Welcome everyone to the March edition of CatfishNow (CFN). We are pleased to bring you our monthly collection of catfish related content and we hope you will share it with your friends, relatives, and other catfish enthusiasts.
The year has been busy. It kicked off with the announcement of a new national organization aimed at the catfish community. Then, following closely behind was the largest paying catfish tournament in history.
On January 9, 2020, at 1:00 pm the formation of the American Catfishing Association was formally announced. This organization holds great promise for the future of recreational catfishing.
On January 25, 2020, The CatMasters Texoma event awarded the first-place check of $40,000 and paid out a total of more than $100,000. Two-hundred sixteen teams competed in the two-day event.
The Catfish Conference took place in Louisville and another gathering of catmen and catwomen is coming soon. The creation of James N. Arwood (Hookers Terminal Tackle), Catapalooza will bring folks together at Pigeon Forge, TN on June 12-14, 2020.
These are a few examples of the growth that the catfish market is experiencing and you do not have to look far to discover more.
Here at CatfishNOW we continue to work hard at promoting the sport of catfishing. Our intent is that the magazine be a positive influence on both experienced and beginning catfish anglers. There are millions of stories to tell and we can only scratch the surface, but over time we can tell a lot of them. If you know of a story that needs to be told we would love to hear from you.
As always, I wish to thank the great sponsors that support us. Because of them, we are able to offer the contents of CFN to our readers free of charge. I hope you will help thank them by considering them when you are in the market for catfish supplies.
Fish with passion!
Ron Presley, Editor