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World Championship of Catfishing—How They Fished

Joseph Scott Junior and Jeff Lovelace Claim Title at World Championship of Catfishing by Ron Presley Pickwick Lake was once again the location for the 2022 World Championship of Catfishing (WCC). Savannah Tennessee carries the moniker, “The Catfish Capital of the World.” The main reason for that designation is the annual National Catfish Derby and […]

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KingKat on the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau, MO—How They Fished

Damian Clark and Tom Petroski Win KingKat at Cape Girardeau, MO by Ron Presley  It’s a New Day at Cabela’s KingKat.   The Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s KingKat Tournament Trail traveled to Cape Girardeau, MO, where competing anglers fished the Mississippi River. Beginning with this event, the KingKat organization announced a guaranteed payout policy for the […]

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KingKat on Santee Cooper—How They Fished

Walker and Young Win KingKat on Santee Cooper at Eutawville, SC by Ron Presley It’s a New Day at Cabela’s KingKat   The Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s KingKat Tournament Trail traveled to Eutawville, SC, for a competition on Santee Cooper. The lakes of Marion and Moultrie are big fish destinations and favorites among the catfishing crowd. […]

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Mississippi River Monsters 2022 Big Fish

MRM 2022 Big Fish Award Went to Team Puddle Jumper—Thomas Dollens and Kelly Marietta Big Fish honors at MRM went to team Puddle Jumper and they may have had help from a lucky frog. The 2022 Mississippi River Monsters (MRM) tournament out of Memphis, showed off as usual with plenty of trophy catfish coming to […]

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Mississippi River Monsters 2022 — How They Fished

MRM Win Goes to Team Dewitt Angler’s personal best wins Big Fish at Mississippi River Monsters in Memphis. The 2022 Mississippi River Monsters tournament out of Memphis, TN ended with lots of Big Muddy trophy catfish coming to the scales. Spectators at the September 17, 2022 event witnessed 4,774.20 pounds come to the stage at […]

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Why Catfish with a Spinning Rod?

Many anglers consider the most important tool in their arsenal for catching catfish consistently as their rod and reel. The type of rod and reel is a personal preference, but one group of anglers who enjoy targeting flatheads specifically choose to use spinning gear. B’n’M prostaff angler Dustin Goodwin explains how the team uses the […]

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CFN How to Video with Ron Stallings (Boss Kat)—Hook Modification

When it comes to fishing hooks few people understand them better than Ron Stallings. In his position with TTI Blakemore he has dealt with hook design and effectiveness for years dating back to the ever popular Tru Turn and Daiichi hooks. Built on past experience and reputation, the new Boss Kat series of hooks has […]

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Catfish Conservation

The CatMasters Tournament Trail Previews New Weigh-in System by Ron Presley The CatMasters new drive through weigh-in procedures are intended to shorten weigh-in time and result in better fish care.   One of the most prominent concerns of catfish tournament directors relates to fish care. Over the years many innovative ideas have been considered to […]

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Catfish Gear #56

Off Shore Tackle—Often Imitated but Never Duplicated Chris Souders likes the adaptability of the Pro Mag Boards to different fishing conditions.   Planer boards have become a vital part of most catfish anglers’ arsenal. They were used for years in walleye fishing, were picked up by crappie anglers, and since picked up by numerous catfish […]

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Catfish Basics #144—Go Deep by Chris Fuller

In September I started targeting standing trees in DEEP water…..as on Wilson Lake. I know the dragging bite is still on in September, but I have had some really good success fishing in and down around the base of trees in 60 to 100 feet of water. I use a Carolina rig with an inline […]

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Catfish Basics #143—Spot-Lock Bumping with Michael Haney & Rodney Crimm

September is a good time to bump on the Mississippi River. B’n’M pro staff anglers Michael Haney and Rodney Crimm do it often, but will adjust their strategy when they find a concentration of fish. “We spool the reels with 65 to 80 pound braided line,” informed Crimm. “We like a reel with a faster […]

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Flatheads and Modern Electronics

Catch More Flatheads Using Your Sonar/GPS Unit by Brad Wiegmann It’s a fact. Anglers have been catching flatheads long before any of them put a sonar unit on the boat. Your great grandfather didn’t use a sonar unit and still caught plenty, even some big flatheads.   Today’s flathead catfish anglers are benefiting from advanced […]

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