Catfish Connections – May 2022


Dan Dannenmueller


Ron Presley


Matt Mullikin


Keith “Catfish” Sutton
Jeff Samsel


Richard Simms
Terry Madewell
Brent Frazee
Anietra Hamper
John N. Felsher



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Cover Photo Credit

Cad Daly poses with a deep water blue from Wheeler Lake in Alabama. The trophy blue hit a big piece of skipjack in 70 feet of water. (Ron Presley Photo)

Good Time for a Personal Best


Welcome, everyone to the May edition of CatfishNow (CFN). This month’s edition is dedicated to blue cat destinations. Spring fishing has been extremely good with numerous personal bests posted. If you haven’t improved your personal best consider visiting one of the three destinations featured this month.

I had the opportunity to fish Wheeler Lake a couple of times this spring and it was great as usual. The first opportunity was in conjunction with Patriot Catfishing INC. Spring event. I had the honor of fishing with B’n’M Poles Prostaffer Cad Daly. As usual, the fishing was great. You can read all about it in this issue.

I returned about a month later and fished with Roger Breedlove and Larry Muse. Those stories will be featured in future issues of CatfishNOW.

If Wheeler Lake is not on your bucket list you need to add it. Believe me, I speak from experience.

The other two featured destinations are Lake Murray in South Carolina and the Chesapeake Bay. Terry Madewell’s story on Lake Murray will convince you to give it a try.  Keith Sutton’s tale of catfish in the Chesapeake Bay leaves no doubt that it too is a worthy candidate for a trophy blue cat bucket list destination.

Additionally, you will find our regular columns, River Rumors, Why We Catfish, Catfish Basics, Catfish Gear, and Video Tips to improve your success in tournaments or fishing in general. We hope you enjoy this issue and share it with your friends.

As always, I wish to thank the sponsors that support us. Because of them, we can offer the contents of CFN to you, our readers, free of charge. I hope you will help us thank them by considering their products when you are in the market for catfishing supplies.


Fish with passion!

Ron Presley, Editor

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