Catfish Connections – June 2024


Dan Dannenmueller


Keith “Catfish” Sutton


Ron Presley


Matt Mullikin


Alan Clemons
Brad Durick
Brent Frazee
Michael Giles
Anietra Hamper
Terry Madewell
Ron Presley
Richard Simms
Keith Sutton
Brad Wiegmann


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Cover Photo Credit

South Carolina catfish guide Rodger Taylor hoists a beautiful Lake Wylie flathead caught on a night-fishing trip. Learn how he catches fish like these during the witching hours in our cover story, Catfishing After Dark. (Terry Madewell photo)

A Visit to “The Rez”

Every year CatfishNOW sponsors a media camp to develop content for the selected location tourism activities, sponsors and future how-to videos, reels, articles, etc. This year we gathered at Barnett Reservoir—often known as “The Rez” to locals—in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

It was the biggest media camp we have ever held, with 33 attendees from numerous states and capabilities. Some of the best writers, videographers, crappie and catfish pros, social media experts and drone-fliers attended this fun and super-rewarding event.

If you plan a trip to fish and take in some southern history, this is the place. The lake is one of the best crappie lakes in the country, and there’s pretty good catfishing there, too. Some of the best guides in the country call this home. There are abundant museums, bike trails and award-winning restaurants in Ridgeland. There is something for the whole family.

If you are a southern food lover, the taste of the South is everywhere, such as seafood, barbeque, etc. Primos should be one of your picks.  On the water, try Cock of the Walk. They have great seafood.

In the coming months, our CatfishNOW team will be highlighting Ridgeland and all the great tips and techniques for catfish beginners (crappie anglers, too) that we developed at the camp. Numerous social media posts now and into the future will relate back to this wonderful experience.

A big thank you to Michael Jones, Visit Mississippi director, and the two wonderful ladies with Explore Ridgeland, Kelly Durrett and Crystal Pham. Their hospitality was beyond reproach.


God Bless, and Good luck fishing,

Dan Dannenmueller, Publisher