This month’s issue of CatfishNow combines Monsters and Methods to give readers a variety of stories to learn from. Brent Frazee documents a few Missouri River monsters with info on how to catch them. John N. Felsher describes a little used method of flipping for catfish and using birds to find them. Floridian Debbie Hanson offers some great information on fly fishing for catfish in Florida that will work in other parts of the country. Other columns and videos are aimed at supplying readers with information that will help them catch more catfish now.

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Catfish Connections

Welcome to the November edition of CatfishNow (CFN) digital magazine and social media platform. November brings cooler weather and a lot of anglers are shifting gears from fishing to hunting, but there is still plenty of good catfishing in the months ahead. Aaron Wheatley’s Monsters on the Ohio just completed ...
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Whiskers & Feathers: Channel Cats on Fly in Florida

by Debbie Hanson Fly fishing pros share surprising techniques and patterns that produce in the Sunshine State's stocked waterways. In a whiskered world where cut baits and stink baits prevail, you don’t hear much about fly rods or the associated lot of hooks and feathers that these angling instruments elegantly ...
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Catfish Basics #027 – Live bait or cut – Kris Flores, Muddy River Catfishing

I like using cut bait because it is easier to obtain than live bait. In the state of New Mexico, it is illegal to transport living fish from one body of water to another and catching live bluegill as bait is hit or miss. I can catch some bluegill or ...
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B’n’M How To: Elevated Baits with Joey Pounders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq02ZhZbCyI ...
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Getting Birdy for Cats

by John N. Felsher Anglers who can read the birds might find more catfish action up close How do you get a cat out of a tree? Easy. Flip in a fresh shad! In both fresh and salty waters, many anglers watch birds to find fish. Predatory fish push baitfish ...
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CFN How To: Driftmaster’s New Rod Rack with David Baynard

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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Roy Harkness

by Ron Presley Catching the passion from the best It was only natural that Roy Harkness would catch the catfishing bug. His passion for catfish would increase as he grew older and started wanting to catch bigger fish. The Ripley TN resident’s day job is farming. “I work farming for ...
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Monsters on the Ohio: Leading the Charge for Catfish Conservation

by Ron Presley English Park in Owensboro, KY has been the home of Aaron Wheatley’s Monsters on the Ohio since 2010. Each year the park, the city and the Ohio River become a beehive of activity as catfish anglers from around the nation travel to Owensboro to participate in one ...
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Catfish Basics #028 – Give Tournament Fishing a Try – Jonathan Cooksey, Whisker Seeker Tackle and Whisker Wear Apparel

I talk to people all the time that would like to fish competitive catfish tournaments, but won't enter due to the fact they don't think they can compete. I believe the learning curve is better now than it has ever been. I would like to encourage anyone thinking about fishing ...
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Monsters of the Midway

by Brent Frazee Membership in the Missouri River’s ‘100-Pound Club’ is growing The stretch of the Missouri River that John Trager fishes won’t win many beauty contests. In the Kansas City area, the river is muddy, looks like a big drainage ditch, and is lined with abandoned buildings and urban ...
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Fishing Basics for Kids

by Ron Presley The Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Katfishin’ with Kids is inviting families to bring the kids and join them for a fun-filled day on the water. It is aimed at giving the children and opportunity to learn the basics of fishing. Volunteers will teach them how to tie a ...
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Catfishing from a Kayak

by Ron Presley Don’t rock the boat baby, don't tip the boat over Justin Johnston was born and raised in East Tennessee. Like many other anglers he initially became interested in bass fishing. He spent a lot of his teenage years targeting largemouth. Once he realized how big catfish could ...
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Catfish Calendar

NOV 18th CATFISH MAFIA LOWER POTOMAC CLUB NOV 18th HOLD'EM HOOK INGALLS HARBOR CLUB NOV 18th OLD DOMINION HOPEWELL MARINA CLUB NOV 18th WEST TN CATFISH ANGLERS MEMPHIS CLASSIC NOV 26th CENTRAL MISSOURI CATS GLASGOW CHAMPOINSHIP DEC 2nd JKV CATFISHING LAKE WHEELER CLUB DEC 2nd SOUTHEASTERN CATFISH CLUB LAKE WATEREE ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Matthew Miles

We are like the fish we seek What is it about fishing that draws us in? Simply put, I think it is a divine activity, ordained by God to give us a glimpse into his purpose for us.  Fishing has a number of parallels that I believe represents God’s intent ...
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Catfish Clubs – November 2017

BIG CAT QUEST FaceBook KEN FREEMAN BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS FaceBook DICK HINRICHSEN CABELA'S KING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL FaceBook JEREMY COE CAROLINA ANGLERS TEAM TRAIL C.A.T.T FaceBook BRETT COLLINS CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES FaceBook DAVID STUDABAKER CATFISH CONFERENCE FaceBook STEVE DOUGLAS CATFISH COUNTRY FaceBook SCOTT WILSON CATFISH MAFIA FaceBook GLEN ...
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Tournament Results

TRI-COUNTY CATFISH ASSOCIATION OCTOBER 7th - 8th KUTCHIES 1. Tom Walsh/Tim Walsh 90.15 2. Bill Newingham/Jim Newingham 89.7 3. Joe Ludtke/Joe Coventry 81.95 4. Adam Hart/Chris Hart 81.15 5. Tyler Sapp/Phil Johnson80.65 BIG FISH 1. Bill Newingham/Jim Newingham 23.1 TUGNJUGS OCTOBER 15th OOLOGAH 1. Fat Katz 79.54 2. Jugger Knots ...
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