The October issue of CatfishNow focuses on the confidence factor and how it impacts fishing success. The good news is that scientific evidence suggest that it is a skill that can be learned. Enjoy!

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Catfish Connections – Riding the Confidence Wave

Happy October everyone. I can’t believe it is already Fall. It sure hasn’t felt like it in the south. I am confident that this heat will relinquish soon. Speaking of confidence, having confidence in all we do can improve any outcomes, especially fishing. I believe confidence comes from some key ...
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The Confidence Factor in Catfishing

by Ron Presley Learn to trust your gut. Successful catfish anglers have confidence in their boat, their equipment, their bait, their partner, and themselves. Anglers that lack a high level of confidence are not likely to perform as well as those that do. Sports psychologist, Dr. Jim Taylor, says on ...
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Catfish Basics #073 – Dragging/Drifting the Flats – Cad Daly, B’n’M Poles

I like dragging the flats. Just remember that they are not all alike. There can be subtle differences. But the basics of fishing them are pretty cut and dried. If you can find a flat that you can cover in one pass that’s a plus. I think of one area ...
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Catfish Gear #021 — Off Shore Tackle Planer Boards

Planer boards have become a vital part of most catfish angler’s arsenal. They were used for years in walleye fishing and have now been adopted by many catfish anglers. There are not many catfish boats that don’t planer boards onboard. If they don’t have them, they should. Anglers have discovered ...
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Back to School for Catfishing Success

by Keith “Catfish” Sutton Don’t count on pure dumb luck for catching catfish. Instead, study more about these fish every chance you get to improve your odds of success. All of us would rather be fishing than sitting at home or work reading or talking about our favorite pastime. But, ...
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Catfish Basics #074 – Skipjack Preparation – Rodney Crimm, B’n’M Poles

Taking care of freshly caught skipjack can pay big dividends, according to B’n’M prostaffer Rodney Crimm. A little special care up front results in a better bait when it’s time to go fishing. “This is just the way I do it, and I don’t mind sharing,” instructed Crimm. “I think ...
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Probing New Catfish Waters: Part 2

by Ron Presley Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series addressing the issue of fishing new waters. Part one can be found in the September 2019 issue of CatfishNow with information from Carson and Austin Pierce. Combine technology and skills for best results. Michael Haney had not ...
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Have Confidence in Yourself

by Ron Wong Experience builds confidence. The boat is loaded, tackle has been prepped, lunch is packed with plenty of bait on hand; are we ready to go catch some catfish. The planned fishing trip is to a body of water where you have little experience. Can we catch some ...
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Mississippi River Monsters 2019

Mississippi River Monsters (MRM) 2019 attracted 125 catfish teams from 20 different states to fish the Big Muddy out of Memphis. When the scales closed on Saturday evening September 19th, 217 catfish weighing 3,940 pounds had been checked by TWRA officials and returned to the river. Amongst the 293 anglers, ...
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Many Guides Support Selective Harvest

by Ron Presley Selective Harvest by all levels of catfish anglers could greatly impact the future of the fishery. Scientists report that a very important factor related to a decline of many fish species is overharvesting. While numerous anglers have viewed catfish as plentiful with no need to conserve, that ...
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Catfish Profiles in Passion – Lovelace Fishing

by Ron Presley Time on the water is time well spent. When these two anglers met, only one was a catfish chaser. That all changed as one man’s passion became a passion for two. No more concerts, plays, and traveling for fun. Now they travel and catfish for fun. Scott ...
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Why We Catfish A Guest Editorial by Janet and Bink Fox

Editor’s Note: Fifty-year-old James “Bink” Fox and 53-year-old Janet Fox have been married for 30 years. Prominent in that relationship is their love for catfishing. They follow the catfish scene as a well-respected husband and wife team. They love the competition, but they are also always anxious to meet and ...
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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

OCT 19th CABELA'S KING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL OHIO RIVER TRAIL OCT 19th CUMBERLAND RIVER CATMAN'S ASSOCIATION CLARKSVILLE TN MARINA CLUB OCT 19th KERR LAKE MADDKATTERS KERR LAKE CHAMPIONSHIP OCT 19th - 20th TRI-COUNTY CATFISH ASSOCIATION KUTCHIES CLASSIC OCT 20th CENTRAL MISSOURI CATFISH WAVERLY CLUB/DAY OCT 26th CENTRAL TEXAS CATFISH TRAIL ...
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Tournament Results

M&J CATFISH WAR SEPTEMBER 14th GORDON BOAT RAMP 1. Marty Highnote/Dennis Parker 129.8 2. Matt Gillis/Jaush Gillis 104.8 3. Ronnie Dixon/Joshua Peterman 103.12 4. Mark Johnson 92.2 5. Caleb Downing 70.1 BIG FISH 1. Mark Johnson/Roger 37 TENNESSEE RIVER CATFISH CLUB SEPTEMBER 14th WHEELER LAKE 1. Damian Clark/Mark Parrish 79.09 ...
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