This month’s issue of CatfishNow sheds some light on catching catfish at night. Anglers often choose nighttime fishing for the comfort factor and the lack of congestion on the water. John E. Phillips tells a story of fishing the trailraces after dark. Glenn Flowers offers a story on his personal preference for chasing flatheads at night. Ron Presley brings a story from Florida and night fishing on the St. Johns River.

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Catfish Connections

Welcome to the July edition of CatfishNow (CFN) digital magazine and social media platform. At this time last year CatfishNow was only a dream. I had been engaged in outdoor writing for 7 or 8 years, following a career in academia. I enjoyed the teaching and administration for years, but ...
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Fishing the Graveyard Shift

by Ron Presley Night Bite Catfish on the St. Johns River You don’t have to fish for catfish at night, but it sure is cooler in the hot Florida summer. The St. Johns River, known for its outstanding bass and crappie fishing, is also a great place to put some ...
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Catfish Basics #019 – Cut Your Bait for Action – Jason “Big Cat” Mathenia

Sometimes you go out there and the head is all they want, other times it’s a chunk. I haven’t completely figured it out, but I’m sure there is something going on there. One thing I do know is that you can cut your bait a certain way and make it ...
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BnM 2017 ICAST New Products

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Nighttime is the Right Time

by Capt. Glenn Flowers As summer heats up, fish when the lights go out. Nighttime is the right time, and for good reason, Flatheads can and will be caught at all times during all season in all states. From the north to the south flatheads can be caught 24 hours ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Jonathan Cooksey

by Ron Presley Use each fishing trip to develop your skills Jonathan Cooksey’s memories of fishing go back to his childhood and his uncle’s farm raised catfish pond. “It was a real treat when I got to fish there,” offered Cooksey. “You never had a bad day!” Jonathan credits his ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION – Pay Lakes – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Ron Presley Pay lakes are a large bone of contention among catfish anglers. It’s no secret that many anglers do not like pay lakes for a variety of reasons. The biggest reason is the practice that takes wild catfish from public waters and places them in pay lakes were ...
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Hot Catfish after Dark

Story and photos by John E. Phillips Strategies for Catching Nighttime Catfish Everyone knows that tailraces make great places to catch catfish in the daylight hours during the summer months. However, rarely will you see a hook-and-line fisherman angling the tailrace for catfish when the turbines don't run, the water ...
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Catfish Basics #020 – Use Your Instincts – Jason Aycock

Ask any angler and they will tell you that some spots just look and feel fishier than others, it relates to fisherman’s instinct. Instinct is the main thing that Hunter Jones and I use on the river when we don’t see fish on the sonar. If we feel confident in ...
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Cabela’s King Kat and Crappie USA Kids Rodeos

If you teach your kids to fish and hunt, you won’t have to hunt your kids. Nature has a way of communicating peace, comfort and knowledge if you take the time to listen. Most kids are naturally attracted to the outdoors and they have much to learn from it. Some ...
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Thrill of the Night

by Dave Mutton Catfishing UK style Firstly, hello from the other side of ‘The Pond’. In the interview, I did with CatfishNow back in January, I talked about catfishing in mainland Europe, mainly Spain. This time I want to focus on fishing closer to home, well my home anyway, England ...
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Catfish NOW How To Side Trolling with Brian Barton

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Why We Catfish

A Guest Editorial by Zed Moore Editor’s note: Zed and Josh Moore are small town boys who grew up fishing on the Wabash River. Their hometown is Mt. Carmel, IL and their home catfishing water is the Ohio River. They got addicted to catfishing through summer vacations to area lakes ...
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Catfish Clubs

BIG CAT QUEST FaceBook KEN FREEMAN BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS FaceBook DICK HINRICHSEN CABELA'S KING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL FaceBook JEREMY COE CAROLINA ANGLERS TEAM TRAIL C.A.T.T FaceBook BRETT COLLINS CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES FaceBook DAVID STUDABAKER CATFISH CONFERENCE FaceBook STEVE DOUGLAS CATFISH COUNTRY FaceBook SCOTT WILSON CATFISH MAFIA FaceBook GLEN ...
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Tournament Results July 2017

RED RIVER VALLEY MAY 10th NORTH LANDING 1. Jason  Kalt/Phil Jeffery 41.6 2. Charlie Engen/Aaron Kroetsch 41.4 BIG FISH 1. Lunski/Gudajtes 5.2 CABELA'S KING KAT MAY 13th OHIO/KANAWHA RIVERS 1. Rodney Harrison/Kim Bailey 97.68 2. Chris Rhodes/Chris Hatfield 74.14 3. Chad Ord/Jeff Rous II 68.04 4. Willie Smith/Nick Anderson 61.74 ...
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Catfish Calendar July 2017

JUNE 17th CATFISH NATION OUTDOORS DARGON CLUB JUNE 17th GETNHOOKED KAW CLUB/NIGHT JUNE 17th WICKED WHISKERS SOUTH SIOUX CITY CLUB/NIGHT JUNE 18th TWISTED CAT OUTDOORS CANTON JACK & JILL JUNE 18th WHISKEY CITY SCHMIDT RAMP CLUB JUNE 24th CABELA'S KING KAT DELAWARE RIVER CLUB JUNE 24th CATFISH COUNTRY TANNERS CREEK ...
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