February continues cold weather patterns for catfish but they still have to eat. This month’s issue of CatfishNOW includes how-to tips from two popular destinations—Santee Cooper in South Carolina and Wilson Lake in Alabama. It also includes a President’s Day tradition of fishing a small pond for winter cats.

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SEAARK BOATS WINS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Editor’s Note: Well known for their support of the catfish community, SeaArk Boats has been recognized for their support of their local community. Congratulations on a job well done. Read the story here.   Chamber of Commerce selects SeaArk boats for its community centered efforts MONTICELLO, AR (February 28, 2020) ...
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Catfish Connections

The winter of 2019-2020 can best be described as a roller coaster. The weather patterns changed from warmer than usual temperatures to cold and snowy and back again. This changing weather can confuse the fish and their normal seasonal activities and related fishing patterns. Normally, locating the food source will ...
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Going Shallow for Winter Catfish

by Ron Presley Hurry up and wait. Andy Cagle became a died in the wool shallow water catfisherman after fishing with a friend. Nowadays, if he has any choice at all he is going to be fishing shallow. And it might be any time of the year, day or night ...
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Catfish Basics #081 – Bait Right – Keith Parks

Bait is everything when it comes to catfishing but it goes a bit further than just having good bait. No matter what you use for bait NEVER fill the hook gap completely. You must always match your bait and hook so that you leave room for the fish to become ...
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Catfish Gear #025 — Angler Driven Rods and Accessories – B’n’M Poles

B’n’M knows rods. They should, since they have been building them for years, first in the crappie market and now for catfishing. The design staff keeps current with what anglers want by communicating with a carefully developed pro-staff who advises the company on how to build rods that help everyday ...
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Presidents Day Catfish

by Keith “Catfish” Sutton Don’t overlook this mid-February holiday as a great time to get outdoors and catch some catfish to eat. Want to catch a mess of good-eating catfish for your next fish fry? Load up your tackle and head for the nearest farm pond during the Presidents Day ...
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Catfish Basics #082 – Be Humble – Joe Ludtke – Tangling with Catfish

Success is so much fun and can be so addicting! Whether the success that we are experiencing is in our fishing, sports, our careers or our relationships, success doesn’t always last forever. It is easy to become a little too proud of ourselves and our accomplishments when times are good ...
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Standstill Approach for Cold-Water Cats

by Jeff Samsel Don’t stop fishing. Just stop moving when you fish. “I can summarize that in one sentence,” Brian Barton replied when asked about his cold-water approach to catfishing. “When the water temperature reaches 45 degrees, you are in anchor mode.” Barton (brianbartonoutdoors.com, 256-412-0969), a veteran guide on Alabama’s ...
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Catfish Kids: Kudos to Go Fish Georgia

by Ron Presley It’s never too early to start fishing. Toddlers are introduced to the great outdoors at Go Fish Georgia. Parents, grandparents, and toddlers are welcomed each month to an educational program that explores different topics each month. Their programs typically include a brief lesson, sing-along songs, storytime, animal encounters, ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION -Trophy Catfish for the Future: CatMasters Texoma planned well for fish care.

As the sport of catfishing grows and larger tournaments become the norm more and more attention needs to be given to the details of taking care of the fish. The Catmasters Lake Texoma tournament was supported by SeaArk Boats and B’n’M Poles, two companies that strongly support the catfish industry ...
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New National Catfishing Association Announced

by Ron Presley If given the chance, the new ACA can be a unifying force for the sport of catfishing. Many believe that the formation of the American Catfishing Association (ACA) will be a true turning point in the growth and unification of recreational catfishing in American. The sport of ...
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Catfish Calendar

FEB 15th ALABAMA CATFISH SERIES LAY LAKE SERIES FEB 15th M&J CATFISH WAR GORDON BOAT RAMP TRAIL FEB 22nd KERR LAKE MADKATTERS STAUTON VIEW BOAT RAMP DAY FEB 29th HOLD'EM HOOK CATFISH TRAIL INGALLS HARBOR TRAIL MAR 7th CABELA'S KING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL LAKE TAWAKONI TRAIL MAR 7th INDIANA CATFISH ...
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Tournament Results

CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL JANUARY 11th LAKE WHITNEY 1. John Speer/Larry Johnson 89.29 2. Cindy Houston/Michael Houston 81.29 3. Devin Hogan/Kylea Sterner 81.22 4. Jerry Dillard/John Dillard 68.2 5. Kevin Green/Keith Green 67.55 BIG FISH 1. John Speer/Larry Johnson 23.89 HOLD'em HOOK CATFISH TRAIL JANUARY 25th INGALLS HARBOR 1. Chris ...
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Why We Catfish A Guest Editorial by Robert Dickerson (Big Blue Hunter)

Editor’s Note: Forty-one-year-old Kosciusko, Mississippi angler Robert Dickerson has a real passion for catfishing and everything that goes with it. The more he does it the more he enjoys taking other anglers that otherwise might not have the opportunity to fish for catfish. The first person that I remember fishing ...
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King Kat on Santee – How They Fished

The first King Kat tournament of the year highlighted the big fish destination of  Santee Cooper Country. Catfish anglers from nine states traveled to Santee Cooper for a King Kat Tournament Trail event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s. Forty-eight teams gathered at Black’s Camp and Restaurant as for the ...
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