EDITOR/ SR. WRITER
ART/ CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Keith “Catfish” Sutton
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Wayne Reed is an avid catman and knows from experience that March can be big cat time. This 64.72-pound March beast gave him and his partner, Randall Kirkland, Big Fish honors at a March tournament on Wheeler. See his story of why he catfishes in this issue. (Ron Presley Photo)
Spring Has Sprung, Bring it On
March 20, 2021 is the official beginning of Spring. Anglers are generally happy to see March come because it means some great fishing is just around the corner. Appropriately, the March issue of CatfishNOW adopted the theme of “Spring Strategies.”
In the interest of flathead anglers, the first story features Keith Severns who shares his tips and techniques on catching flatheads on artificial bait from a float tube. If you are up for a challenge, there is no time better than spring to give it a try.
During spring floods, many catfish leave rivers and journey to the flooded woods. Keith “Catfish” Sutton reveals what you need to know to catch them, and why flooding allows catfish to thrive.
Our third feature comes from Jeff Samsel. Jeff points out that sunny early-spring days draw catfish surprisingly shallow to feed. You can capitalize on this behavior for some early-season action in shallow water.
In addition to these featured stories, readers will find our regular columns, Why We Catfish, Catfish Conservation, and Catfish Gear. We hope you enjoy them and share them with your friends.
As always, I wish to thank the great sponsors that support us. Because of them, we are able to offer the contents of CFN to our readers free of charge. I hope you will help thank them by considering their products when you are in the market for catfishing supplies.
Fish with passion!