Catfish Equipment and Gear

Catfish and Kids

by Jim Behnken, Western Program Director, C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation  At CAST for kids, EVERYONE wins! The C.A.S.T. for Kids foundation works with community volunteers to provide days of fishing for children with special needs. C.A.S.T. Is an acronym for “Catch A Special Thrill.” The catfish of all varieties provide “thrills” at a large majority […]

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Catfish Kids: Fishing’s Future Reaches 1 Million Participants

Spreading angling education and promoting the growth of fishing and boating.   An important milestone in aquatic education took place July 28, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park. Fishing’s Future, a national 501(c)(3) organization, celebrated and recognize its 1,000,000th participant attending an angling education Family Fish Camp. Fishing’s Future was founded […]

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Nick Lyon’s Birthday Adventure

by Ron Presley The catfish birthday bash conspiracy. It all started for Nick as a casual conversation between him and his mom, Megan. They decided it would be fun to go bowling and go out to eat dinner on his birthday. When the date rolled around Megan woke Nick at 8:00 am with the pretense […]

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Catfishing: A Sport with a Passion for Kids

by Ron Presley The key words are fun, simple, and educate.   It is a known characteristic of the sport of catfishing that family is often included on the shoreline and in the boat. Social media posts, tournament weigh-ins, and dockside conversations confirm the observations because they often include kids. Importantly, for the sport, it’s […]

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More Than Just a Catfish Club

by Ron Presley Making dreams come true The Arkansas Area Catfish Hunters (AACH) include a large dose of community service in their activities. They do it through their Challenged Outdoorsman of America Chapter (COA). Since 2013 they have used family members, volunteers and club members to carry disabled and challenge youth, adults, and veterans, fishing […]

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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Scott Brauer

Editor’s Note: Scott Brauer of Gasport NY is the owner of Makiplastic. His company specializes in high detail aquatic insect imitations. Scott is an avid panfish angler, but as you will see by the photos in his story, he doesn’t mind tuggin’ on a nice cat now and then. As a veteran of the fishing […]

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Fish to Learn, Fish for Life

by Ron Presley Creating anglers for the future Joe Jellison is a self-described husband, father, teacher, coach, and fishing freak. The emphasis is on family first, occupation second, and fishing third. Nevertheless, fishing plays an important role in all his activities. As proprietor and creator of Chatt Cat Fishing on YouTube, Jellison uses his channel […]

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Fishing with Kids in Georgia

by Ron Presley Creating anglers for the future Kids living in Georgia have a multitude of opportunities to fish and learn about the outdoors. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) has a section on their website dedicated to kids fishing and outdoor activities. Georgia officials obviously believe that fishing together with […]

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Catfish Kids: Low Country Field of Dreams

by Ron Presley It’s all about the kids   Low Country Field of Dreams started out providing deer hunts for kids. Now, in their 13th year they still provide deer hunts, but have expanded to offering turkey hunting, dove hunting, and two fishing trips – a striper trip and a catfish trip – to seriously […]

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