Catfish Connections – If Not for Catfishing

Fall is the beginning of a busy catfish tournament season. Just about every weekend has a tournament of some kind going on in states across the country. Rising Sun in Indiana; Mississippi River Monsters in Tennessee; Twisted Cat in Missouri; Monsters on the Ohio in Kentucky; Possum Kingdom in Texas; All American Catfish Tournaments in Kansas; M & J Classic in Georgia, and  the King Kat Classic in Alabama. And these are just a few. There are more tournaments in more states giving catfish anglers a place to compete.

All these tournament occasions give catfish anglers and their families the opportunity to meet and make new friends. The result is a growing community of catfish enthusiast that develop true friendships with people they would never have met if it were not for catfishing. Those friends become part of a larger family or better yet a community, a loving and caring community. So, when we lose a member of the community, we all mourn together.

The August passing of Matt Hardesty was unexpected and devastating. He was a gentle giant with a heart of gold and a welcoming smile. Matt loved the outdoors and when he was called, he was doing what he loved—fishing on the Cumberland River in Kentucky. The catfish community will miss him greatly and we extend our prayers and condolences to the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Fishing for Freedom, 532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy, IL 62301. Follow this link to make a donation directly on the FFF website.

As always, I wish to thank the great sponsors that support CatfishNow. It is because of them that we are able to offer the contents of CFN to our readers free of charge. I hope you will help me thank them by considering their products when you are in the market for catfish supplies.

We are extremely pleased to bring you this month’s collection of catfish related content and ask you to share this issue with your friends, relatives, and other catfish enthusiasts. By doing so you just might help them catch more CatfishNow.


Fish with passion,

Ron Presley, Editor

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