Given the number of women that love to catfish it’s a pleasure to dedicate an issue of Catfish Now to the ladies of the sport. In this issue Ann White shares her knowledge of live bait and how to care for it; Capt. Brad Durick shares his experiences as a guide fishing with lady anglers; and Ron Presley chronicles how one lady angler became passionate about the sport. Other lady anglers contribute videos and catfish tips.

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Catfish Connections

The catfish community is a caring group of people. Month after month the evidence is clear. When a fellow catfish angler is faced with adversity in their life, someone always steps up to help. I have witnessed those misfortunes and the corresponding responses time and time again. Houses have burned, ...
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Catfish Fever–Catch It

by Ron Presley The prescribed medication is more catfishing. The term “newbie” didn’t last long to describe Gaffney, SC resident Lindsey Patterson as a cat woman. She caught the catfish fever on her first catfishing trip in May of 2017. The dictionary defines “newbie” as an inexperienced newcomer to a ...
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Catfish Basics #043 – Tournament Travel – Joyce Muse, Corinth, MS

Editor’s Note: There are plenty of cat women that never wet a hook. That doesn’t mean they don’t support the sport. In fact, many of them are some of the best supporters and promoters the sport of catfishing has. Joyce Muse is a case in point. She has volunteered to ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Teresa Owensby

by Ron Presley From girly girl to tournament time Teresa Owensby was a self-described girly girl in her formative years. That means simply that she dressed and behaved in a traditional feminine style using make-up, wearing dresses and blouses, and living the traditional gender role of a female. Then came ...
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Catfish Gear #006 — SeaArk Boats

Described by some as the Cadillac of catfish boats, SeaArk Boats have set the pace for catfish anglers. They have over 58 years of experience in boat building and it shows. Their heavy-duty aluminum boats are the choice of many catfish anglers. The company makes many different models and each ...
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Women and Catfishing

by Brad Durick Guiding women on a catfish outing is always fun and rewarding The women I know who like catfishing don’t just like it, THEY LOVE IT! It’s no secret that catfishing has the reputation of being a man’s sport, but that reputation is changing. There are a few ...
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Live Bait Logistics

by Ann White Fresh bait is worth the effort. Keeping a couple dozen minnows alive for a day long fishing trip isn't very difficult–a 5-gallon bucket, a battery-operated aerator and an occasional water change is sufficient for most. But for many tournament fishermen, bait requirements go far beyond the basic ...
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Catfish Basics #044 – Tournament Tips – Wanda Bennett Barner, Wheatland, Missouri

Everyone should remember that fishing is not catching! Ninety-five percent of your time in the boat is fishing, so I recommend you have a fishing partner you enjoy spending time with. In the boat I recommend that each partner has duties that they are responsible for. For example, I reel ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Amy Smith

Pay it forward. As a kid, fishing was only something I did occasionally while visiting my dad. He lived in a small Iowa town called Marengo where the Iowa River ran along the edge. For us, fishing was just another thing to do in the summer. And back then it ...
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CatfishNow Report from ICAST 2018

As ICAST 2018 winds down there are a few very happy and proud companies celebrating their product development efforts. Those are the companies that came out on top of the New Product Showcase Best of Category competition.  The winners are determined by visiting buyers and media members who cast their ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION: Trophy Catfish for the Future

by Jamie Moore ________________________________________________________ A Conservation Message from a Lady Catfish Angler Editor’s Note: Jamie Moore does some tournament catfishing with her husband, Josh and brother-in law, Zed (Moore Brothers Catfishing). One of her most recent accomplishments is being named top female competitor at the 2016 Winter Blues on Wheeler ...
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Catfish Calendar

JULY 18th RED RIVER VALLEY CATFISH LEAGUE NORTH LANDING CLUB JULY 21st GET-N-HOOKED SOONER CLUB/NIGHT JULY 21st FLATHEAD BLUES ON CHANNEL2 HOOVER RESERVOIR CLUB/NIGHT JULY 21st JKV CATFISHING OHIO RIVER CLUB JULY 21st- 22nd ICATS DES MOINES RIVER/MID SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP JULY 21st - 22nd MICHIGAN CATFISH ANGLERS TRAIL SAGINAW RIVER ...
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Catfish Clubs

CLUB LINK 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. FACEBOOK CENTRAL MISSOURI CATS ...
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Tournament Results

TRI-STATE KATS JUNE 9th 1. Tom VanKley/Ryan 74.2 2. James Vanderhelm/Krista Vanderhelm 26 3. Jerry Limoges 11.54 BIG FISH 1. Tom VanKley/Ryan 55.38 CABELA'S KING KAT JUNE 9th CARLYLE LAKE 1. Pete Moreland/Mike Flaherty 41.66 2. Justin Cook/Justin Neece 39.94 3. Mark Farrow/Jerry Cline II 38 4. Daniel Linton/Jake Nalley ...
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