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Bama Blues on Wheeler—How They Fished

Lange and Fuller Win Bama Blues   The Tennessee River shows off again with numerous trophy blues in the final event of the Bama Blues Tournament Series. The final Bama Blues Tournament Series of the season for Chris and Cory Ramsey (Pipeline Tackle) took place out of First Creek Ramp on Joe Wheeler Lake at […]

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2022 Lake Erie Catfish Challenge

Tournament Director Bill Ladlee Announces Tournament Schedule Local anglers agree, Lake Erie is capable of producing trophy channel cats and is a legitimate trophy channel cat destination. The Lake Erie Catfish Challenge Tournament Series originated in the fall of 2020. Lake Erie has a growing reputation as a great destination for trophy channel cats and […]

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The Alabama River—A Well Kept Secret

Fishing the Alabama River by Keith “Catfish” Sutton From Montgomery to Mobile, this beautiful stream provides a lot of water for catfishing in the Cotton State.   On May 20 this year, at a writers’ camp sponsored by Catfish Now, I had my first opportunity to fish for catfish in the Alabama River. I was […]

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B’n’M How to Video for November 2021

Cover some Ground – Spud Barton, Cattin’ Around Adventures, B’n’M Poles When November roles around Spud Barton finds the catfish are scattered. In order to cover some ground he likes to pull planner boards to widen his spread. He explains in this video why he chooses a Medium/Heavy SilverCat rod from B’n’M to increase his […]

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CFN How to Video for November 2021

100-Pound Club – Chris Harlan Chris Harlan fished the Mississippi River Monsters tournament in 2021 with his partner Nolan Rummel. They weighed a 3-fish limit of 140.27 pounds to take the second place honors. Their bag included Big Fish of the tournament at 102.45 pounds. In this video Chris talks about the 100+ pounder and […]

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Trophy Catfish for the Future

Catfish Workgroup meetings are sometimes held at an onsite location. After meeting for 3 hours or so they break up the business meeting and go catfishing.   Citizen Input Promotes Catfish Conservation by Ron Presley A major benefit of workgroup activity is the trust built between citizen anglers and fishery regulators.     The catfishing […]

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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Bradley Lail

My World After the Military by Bradley Lail Finding passion after the army.   Nestled in the hills of Northern Alabama, Gurley, AL sits about twenty minutes from one of the finest fisheries in the country, the Tennessee River. This is where we decided to settle when retirement came knocking at the door. This is […]

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Biologists Study Catfish in Arkansas Rivers

Arkansas Rivers Turn Out Big Catfish Electrofishing aids biologists in sampling catfish. Andy Yung, the supervisor in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s (AGFC) Camden office of the Fisheries Division, said staff there sampled the Ouachita and Saline Rivers within Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month for flathead and blue catfish and noted high […]

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Catfish Gear #46

Get the Job Done Right with B’n’M Poles   B’n’M knows rods. They should since they have been building them for more than 70 years. After years of experience with crappie fishing anglers, they recognized the need for good affordable rods for catfish anglers too. The design staff stays current with what anglers want by […]

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Catfish Basics #124

I love it when the water temperatures start to fall with the cooler nights. During this part of the year, I normally start my mornings looking for bigger fish in deeper water. As the sun rises and warms the water I move to shallow flats. The bait will be on a similar pattern and I […]

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Catfish Basics #123

When we’re fishing tidal waters Navionics are used to determine where to fish. Since each depth is identified by a separate line on the chart, look for where a lot of lines stack up together. Where those lines come together indicates the ledges and drop-offs. Following those ledges off of the main channel helps pick […]

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Castin’ and Blastin’ in Kansas

Mark Thompson hunts for quail, pheasants, and big blue catfish once November arrives. (Submitted photo)   Set the hook or pull the trigger? That’s November in Kansas by Brent Frazee The Sunflower State is a sportsman’s paradise during fall.   Cast or blast? That’s the prevailing question for Mark Thompson when he wakes up on […]

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