The September issue of Catfish Now includes a variety of topics. It begins with a story on shallow water cats. It is followed by an adventure to bushwhack some channel cats. The final feature gives advice on how to hire a guide. Some catfish basics are included as well as a couple of great video tips from expert anglers. You will also find the first of a two-part series on fishing new waters. Enjoy!

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Catfish Connections – If Not for Catfishing

Fall is the beginning of a busy catfish tournament season. Just about every weekend has a tournament of some kind going on in states across the country. Rising Sun in Indiana; Mississippi River Monsters in Tennessee; Twisted Cat in Missouri; Monsters on the Ohio in Kentucky; Possum Kingdom in Texas; ...
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Santee’s Shallow Water Cats

by Ron Presley Fish where the fish are. Spencer Hodges is not one to sit and wait for the catfish to bite. The long time Santee Cooper angler is known for catching big cats on the SC lakes. Before any outing he checks the weather and makes his plans. He ...
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Catfish Basics #071 – Mixed Bag in the Fall – Josh Brown, Backwoods Catfishing

Late September is one of my favorite times to catch big flatheads in the river. As we reach the end of September water temperatures normally begin to fall. During this time the catfish will be feeding heavily and will be aggressive all the way through fall, especially flatheads. Fishing shallow ...
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Catfish Gear #020 — Custom Apparel and Display Solutions —Valley Fashions

Tournament jerseys with style and flair are part and parcel of the merchandise available from Valley Fashions. I was surprised at all the comments I got when I first wore my CatfishNOW Jersey. It was not only comfortable, it was stylish. But it was the catfish imprint that drew all ...
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So You Wanna’ Hire a Catfish Guide

by Brad Durick Sometimes hiring a guide just makes sense. It can save time and money as well as teach you some valuable lessons In today’s fast-paced society, time is of the essence and when you do get a chance to go fishing you want to make the most of ...
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Catfish Basics #072 – Get Ready for Winter – James Prince, Texarkana, TX

In my neck of the woods, Northeast Texas, the blue cats are harder to catch during the hot summer months in both the lakes and the reservoirs that I like to fish. It makes for a long summer. September is the transition month when fishing starts getting better. By September ...
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Probing New Catfish Waters: Part 1

by Ron Presley Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series addressing the issue of fishing new waters. Part two will follow in the October 2019 issue of CatfishNow with information from Michael Haney and Rodney Crimm. Mother Nature can tell you where to fish, if you pay ...
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Bushwhacking Catfish

by Jeffrey Miller Hiking deep for catfish holes Catfish have long been caught by fisherman without access to a boat. As a kid growing up in southcentral Minnesota, I remember seeing catfishermen (and women) dozing on the sandbars of the Minnesota River, their fishing poles resting in a Y-forked stick ...
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How I Discovered Trophy Catfishing

by Ron Presley How my first trophy catfishing trip changed my life. My introduction to trophy catfishing came from well-known tournament angler Larry Muse. Larry and I had a mutual friend in T.J. Stallings of the TTI Blakemore Company. I noticed that Larry had taken T.J. on board while prefishing ...
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Why You and Your Kids Need to go Catfishing

by Ron Presley  The power of parental guidance. Given all the great reasons to go fishing, one of the best is that it is among the best ways to spend time with family and friends. In the catfish community there are a lot of examples of family fishing experiences, but ...
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Catfish Calendar

SEPT 14th ALABAMA CATFISH SERIES MT VERNON STATE LANDING NIGHT SEPT 14th FLATHEAD BLUES HOOVER RESERVOIR CLUB SEPT 14th M&J CATFISH WAR GORDON BOAT RAMP CLUB/NIGHT SEPT 14th TENNESSEE RIVER CATFISH CLUB WHEELER CLUB SEPT 14th - 15th CENTRAL MISSOURI CATFISH FRANKLIN ISLAND CLUB/NIGHT SEPT 21st CABELA'S KING KAT TOURNAMENT ...
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Tournament Results

CATFISH MAFIA TOURNAMENT SERIES AUGUST 17th GOLDSBORO 1. Randy Shoemaker 70 2. C J Markley 45 3. Marshall Rickard 38.6 4. Andrew Lentz 38 5. Mike Killian 28 BIG FISH 1. Andrew Lentz 24 CUMBERLAND RIVER CATMAN'S ASSOC. AUGUST 17th DYERS CREEK 1. Tony Fuller/Neville Watkins 88 2. Joseph Clark/Wortman ...
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