Where to find them? How to catch them? How to take care of them? All those questions and more are addressed in the September issue of CatfishNOW. As cooler temperatures characterize the weather, anglers know that comfortable and productive fishing adventures are here.
This month’s featured articles begin with a local angler’s description of fishing in his own backyard. As is the case with many in the catfish community, you don’t always have to travel far to fish. Don’t overlook the fishing possibilities that may be available in your local area.
A second featured story describes catfish movements in the fall. Research is presented suggesting that catfish migrations are seasonal. Understanding those movements, and they can be significant, will help anglers enjoy reliable catfishing outings. […]
by Ron Presley
Sometimes fishing success can come in your own backyard.
The Alabama River is formed when the Coosa River and the Tallapoosa River merge in Elmore County, AL. It winds its way towards Montgomery, AL to the southwest and joins the Cahaba River near Selma, and finally empties into Mobile Bay. The highly meandering river offers 318.5 miles of catfish habitat.
Marshall Hughey is an avid catfish angler and resident of Elmore, County. His passion […]
Catching Fall Catfish on the Move
by Keith “Catfish” Sutton
Studying the migration habits of catfish can make your catch rate soar.
My friend Sid Riley was a river rat. His wife lived in their home in southeast Arkansas, but Sid spent most of his time at a cabin near the Mississippi River. Like many river rats, Sid enjoyed catfishing. And the Mississippi—a mother lode of giant blues, flatheads, and channel cats—provided many delicious whiskerfish for the savvy fisherman’s dinners. […]
Catmasters Stress the Importance of Cats ‘Stayin’ Alive’
by Richard Simms
Full disclosure here – I am a catfishing guide but I am NOT a catfish tournament angler. I discovered long ago that my psyche is not cut out for competitive fishing.
But thank goodness there are many who are.
“In our part of the world, Texas, I’ve seen it grow,” said Bryan St. Ama. “Tournament fishing has turned on a lot of anglers to catfishing.” […]