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Catching Fall Catfish on the Move

When fishing rivers, it’s important for catfish anglers to understand movement patterns of the fish they seek. Big blue cats like this Missouri River fish may migrate hundreds of miles as seasons change, making them difficult to pinpoint. (Keith Sutton photo)   Catching Fall Catfish on the Move by Keith “Catfish” Sutton Studying the migration […]

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“The Painted Catfish of South America” by Larry Larsen

The author lifts a big Surubim catfish that grabbed his 7-inch, hard plastic minnowbait.   “The Painted Catfish of South America” by Larry Larsen The most beautiful catfish in South America are formidable, resemble a painted canvas, and readily strike lures!   My partner and I were taking a break from casting in the 95-degree […]

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B’n’M How To: Midwest Channel Cats with Mark Blauvelt, B’n’M Poles

June is a good month to catch some nice channel cats. B’n’M Poles prostaffer Mark Blauvelt tells us how and why in this video tip.

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B’n’M How To: Log Your Catch with Ron Presley

Using log books to record past fishing data is an excellent tool for catching more fish in the future. A simple notebook will do, but in this age of technology a variety of electronic tools are available for anglers to automatically create a log of your fishing activities. The result is a history of where, […]

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Winter Whiskers: Cold Water Fishing Means Tickling a Catfish’s Whiskers

This nice January blue was caught by Will Temme’s son, Hunter when he was 7. The 65-pounder came from a warm water discharge while anchored on the Ohio River. (Contributed photo)   by John N. Felsher Successful cold weather fishing requires proper bait placement and patience. Wisps of fog rose from the frosty water as […]

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SEAARK BOATS WINS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Editor’s Note: Well known for their support of the catfish community, SeaArk Boats has been recognized for their support of their local community. Congratulations on a job well done. Read the story here.   Chamber of Commerce selects SeaArk boats for its community centered efforts MONTICELLO, AR (February 28, 2020) – Last night, SeaArk Boats […]

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Going Shallow for Winter Catfish

Cagle and his fishing partner, Jody Day, caught these blues in 3 feet of water during the 2019 Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout in December. Shallow water cattin’ is not just a summertime deal.   by Ron Presley Hurry up and wait. Andy Cagle became a died in the wool shallow water catfisherman after fishing […]

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Presidents Day Catfish

(credit Alex Hinson): Some might think it’s futile to fish for farm-pond catfish in winter, but Alex Hinson of Paron, Arkansas shows what often results after just a few minutes of fishing on a cold February day. by Keith “Catfish” Sutton Don’t overlook this mid-February holiday as a great time to get outdoors and catch […]

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Standstill Approach for Cold-Water Cats

by Jeff Samsel Don’t stop fishing. Just stop moving when you fish. “I can summarize that in one sentence,” Brian Barton replied when asked about his cold-water approach to catfishing. “When the water temperature reaches 45 degrees, you are in anchor mode.” Barton (brianbartonoutdoors.com, 256-412-0969), a veteran guide on Alabama’s Wilson Lake, uses a mobile […]

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King Kat on Santee – How They Fished

The first King Kat tournament of the year highlighted the big fish destination of  Santee Cooper Country. Catfish anglers from nine states traveled to Santee Cooper for a King Kat Tournament Trail event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s. Forty-eight teams gathered at Black’s Camp and Restaurant as for the kick-off event of the 2020 […]

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Dale Russell Lowe, Jr. Lands Icebowl Monster

Dale Russell Lowe, Jr has caught big catfish before, just not this big! He was fishing the Icebowl Tournament on John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake). The reservoir is bounded by Virginia and North Carolina. “My cousin Stephen Faircloth fishes that tournament with me every year,” said Lowe. “I had two of the most […]

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