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CFN How to Video for June 2021

Fishing Ahead of the Spawn with Brent Jones Brent Jones tackle’s the spawn by avoiding it in the interest of conservation. In this video he explains how he and his wife Carolyn fish during the spawn.

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SeaArk Owners Invitational 2021—How They Fished

Lessons from the 2021 SeaArk Owner’s Invitational   Editor’s Note: The catfish community readily recognizes SeaArk Boats as one of the strongest supporters of the sport of catfishing. Their annual owner’s invitational tournament is among the most anticipated tournaments of the season. This year’s event on Wheeler Lake, out of Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, AL, […]

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The 2021 Catmasters at Texoma – How They Fished

Team Mega Cat takes the win at Texoma. The 2021 Catmasters at Texoma Catfish Tournament presented by SeaArk Boats and B’n’M Poles attracted 103 teams to Lake Texoma at Durant, OK. Two-hundred thirty-six anglers competed in the two-day event on January 22-23. By the end of the two days, 97 fish weighing 3,094.55 pounds had […]

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Why We Catfish: A Guest Editorial by Jason Hamilton

Hamilton enjoys tournament fishing. He is shown here with Anthony Kulis at a Twisted Cats Tournament. Trading One Addiction for Another. by Jason Hamilton   My story started back when I was 3 years old. At the time, I didn’t know how it would have an impact on my life. I didn’t know it world […]

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Catfish Basics #099

  Don’t Take Chances by Allen Shepard Making the right decision can save your life. I have always been a safety-first kind of guy, but all the things you do right with regards to safety related equipment is not enough unless you make the right decision about being on the water in the first place. […]

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Team Masingale Takes Win at Twisted Cat Outdoors Tourney

Anglers reported a late bite due to cold front and full moon. Fifty-three teams made up of 123 anglers from 10 states traveled to New Madrid, MO to fish the last event of the season for the Twisted Cat Outdoors tournament trail. This is a popular destination for catfish anglers because the Mississippi River normally […]

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Tutorow and Han win The Catmasters at Helena Beautiful Weather and Lots of Fish Characterized the Tournament Plenty of nice fish were caught at Helena, AR on the Mighty Mississippi in The Catmasters event presented by SeaArk Boats. SeaArk Territory Sales Manager Jeremy Coe emceed the event that attracted eighty-four teams from 16 states. This […]

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Catfish Gear #031 — The Original Rod Sox

Dan Dannenmueller consistently installs Rod Sox on his rods to ensure they are protected as he travels from tournament to tournament.  (Ron Wong Photo)   The Rod Sox slogan, “Fight the fish, not your rods,” couldn’t be more appropriate. Once you become accustomed to sliding off a Rod Sox when you are ready to fish […]

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Catfish Basics #93 – Summer Catfish – Iowa DNR

The Iowa DNR has issued some tips for catching catfish in Iowa that will work in other states too. Fishing for catfish is a fun summer activity for the whole family. Bring along a cooler with ice to keep your catch cold and preserve that great taste. Try these simple tips for catching Ol’ Whiskers. […]

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Night Fishing Safety by Ron Presley

Taking care of safety considerations before the trip allows Shepard to concentrate on fishing and catch nice flatties like this. Note the headlamp to help with tying rigs and landing fish at night.   Night Fishing Safety by Ron Presley Things that are routine in the daytime are not routine in the dark. Florida catfish […]

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Women Who Up Their Fishing Game Across International Boundaries by Anietra Hamper

Anietra Hamper and fishing expedition guide Ian Henderson in India prepping to catch and release goonch catfish.   Women Who Up Their Fishing Game Across International Boundaries What women need to know to travel solo in search of the ultimate catch. by Anietra Hamper   Men are not the only ones who want to up […]

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Catfish Gear #030 — Off Shore Tackle Planer Boards

Chris Souders is shown here with a nice blue cat he caught on the Pro Mag Offshore planer boards.   Catfish Gear #030 — Off Shore Tackle Planer Boards   Planer boards have become a vital part of most catfish angler’s arsenal. They were used for years in walleye fishing and have now been adopted […]

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