Catfish Basics

Catfish in Saltwater? You Bet

Gafftopsail catfish often show up in state agency surveys of shallow-water species. The fish are opportunistic and feed on live or dead items from the top of the water column to the bottom. (Credit La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries)     Gafftopsail Catfish: Saltwater Bad Boys Are Fun in a Pinch by Alan Clemons […]

Gafftopsail Cat

One Angler’s Trash Fish Just Might Be Another’s Treasure by Debbie Hanson Once a member of the “trash can slam,” the feisty sail cat is enjoying a new level of respect.   If gafftopsail catfish could talk, they’d likely borrow late comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s catchphrase, “I don’t get no respect!” Historically, saltwater cats have rarely […]

Inspiring Women to Target Monster Blues

Tiffany “Snookie” Risch landed this 72.8 pound monster blue catfish in July of 2018 while fishing cut baits on the James River with Captain John Garland.   Making Waves While Reeling Up Whiskers by Debbie Hanson Tiffany “Snookie” Risch inspires women to target blue cats on the James River.   Some anglers have a way […]