Many catfish anglers across the spectrum look forward to winter fishing. It is a time when catfish tend to gather together in deeper holes in search of warmer water. According to many, wintertime fishing provides an excellent opportunity to catch a personal best. It you don’t like fishing in the cold, it is also an excellent time to try a new destination, as witnessed in this month’s issue of CatfishNow.

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Catfish Connections

Welcome to a new year and the January 2019 edition of CatfishNow (CFN) Digital Magazine and Social Media Platform. January of each year brings the promise of new activities, new beginnings, and our pledge to support the catfish community in a positive way. As I look back on 2018 the ...
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Winter Fishing Can Be Productive

by Ron Presley It may be cold but they still gotta’ eat. Wintertime catfishing slows down for some anglers in some parts of the country. That’s true for Terry Rogers, but it doesn’t stop completely. “I usually don’t get out as often when temps fall below freezing,” admitted Rogers. “It’s ...
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Catfish Gear #012 — Custom Apparel and Display Solutions —Valley Fashions

Tournament jerseys with style and flair are part and parcel of the merchandise available from Valley Fashions. I was surprised at all the comments I got when I first wore my CatfishNOW Jersey. It was not only comfortable, it was stylish. But it was the catfish imprint that drew all ...
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Catfish Basics #055 – Slow Down in Winter – David Shipman, B’n’M Rods

When the winter weather drives water temperatures down the fish respond by moving slower. You can still use the same bait and rigs in the winter. It’s just that the fishing is a lot slower! When the ole biguns bite you have to give them a little more time. I’ve ...
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Fly to Warmer Climes for Catfish Variety

by Larry Larsen Head South to the “Summer” Dry Season Region That Lies Below the Equator When looking for the warmest waters during frigid times in North America, some smart anglers head south, far south below the Equator. When we are in our winter season, it is “summer” in South ...
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Catfish Basics #056 – Winter Strategies – Andy Cagle

My winter strategies depend on where I am fishing. I approach cold water fish differently in lakes than I do in rivers. On Santee Cooper in the winter time I enjoy fishing shallow water flats in the area of deep channels. If you are familiar with Santee I am talking ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION -Trophy Catfish for the Future

Practice Safe Fish Handling All Year Long When cold winter weather comes around a lot of catfish anglers slack off on fish care. There is a common belief that the cold water of winter makes it less necessary to pay as much attention to the fish. Fishlife’s Jody Harrison says ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Dave Swearingin

by Ron Presley Finding peace in fishing. Forty-nine-year-old Dave Swearingin’s passion for catfishing came at a very young age. Like many others, it was a family thing and he traces it back to a family farm, a few ponds, a fishing dad, and a way of life that some of ...
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Cold Water Cats

by Capt. Glenn Flowers Location strategies for catfish when the temperatures drop. Catfishing often has its challenges. Big moons, high waters, low waters, the spawn—all of these things can affect the way catfish feed. But winter and the cold water temperatures that it brings with it may affect catfish more than ...
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Why We Catfish A Guest Editorial by Justin Brucker

How a teenager (catfish) can change your focus. My family and I are located in Devol, OK, a small quiet town in southern Oklahoma. We are lucky enough to have two very good catfish fisheries close by with Lake Waurika in Oklahoma and just across the state line in Texas ...
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Catfish Clubs

CLUB FACEBOOK WEBSITE ALL AMERICAN CATFISH TOURNAMENTS FACEBOOK BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS FACEBOOK www.bigsiouxcatanglers.com CABELA'SKING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL FACEBOOK www.kingkatusa.com CAROLINA ANGLERS TEAM TRAIL C.A.T.T FACEBOOK www.cattrail.org CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES FACEBOOK www.catfishchasers.com CATFISH CONFERENCE FACEBOOK www.catfishconference.com CATFISH COUNTRY FACEBOOK www.catfishcountry.com CATFISH NATION OUTDOORS FACEBOOK www.catfishnationoutdoors.com CATFISH MAFIA FACEBOOK www.catfishmafia.net ...
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Catfish Calendar

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 SOUTHEASTERN CATFISH CLUB LAKE WYLIE CLUB FEB 2nd MISSISSIPPI CATFISH TRAIL PORT OF ROSEDALE TRAIL FEB 9th ...
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