The June issue of CatfishNow ventures off the beaten path. Keith “Catfish” Sutton offers a story on floodwater crawfish and catfish. Glenn Flowers tells readers how he uses floats to catch flatheads. Ron Presley brings a story about fishing a tailrace in flooding conditions.

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Catfish Connections

Summer 2018 is upon us and with it has come major weather impacts, setting new levels of flooding, destructive winds, etc. Weather, however, is not the only major impact to our lives and our fishing. Invasive species are impacting our major waterways, lakes and rivers. The list of invasive species ...
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Floodwater Flatties

by Ron Presley Approach with caution, but seize the opportunity Ty Konkle is no stranger to flathead fishing. Every year he waits with great anticipation for the spring flathead bite. This year, 2018, was a little different than most. Heavy rains pounded the Tennessee River watershed for weeks and the ...
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Catfish Basics #041 – Speed up the Drift -David Magness, B’n’M Poles

Sometimes when the Mississippi River gets high the bottom current will be fairly fast, but the current on top will be slow. That stronger bottom current will carry your weight and bait on down the river and you need to go with it. My solution is to drop a drift ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Jeff Williams

by Ron Presley The Team Catfish Guy For Jeff Williams fishing is simply part of an outdoors obsession. In fact, just about anything that gets him outdoors and in touch with Mother Nature makes him happy. “I’m not sure why,” expressed Williams. “I think I was just born with the ...
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Catfish Gear #005 — Hurricane Anchors

The durability and effectiveness of Hurricane Anchors is well known by many catfish anglers. The new customized anchors don’t only get the job done, they look good too. With two sizes to choose from anglers no longer have to worry about slipping away from that favorite fishing spot. The 18-pound ...
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Woods Fishing: Old-Fashioned Tactic Still Catches Catfish

by Keith “Catfish” Sutton High water in spring and early summer brings a bounty of great catfishing. This spring marks 30 years since I saw my first “crawfish run,” but I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was June, and floodwaters were receding along Arkansas’ lower White River ...
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SeaArk Owners Invitational — How They Fished

by Ron Presley Anglers released 441 catfish, totaling 7,780.27 pounds. Catfish anglers are a special breed. They take great pride in their equipment and they like to show it off. Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, AL recently had more than 350 anglers from 22 states showing off and enjoying their SeaArk ...
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Catfish Basics #042 – Handle with Care -Jimmy Holbrook, Warrior Cat Rods

All of us catfish anglers need to educate others on the importance of putting the big fish back and letting them get bigger. You have to handle them carefully too. I like to put mine back in the net and lower them back into the water. People say catfish are ...
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Nick Lyon’s Birthday Adventure

by Ron Presley The catfish birthday bash conspiracy. It all started for Nick as a casual conversation between him and his mom, Megan. They decided it would be fun to go bowling and go out to eat dinner on his birthday. When the date rolled around Megan woke Nick at ...
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Floats for Flatties

by Glenn Flowers Step outside the box and try a float rig for flatheads. The number of ways to target flatheads on rod and reel are finite. Lures are making their way into the flathead community but we are still basically left with bottom fishing rigs. They include Carolina rigs, ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Dieter Melhorn

Catfish are my real passion. Growing up in Gaston County North Carolina, a blue collar textile community in the south, my first experiences fishing were along the banks of the Catawba River. The mill my parents worked for owned a piece of property where the workers were allowed to go ...
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Catfish Calendar

JUNE 16th FISHIN BLUES ELLSWORTH KIDS TOURNAMENT JUNE 16th FLATHEAD BLUES ON CHANNEL2 HOOVER RESERVOIR CLUB JUNE 16th KANAWHA RIVER CATFISH CLUB POINT PLEASANT CLUB JUNE 16th KERR LAKE MADKATTERS STAUNTON VIEW BOAT RAMP CLUB/NIGHT JUNE 16th WEST TN CATFISH ANGLERS TUNICA-RIVERPARK CLUB JUNE 21st TRI-STATE KATS SIOUX CITY CLUB ...
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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

SOUTH WEST OHIO CATFISH CLUB APRIL 29th LAKE ABERDEEN 1. Shannon Dotson/John Baker/Dad 54.5 2. Daniel Bell/Bryce Bell 50.4 3. Willie Smith/Stacie Smith 34.1 4. Cory Copis/Alyssa Householder/Ty Householder 20 5. Vic Shepherd/Chris Debow 19.8 BIG FISH 1. Daniel Bell/Bryce Bell 37.6 BIG SOUIX CAT ANGLERS MAY 5th BIG SOUIX ...
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