This month’s issue of CatfishNOW is a writer’s choice edition offering a variety of information on catfishing’s big three – blue cats, flatheads and channels. South Carolina writer Terry Madewell offers a piece on trophy blue catfish with Zakk Royce. North Dakotan Brad Durick serves up some tempting tips for catching trophy channel catfish that apply anywhere in the country. Ron Presley brings a story from Illinois and the “Catfish Freak.”  Matt “CatMatt” Jones gives some great tips for catching early season flatheads.

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Catfish Connections

Welcome everyone to the January edition of CatfishNow (CFN) Digital Magazine and Social Media Platform. We are extremely pleased to bring you our monthly collection of catfish related content. We hope you will share it ...
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Early Season Flatheads by Ron Presley

Do you know when and where to look? Matt “CatMatt” Jones is known for his enthusiasm for the sport of flathead catfishing. He has a particular penchant for flatheads and has spent years as a ...
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Catfish Basics #011 – Catch-Measure-Release – John Behiter Sr

St. Charles, Mo catfish angler John Behiter Sr. has a penchant for conservation. When those cats are too big to hold vertically on a scale he uses a simple mathematical formula to calculate the weight ...
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Quest for Monster Channels by Brad Durick

Finding and catching trophy channel cats Unless you are in the north they seem to be the black sheep of catfish. In the grand scheme of catfish, the channel cat is the distant third cousin ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Tim “Doc” Lange

by Ron Presley Addicted and loving it. Tim “Doc” Lange has been addicted to fishing for 56 years. He is a very humble man that is willing to teach anybody, anything he knows. Likewise, he ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION – Resuscitate! by Ron Presley

“Wanna’ know why I CPR?” That was the question posed by Kenneth Williams on his Facebook page. His answer was short and to the point. “I met two guys on the water today. One said ...
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Targeting Trophy Blues

by Terry Madewell Study your maps and have a game plan Catching trophy blue catfish ranks among America’s ultimate big-game freshwater fishing adventures. Blue catfish are found extensively in lakes and rivers across the country ...
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Catfish Kids: Students Encouraged to Enter State-Fish Art Contest

Artful catfish kids, in five states, could use their artistic abilities to highlight their state catfish. The contest, offered by Wildlife for Ever, encourages K-12 students to enter their artwork in the Wildlife Forever State-Fish ...
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Catfish Community meets in Louisville, KY

It’s all about catfish Louisville, KY is the home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger and Muhammed Ali. It was recently the home of the SeaArk Catfish Conference 2017, presented by Suzuki Marine. For two ...
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BnM How To Drift Fishing

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Why We Catfish

A guest editorial by Wes Jordan, Redbeard Cats Guide Service I don't expect people to understand why we love catfishing so much. Most will never understand why we get up at 4 am to go ...
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Catfish Basics #012 – Barge Bites – Capt. Ben Goebel

Catfish anglers sometimes joke about “barge bites,” but many believe there is something to it. It refers to getting a bite after a barge has passed by. The theory is that the powerful barge disturbs, ...
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Tournament Results March 2017

FEBRUARY 11th CHATTAHOOCHIE HILLJACK 1. Killer B's 42.2 2. Bait Bandit 30 3. Fishing Fools 28.75 4. Big Cat Thrashers 17.3 5. Team Livingston 15.65 BIG FISH 1. Fishing Fools 14.35 CAROLINA ANGLERS CATFISH TRAIL ...
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Catfish Clubs

CLUB CONTACTS WEBSITE ALABAMA CATFISH TRAIL DANIEL PARSONS www.alabamacatfishtrail.com BIG CAT QUEST KEN FREEMAN www.bigcatquest.com BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS DICK HENRICHSEN www.bigsiouxcatanglers.com CABELA'SKING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL JEREMY COE www.kingkatusa.com CAROLINA ANGLERS TEAM TRAIL C.A.T.T BRETT ...
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March 2017 Calendar

MARCH 18th BIG CAT QUEST JAMES RIVER CLUB MARCH 18th WEST TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL CLUB MARCH 18th CATFISH CHASERS MILFORD/STATE PARK CLUB MARCH 18th CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL BARDWELL CLUB MARCH 18th CATFISH NATION OUTDOORS ...
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