This month’s issue of CatfishNow has articles related to three outstanding catfishing destinations. Ron Presley scouts out Lake Chickamauga for May catfishing, while Capt. Scott Manning visits the “Mega Catfish” on the famous Watts Bar Lake in Tennessee. John Felsher travels south to report on the big blues available on Lake Pontchartrain. This issue offers three destinations you just might want to put on your bucket list.

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Catfish Connections

Welcome everyone to the May edition of CatfishNow (CFN) digital magazine and social media platform. We are extremely pleased to bring you our monthly collection of catfish related content and this month’s presentation of three great catfishing destinations. We hope you will share it with your friends, relatives and other ...
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Below The Surface: Chickamauga Chase

by Ron Presley Fishing “The Chick” in May Most anglers agree, big fish can be harder to catch once the spawning period sets in. B’n’M prostaff angler, Ty Konkle (423-307-2983), is one catfish angler happy to accept the challenge. In fact, the Morristown, TN angler challenges Chickamauga Monsters all year ...
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Catfish Basics #015 – Butterflying for Flatties – Glenn Flowers

A big misconception in the flathead community is that you always have to use live bait. While flatheads are top predators, consuming anything that swims, crawls or flies, using live bait may not always be the answer. We have proven on many occasions, that in the springtime and during times ...
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BnM How To May

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New Action from an Ancient Lake

Story and Photos by John N. Felsher Tackle-busting blue cats offer anglers major challenges in this brackish lake About 5,000 years ago, the Mississippi River changed course, trapping a portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Technically not a lake, but an estuary, Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans measures about 41 ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Carl Morris, Jr.

by Ron Presley Keeping a positive outlook on life It was a flathead catfish that caught Carl Morris, Jr’s attention and hooked him on catfishing. He grew up in Johnstown, Ohio before moving away for work. Now, for the last ten years, he calls Johnstown home again. Morris has had ...
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Catfish NOW How To May

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Catfishing for Conservation

by David Rodgers Despite what your parents may have instilled in you at an early age, too much of a good thing might not actually be bad. That’s right. Thanks to fishing’s unmistakable link to conservation, things like fish, wildlife, waterways and many other resources we all enjoy benefit from ...
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Mega Blues of Watts Bar Lake

Story and Photos by Captain Scott Manning May is the time to get yourself some braggin’ rights Legends, in the form of mega catfish, have flourished along the banks of Watts Bar Lake for more than 150 years. In the mid-1900's the most popular lake monster was known as Catzilla, ...
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Catfish Basics #016 – Line Logic -Benji Brown

As strong as the weakest link. That would be a good way to describe your catfish rig. Unfortunately, some catfish anglers find the weakest link the hard way – they lose a big fish. I have seen this happen to many times over the past couple of years. With a ...
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Catfish Kid – Hunter Fussell

Young cat man wins coveted Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest Big Fish Championship Belt The Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest held their inaugural catfish tournament out of Black’s Camp, SC. The two-day event attracted 76 teams from 11 states to compete on the big fish lakes of Santee Cooper. Many ...
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River Rumors: All in the catfish family

The life of a cat man’s wife Good fresh bait, good hooks, the right poles and a little luck can advance your catfish career. But, not as much as a good wife. Take the cases of Paul Blackwell and Chris Souders. These two young catfish anglers have progressed steadily in ...
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Why We Catfish?

A Guest Editorial by Ray and Tracey Waldrop Editor’s note: Forty-three-year old Ray Waldrop and 43-year-young Tracey Waldrop have a passion for catfishing. Ray grew up bass fishing with his dad and Tracey was introduced to catfishing by Ray when they were dating. Now they are catfish tournament partners, traveling ...
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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 COLLINS www.cattrail.org CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES DAVID STUDEBAKER www.catfishchasers.com CATFISH CONFERENCE www.catfishconference.com CATFISH COUNTRY wilson3139@yahoo.com ...
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Tournament Results May 2017

CATFISH MAFIA APRIL 15th CITY ISLAND 1. Sleepy Creek Boys 57.3 2. Kyle/Shane 51.15 3. Joe/Calvin 49.65 4. Steve/Chad 49.5 5. Duel/Purpone 48.2 CATFISH NATION OUTDOORS APRIL 15th PATUXENT RIVER 1. Shawn/Jody 27.6 2. Larry/Bradon 26.4 3. Tim/Mike/Bradon 18.12 4. Roger/Chip 18.08 5. Robert/Robert JR 13.2 BIG FISH 1. ROGER/CHIP ...
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Catfish Calendar May 2017

MAY 17th RED RIVER VALLEY CATFISH LEAGUE LAFAYE PARK CLUB MAY 19th - 21st TUGNJUGS GIBSON NIGHT MAY 20th BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS BIG SIOUX CLUB MAY 20th CABELA'S KING KAT OHIO/WABASH RIVER CLUB MAY 20th CATFISH COUNTRY TANNERS CREEK CLUB MAY 20th CATFISH CHASERS MISSOURI LAKE CLUB MAY 20th ...
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