Alabama River. It is a meandering river around Prattville in Elmore County Alabama. The river offers ...
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Flatheads of the West

by Eddie White Monsters of logs and ledges From California to Arizona, all the way up to Idaho, flathead fisherman test their fishing skills on the wily flathead. These western catfish anglers use many different tactics and techniques to seek out these monsters of the logs and ledges. With the ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Eric Carlson

The tug was the drug The truth of the matter is, fishing has saved my life. Most of my childhood was a bit rough. A lot of my friends are dead, in jail, or on the way. But catfishing and fishing in general, big or small, bluegill to catfish, and ...
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Catfish Calendar

JAN 20th CATFISH MAFIA LOWER POTOMAC CLUB JAN 20th FISHIN BLUES ELLSWORTH SHOOTOUT JAN 27th JKV CATFISHING GREEN RIVER CLUB FEB 3rd CABELA'S KING KAT TENN/TOM WATERWAY CLUB FEB 3rd SOUTHEASTERN CATFISH CLUB LAKE WATEREE CLUB FEB 10th WEST TN CATFISH ANGLERS MEMPHIS CLUB FEB 17th CABELA'S KING KAT LAKE ...
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Catfish Clubs

CLUB LINK ALABAMA CATFISH TRAIL FACEBOOK 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 ...
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Tournament Results

GET-N0HOOKED DECEMBER 9th SOONER LAKE 1. Cody Forshee/Andrew Melendy 107.38 2. Rollin Flatties 64.3 3. Catch and Release 51.1 4. Steve Johnson 44.46 5. Suki 41.86 BIG FISH 1. Cody Forshee/Andrew Melendy 53.74 CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL DECEMBER 9th - 10th LAKE O.H. 1. BLUECAT BANE 130.64 2. TEAM HOOKED ...
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