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KingKat Sweet Sixteen on Santee Cooper—How They Fished

Joe and Demetria Westbrook win KingKat’s Sweet Sixteen by Ron Presley A Sweet Sixteen bracket-style format resulted in 4 undefeated teams for the shootout on Championship Saturday.   In a gesture to reward teams that had been loyal to their trail in 2022, KingKat conducted a bracket-style tournament out of Palmetto Shores RV Resort on […]

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Cleaning Catfish for the Table

Learn More About Cleaning Catfish by Ron Presley Taking good care of your catch will pay dividends in taste and quality when they hit the table.  Catfish is a popular fish for catching and eating. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there are more than 7 million catfish anglers in the U.S. Many of […]

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KingKat Sweet Sixteen at Palmetto Shores RV Resort in South Carolina

KingKat’s Sweet Sixteen Invitational Tournament Rewards Anglers for Loyalty to the Trail by Ron Presley Sixteen invited teams will compete on Lake Marion beginning with a Team-on-Team competition in a Sweet Sixteen bracket-style format. Sixteen catfish teams are preparing for a tournament out of Palmetto Shores RV Resort in Summerton, SC. The full-service resort is […]

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The CatMasters at Possum Kingdom 2023 – How They Fished

Michael Reed, Aarron Hagen, and Dalton Mitchell Take Top Spot on Possum Kingdom by Ron Presley  Coming from behind to win was the name of the game at CatMasters Possum Kingdom event. The CatMasters launched their tournament trail in February of 2017 on Possum Kingdom Lake. It has grown from that popular high payout tournament […]

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First Place and Big Fish Continues the Success of Father/Daughter Catfish Team

Making Memories on the Trail Kevin Childress and his daughter Peyton Childress claim the win at the North Alabama Catfish Trail event on Pickwick Lake. The North Alabama Catfish Trail, (NACT)kicked off the 2023 tournament season with an event on Pickwick Lake. The January 14th tournament attracted 21 boats to the Florence, AL area. Kevin […]

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MRM Bama Blues on the Tennessee River at Decatur AL—How They Fished

Cole Bauer and Ray Waldrop Win MRM Bama Blues in Alabama Big Fish and Second Place went to Andy Thompson and Mike Sanders. by Ron Presley The MRM Bama Blues kicked off the tournament season with an American Catfishing Association (ACA) Tournament Alliance Division 1 event. The annual holiday event is highly anticipated because of […]

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Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s KingKat Tournament Trail—The Best is Yet to Come

KingKat Kicks Off 2023 with Sweet Sixteen Invitational Tournament on Santee Cooper’s Lake Moultrie Sixteen invited teams will compete on Lake Moultrie beginning with a Team-on-Team competition in a Sweet Sixteen bracket-style format. by Ron Presley KingKat organizers continue their efforts to offer catfish anglers more types of competitive catfishing by presenting the Sweet Sixteen […]

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CFN How to Video with Keith “Catfish” Sutton — How to Keep Chicken Liver on Your Hook When Catfishing

Chicken liver is a popular bait when targeting catfish for the dinner table, but keeping it on your hook can be difficult. In this video, Keith Sutton shares a simple method for fixing this problem.  

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Program Offers Essential Support for Fishing Guides

Guide Relief Program Supporting our fishing guides on and off the water.   Fishing guides are the backbone and the very face of the recreational fishing industry, a distinction earned from thousands of hours spent coaching and educating anglers from all walks of life each and every season. They are the ambassadors of the sport […]

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Catfish Conservation

Fisheries biologist Chad Menke deploys a catfish casa in a pond on Hoosier National Forest. (photo by USDA Forest Service)   Recycling Project Helps National Forest Catfish By Keith “Catfish” Sutton Anglers fishing the lakes of Hoosier National Forest may catch more catfish thanks to an innovative recycling project.   Hoosier National Forest near Bedford [...]

Catfish Gear #60

Cat Matt Jones landed this trophy flathead with the help of a Big Boss Super J hook from Boss Kat.   Big Boss Super J Hooks: Made to Tackle Big Fish   Boss Kat hooks, featuring Daiichi, are manufactured with super high-carbon steel for superior strength. The sticky sharp points insure direct contact and immediate […]

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Getting Out and About with Your Kids This Winter

Winter is a great time to spend an evening outdoors with kids gazing at the stars. (Credit: Scottdale Ariz. CVB)   Wintertime Can Be Fun for the Whole Family by Keith Sutton Don’t let the season’s cold keep you housebound. There are plenty of fun things to do outdoors this winter.   Spring, summer and […]

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