Christmas List for Youth Catfish Anglers
Catfishing is known for its high degree of family participation. Whether its recreational or tournament fishing, plenty of youth are involved in the sport. Catfish Now is pleased to share a few catfish kids and their Christmas wish list.
Cooper Jackson is a frequent angler on the Mississippi River with his dad, Rusty. Cooper was the cover boy for the December 2017 issue of Catfish Now. He has boiled his Christmas wish list down to three important items. He wants his own RigRap case, a rod with a shorter handle, and a Tekota 300 conventional star drag reel to go with it.
Conner King hails from Mt. Vernon, Indiana, where he lives with his mom and dad, Jennifer and Wayne King. He loves to tournament fish. His passion landed him the 2016 Cabela’s King Kat Youth Angler of the Year award. Connor is hoping that Santa will bring him a new bumping rod from TWC and some Katfish clothing.
Ethan Carlile, left in the photo, is the son of Howard Carlile and grandson of Monty Hill. Santee Cooper is one of his favorite spots. His Christmas list is short. Mainly he wants to add a rod and reel that will handle big catfish to his arsenal of equipment.
Shelby Kline is from Indiana where he lives with his parents, Matt and Shanelle Kline. He is a student of catfishing and enjoys learning about it. He is asking for a new cast net and a Catch the Fever Rod. Coincidentally his other Christmas wish coincides exactly with his dads. He wants a new SeaArk boat. There may be some collusion going on?
Case Daly recently caught a new personal best 54-pound blue on Wheeler Lake. The nine-year-old son of Cad Daly caught his new PB during the Christmas for Kids Tournament put on by the HOLD’em HOOK Catfish Trail. All he wants for Christmas is a new B’n’M Elite Rod.
Hunter Harkness and Luke Harkness are the sons of B’n’M Pro Staff angler Roy Harkness and Holly Sweat Harkness. Catfishing is very much a family affair in the Harkness household.