Just imagine sitting on a five-gallon bucket along the river bank. All you need are rods and reels, terminal tackle, some worms, and forked sticks to catch some nice catfish. Bank fishing is a simple but effective way to catch some cats.

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Catfish Connections

What I like about catfishing is that almost anyone can get into the action of catching varying sizes of fish and sizable numbers. And I have always loved to fish in the summer, especially at night. Many times, we would fish all the way to dawn and would have a ...
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Tips for Bank-Fishing in Tailwaters

by Keith “Catfish” Sutton Cast from shore and hook a big one! Want to catch a fat spring catfish that’ll tip the scales at 20 or more pounds, or a mess of smaller cats for a fish fry? Head straight to the nearest big-river dam. In the tailwater there—the stretch ...
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Catfish Basics #065 – Bank Bait – Lee Hannon, Mississippi

Lee Hannon is proof positive that you don’t need a boat to catch big catfish. Lee is known for his ability to throw baits from the bank and hook up with the big ones. He has been described by friends as a “local bank fishing legend.” Hannon has proven his ...
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Catfish Gear #017 — Practical, Rugged, and Convenient – Driftmaster Fishing Rod Holders

Driftmaster Rod Holders are considered the standard of the industry by many anglers. They are based on years of angler testing on the water and continued improvements in the shop. With models available for all different fishing situations, Driftmaster products enjoy a reputation for excellence in quality, dependability, and service ...
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Exchanging the Man-made World of Hospitals for Outdoor Adventures

by Ron Presley Adventure donors deliver the goods at Guntersville United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit wish-granting charity. They are the perfect organization for a bunch of catfish anglers to hook up with because the catfish community loves to share. USSA recently held one of ...
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Catfish Basics #066 – Fish Until the End – Justin McCall, Kansas

Justin McCall loves fishing from the bank. As a matter of fact, he spends as much time as he can fishing from the bank. Like most anglers, McCall has a limited amount of time to spend fishing. He does most of his fishing on the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. And ...
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Landlubbers Don’t Have to Leave Shore to Catch Big Catfish

by Brent Frazee Experts share tips on how to catch trophy blues, flatheads, and channel cats from shore. There was a time when Kevin McCoy dreamed of buying a boat to chase the big catfish of west-central Missouri. Then, he came to his senses. When you’re born a bank fisherman, ...
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SeaArk Owner’s Invitational Travels to Decatur, AL

by Ron Presley Catfish anglers from nineteen states travel to compete. The SeaArk Boats Owner’s Invitational Catfish Tournament is one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year. Most participating anglers make their plans a year in advance with many taking vacation time to fish the tournament. It consistently draws ...
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Decatur, AL and Wheeler Lake is a bucket list destination.

Yes, it’s true the anglers come for the catfishing. But the rest of the family needs something more and they find it easily in Decatur. Two items rank high on the list of amenities for the non-fishing visitors. Clean comfortable lodging and good food. The possibilities in both categories are ...
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River Shoreline Secrets

by Brad Durick Catfish knowledge and adequate effort will yield shoreline success. For many catfish anglers, shore fishing is the way to go. There are many reasons why people catfish from shore. Some fish from shore because it’s simple, some because it’s what they can afford, and others because it ...
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Why We Catfish A Guest Editorial by Timothy Hardwick

Since I was able to hold a pole, more than three decades now, I have been at home on the waters around Cincinnati, OH. I find no greater peace yet no greater excitement than the anticipation of what might bite on the other end of my line. It’s that mystery, ...
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Catfish Clubs

CLUB FACEBOOK ALABAMA CATFISH SERIES FACEBOOK ALL AMERICAN CATFISH TOURNAMENTS FACEBOOK BIG SIOUX CAT ANGLERS FACEBOOK BASS PRO CABELA’S KING KAT FACEBOOK CATFISH CHASERS TOURNAMENT SERIES FACEBOOK CATFISH CONFERENCE FACEBOOK CATFISH NATION OUTDOORS FACEBOOK CATFISH MAFIA FACEBOOK CENTRAL MISSOURI CATS FACEBOOK CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL FACEBOOK CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLJACK CATFISHING FACEBOOK ...
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Catfish Calendar

JUNE 15th CABELA'S KING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL CARLYLE LAKE TRAIL JUNE 15th CATFISH MAFIA TOURNAMENT SERIES SUSQUEHANNA RIVER/LAKE ALRED BIG MONEY SHOOTOUT/NIGHT JUNE 15th CUMBERLAND RIVER CATMAN'S ASSOCIATION BUMPAS MILLS MARINA CLUB JUNE 15th FISHN BLUES ELLSWORTH SHOOTOUT JUNE 16th TWISTED CAT OUTDOORS CANTON MO JACK & JILL JUNE 19th ...
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Tournament Results

BASS PRO CABELA'S KING KAT MAY 11th OHIO/KANAWHA RIVERS 1. William Stewart/Edward Duplantis 106.72 2. JL Campbell/John Neiberling 90.38 3. Rodney Harrison/Sam Thompson 90.14 4. Wayne Bodine/Travis Bodine 86.46 5. Graham Maxwell/AJ Castelluccio 78.06 BIG FISH 1. Richard Rhodes/Sherry Rhodes 48.2 MCATS MAY 11th SAGINAW RIVER 1. Adam Weigold/George Glidden ...
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