They all have whiskers but their feeding habits vary. This month’s issue of Catfish Now helps anglers zero in on their favorite of the three most sought after species of catfish in the United States–channel cats, blue cats, and flatheads.

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Catfish Connections

This November Issue of CatfishNow focuses on what we are calling the catfish trifecta. Although there are many other named species of catfish, channel cats, flatheads and blue catfish are the main targets of the majority of anglers. With these three species as designated topics CatfishNow researched the world records ...
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Putting the BIG in TomBIGbee River Flatties

by John N. Felsher A stealthy approach and live bait are keys to successful flathead fishing. From Pickensville, AL, to its confluence with the Alabama River to create the Mobile River north of Mount Vernon, AL, the Tombigbee River doesn’t receive much pressure from catfish anglers, but it can produce ...
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Catfish Basics #051 – Fresh Bait – James “Bink” Fox

Finding fresh bait is key to catfishing success. Two of the main bait fish we use are shad and skipjack, but other fin fish also need to be as fresh as possible for best success. Live shad are popular on the Ohio River, both cut and live. We use the ...
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Catfish Gear #011 — Angler Driven Rods and Accessories – B’n’M Poles

B’n’M knows rods. They have been building them for more than 70 years. They stay current with what anglers want by communicating with a carefully developed pro-staff who advises the company on how to build rods that help everyday catfishermen catch more catfish. Their original Silver Cat is still available ...
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Catfish Basics #052 – Dust off the Anchor – Wade Kaminski, Warrior Cat Rods, Katfish Clothing, Bluff City Tackle

Late fall is my favorite time of the year to chase blue cats. Looking back through my log books I see this is when I’ve caught my three largest fish. When the water temperature dips below 55 degrees I hang up my bumping rod and dust off my anchor. In ...
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Channel Cats the Kansas Way

by Brent Frazee Fishermen go high-tech to catch giant channel catfish…but old-school ways still work, too. Ask Ty Wolf about why he is so passionate about fishing for channel catfish, and he’ll relate a tale about a dream outing he experienced this summer. Following a period of heavy rain in ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION -Trophy Catfish for the Future

Wall of Sound Designed to Stop Invasive Carp in Mississippi Basin FRANKFORT, KY—Researchers will experiment with a riverbed bubbler and sound system as part of the ongoing effort to slow the spread of Asian carp throughout the Mississippi River basin. European technology originally designed to steer migrating salmon back into ...
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Trippin’ for Catfish

by Ron Presley Editors Note: Philip Brown is a cat man that loves to travel in search of big catfish. His travels have taught him a thing or two that can be helpful the next time you plan a traveling search for Mr. Whiskers. Traveling catfish anglers that plan well ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – James N. Arwood

by Ron Presley A cat man mixes business with pleasure. His mom says he was two years old when he started fishing in a small pond on the family farm. Now he fishes all over the country, but primarily out of Rogersville, TN and Watts Bar Lake. He also makes ...
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Catfish Calendar

NOV 17th CUMBERLAND RIVER CATMAN'S ASSOC. ASHLAND TN CLUB NOV 17th GET-N-HOOKED SOONER CLUB NOV 17th HOLD'EM HOOK INGALLS HARBOR CLUB/CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS NOV 25th CENTRAL MISSOURI CATS GLASGOW SEASON FINALE/DAY NOV 3rd GET-N-HOOKED TEXOMA CLUB DEC 1st SOUTHEASTERN CATFISH CLUB LAKE WYLIE CLUB DEC 1st - 2nd CENTRAL TEXAS ...
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Drifting for November Blues

by Brian Cope Staying on the move is the key to catching November’s blue catfish.   November is a great month for catching blue catfish, and this time of year, they can be found in many different depths scouring the bottom for dying baitfish. This presents a problem for anglers ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Scott Cress

Editor’s Note: Scott Cress is known among his friends for his absolute passion for taking care of catfish. With an eye on the future he gives willingly of his time and treasure to support catfish conservation efforts. Scott joined Chris Debow as the two catfish anglers that served on the ...
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Monsters on the Ohio 2018

by Ron Presley Friends, Fun, and Conservation at Monsters on the Ohio Monsters on the Ohio recently completed its ninth successful year of providing tournament competition for catfish anglers. The Owensboro, KY tournament attracted 167 boats and some of the best catfish anglers in the country. The anglers come for ...
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Catfish Clubs

CLUB FACEBOOK WEBSITE ALL AMERICAN CATFISH TOURNAMENTS FACEBOOK BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS FACEBOOK www.bigsiouxcatanglers.com CABELA'SKING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL FACEBOOK www.kingkatusa.com CAROLINA ANGLERS TEAM TRAIL C.A.T.T FACEBOOK www.cattrail.org CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES FACEBOOK www.catfishchasers.com CATFISH CONFERENCE FACEBOOK www.catfishconference.com CATFISH COUNTRY FACEBOOK www.catfishcountry.com CATFISH NATION OUTDOORS FACEBOOK www.catfishnationoutdoors.com CATFISH MAFIA FACEBOOK www.catfishmafia.net ...
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Tournament Results

KERR LAKE MADDKATTERS OCTOBER 6th KERR LAKE 1. Team Keatts 135.84 2. Team Saunders 57.49 3. Team Jones 53.16 TUG "N" JUGS OCTOBER 14th OOLOGAH 1. Cat Daddys 127.6 2. Whisker Warriors 115.4 3. Big Whiskers 106.8 4. Fat Katz 86.2 5. LD Kerns Crew 68.4 BIG FISH 1. Big ...
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