This month’s issue of CatfishNow covers a variety of catfishing subjects. Brad Durick explains his own tested theory on how catfish respond to fronts and dramatic events from his laboratory in North Dakota. Terry Madewell touches on tournament fishing for blues on Lake Wiley in South Carolina. Ron Presley reports from 170 miles south of Wiley on the eater sized catfish of Santee Cooper. Plenty of fishing tips and techniques are covered in other columns and videos. This September issues offers a potpourri of useful catfishing information.

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Catfish Connections

Welcome to the September edition of CatfishNow (CFN) digital magazine and social media platform. It is hard to do anything these days without thinking about the people of Texas and Louisiana that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. If there is anything good to come from it, it is the ...
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Santee Cooper Keepers

by Ron Presley Winner, winner, catfish dinner The Santee Cooper lake system is made up of two lakes. There is an upper lake, Lake Marion, which is the largest lake in SC. There is a lower lake, Lake Moultrie, which connects to Lake Marion through a seven and a half-mile ...
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Catfish Basics #023 – Plan for success – Sandy Flowers ─ Pensacola, Florida

Successfully catching catfish depends on several different variables. Those elements will all come together with proper planning and conditions. Take time to plan your trip. Check the fishing reports for the river you plan to fish. Local tackle shops are a great source of current conditions. Things like weather conditions ...
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Rule of 4 Catfishing

by Brad Durick Making bad days not as bad Catfishing is a sport where anglers of all levels try to accomplish the same objective. They are out to catch fish, and usually the biggest fish they can. Over the past few years research has been conducted on how weather and ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Masingale Catfishing

by Ron Presley The definition of team work Consistency is the word most often used to describe Masingale Catfishing. “Brothers Jason and Daryl Masingale will catch fish 99 percent of the time in any water,” said one fellow angler. “What can I say,” asked a tournament competitor. “They are tough ...
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Catfish Basics #024 – Strategize for Success – Lisa Hill– Texarkana, TX

I am motivated to fish competitively because of my love for the sport. I've been catfishing now for three years and have become comfortable with different techniques. The challenge of a tournament is to find fish, usually in unfamiliar waters. Preplanning will improve your success. My tip for someone fishing ...
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Reducing Tournament Mortality

by Mark Blauvelt, B’n’M Prostaff angler Tournament Mortality? Yeah, that’s right. I am talking about the elephant in the room that everyone likes to avoid. Sure, we all know it happens, but it’s always at another tournament trail or in someone else's boat, because it "NEVER" happens to our fish ...
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Diary of a Tournament Catfisherman

by Terry Madewell Employing the tactical strategy of a tournament fisherman can improve your catfishing success “Catfish have a ‘wolf pack’ mentality…” The popularity of catfish tournaments has surged in recent years. One reason for its popularity is that tournament fishing enables anglers to elevate their catfishing passion to a ...
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Bass Pro Shops Kids Fishing Rodeo

by Ron Presley Pay it forward Rusty Jackson sees the future of catfishing very clearly. “Getting kids involved in fishing is paramount to the continuation of our sport and conservation efforts,” says Jackson. “Not only is fishing a fun activity, it builds character and teaches other life lessons that will ...
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Catfish as big as Volkswagens

by Ron Presley Beware the whiskered giants that lurk beneath the water It has long been rumored that there are catfish in America the size of Volkswagens. Sightings have been reported for as long as catfish anglers have gathered around campfires and enjoyed adult beverages. Are they real? Are there ...
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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Rusty Jackson

Editor’s note: Rusty Jackson is an avid catfish angler. He fishes competitively as a B’n’M Prostaffer with his partner David Magness. Much of his current day fishing is done on the Mighty Mississippi near his home in Olive Branch, Mississippi. His expeditions often include his son Cooper. The best spots ...
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Tournament Results September 2017

CABELA'S KING KAT AUGUST 11th - 12th MISSISSIPPI RIVER/LAKE COOPER 1. Bryan Espy/Ken Luttrell 94.02 2. Jim Gillenwater/Josh Mayes 87.42 3. Joey Heckrodt/Jerry Cox 82.7 4. Mark Farrow/Jerry Cline II 75.64 5. Ron King/John King 70.34 BIG FISH 1. Joey Heckrodt/Jerry Cox 14.92 CATFISH CHASERS AUGUST 11th - 12th WOLF ...
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Catfish Calendar September 2017

Sept 15th - 16th MISSISSIPPI RIVER MONSTERS MEMPHIS OPEN Sept 16th CENTRAL OHIO CATFISH ALUM CREEK CLUB Sept 16th INDIANA CATFISH ASSOCIATION ANGEL MOUNDS CLUB Sept 16th TRI STATE KATS SIOUX CITY BOAT RAMP CLUB Sept 22nd - 23rd CABELA'S KING KAT CUMBERLAND(Old Hickory lake)  NORHTERN CHAMPOINSHIP Sept 23rd CATFISH ...
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