It is getting cold in the countryside, but that won’t stop serious ice fishing anglers. More and more angers are refusing to put up the catfish gear just because the water got hard. Plenty of anglers are drilling holes and dropping baits for Catfish Under the Ice. Find out how you can too.

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Catfish Connections – Baby it’s Cold Outside

Fall temperatures are cooling and the growing season is coming to an end. Some catfish anglers are preparing their boat and gear for a winter nap. After all the warm weather Mother Nature presented in 2019 the cooler weather is a welcome occurrence for most. The National Weather Service reported ...
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Hard Water Channel Cats

by Spencer Bauer How to catch catfish after everyone has called it a season. Winter sends a lot of thoughts floating through my mind, like setting my alarm ten minutes earlier to scrap my windshield; slipping and falling on sidewalks; going to bed at 8 pm because it’s been dark ...
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Catfish Basics #075 – SLOW DOWN – Jonathan Cooksey, Whisker Seeker Tackle

Jonathan Cooksey fishes the tournament trail with his dad, Jackie Cooksey. They are well-known for their ability to catch big fish. Jonathan has had plenty of catfish savvy passed down to him and plenty has been learned from experience on the water. For November anglers he has a special tip—SLOW ...
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Catfish Gear #022 — Hooker’s Terminal Tackle—Mad Catter Hooks

James N. Arwood had a dream of making his own hooks. Beginning with several top selling fish hooks, he began studying them with the idea of making them better. At first, he used his creations himself and later gave some to friends. But the friends kept coming back for more ...
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Cool Cats

by Brad Durick Catfishing through the ice offers a unique fishing experience and a great opportunity to socialize with friends. It is no secret that the major stronghold of catfish country is in the south and east. One quick glance at social media and one might thing that catfishing is ...
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Catfish Basics #076 – Start Early, Stay Late – Rob Parsons, Fat Boy Rods and Monster Rod Holders

Rob Parsons knows what it’s like to be in the winner’s circle at tournaments. He and his partner, Carl Morris Jr., travel the county chasing whiskered critters. In March 2019 the pair fished the Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s King Kat tournament out of Decatur, AL. When they came to the ...
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Monsters on the Ohio 2019 – How they Fished

by Ron Presley Aaron Wheatley has been presenting Monsters on the Ohio (MOTO) since 2010. This year’s event marked Wheatley’s tenth year of providing the catfish community with a popular catch and release tournament with an emphasis on fish handling and care. The tournament day festivities include special events for ...
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4 Conservation Tips for Hard Water Cats

by Ron Presley We hear lots of talk about taking care of our catch when the temperatures are hot. Summer heat makes it more difficult to keep the water cool and the oxygen levels adequate. But what about catfish under the ice. Hard water anglers have to use common sense ...
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Ice Fishing for Catfish

by Anietra Hamper A guide to targeting catfish during the winter freeze. Fishing guide Darren Troseth of 3 Rivers Fishing Adventures in Minnesota has targeted catfish on rivers in the St. Cloud area for several decades. In 2007 he discovered the thrill of targeting catfish through the ice, mostly out ...
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Why We Catfish A Guest Editorial by “SmackDown Daddy” Stacey Gaston

Passing it on to others. My name is Stacey Gaston I’m 50 years old and been married to Dawn Gaston for over 26 years. We make our home in the small South Alabama town of Greenville. Our family consists of three kids. We have a daughter, Hagen and two sons, ...
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Catfish Calendar

NOV 16th CENTRAL MISSOURI CATFISH COFFMAN BEACH ACCESS LOZ CLUB/DAY NOV 16th CUMBERLAND RIVER CATMAN'S ASSOCIATION LICK CREEK BOAT RAMP CLUB NOV 16th MISSISSIPPI CATFISH TRAIL HELENA TRAIL NOV 16th TENNESSEE RIVER CATFISH CLUB PICKWICK CLUB NOV 23rd - 24th CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL TBD CLASSIC NOV 30th HOLD'EM HOOK ...
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Tournament Results

ALL AMERICAN CATFISH TOURNAMENTS OCTOBER 12th KAW POINT 1. Justin Custer/Ryun Todd/James Custer 119.98 2. Marty Darrah/Ken Cargill 64.28 3. Eddie Henney/Adam Funk 61.34 4. Joel Roberts/Justin Clarr 33.7 5. Alan Lockrey/Zoe Hooker 31.66 BIG FISH 1. Marty Darrah/Ken Cargil 39.9 M&J CATFISH WAR OCTOBER 12th GORDON BOAT RAMP 1 ...
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