From flatheads to blue cats, from the Ohio River to Wheeler Lake, this month’s issue of Catfish Now has something for everyone.

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Catfish Connections

Catfish angler’s quest for knowledge never fails to amaze me. I have been pleased and flattered to hear from many of you complementing of Catfish Now (CFN). Your acceptance of the magazine as a source of reliable catfish information and a promoter of the sport is a joy to my ...
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Techniques and Destinations

by Ron Presley You can never have too much equipment. Travelling to a new big cat destination usually conjures up questions of what to pack for the trip. Veteran catfish angler and B’n’M prostaffer Jason Aycock has some suggestions based on his own experience on three different bodies of water ...
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Catfish Basics #039 – Marking Catfish on Sonar — Larry Muse, Warrior Cat Rods

Sonar seems to improve yearly, and it has been one of the major changes in catfishing. Learning to identify what you are seeing on sonar can help you keep your bait in productive waters. Larry Muse enjoys suspend fishing and he uses a simple observation to determine if the fish ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Zac Zajac

by Ron Presley Put the experience first. Zac Zajac caught the catfish passion later in life compared to some. He grew up in Northern Indiana until his freshmen year in high school when he moved to Durham, NC. It was a move that would change his life. “My parents were ...
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Catfish Gear #003 — Offshore Tackle Planer Boards

Planer boards have become a vital part of most catfish angler’s arsenal. They were used for years in walleye fishing and have been adopted my many catfish anglers. There is no better way to increase your spread when dragging. Just put one or two boards out each side of the ...
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How To Finesse Finicky Flatheads in Lakes or Rivers

by John N. Felsher Flat out flattie fun By far, most catfish tournament anglers target big blues. But a select few specialize in tempting finicky flatheads, which many consider among the most challenging freshwater fish in North America to catch. Bass anglers occasionally catch flatheads on lures that resemble bluegills, ...
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Santee in the Spring

by Monty Hill Shallow water techniques that work all year long. I have been fishing Santee for over 20 years out of Hill's Landing on the Diversion Canal. My favorite time of the year for fishing for trophy cats at Santee is spring and early summer. In fact, springtime at ...
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Catfish Basics #040 – Vision — Jason Aycock, B’n’M Poles

What you see is what you get. The majority of the time that I am on the water, on the Mississippi or anywhere else, I am scanning the surface. I am looking for hints that will help me catch more catfish. If I see a change in current such as ...
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Santee Basin Diadromous Fish Plan Updated

Editor’s Note: Not only do American Shad and Blueback Herring make good catfish bait, they are fished for recreational purposes. The Santee Basin Diadromous Fish Plan promises to improve the fishery of the Santee Basin. While not for the faint of heart, cold February-March temperatures can bring on some of ...
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Catfish Gear #004 — Hooker’s Terminal Tackle—Mad Catter Hooks

Hooker’s Terminal Tackle Mad Catter hooks were the beginning of a dream come true for owner, operator, and janitor, James N. Arwood. He had been wanting to  make his own custom hooks for years. In December of 2015, he started with several top selling fishing hooks and began studying them ...
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Making Catfishing Fun

by Terry Madewell Catfishing is the ideal fishing sport for having fun, all we have to do is let it happen. Catfishing is a rapidly growing recreational fishery experiencing a burst of interest from fishermen in recent years. Excitement and interest has been generated thanks to high-profile tournaments and big ...
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Why We Catfish with Leslie Vanderau, Heroes Outdoor Therapy

From the concrete jungle to outdoor happiness. In her search for a lifelong hobby, Leslie Vanderau found catfishing. She was looking for something that she could do solo or with other people. As the years past this ex-marine is proving that catfishing is the perfect fit. “Back in 2014, I ...
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Catfish Calendar

MAY 16th RED RIVER VALLEY CATFISH LEAGUE LAFAVE PARK CLUB MAY 18th-20th TUG-N-JUGS KAW CLUB MAY 19th CABELA'S KING KAT OHIO & WABASH RIVERS CLUB MAY 19th CATFISH MAFIA LONG LEVEL CLUB/DAY MAY 19th CATHUNTERS ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTH ESCAMBIA RIVER CLUB MAY 19th CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLJACKS BLUFF CREEK CLUB MAY ...
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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

CATFISH MAFIA APRIL 7th LOWER POTOMAC 1. Bryan Newton/David 125.2 2. Jason Kinter/Eric/Aurumn 121 3. Kenneth Bennett/Michael/BJ Wright 99.6 4. Glenn Orr/James McGlaughlin 84.2 5. Scott Silby/Burt Hunt 77.4 BIG FISH 1. Bryan Newton/David 50.8 CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL APRIL 7th LAKE LIMESTONE 1. Whisker Gitters 35.53 2. ZWZ 33.21 ...
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