March is still characterized by cold weather in most parts of the nation, but an increasing number of catfish anglers are dusting off their gear with the expectation of fishing more. All though the temps are generally rising, it is still a cold-water fishery in most destinations. This month’s issue of CatfishNOW will help anglers put some early spring cats in the boat.

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Catfish Connections

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 ...
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Three Degrees of Structure

by Ron Presley Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard may not be as bare as it seems. Did you ever feel like you were fishing in Old Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard? The fishing hole just seemed to be bare? You had great expectation of finding a fish but reality set in and it was ...
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Catfish Basics #083 – Fish Current Seams/Breaks– Capt. Terry Rogers, Hooked on Cats Guide Service

When fishing water with current, I like to look for current seams/breaks. You will find that current seams/breaks usually occur where there is something in the water to disrupt or redirect the normal path of the water flow. Since catfish are opportunistic feeders, they will often place themselves just inside ...
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Catfish Gear #026 — SeaArk Boats

Described by some as the Cadillac of catfish boats, SeaArk Boats have set the pace for catfish anglers everywhere. They have nearly 30 years of experience in boat building and it shows. SeaArk has a slogan, “Built for a lifetime,” and they live up to it. Their heavy-duty aluminum boats ...
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Catfish Basics #084 – Look for Current – Kevin Davis, Black’s Camp and Restaurant

Santee Cooper is known for catching big fish in shallow water. With years of observation as a guide and proprietor of Black’s Camp and Restaurant, Kevin Davis has some advice for catfish anglers fishing Santee Cooper in March. His reasoning is based on an annually recurring event. March is the ...
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Winter Whiskers: Cold Water Fishing Means Tickling a Catfish’s Whiskers

by John N. Felsher Successful cold weather fishing requires proper bait placement and patience. Wisps of fog rose from the frosty water as the boat slowly drifted backward. Carried by the current, lines played out behind the craft as the bait bounced along the bottom some 40 feet beneath the ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Steve Henderson

by Ron Presley Surrounded by fishing every day. Steve Henderson has been around boats and fishing all of his life. It was inevitable that his early childhood and later his career would include both. “I started fishing on the Arkansas River from the time I was old enough to walk,” ...
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CATFISH CONSERVATION: South Dakota Proposes Strengthening of Flathead Regs

Editor’s Note: News like this gives hope to the catfish community that public input into catfishing regulations can be beneficial. South Dakota is considering changes to flathead regulations based on a public petition. As of this writing a public hearing was scheduled to take place on March 5, 2020. PIERRE, ...
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Catfish Calendar

MAR 21st ALABAMA CATFISH SERIES BONNERS POINT LAKE JORDAN SERIES MAR 21st GET-N-HOOKED KEYSTONE LAKE CLUB MAR 21st KERR LAKE MADKATTERS STAUTON VIEW BOAT RAMP DAY MAR 21st INDIANA CATFISH ASSOCIATION LEAVENWORTH OPEN MAR 28th CABELA'S KING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL MILFORD LAKE TRAIL MAR 28th CATFISH MAFIA SUNBURY CLUB MAR ...
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Tournament Results

BASS PRO/CABELA'S KING KAT FEBRUARY 14th - 15th LAKE RAY HUBBARD 1. Steve Jones/Travis Brown 263.8 2. Daniel Miles/Paul Miles 263.5 3. Eric Horton/Jordan Horton 249.4 4. Jimmy Lane/Jason Farmer 124.9 5. Jerry Izhcomer/Michael Smith 79.6 BIG FISH 1. Steve Jones/Travis Brown 45.5 KERR LAKE MADKATTERS FEBRUARY 22nd STAUTON VIEW ...
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Why We Catfish A Guest Editorial by Jenny “Queen of the Cumberland” Simpson

Editor’s Note: Thirty-one-year-old Jenny Simpson was hooked on fishing early in her life. But it wasn’t until her husband took her trophy catfishing that she developed a true passion for the sport. Her catfishing exploits don’t go unnoticed. Ask some of her friends about Jenny and they are likely to ...
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Jones and Brown win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Lake Ray Hubbard

Huge weight wins at Garland, TX. Three-tenths of a pound separated first and second place. Catfish anglers from several states traveled to Lake Ray Hubbard for a King Kat Tournament Trail Super Event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s. Sixteen teams gathered at Garland, TX to test their catfishing skills ...
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