Whether it is artificial, manufactured, live or dead, the right bait is key to catfishing success. This month’s issue of CatfishNow focuses on catfish bait from many different sources.

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Catfish Connections

Catfish anglers from all around the country descended on Louisville KY in February. The occasion was the Third Annual Catfish Conference. Just as catfish tournaments go a long way toward educating an eager public, events like Catfish Conference are one more important cog in the wheel that will help grow ...
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When in Rome . . .  

by Ron Presley Follow the lead of those who know the ropes   Most people are familiar with the statement, “When in Rome do as the Romans do.” It’s good advice for catfishers too. When you visit an unfamiliar lake or river, one of the best things you can do, ...
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Catfish Basics #035: Planer Board Tip Seth McCallister Unhooked Fishing, Offshore Tackle

I grew up as an avid walleye angler, using planner boards. By the time I started catfishing seriously they were already part of my arsenal. Using planer boards for catfish is very similar to bottom bouncing in the walleye world. We use them in lakes, small rivers and even in ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Chad Ferguson

by Ron Presley Specializing in whisker fish The catfish addiction is real for Captain Chad Ferguson, Chief Catfish Officer (CCO) at Catfish Edge. The Texas native has been crazy about fishing his whole life. He grew up at Possum Kingdom Lake in Northwest Texas where he says there were only ...
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Alabama: Sportsmen’s Caucus Celebrates 10th Year in State

by David Ranier Editor’s Note: Alabama is a state that understands the value of the great outdoors and catfish play a big role in that value. Although catfish are not specifically mentioned in the following article, catfish anglers can read the article and think about the possibilities that exist when ...
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The Saga of Catfish Bait

by Brad Durick There is no greater challenge in catfishing. Many casual catfish anglers don’t understand the importance of good bait. Many diehard catfish anglers go to great lengths to get good bait and almost crazier lengths to keep it fresh. I am not going to get into what is ...
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More Than Just a Catfish Club

by Ron Presley Making dreams come true The Arkansas Area Catfish Hunters (AACH) include a large dose of community service in their activities. They do it through their Challenged Outdoorsman of America Chapter (COA). Since 2013 they have used family members, volunteers and club members to carry disabled and challenge ...
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Catfish Basics #036 – Something Smells Keith “Catfish” Sutton

Are you killing your chances to catch catfish by engaging in simple behavior that can be managed? Keith “Catfish” Sutton is a catfish fanatic, author, and CatfishNow contributor. He has been helping anglers catch more and bigger catfish for years through his books and articles. “Always avoid handling or getting ...
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Catfish flies…

by Robert Bruns  Challenging catfish by matching the hatch Tell most fishermen that you’ve caught a catfish on the fly and they’re likely to question your state of mind. But thanks to modern fly tying materials and techniques, as well as advanced fly lines to deliver the fly, it’s no ...
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They Don’t Call it Winter Blues for Nothin’

by Ron Presley The challenge of cold water catfishing The idea of Winter Blues on Wheeler was originally conceived by Chuck Davidson who was a cohost on Catfish Weekly at the time. The idea was to put together a catfish tournament where folks could come together and fish in a ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Scott Brauer

Editor’s Note: Scott Brauer of Gasport NY is the owner of Makiplastic. His company specializes in high detail aquatic insect imitations. Scott is an avid panfish angler, but as you will see by the photos in his story, he doesn’t mind tuggin’ on a nice cat now and then. As ...
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Catfish Calendar

MAR 17th CABELA'S KING KAT TENESSEE RIVER (WHEELER LAKE) CLUB MAR 17th CATFISH MAFIA GOLDSBORO CLUB/DAY MAR 17th CATHUNTERS ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTH ALABAMA RIVER CLUB MAR 17th FISHIN BLUES ELLSWORTH SHOOTOUT MAR 23rd-25th TUG-N-JUGS KEYSTONE CLUB MAR 24th CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES MILFORD LAKE CLUB MAR 24th CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLJACKS ...
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Catfish Clubs

CLUB LINK ALABAMA CATFISH TRAIL FACEBOOK 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 ...
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Tournament Results

CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL FEBRUARY 10th CEDAR CREEK 1. ZWZ 152.99 2. RICHARDSON 114.01 3. HOUSTON GUIDE SERVICE 92.61 4. CAMO CATTIN' 89.99 5. DREAM TEAM 73.8 BIG FISH 1. ZWZ 50.01 WEST TN CATFISH ANGLERS FEBRUARY 10th MUD ISLAND 1. Ronnie Strickland/Joseph Strickland 99.8 2. Jeff Kirkpatrick/Justin Russell 91.18 ...
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