This month’s issue of CatfishNow is all about flatheads. These popular fish have behaviors that are different than other catfish. Keith “Catfish” Sutton offers a story that helps you understand their unique behaviors. Ron Presley brings a story that breaks a couple of flathead myths, especially the ones about fishing at night with live bait. This month’s third feature comes from CrappieNow editor, Tim Huffman. He reveals what he learned about flathead fishing from a trip he took with two tournament anglers. Our other columns and videos bring more tips and techniques, while the Catfish Profiles in Passion column features Mississippi angler Jeff Dodd.

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Catfish Connections

CatfishNow celebrates its one-year anniversary with this edition. We are so proud to be part of the catfish community and all the wonderful people who love this sport. From amateur to professional, there is a place for everyone to enjoy reading about and learning from our content. We ask that ...
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Guntersville Flatties

by Ron Presley Breaking flathead myths A slow overnight flow of water left an obvious scum trail on the surface. Visually it helped identify a very well-defined ridge in about 25 feet of water. Tennessee River catfish guide, Ty Konkle, knew this ridge was exactly what he was looking for ...
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Catfish Basics #025 – Reduce Tournament Stress – Melinda Folsom─ Cedartown, GA

For most participants, tournaments are fun and exciting. I also think they can be stressful. One of the things Bryan and I do prior to a tournament, to relieve possible stress, is come up with what we call our “Game Plan”. Our Game Plan defines how we are going to ...
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Five Traits That Make Flatheads Special

by Keith “Catfish” Sutton You’ll catch more flatheads if you understand their unique behaviors. Look at a flathead catfish and you can tell immediately that this fish is quite different from its relatives, the blue cat and channel cat. From its mottled brown to yellow coloration to its protruding underlip ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Jeff “Big Daddy” Dodd

by Ron Presley A self-made cat man with a passion for catching that one big fish Jeff “Big Daddy” Dodd grew up in a fishing family. The passion was bound to rub off. His whole family loved to fish and he learned from them, but when it comes to catching ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION -Trophy Catfish for the Future

by Eddie White Less Stress, Healthier Fish Natural Stress Ever catch a fish with fungus on it? How about one infected with parasites? When you do it is the sign of a fish that has already been stressed in the natural habitat and the immune system is not as good ...
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Catfish Basics #026 – Put in Your Time on the Water – Jeremiah Keen and Andy Williams

Tournament anglers Jeremiah Keen and Andy Williams credit much of their success to their ability to pattern catfish. Knowing whether to go up river, down river, to fish deep or shallow, to cover structure or flats is an essential tool in finding that fish of a life time or to ...
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Five Tips from a First-Timer’s Flathead Trip

by Tim Huffman Saying I’m out of my elements in a catfish boat is an understatement. I’m comfortable in any crappie boat or crappie fishing situation but when chasing flatheads with two tournament pros, I’m out of my comfort zone. My huge advantage was that the boat I boarded included ...
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C.A.S.T. for Kids ─ Weiss Lake, 2017

by Ron Presley Woo em’ with catfish Many of these kids never held a fishing pole and certainly never touched a catfish. That was about to change for many of the children attending the first ever C.A.S.T. (Catch A Special Thrill) for Kids event on Weiss Lake, AL in September ...
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CFN How To Fish Your Conditions with Chris Grose Seigler Reels

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Mississippi River Monsters 2017

by Ron Presley The challenge of a repeat What are the odds of winning a catfish tournament with 166 boats and twice as many anglers competing? The odds are pretty high. What are the odds of repeating in a tournament that you won the previous year. Astronomical! Those odds were ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Kris Flores

Editor’s note: Kris Flores is an avid catfish angler, YouTuber, and proprietor of Muddy River Catfishing. His easy going nature, his passion for catfish and his love of fishing with family has helped create a YouTube following of more than 70,000 subscribers.   Joy, excitement and happiness My dad was ...
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Catfish Calendar October 2017

OCT 21st CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL LAKE BELTON CLUB OCT 21st INDIANA CATFISH ASSOCIATION MT.CARMEL CLUB OCT 21st GETNHOOKED SOONER LAKE/WEST SIDE RAMP CLUB OCT 21st KANAWHA RIVER POINT PLESANT FISH OFF OCT 21st OHIO VALLEY CATFISHING NEWBURG LANDING CAT BASH OCT 21st OLD DOMINION HOPEWELL MARINA CLUB OCT 21st ...
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Tournament Results October 2017

TRI-STATE KATS SEPTEMBER 2nd S HAMILTON BOAT RAMP 1. Ron Seibold/Kyle Lacy 58.68 2. David Limoges 38.38 3. Aaron Post/Chrissie Stabile 20.9 4. Jamie Vanderhelm/Krista Vanderhelm 15.27 5. Johnny Johnson 13.76 BIG FISH 1. Ron Seibold/Kyle Lacy 55.96 TUGNJUGS SEPTEMBER 8th - 10th KAW LAKE 1. Big Whiskers/Goss 75.88 2 ...
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