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Rising Sun Catfish Tournament win goes to Petrowski, Petrowski, and Neafus

With 191 teams competing, only one pound separated the first and second place teams. The Ohio River Cats hosted a record-breaking event at their 15th … Continue reading Rising Sun Catfish Tournament win goes to Petrowski, Petrowski, and Neafus

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Petrowski, Petrowski, and Neafus Lead After Day One at Rising Sun Catfish Tournament

The top three teams after day one break the 100-pound mark. Big fish is 51.99 pounds. The Ohio Valley River Cats launched 191 boats in … Continue reading Petrowski, Petrowski, and Neafus Lead After Day One at Rising Sun Catfish Tournament

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Catfish Tournament Will Raise Funds for Children’s Mercy Hospital and Brachial Plexus Awareness

Reelin’ for Leftie-Catfish and Cornhole Tournament For the past few years, the Johnson family from Wichita, KS has been putting on a fundraiser or volunteer … Continue reading Catfish Tournament Will Raise Funds for Children’s Mercy Hospital and Brachial Plexus Awareness

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Wheatley and Beavin Win Charity Tourney on Ohio River

The event raised $13,450. The catfish community came together on Saturday, August 29 2020 to fish for fun while benefiting a worthwhile cause. The Bryce … Continue reading Wheatley and Beavin Win Charity Tourney on Ohio River

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Kracht and Delrosso Win King Kat Tournament on Tuttle Creek

The local team also claimed Big Kat Honors. Catfish anglers from four states traveled to Tuttle Creek Lake at Manhattan, KS for a King Kat … Continue reading Kracht and Delrosso Win King Kat Tournament on Tuttle Creek

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Kids Fish Virtual Derby

Urban American Outdoors TV (UAOTV) and SODAS Life will host a National Urban Kids Fish Virtual Derby. As more events become virtual, here’s an interesting event that creates … Continue reading Kids Fish Virtual Derby

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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, … Continue reading

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Final Results – King Kat Tournament at Old Hickory Lake

Team Bodine Wins King Kat Tournament on Old Hickory Big Fish goes to Craig Shirey and James Wesney Catfish anglers from five states traveled to … Continue reading Final Results – King Kat Tournament at Old Hickory Lake

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Kopp, Sasse, and Sasse Win King Kat Tournament on Carlyle Lake

Catfish anglers from six states traveled to Carlyle Lake, IL for a King Kat Tournament Trail event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s. Twenty-one teams … Continue reading Kopp, Sasse, and Sasse Win King Kat Tournament on Carlyle Lake

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Masingale Brothers with Matt Bingham win The Catmasters at Caruthersville

Hot Weather and a Slow Bite Characterized the Tournament on the Mississippi River The weather was hot and the bite was tough at Caruthersville, MO … Continue reading Masingale Brothers with Matt Bingham win The Catmasters at Caruthersville

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Review: 300+ Crappie Fishing Tips featuring Travis & Charles Bunting by Tim Huffman

I needed this book when I first started crappie fishing. The learning curve would have been so much shorter. Huffman offers chapter after chapter of … Continue reading Review: 300+ Crappie Fishing Tips featuring Travis & Charles Bunting by Tim Huffman

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Planning, Preparation, Perseverance & Patience

Practicing the Four P’s of fishing on Wilson Lake by Hugh Thompson Luck is always a factor in catfishing success. Skill is also a factor. … Continue reading Planning, Preparation, Perseverance & Patience

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Poor Boy’s Catfish Tournament Trail holds Charity Event

The Bryce and Kinley Tormoehlen Cancer Benefit Tournament The Tormoehlen Family Story On Friday, April 28th, 2017 Katie Tormoehlen started her day like any other. … Continue reading Poor Boy’s Catfish Tournament Trail holds Charity Event

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Rhodes and Hatfield win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Gallipolis, OH

Fishing was on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. Catfish anglers from four states traveled to the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers at Gallipolis, OH for a … Continue reading Rhodes and Hatfield win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Gallipolis, OH

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Cypher and Duplantis win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Lake Wateree

Runner up spot goes to Shirey and Wesney. Catfish anglers from seven states traveled to Lake Wateree for a King Kat Tournament Trail event presented … Continue reading Cypher and Duplantis win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Lake Wateree

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Page, Page, and Summer win Cabela’s King Kat on Lake Wiley

Hot and humid weigh-in sees 100-pound mark broken. Catfish anglers from six states traveled to Lake Wiley for a King Kat Tournament Trail event presented … Continue reading Page, Page, and Summer win Cabela’s King Kat on Lake Wiley

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ASA Reveals Plans for ICAST 2020 Online

ICAST Online will virtually connect the sportfishing industry this July 13 – 17 Alexandria, VA – May 29, 2020 – ICAST, the world’s largest recreational fishing … Continue reading ASA Reveals Plans for ICAST 2020 Online

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King Kat Trail Operates Under New Guidelines

King Kat Tournament Trail Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic After being shut down by the coronavirus, the Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s King Kat Trail got underway … Continue reading King Kat Trail Operates Under New Guidelines

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Lance and Chase Nolan, and Logan Lindsey win King Kat on Truman Lake

[pl_row] [pl_col col=12] [pl_text] Catfish anglers from two states traveled to Truman Lake for a King Kat Tournament Trail event presented by Bass Pro Shops … Continue reading Lance and Chase Nolan, and Logan Lindsey win King Kat on Truman Lake

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Bottom Bouncing with George Young

Most catfish anglers have their favorite way to fish for trophy cats. For B’n’M pro staff angler George Young Jr. (Mississippi River Monsters) it is … Continue reading Bottom Bouncing with George Young

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Smith, Anderson, and Higginbottom win Cabela’s King Kat on Wheeler

Big fish were abundant at the catfish tournament at Decatur, AL Catfish anglers from 14 states traveled to Wheeler Lake for a King Kat Tournament … Continue reading Smith, Anderson, and Higginbottom win Cabela’s King Kat on Wheeler

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Casey and Lowman win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Lake Tawakoni

The Big Kat of the tournament weighed 67.80 pounds.  Catfish anglers from several states traveled to Lake Tawakoni for a King Kat Tournament Trail event … Continue reading Casey and Lowman win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Lake Tawakoni

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SEAARK BOATS WINS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Editor’s Note: Well known for their support of the catfish community, SeaArk Boats has been recognized for their support of their local community. Congratulations on … Continue reading SEAARK BOATS WINS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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Jones and Brown win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Lake Ray Hubbard

Huge weight wins at Garland, TX. Three-tenths of a pound separated first and second place. Catfish anglers from several states traveled to Lake Ray Hubbard … Continue reading Jones and Brown win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Lake Ray Hubbard

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King Kat on Santee – How They Fished

The first King Kat tournament of the year highlighted the big fish destination of  Santee Cooper Country. Catfish anglers from nine states traveled to Santee … Continue reading King Kat on Santee – How They Fished

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The 2020 Catmasters at Texoma – How They Fished

First Place winners, Holmes, Holmes, and Cline are shown here with Steve Henderson, president of SeaArk Boats. Holmes, Holmes, and Cline take $40,000 win at … Continue reading The 2020 Catmasters at Texoma – How They Fished

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The Icebowl Catfish Tournament 2020 – How They Fished

One catfish per team determines the winner at the Icebowl. The Icebowl catfish tournament is an annual January event at Kerr Lake (Buggs Island). Icebowl … Continue reading The Icebowl Catfish Tournament 2020 – How They Fished

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On the Road to the Catmasters at Lake Texoma

It’s gonna’ be a long week but a good week. The CatMasters Lake Texoma, presented by SeaArk Boats, kicks into gear this week. More than … Continue reading On the Road to the Catmasters at Lake Texoma

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Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout 2019 on Santee Cooper

How They Fished When Kevin Davis had the notion to produce the Big Cat Shootout, he wanted to challenge catfish anglers to show him their … Continue reading Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout 2019 on Santee Cooper

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Toy Rod Catfish Challenge on the St. Johns River, FL

Catfishing fun for charity. After two years of weather-related cancellations, the Toy Rod Catfish Challenge is scheduled for November 30, 2019. The brainchild of Tammy … Continue reading Toy Rod Catfish Challenge on the St. Johns River, FL

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CFV Catfish Tournament Raises Money for Veterans

Some for the anglers and some for the vets. Catfish For Veterans (CFV) is a charity cat-fishing tournament to raise money for the Spring Street … Continue reading CFV Catfish Tournament Raises Money for Veterans

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Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout 2019 on Santee Cooper

Big Fish and Big Payout rule the day. The December 13th and 14th 2019 Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout features a two catfish per boat … Continue reading Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout 2019 on Santee Cooper

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Possum Kingdom Catmasters 2019 – How They Fished

In only its third year, the Possum Kingdom Catmasters (PKC) Catfish Tournament is the highest paying catfish event in the nation. This year’s event was … Continue reading Possum Kingdom Catmasters 2019 – How They Fished

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Team Sylvester wins Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Ohio River

Will and Russell Sylvester claim victory at Huntington, WV. Catfish anglers from seven states traveled to Huntington, WV and the Ohio River for a King … Continue reading Team Sylvester wins Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Ohio River

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Catfish Anglers Converge on Possum Kingdom in Search of $30,000 Top Prize

In only its third year, the Possum Kingdom Catmasters (PKC) Catfish Tournament is the highest paying catfish event in the nation. This year’s event was … Continue reading Catfish Anglers Converge on Possum Kingdom in Search of $30,000 Top Prize

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Monsters on the Ohio 2019 – How they Fished

MOTO—Ten Years and Counting by Ron Presley Photo Credits: Shannelle Everman Kline Aaron Wheatley has been presenting Monsters on the Ohio (MOTO) since 2010. This … Continue reading Monsters on the Ohio 2019 – How they Fished

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Mississippi River Monsters 2019

Mississippi River Monsters (MRM) 2019 attracted 125 catfish teams from 20 different states to fish the Big Muddy out of Memphis. When the scales closed … Continue reading Mississippi River Monsters 2019

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Jones and Moses win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Caruthersville, MO

Hunter Jones and Tyler Moses caught their big fish early to lead the way to the win on the Mighty Mississippi. Catfish anglers from thirteen … Continue reading Jones and Moses win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Caruthersville, MO

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WV Anglers Wimmer and Hubbard win King Kat on Wateree

  Inclement weather may have made the catfishing better at Camden, SC. Catfish anglers from eight states traveled to Lake Wateree for a King Kat … Continue reading WV Anglers Wimmer and Hubbard win King Kat on Wateree

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Chris and Mike Grose win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on the Ohio River

An early bite led Team Grose to top honors at Jeffersonville, IN. Catfish anglers from eight states traveled to the Ohio River for a King … Continue reading Chris and Mike Grose win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on the Ohio River

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Dale Kerns and Greg Edward win King Kat at Grand Rivers, KY

123.04 pounds claim top honors on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. Catfish anglers from eight states traveled to Grand Rivers, KY to the Tennessee and … Continue reading Dale Kerns and Greg Edward win King Kat at Grand Rivers, KY

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Team Kerns wins Rising Sun Catfish Tournament

The Ohio River Cats hosted a record-breaking event at 14th annual catfish tournament. The fish were biting and the weather was great for the 14th … Continue reading Team Kerns wins Rising Sun Catfish Tournament

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Rising Sun Catfish Tournament—2019

The Ohio Valley River Cats will present the 14th annual Rising Sun Catfish Tournament on Sept. 7 & 8 More than 14 years ago  Frank … Continue reading Rising Sun Catfish Tournament—2019

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Brooks and Raines win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on the Big Muddy

Big fish was the name of the game at Helena-West Helena, AR Catfish anglers from 12 states traveled to the Mississippi River at Helena-West Helena, … Continue reading Brooks and Raines win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on the Big Muddy

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Bennett and Rudecki win King Kat Tournament at Dixon, IL

Anglers were challenged by a rapidly falling Rock River. Catfish anglers from several states traveled to the Rock River for a King Kat Tournament Trail … Continue reading Bennett and Rudecki win King Kat Tournament at Dixon, IL

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Godwin joins SeaArk Boats Pro Staff Team

Editor’s Note: Godwin is known for his role in the Duck Commanders enterprise and also for his crappie fishing. I know for a fact that … Continue reading Godwin joins SeaArk Boats Pro Staff Team

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Twisted Cat Outdoors Tournament Announcement at New Madrid Brings Back Memories

The Twisted Cat Outdoors tournament at New Madrid will be a big cat tournament. by Ron Presley The first Mississippi River catfish tournament I ever … Continue reading Twisted Cat Outdoors Tournament Announcement at New Madrid Brings Back Memories

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Beamon and Staples win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Carlyle Lake

Channel cats dominate but flathead wins Big Kat honors at Carlyle, IL. Catfish anglers from several states traveled to Carlyle Lake for a King Kat … Continue reading Beamon and Staples win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Carlyle Lake

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Edwards and Kerns win Cabela’s King Kat at Tell City, IN

Ohio River anglers were challenged by a full moon and high pressure Louisville, KY – May 19, 2019 – Catfish anglers from nine states traveled … Continue reading Edwards and Kerns win Cabela’s King Kat at Tell City, IN

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M&J Catfish

by Ron Presley Chattahoochee River tournament is open to the public and features a  100 percent payback. With their sights set on South Georgia, South … Continue reading M&J Catfish

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Catfish Weekly’s Team RigRap Claims Chick Fight Victory

by Ron Presley Making memories while making history.   Organizers of Chick Fight, the first all lady catfish tournament, chose Wheeler Lake in Alabama for … Continue reading Catfish Weekly’s Team RigRap Claims Chick Fight Victory

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Mitchell, Mitchell, and Sexton win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Watts Bar

Catfish anglers from eleven states traveled to Loudon, TN on the Tennessee River (Watts Bar Lake) for a King Kat Tournament Trail Super Event presented … Continue reading Mitchell, Mitchell, and Sexton win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Watts Bar

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Faulkenbury and Holler win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Wateree

Moving to find bigger fish was a winning strategy at Camden, SC. Catfish anglers from seven states traveled to Camden, SC and Lake Wateree for … Continue reading Faulkenbury and Holler win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Wateree

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Meet Team Catfish Now

Brandy Brooks and Brandi Livingston have teamed up to fish the inaugural Chick Fight tournament on April 6, 2019, in North Alabama as Team Catfish … Continue reading Meet Team Catfish Now

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Herne and Crowder claim win at Pickwick

The West Tennessee Catfish Anglers just completed their second tournament of the year. The March 30, 2019 event saw eight boats participating. The tournament was … Continue reading Herne and Crowder claim win at Pickwick

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CATFISH STOCKING FOR FREE YOUTH FISHING EVENT

LOS ANGELES – MacArthur Park, a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks facility, located at 2230 W 160th, Los Angeles, CA 90057, will … Continue reading CATFISH STOCKING FOR FREE YOUTH FISHING EVENT

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Inaugural King of the James win goes to Davis and Carden

The inaugural King of the James Catfish Tournament (KOJ) kicked off on Saturday, March 23 out of Hopewell Marina in Hopewell, Virginia. There were 296 … Continue reading Inaugural King of the James win goes to Davis and Carden

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Shriver and Alexander win Fishing Blues Catfish Tournament on Ellsworth

The most recent Fishin’ Blues tournament was held on March 23rd and 24th out of Ralph’s Resort, Elgin, OK. Anglers had to be back at … Continue reading Shriver and Alexander win Fishing Blues Catfish Tournament on Ellsworth

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Robertson and Hall win HOLD’em HOOK Catfish Trail event

Eighteen teams gathered at Safety Harbor on Saturday, March 23 to fish a HOLD’em HOOK Catfish Trail event. The weather was good, cool in the … Continue reading Robertson and Hall win HOLD’em HOOK Catfish Trail event

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Bluegrass Catfish Bash win goes to Mitchell, Mitchell, and Sexton

The Bluegrass Catfish Bash was co-directed by Matt “Catmatt” Jones and Michelle Mock Jones. The March 23, 2019 event was staged out of the Lynnhurst … Continue reading Bluegrass Catfish Bash win goes to Mitchell, Mitchell, and Sexton

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Fish of a Lifetime Comes in King Kat Tourney on Wheeler

Big Kat at King Kat pushes 115 pounds Carl Morris Jr. and Rob Parsons crushed the King Kat record for biggest fish ever weighed at … Continue reading Fish of a Lifetime Comes in King Kat Tourney on Wheeler

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Top Finishing SeaArk Boats at Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest

In their continuing support of tournament catfishing, SeaArk boats paid three bonuses at the 2019 Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest held out of Black’s Camp … Continue reading Top Finishing SeaArk Boats at Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest

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Big Fish Winners at 2019 Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest

Big fish are expected at Santee Cooper and anglers were not let down at the 2019 Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest. The event scheduled out … Continue reading Big Fish Winners at 2019 Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest

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Total weight of 227.40 lifts Brookshire, McDaniel and Griggs to win at Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest 2019

The highly anticipated Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest 2019 shined brightly in its third year of operation. Two pre-tournament tournaments added to the competition and … Continue reading Total weight of 227.40 lifts Brookshire, McDaniel and Griggs to win at Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest 2019

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Team Neece/ Jamison win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Tawakoni

The first-place total weight included Big Kat of the tournament at 72.44 pounds. Catfish anglers from eight states traveled to Lake Tawakoni, TX  for a … Continue reading Team Neece/ Jamison win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Tawakoni

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Catfish Conference 2019 Follow Up

Where catfish anglers seek products and camaraderie. Catfish Conference has been a hit among catfish anglers from its inception. The conference’s small beginning in Versailles, … Continue reading Catfish Conference 2019 Follow Up

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Mitchell and Sexton earn 2019 Fishlife National Championship of Catfishing Title

Rogersville, AL lies between Athens, AL on the east and Florence, AL on the west. It is in the heart of big catfish country. Rogersville … Continue reading Mitchell and Sexton earn 2019 Fishlife National Championship of Catfishing Title

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Hughes and Jones win King Kat Tournament on Santee Cooper

The first tournament of the year for King Kat proved once again what a big fish destination Santee Cooper is. Catfish anglers from twelve states … Continue reading Hughes and Jones win King Kat Tournament on Santee Cooper

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King Kat Tournament Trail Kicks off on Santee Cooper

Big blue cats are the most likely target for a winning bag Catfish anglers from several states will travel to the Santee Cooper Lakes at … Continue reading King Kat Tournament Trail Kicks off on Santee Cooper

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King Kat Tournament Trail Travels to Decatur, Alabama

Big Wheeler Lake catfish are sure to be plentiful. Louisville, KY – January 22, 2019 – Catfish anglers from several states will travel to Wheeler … Continue reading King Kat Tournament Trail Travels to Decatur, Alabama

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Boecker, Combs, and McNeil win Winter Blues on Wheeler

Cold, windy, and wet weather characterized prefishing for Winter Blues on Wheeler presented by SeaArk Boats. The Decatur, AL event was staged out of Ingalls … Continue reading Boecker, Combs, and McNeil win Winter Blues on Wheeler

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London and Church win Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout on Santee Cooper

“Show me your big fish.” — Kevin Davis Plenty of big fish ruled the day on Friday at the Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout. Prefishing … Continue reading London and Church win Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout on Santee Cooper

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Frost and Sutton claim Southeastern Catfish Club Tournament Win on Wylie

Two fish weigh-in challenges anglers to find the big bite The Southeastern Catfish Club traveled to Lake Wylie for their last tournament of 2018. Fifty-three … Continue reading Frost and Sutton claim Southeastern Catfish Club Tournament Win on Wylie

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Mitchell and Sexton win First Annual Turkey Bowl Classic in Decatur

Wheeler Lake produces big fish at Turkey Bowl Classic The First Annual Turkey Bowl Classic, brought to you by HOLD’em HOOK Catfish Trail, was given … Continue reading Mitchell and Sexton win First Annual Turkey Bowl Classic in Decatur

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Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout 2018 on Santee Cooper

Big Fish and Big Payout will rule the day The December 7 and 8, 2018 Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout features a two catfish per … Continue reading Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout 2018 on Santee Cooper

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How to Fish the Missouri River in the Winter

The First Annual Reindeer Catfish Games Editor’s Note: All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph … Continue reading How to Fish the Missouri River in the Winter

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Catfish Class

A fishing dream come true for a cancer patient and fellow angler by Troy Basso- Before I can tell this story properly, we must go … Continue reading Catfish Class

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Chris and Kyli Baldwin Take Top Honors at Possum Kingdom Catmasters

The two-day Possum Kingdom Catmasters (PKC) Tournament attracted 129 teams from as far away as California and Montana. Catfish anglers were competing for the first-place … Continue reading Chris and Kyli Baldwin Take Top Honors at Possum Kingdom Catmasters

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Big Catfish are a Family Thing in the Dodd Clan

 by Ron Presley Ole Sad Daddy four weeks in a row B’n’M Poles’ Jeff “Big Daddy” Dodd is known for calling his big cats “Ole … Continue reading Big Catfish are a Family Thing in the Dodd Clan

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Road Trip: Jeffersonville, Indiana

Hoosier Hospitality and Big Fish Too by Ron Presley The Ohio River runs boldly along the riverfront at Jeffersonville, IN. The city’s history is inescapably … Continue reading Road Trip: Jeffersonville, Indiana

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Looking Back at Monsters on the Ohio

Ever since being addicted to the catfish scene I have heard about Aaron Wheatley’s Monsters on the Ohio catfish tournament. I almost made it in … Continue reading Looking Back at Monsters on the Ohio

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Catfishing for a Cause Benefit Catfish Tournament

A Fishing Tournament with no Fish by Lisa Hill A recent catfish tournament was a little disappointing, but not enough to dampen the spirits of … Continue reading Catfishing for a Cause Benefit Catfish Tournament

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Justin Cook and Gary Ryan Claim Cabela’s King Kat Classic at Jeffersonville, IN

Heavyweight catfish characterized the King Kat Championship on the Ohio River. Catfish anglers from 15 states traveled to the Ohio River for Cabela’s King Kat … Continue reading Justin Cook and Gary Ryan Claim Cabela’s King Kat Classic at Jeffersonville, IN

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Cook and Ryan Lead King Kat Classic After Day One in Jeffersonville, IN

Some big catfish came in early Day one of Cabela’s King Kat $110,000 Classic got off with a bang. While catfish anglers were struggling with … Continue reading Cook and Ryan Lead King Kat Classic After Day One in Jeffersonville, IN

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Schmeltz, Marshall and Buffo Win Catfish Tournament at Rising Sun, IN

Catfish anglers are challenged by rising river. The Ohio Valley River Cats 13th annual Catfish Tournament was held in Rising Sun on September 8-9, 2018. The two-day tournament challenged … Continue reading Schmeltz, Marshall and Buffo Win Catfish Tournament at Rising Sun, IN

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Benningfield and Eiselt win MRM at Memphis

The 2018 Mississippi River Monsters event was more than just a catfish tournament. Mississippi River Monsters (MRM) was a catfish celebration that demonstrated the importance … Continue reading Benningfield and Eiselt win MRM at Memphis

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Big River Cats Looks to Make a Splash

More signs of confidence in the catfish community Grizzly Jig Company, located in Caruthersville, MO, recently announced the launch of BigRiverCats.com. The new division of … Continue reading Big River Cats Looks to Make a Splash

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Cedric Poynor & Randy Dodd Claim Top Honors at Excel Boats MRM Warm Up Event

Fifty-eight boats competed in the Excel Boats event that was billed as a warm up to the Mississippi River Monsters tournament the following weekend. It … Continue reading Cedric Poynor & Randy Dodd Claim Top Honors at Excel Boats MRM Warm Up Event

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How Not to Lose that Fish of a Lifetime

A clean reel is a dependable reel. When it comes to taking care of catfish reels, Jarrett Tempus compares them to any important tool a … Continue reading How Not to Lose that Fish of a Lifetime

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Team Cress wins Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Ohio River

Scott and Emily Cress claim top honors at Paducah, KY with a two-day total weight of 219.83 pounds.   Catfish anglers from eleven states traveled … Continue reading Team Cress wins Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Ohio River

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Catfish Anglers Converge on the Ohio River at Jeffersonville, KY

Cabela’s King Kat will crown a Classic Champion and name the winner of the 2018 points championship on September 15.  Catfish anglers from several states … Continue reading Catfish Anglers Converge on the Ohio River at Jeffersonville, KY

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Huge Weights at Helena Catfish Tournament

George Young Jr and Austin Pierce Claim Cabela’s King Kat Victory with 344.22 pounds of Mississippi River Catfish. Catfish anglers from 11 states traveled to … Continue reading Huge Weights at Helena Catfish Tournament

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Catfish Tournament win for Souders and Conaway

Chris Souders and Nick Conaway claim Cabela’s King Kat Tournament win at Huntington, WV Catfish anglers from nine states traveled to the Ohio River for a … Continue reading Catfish Tournament win for Souders and Conaway

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Correct Craft “Watershed Innovations” Project to Build All-Electric Fishing Boat

ORLANDO, FL — Watershed Innovations, a Correct Craft technology initiative, today added Torqeedo and SeaDek as two new partners on the project that Watershed previously announced with … Continue reading Correct Craft “Watershed Innovations” Project to Build All-Electric Fishing Boat

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KDFWR Meeting to Address Catfish Regulations

An important Kentucky Fish and Wildlife committee meeting including catfish regulations is coming on August 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT in Frankfort, KY. If … Continue reading KDFWR Meeting to Address Catfish Regulations

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Texas Team wins Cabela’s King Kat at Tell City, IN

Jerry Ishcomer, Noah Ishcomer, and Carey Cox drove 1,100 miles to claim the top spot in the Ohio River catfish event. Catfish anglers from ten … Continue reading Texas Team wins Cabela’s King Kat at Tell City, IN

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McClure and Arledge win Capt. Mad Jack’s Catfish Tournament

It was hard to find unders at Taylorsville tournament. Season two of Capt. Mad Jack’s catfish tournament was held August 3 and 4, 2018 at … Continue reading McClure and Arledge win Capt. Mad Jack’s Catfish Tournament

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Excel Boats Warm-up and MRM are both King Kat Qualifiers

September Catfish Action in Memphis Grab your pencil, roll up your sleeves, and take some catfish notes. Fall is here and all kinds of catfishing … Continue reading Excel Boats Warm-up and MRM are both King Kat Qualifiers

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Chick Fight 2019 – A Catfish Tournament for the Ladies

Wheeler Lake in Alabama will host first Chick Fight. Chick Fight is a catfish tournament for the ladies. As the sport of catfishing grows, so … Continue reading Chick Fight 2019 – A Catfish Tournament for the Ladies

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Catfish Tournament Win goes to Team Cooksey

Catfish anglers from twelve states traveled to the Mississippi River for a Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail Event. Forty-six teams gathered at Caruthersville, MO to … Continue reading Catfish Tournament Win goes to Team Cooksey

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States and Catfish

Missouri and Georgia value and promote catfishing It pleases me to see states recognize the value of catfish as a recreational fish. Missouri and Georgia, … Continue reading States and Catfish

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Giving up Ditch Pickles for Catfish

Michael Ballinger wins RigRap Wheel spin on Catfish Weekly On Monday, February 12, 2018, Catfish Weekly’s RigRap Wheel landed on CatfishNow for an angler from … Continue reading Giving up Ditch Pickles for Catfish

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Luttrell and Espy win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Pekin, IL

Although rare to the area, Big Kat honors were won with a blue catfish. Catfish anglers from seven states traveled to the Illinois River for … Continue reading Luttrell and Espy win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Pekin, IL

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Central Texas Catfish Trail holds Benefit Tournament for Mike Padgett

Catfish community gathers for one of their own by Lisa Hill Mike Padgett, from Moffat TX, is considered a pioneer in rod and reel catfishing … Continue reading Central Texas Catfish Trail holds Benefit Tournament for Mike Padgett

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Moreland and Flaherty win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Carlyle, IL

Catfish anglers faced torrential rainfall at Carlyle Lake Catfish anglers from seven states traveled to Carlyle Lake for a Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail Event. … Continue reading Moreland and Flaherty win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Carlyle, IL

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Team Kuehl wins Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Dixon, IL

It was a family affair for Mike, Timothy and Krissi Kuehl. Catfish anglers from four states traveled to the Rock River for a Cabela’s King … Continue reading Team Kuehl wins Cabela’s King Kat Tournament at Dixon, IL

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Kerns and Edwards win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Ohio & Wabash Rivers

The Mt. Vernon, IN event posted a King Kat record weight  Catfish anglers from nine states traveled to the Ohio and Wabash Rivers for a … Continue reading Kerns and Edwards win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Ohio & Wabash Rivers

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USSA Childs Wish Kids Event at Lake Guntersville

Some special needs children will be having a special time at Lake Guntersville this weekend. The May 18-20 event is the 10th year for the … Continue reading USSA Childs Wish Kids Event at Lake Guntersville

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Michael Suttner and Cody Thompson win Catfish Weekly National Championship on Lake of the Ozarks

The Catfish Weekly National Championship was characterized by strong winds and pleasure boats that kept the water rocking. Missouri regulations kept anglers on their toes … Continue reading Michael Suttner and Cody Thompson win Catfish Weekly National Championship on Lake of the Ozarks

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Yantis Catfish Classic held on Lake Fork

Yantis Catfish Classic Honors Ken Freeman by Lisa Hill This was the 13th year for the Yantis-Catfish Classic and the 5th year for Mayor Jerry … Continue reading Yantis Catfish Classic held on Lake Fork

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Catfish Weekly National Championship – The Time Has Come

Lake Ozark, MO is hosting a catfish tournament in May that will go down in history as an important step up the ladder in the … Continue reading Catfish Weekly National Championship – The Time Has Come

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Daniel and Craig Shirey win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Rocky Fork

Catfish anglers from three states traveled to Rocky Fork Lake for a Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail Event. Twenty-five teams gathered at Hillsboro, OH to … Continue reading Daniel and Craig Shirey win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Rocky Fork

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Near 300-pound weight leads Coggins and Hinson to win at Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest

The highly anticipated Santee Cooper Big Cat Quest 2018 shined brightly in only its second year of operation. Last year’s event was showered with praise … Continue reading Near 300-pound weight leads Coggins and Hinson to win at Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest

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Mike Mitchell, Jackson Mitchell, & Rick Sexton win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Watts Bar

Catfish anglers from ten states traveled to the Tennessee River and Watts Bar Lake for a Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail Super Event. Forty-six teams … Continue reading Mike Mitchell, Jackson Mitchell, & Rick Sexton win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Watts Bar

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Martin and Godwin lead Monster Cat Quest on Santee Cooper

Day one is in the books at the Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest out of Black’s Camp, Cross, SC. The tournament, now in its second … Continue reading Martin and Godwin lead Monster Cat Quest on Santee Cooper

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Team Pounders win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Old Hickory

Joey and Jerry Pounders moved from 5th place on day one to claim top honors at Gallatin, TN Catfish anglers from nine states traveled to the … Continue reading Team Pounders win Cabela’s King Kat Tournament on Old Hickory

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Justin Cook and Gary Ryan win Cabela’s King Kat on Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, welcomed catfish anglers to the March 24, 2018, edition of Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail. They rolled … Continue reading Justin Cook and Gary Ryan win Cabela’s King Kat on Lake of the Ozarks

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Mitchell and Sexton win Cabela’s King Kat on Wheeler

Big Fish record for King Kat Trail busted on Wheeler Decatur, Alabama and Wheeler Lake are on most catfish anglers wish list. The number of … Continue reading Mitchell and Sexton win Cabela’s King Kat on Wheeler

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Arkansas Spring Catfish Stockings

LITTLE ROCK – As many of the state’s elementary and secondary schools go on a week of spring break starting next Monday, the time off … Continue reading Arkansas Spring Catfish Stockings

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It’s all About Paying Your Dues

Paul Hurt wins RigRap Wheel Spin on Catfish Weekly On Monday, March 5, 2018, Catfish Weekly’s RigRap Wheel landed on CatfishNow for an angler from … Continue reading It’s all About Paying Your Dues

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Nederhoff and Brown win Cabela’s King Kat on Santee Cooper

Will those catfish be shallow or will they be deep? Deep or shallow was the question as sixty-two catfish boats from 12 states planned their … Continue reading Nederhoff and Brown win Cabela’s King Kat on Santee Cooper

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Catfish Conference – Birth of a Tradition

No one really knew where it would go when several catfish fanatics launch the first Catfish Conference in 2016. It was billed as a catfish … Continue reading Catfish Conference – Birth of a Tradition

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So the Catfish Conference is in Louisville

Catfish, Baseball Bats, Horse Racing and more As the sport of catfishing grows, so grows tournament trails and events like Catfish Conference. Louisville, KY was … Continue reading So the Catfish Conference is in Louisville

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Parks and Gnagy Win Cabela’s King Kat at Tawakoni

Anglers battled wind and rain and unsettled prefishing to test their catfishing skills on Lake Tawakoni at W. Tawakoni, Texas. The weather has been up … Continue reading Parks and Gnagy Win Cabela’s King Kat at Tawakoni

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Remembering TJ Stallings

Note: Kathy Stallings wrote this beautiful tribute to TJ Stalling’s. She wrote if for his friends as a way to honor him on the one-year … Continue reading Remembering TJ Stallings

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Cabela’s King Kat visits Santee Cooper in March

Santee Cooper’s growing reputation as a big fish lake will likely draw top catfish competitors in March. The March 10, 2018 event will be held … Continue reading Cabela’s King Kat visits Santee Cooper in March

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Long time catfish tournament director, Ken Freeman dies

Ken Freeman was well known around catfish circles. He made his mark both as an angler and as a tournament director. His first catfish success … Continue reading Long time catfish tournament director, Ken Freeman dies

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Chappell Brothers win 2018 Winter Blues on Wheeler

Winter Blues on Wheeler presented by Bottom Dwellers Tackle was a testament to the toughness of catfish anglers. They battled cold and windy weather to … Continue reading Chappell Brothers win 2018 Winter Blues on Wheeler

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Tawakoni site for Cabela’s King Kat in February

Lake Tawakoni at W. Tawakoni, Texas, will host the second Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail of 2018. The February 17, 2018 event is an opportunity … Continue reading Tawakoni site for Cabela’s King Kat in February

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Winter Blues on Wheeler moves to larger facility for captains meeting

Trade in your winter blues for some Wheeler blues Success often brings growing pains. Such is the case at Winter Blues on Wheeler (WBW). Thank … Continue reading Winter Blues on Wheeler moves to larger facility for captains meeting

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HOLD’em HOOK Christmas for Kids Catfish Tournament

#CatfishClass Catfish stories that relate to a good deed warm my heart. In this Christmas season the Hold’em HOOK Christmas for Kids Tournament is an … Continue reading HOLD’em HOOK Christmas for Kids Catfish Tournament

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Always looking for the next big cat

Chad Everett wins RigRap Wheel spin on Catfish Weekly On Monday November 27, 2017 Catfish Weekly’s RigRap Wheel landed on CatfishNow for an angler from … Continue reading Always looking for the next big cat

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Book Review – Pippa’s Journey: Tail-Wagging Tales of Rescue Dogs by Robert U. Montgomery

Canine Companionship Is your dog a companion or a pet? This question is asked early on in Robert U. Montgomery’s book, Pippa’s Journey: Tail-Wagging Tales … Continue reading Book Review – Pippa’s Journey: Tail-Wagging Tales of Rescue Dogs by Robert U. Montgomery

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Spencer Hodges and Robert Carter win inaugural Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout on Santee Cooper

“Gimme’ your best two . .” With an emphasis on catfish health and conservation, the first Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout was a great success. … Continue reading Spencer Hodges and Robert Carter win inaugural Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout on Santee Cooper

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Inside Winter Blues on Wheeler Catfish Tournament with Jody Harrison

Catfish, passion, friendliness, fun and conservation Jody Harrison is no stranger to tournament fishing. He has a long history of staging bass and crappie tournaments. … Continue reading Inside Winter Blues on Wheeler Catfish Tournament with Jody Harrison

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Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout on Santee Cooper

Tournament features two fish weigh-in Santee Cooper waters from the Pinopolis Lock up to the Rimini Railroad Trestle will be full of whisker whackers on … Continue reading Black’s Camp Big Cat Shootout on Santee Cooper

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Yellow Bass Fishing on Kentucky Lake

Sometimes you take what Mother Nature gives you It was a cloudy, rainy, foggy day predicted for Kentucky Lake. We had checked into Moors Resort … Continue reading Yellow Bass Fishing on Kentucky Lake

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Moses and Parfitt win Monsters on the Ohio at Owensboro

Monsters on the Ohio 8 brought 180 catfish boats to Owensboro, KY for one of the most anticipated catfish tournaments in the nation. Given the … Continue reading Moses and Parfitt win Monsters on the Ohio at Owensboro

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Chris Dunaway wins RigRap Wheel spin on Catfish Weekly

Chris Dunaway is a catfish angler. He prefers to fish from his boat, but don’t be surprised if you see him throwing out a line … Continue reading Chris Dunaway wins RigRap Wheel spin on Catfish Weekly

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Harkness wins BCQ Angler of the Year

Family matters, especially in catfishing Roy Harkness is a cotton farmer. When the times comes to pick cotton nothing else matters much and the Bass … Continue reading Harkness wins BCQ Angler of the Year

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Team Shipman/Nash bag 93.15 pounder on their way to Big Cat Quest Championship at New Madrid

Whole lotta bumpin’ goin’ on Bumpin’ the Mississippi River is a favorite way to catch trophy catfish. The bumping method is a situation where anglers … Continue reading Team Shipman/Nash bag 93.15 pounder on their way to Big Cat Quest Championship at New Madrid

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Anticipating Monsters on the Ohio with Paul Blackwell

Monsters on the Ohio is one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year. Under the tutelage of tournament angler Aaron Wheatley, the tournament has … Continue reading Anticipating Monsters on the Ohio with Paul Blackwell

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Godbolt and Howard win Cabela’s King Kat Eastern Classic on Wateree

Approaching Hurricane Nate had no great impact on Cabela’s King Kat Eastern Championship on Lake Wateree at Camden, SC. No severe weather occurred during the … Continue reading Godbolt and Howard win Cabela’s King Kat Eastern Classic on Wateree

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Wimmer and Saxton claim day one lead at Cabela’s King Kat Eastern Classic on Wateree

Richard Wimmer III and James Saxton took the day one lead at Cabela’s King Kat Eastern Championship on Lake Wateree at Camden, South Carolina. The … Continue reading Wimmer and Saxton claim day one lead at Cabela’s King Kat Eastern Classic on Wateree

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Muse and Meadors win Vicksburg with 244.94 pounds in 5 fish

The Battle for Vicksburg produced the heaviest weight ever for Larry Muse and Dino Meadors. They enjoyed a day of fishing that all catfish anglers … Continue reading Muse and Meadors win Vicksburg with 244.94 pounds in 5 fish

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Shipman and Wilbanks win Cabela’s King Kat Western Championship at Gallatin, TN

  The Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) produced some nice fish for the 2017 Cabela’s King Kat Western Championship. The Sept. 22 and 23 event … Continue reading Shipman and Wilbanks win Cabela’s King Kat Western Championship at Gallatin, TN

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Cabela’s 2017 King Kat Northern Classic on Old Hickory – Day 1

The leaders just went fishing Anglers began fishing at 6:30 am knowing that they needed to string two good days together to win Cabela’s King … Continue reading Cabela’s 2017 King Kat Northern Classic on Old Hickory – Day 1

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Mississippi River Monsters catfish tournament 2017

It’s all about the catfish fun A tough bite for most, and HOT weather challenged anglers on September 16, 2017 on the Mighty Mississippi. One … Continue reading Mississippi River Monsters catfish tournament 2017

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A short story about a good friend

Are you TJ Stallings’ brother? It is Thursday, September 14. I am in Memphis, TN at the Mississippi River Monsters catfish tournament. I have my … Continue reading A short story about a good friend

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Mud Island Marina/Memphis Yatch Club

You can’t make this stuff up Some of the anglers at the Mississippi River Monsters catfish tournament are keeping their boats at the Mud Island … Continue reading Mud Island Marina/Memphis Yatch Club

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River Readin’ with Shipman and Wilbanks

MRM ANGLER ROUNDUP – 2017 The 2017 Mississippi River Monsters tournament in Memphis will feature prominent anglers and tournament teams in a series of catfish … Continue reading River Readin’ with Shipman and Wilbanks

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Masingale brothers win Cabela’s King Kat at Paducah

Souders and Conaway earn points race honors   As Jason and Daryl Masingale took the top spot at Paducah, the tight 2017 points race ended … Continue reading Masingale brothers win Cabela’s King Kat at Paducah

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Heckrodt and Cox win Cabela’s King Kat at Quincy, IL

Points raced tightens at Quincy As Joey Heckrodt and Jerry Cox took the top spot at Quincy, the King Kat points race tightened to set … Continue reading Heckrodt and Cox win Cabela’s King Kat at Quincy, IL

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Who’s fishing the eclipse?

What will it do to the bite? Wow! The first time in 38 years that there has been a total eclipse of the sun in … Continue reading Who’s fishing the eclipse?

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Catfish Q&A with James “Big Cat” Patterson

MRM ANGLER ROUNDUP – 2017 The 2017 Mississippi River Monsters tournament in Memphis will feature prominent anglers and tournament teams in a series of catfish … Continue reading Catfish Q&A with James “Big Cat” Patterson

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Night Time Is Fight Time with Capt. Glenn Flowers

MRM ANGLER ROUNDUP – 2017 The 2017 Mississippi River Monsters tournament in Memphis will feature prominent anglers and tournament teams in a series of catfish … Continue reading Night Time Is Fight Time with Capt. Glenn Flowers

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Espy and Luttrell win Cabela’s King Kat at Lake Cooper on the Mississippi

Catfish anglers fishing the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail were greeted with sunny skies both Friday and Saturday. The final day saw 15 mph winds, … Continue reading Espy and Luttrell win Cabela’s King Kat at Lake Cooper on the Mississippi

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Ole Sad Daddy, Start to Finish with Jeff Dodd

MRM ANGLER ROUNDUP – 2017 The 2017 Mississippi River Monsters tournament in Memphis will feature prominent anglers and tournament teams in a series of catfish … Continue reading Ole Sad Daddy, Start to Finish with Jeff Dodd

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Advanced techniques for BIG RIVER catfish with Jason and Daryl Masingale

MRM ANGLER ROUNDUP – 2017 The 2017 Mississippi River Monsters tournament in Memphis will feature prominent anglers and tournament teams in a series of catfish … Continue reading Advanced techniques for BIG RIVER catfish with Jason and Daryl Masingale

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Catfish anglers prep for King Kat Classic on Wateree

As the sport of catfishing grows, so does the anticipation of yearend tournaments. The Cabela’s King Kat Southern Championship will take place on Lake Wateree … Continue reading Catfish anglers prep for King Kat Classic on Wateree

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Angler Roundup adds special touch to Mississippi River Monsters Catfish Tournament

It’s gonna’ be like a two-day party Finding a bunch of catfish vendors in the same spot at the same time has not been common … Continue reading Angler Roundup adds special touch to Mississippi River Monsters Catfish Tournament

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Catfish anglers prep for King Kat Classic on Old Hickory

As the sport of catfishing grows, so does the anticipation of yearend tournaments. The Cabela’s King Kat Northern Championship will take place on the Cumberland … Continue reading Catfish anglers prep for King Kat Classic on Old Hickory

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Anthony’s Guide Service supports C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation at Weiss Lake event

Editor’s note: If you book a guided fishing trip on one of 5 days in September, all proceeds will go to support the C.A.S.T. for … Continue reading Anthony’s Guide Service supports C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation at Weiss Lake event

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Churchwell, Herman and Lyon win BCQ Nite Series event on the Coosa

How did they fish? There is no time like summer to hold a night catfishing event. The Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest travelled to … Continue reading Churchwell, Herman and Lyon win BCQ Nite Series event on the Coosa

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A lost treasure found, Vicious colored minnows

It was an accident of sorts. The outcome stirred the fishing world. The intent of South Carolina pest control guy, Harold Collins, was to create … Continue reading A lost treasure found, Vicious colored minnows

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Willie Smith and Nick Anderson win inaugural Capt. Mad Jack’s tourney

Steve Douglas conducted the highly anticipated and successful event on Taylorsville Lake this past weekend. The inaugural Capt. Mad Jack’s Catfish Clash was held on … Continue reading Willie Smith and Nick Anderson win inaugural Capt. Mad Jack’s tourney

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What will ICAST have for catfish anglers?

Noticing the catfishing community If you are not familiar with the ICAST acronym, it stands for International Convention of Allied Sportsfishing Trades. It is a … Continue reading What will ICAST have for catfish anglers?

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Dodd and Harkness win World Championship of Catfishing

Chasing the coveted WWC belts The World Championship of Catfishing (WCC) took place on the Tennessee River at Savannah, TN on July 8, 2017. The … Continue reading Dodd and Harkness win World Championship of Catfishing

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Fisler and Trexler win Cabela’s King Kat on the Delaware

Catfish anglers fishing the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail were greeted with inclement weather as they started their search for Delaware River catfish. The early … Continue reading Fisler and Trexler win Cabela’s King Kat on the Delaware

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Team Miller wins Madison Catfish Anglers tournament

Catfish kids show their stuff Ten teams competed for top honors at the family friendly Madison Catfish Anglers tournament on the Ohio River out of … Continue reading Team Miller wins Madison Catfish Anglers tournament

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Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops donating 40,000 rods and reels in nationwide effort to get more kids outside

Gone Fishing movement aims to introduce fishing to families everywhere with free activities, donations and partnerships Bass Pro Shops (BPS) is a huge supporter of … Continue reading Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops donating 40,000 rods and reels in nationwide effort to get more kids outside

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Stephens, Stephens and Diehl win King Kat on the Rock

Catfish anglers were greeted with a swift river, a few feet above normal for the June 3, 2017 tournament event on the Rock River at … Continue reading Stephens, Stephens and Diehl win King Kat on the Rock

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Catfish and all the fixins’ in a Cajun Fryer

It don’t get much better than this The growing popularity of catfishing demonstrates an interesting dichotomy. The question has become, to eat or not to … Continue reading Catfish and all the fixins’ in a Cajun Fryer

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Scott Cress and Carl Crone claim top spot at Cabela’s King Kat at Mt. Vernon, IN

A river, dropping 5 feet in 24 hours preceding and during the May 20, 2017 the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail made for some tough … Continue reading Scott Cress and Carl Crone claim top spot at Cabela’s King Kat at Mt. Vernon, IN

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Castillo, Seale and Castillo win Fishing Blues on Waurika

Oklahoma based Fishing Blues had a change in schedule for their May 20 event. Seventeen teams fished the rescheduled tourney on Waurika Lake. The results … Continue reading Castillo, Seale and Castillo win Fishing Blues on Waurika

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Whisker Whackers Technology Tip – It’s easy if you know how to do it

Turning off your iPhone passcode I continue to be amazed at the technology we carry in our Smart Phones. I also continue to be amazed … Continue reading Whisker Whackers Technology Tip – It’s easy if you know how to do it

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Evan Martin’s big fish streak

Evan Martin has been on a big fish streak this spring. He calls it luck, but you have to wonder. What is this avid catfish … Continue reading Evan Martin’s big fish streak

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Catfish Basics #008 Harrison, Bailey and Thompson win King Kat at Gallipolis

  High water, a 5 to 6 mph current and floating debris challenged anglers at the May 13, 2017 Cabela’s King Lat Tournament at Gallipolis, … Continue reading Catfish Basics #008 Harrison, Bailey and Thompson win King Kat at Gallipolis

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Blauvelt’s Big Kat on Monongahela River sets new trail record

It was a pretty good bite all day long according to B’n’M prostaffer Mark Blauvelt. “Water was on the rise, raining and overcast all day. … Continue reading Blauvelt’s Big Kat on Monongahela River sets new trail record

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Willie Smith and Nick Anderson win Cabela’s King Kat on the Monongahela River

Warm temperatures, in the 70’s, and a stable river one day turned to drastic weather on Saturday for the May 6, 2017 Cabela’s King Kat … Continue reading Willie Smith and Nick Anderson win Cabela’s King Kat on the Monongahela River

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Gene Gaston and Damon Gibson win Cabela’s King Kat on Wateree in Camden, SC

Sunny skies with temperatures in the 80’s greeted catfish anglers to Camden, SC, the location of the latest Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail event. The … Continue reading Gene Gaston and Damon Gibson win Cabela’s King Kat on Wateree in Camden, SC

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John Terry and Jamie Williams lead Cabela’s King Kat on Wateree after day one

Camden, SC, is the location of the latest Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail event. The two-day Super Event began on Lake Wateree, SC, today and … Continue reading John Terry and Jamie Williams lead Cabela’s King Kat on Wateree after day one

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Ryan Gnagy and Kevin Parks claim 2017 Sea Ark Owners Tournament on Wheeler

Sea Ark boat owners launched on Wheeler Lake out of Decatur, AL for the 2017 Sea Ark Owners Tournament. One hundred and forty-one boats and … Continue reading Ryan Gnagy and Kevin Parks claim 2017 Sea Ark Owners Tournament on Wheeler

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James “Bink” Fox Cancer Sucks Benefit Catfishing tournament goes to Kemp and Kemp

Sixty-two boats competed on the Ohio River, Gallipolis Pool today. They were fishing for fun and charity. The event, organized by Tim “Doc” Lange was … Continue reading James “Bink” Fox Cancer Sucks Benefit Catfishing tournament goes to Kemp and Kemp

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April Fool’s Day catfish may have been new Nebraska record for Mike O’Hara

It started off as a normal fishing trip. It was a rainy day, just like it had been for several days, with a high temp … Continue reading April Fool’s Day catfish may have been new Nebraska record for Mike O’Hara

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SC state record blue catfish shines light on catch and release fishing

Paula and Steve Haney have been fishing together for about 15 years. They had made the trek from Anderson, South Carolina to do a little … Continue reading SC state record blue catfish shines light on catch and release fishing

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Coyle, Johnson and Lowery win Santee Cooper Monster Quest Catfish Tournament at Black’s Camp

The thunder storms and heavy rain were gone from day one as Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest tournament anglers hit the water on the final … Continue reading Coyle, Johnson and Lowery win Santee Cooper Monster Quest Catfish Tournament at Black’s Camp

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Bridges and Hix lead Santee Cooper Monster Quest on day one

Thunder storms and heavy rain rolled through the night as 76 teams of catfish anglers prepared for day-one of the Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest … Continue reading Bridges and Hix lead Santee Cooper Monster Quest on day one

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Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest kicks off in South Carolina

Blacks Camp was the perfect venue to kick off the inaugural Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest, where a buffet dinner and registration kicked off the … Continue reading Santee Cooper Monster Cat Quest kicks off in South Carolina

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Nine-year-old Michael Burruss wins BPS BCQ on the James River

Perfect catfishing weather greeted Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest anglers for the March 18, 2017 tournament on the James River near Richmond, VA. The … Continue reading Nine-year-old Michael Burruss wins BPS BCQ on the James River

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Season opener in the books for Madison Catfish Anglers

Daryl Miller Junior opened the Madison Catfish Anglers season this past weekend out of Craig’s Creek. He described the day as windy, cold and brutal … Continue reading Season opener in the books for Madison Catfish Anglers

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Aaron Churchwell and Jake Herman win Cabela’s King Kat on Wheeler

King Kat anglers started out on a cold Decatur, AL day. Temps were in the lower 40s and light rain scattered the area. Skies started … Continue reading Aaron Churchwell and Jake Herman win Cabela’s King Kat on Wheeler

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John and Matthew Allen Win Cabela’s King Kat on Tawakoni

      Blue skies, mild winds and temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s prevailed all week during prefishing for the March 4, 2017 … Continue reading John and Matthew Allen Win Cabela’s King Kat on Tawakoni

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George Young Jr. – Passing it on!

George Young Jr. is well known in catfish circles for his ability to catch big cats. His favorite way to do it is bumping bottom … Continue reading George Young Jr. – Passing it on!

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Shane Queen and Blake Williams win Cabela’s King Kat on Santee Cooper

Catfish anglers were greeted with a beautiful sunrise and fair weather for the final day of Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail on Santee Cooper. The … Continue reading Shane Queen and Blake Williams win Cabela’s King Kat on Santee Cooper

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Saxon and Wimmer hold narrow day-one lead at Cabela’s King Kat on Santee Cooper

    Santee Cooper showed why it is known for big catfish on the opening day of Cabela’s King Kat 2017 Tournament Trail. The two-day … Continue reading Saxon and Wimmer hold narrow day-one lead at Cabela’s King Kat on Santee Cooper

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Tennessee River Gill Net Ban Stands

Today’s The Fishing Wire carried this story from Southern Fishing News related to the use of gill nets in the Tennessee River. *************************************** Readers may … Continue reading Tennessee River Gill Net Ban Stands

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In Memoriam – TJ Stallings

The outdoor industry lost a dedicated friend on January 31, 2017. TJ Stallings was a friend to many and he will be so sorely missed. … Continue reading In Memoriam – TJ Stallings

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Dale Russell Lowe, Jr. Lands Icebowl Monster

Dale Russell Lowe, Jr has caught big catfish before, just not this big! He was fishing the Icebowl Tournament on John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs … Continue reading Dale Russell Lowe, Jr. Lands Icebowl Monster

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Crappie, family and friendship

My travels and my work take me to numerous catfish and crappie tournaments. What I find everywhere I go are “real” people, patriots with family … Continue reading Crappie, family and friendship

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Paul Strouth inaugural catfish tournament won by Justin Browning and Seth Wilson

Paul Strouth was well known in the catfish community. He untimely death in 2016 left many in the community mourning. Paul was a quiet, but … Continue reading Paul Strouth inaugural catfish tournament won by Justin Browning and Seth Wilson

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BCQ Schedule Announced

The Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest has announced the 2017 schedule. It consists of 10 stops, in 7 states, including VA, TN, TX, IL … Continue reading BCQ Schedule Announced

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Catfish Conference 2017 chooses Louisville

One year ago, I wrote, “There has never been a catfish conference, so what is it?” Well, that question was answered in 2016 when the … Continue reading Catfish Conference 2017 chooses Louisville

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Beautiful St. Johns River Crappie

Yes, I know this is a Catfish mostly page, but once in a while I like to crappie fish. So, when a particularly good day … Continue reading Beautiful St. Johns River Crappie

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Cabelas King Kat heading for Wheeler at Decatur, AL

King Kat Decatur, AL was a windblown event in 2016. Anglers from 12 states competed in the weekend competition that saw mild temperatures in the … Continue reading Cabelas King Kat heading for Wheeler at Decatur, AL

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Catfish, Baseball Bats, Horse Racing and more – Louisville, KY to host Catfish Conference 2017

Anticipation is growing for Catfish Conference 2017. The event is set in a bigger venue because of the enormous success of the inaugural event in … Continue reading Catfish, Baseball Bats, Horse Racing and more – Louisville, KY to host Catfish Conference 2017

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Big catfish abundant at Winter Blues on Wheeler

        Big fish, cold, nasty weather, old friends, new friends and friendly competition characterized the popular Winter Blues on Wheeler catfish tournament … Continue reading Big catfish abundant at Winter Blues on Wheeler

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The Curse of Pre-tournament Fishing – Winter Blues on Wheeler

    Plenty of catfish anglers are keeping an eye on Facebook and noting the numerous big fish being caught on Wheeler Lake in Alabama. … Continue reading The Curse of Pre-tournament Fishing – Winter Blues on Wheeler

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Catfish Conference – A Walk Down Memory Lane

  My Facebook Memory this morning was a link to an article I wrote last year when I learned of the Catfish Conference. It was … Continue reading Catfish Conference – A Walk Down Memory Lane

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Christmas Gift List for Catfish Fanatics

  I try each year to offer some Christmas shopping suggestions. I started this year by asking myself what I would like to have for … Continue reading Christmas Gift List for Catfish Fanatics

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The Toy Rod Catfish Tournament – A Model for Others

The Toy Rod Catfish Tournament – A Model for Others A guest editorial by Tammy Wilson Once a year, a secret society of anglers convene on … Continue reading The Toy Rod Catfish Tournament – A Model for Others

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A different kind of net – liver in a bag

I have always had good luck using chicken livers for catfish bait. If you’ve ever used them, you know the challenge of keeping the tender … Continue reading A different kind of net – liver in a bag

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Christmas for Kids Tournament on Wheeler

Two years ago the Hold’em Hook Catfish Trail was started by Steve Dobbs. “I started the trail on Wheeler Lake,” said Dobbs. “I host monthly … Continue reading Christmas for Kids Tournament on Wheeler

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Docking a catfish boat safely

For experienced powerboat operators, there is an automatic mental thought process that guides them as they approach the dock to tie up. They may be … Continue reading Docking a catfish boat safely

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Honor our Veterans

Veterans Day History – the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month 1954: President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from … Continue reading Honor our Veterans

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JKV Fall Championship on Ohio River goes to Dale Kerns and Greg Edwards

The JKV tournament on the Ohio River drew some of the best catfish anglers in the county to the last trail event of the season. … Continue reading JKV Fall Championship on Ohio River goes to Dale Kerns and Greg Edwards

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Dreams come true for Lonnie Fountain and David Bruce at World Championship of Catfishing

The World Championship of Catfishing (WCC) was held on Pickwick Lake, AL on Oct. 29, 2016. The long running event turned out to be a … Continue reading Dreams come true for Lonnie Fountain and David Bruce at World Championship of Catfishing

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BCQ Richmond Catfish Classic goes to James “Jaybird” Hopkins

  The blustery wind kept anglers on their toes at the Oct. 22 and 23, 2016 Big Cat Quest Classic. Angler after angler lamented the … Continue reading BCQ Richmond Catfish Classic goes to James “Jaybird” Hopkins

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Windy, blustery day greets catfish anglers at Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Classic

A 55-degree temperature and partly cloudy skies greeted anglers on the James River out of Osbourne Landing, VA for the 2016 Bass Pro Shops Big … Continue reading Windy, blustery day greets catfish anglers at Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest Classic

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Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest hits James River for two-day tourney

Year ending tournament are always exciting for the anglers. This year’s Big Cat Quest is conducting its two-day Classic in VA on the James River. … Continue reading Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest hits James River for two-day tourney

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Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest travels to the James River for 2016 Championship

Richmond VA is the location of the Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest 2016 Classic. The Oct. 22 and 23, 2016 event will hold registration … Continue reading Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest travels to the James River for 2016 Championship

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Entangled with catfish, ramblings and recollections

My life has become entangled with catfish. My mind is rambling from thought to thought and every thought leads to a whisker connection of some … Continue reading Entangled with catfish, ramblings and recollections

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Tailin’ Toads Fishing Gloves provide sun protection too!

Tailin’ Toads Fishing Gloves are designed for comfort, utility and most importantly, sun protection. Like so many other innovative products, this one has a story … Continue reading Tailin’ Toads Fishing Gloves provide sun protection too!

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Top Youth Angler Award goes to Bryer Blakley at Monsters on the Ohio

When you compete in a catfish tournament with 192 boats a 16th place finish is just not bad at all. It is even better, however, … Continue reading Top Youth Angler Award goes to Bryer Blakley at Monsters on the Ohio

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Jody and Trish Beavin win Big Fish at Monsters on the Ohio

Winning Big Fish at Monsters on the Ohio earns prize money and braggin’ rights for the lucky anglers. Doing it twice had never happened before. … Continue reading Jody and Trish Beavin win Big Fish at Monsters on the Ohio

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Jeremy Ransom and Travis Robertson win Monsters on the Ohio in Owensboro, KY

Monsters on the Ohio launched a record 192 boats on the Ohio River at Owensboro, KY. Catfish teams traveled from across the U.S. to compete … Continue reading Jeremy Ransom and Travis Robertson win Monsters on the Ohio in Owensboro, KY

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Monsters on the Ohio launches 192 boats in huge catfish tournament

English Park in Owensboro, KY came to life early this morning as 192 teams answered the wakeup call for a 3:30 am launch. The 2016 … Continue reading Monsters on the Ohio launches 192 boats in huge catfish tournament

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Preparing for hurricanes and Monsters on the Ohio

Hurricane Mathew decided to take control of my life and keep me from travelling to Aaron Wheatley’s Monsters on the Ohio. Since I couldn’t be … Continue reading Preparing for hurricanes and Monsters on the Ohio

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Malaikham and Dehner win Cabela’s King Kat Southern Championship at Gallatin, TN

“Daddy you won,” was heard over the live stream from Cabela’s King Kat Southern Championship as competition ended Saturday October 1, 2016. That sweet little … Continue reading Malaikham and Dehner win Cabela’s King Kat Southern Championship at Gallatin, TN

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Devore,Hunt and Moses claim Big Cat Quest honors at New Madrid

Bumpin’ the Mississippi River is a favorite way to catch trophy catfish. On Saturday Oct. 1. 2016 there was some bumping goin’ on out of … Continue reading Devore,Hunt and Moses claim Big Cat Quest honors at New Madrid

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Joey Pounders and Jay Gallop lead day one at Cabela’s King Kat Southern Championship out of Gallatin, TN

The Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) was a tough bite for the first day of the 2016 Cabela’s King Kat Southern Championship on Sept. 30. … Continue reading Joey Pounders and Jay Gallop lead day one at Cabela’s King Kat Southern Championship out of Gallatin, TN

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Jake and the catfish learning curve

Jake Abts is a relatively new cat man. Catfish Weekly is an internet TV show that disseminates catfish information. In today’s social media world lives … Continue reading Jake and the catfish learning curve

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Cabela’s King Kat will hold two-day Southern Championship out of Gallatin, TN

The Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) will be the site of the 2016 Cabela’s King Kat Southern Championship. The Sept. 30, Oct. 1 event will … Continue reading Cabela’s King Kat will hold two-day Southern Championship out of Gallatin, TN

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New Madrid, Mo to host Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest on the Mighty Mississippi

The Mighty Mississippi River is calling catfish anglers again. Saturday Oct. 1, 2016 is the day for the Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest (BCQ) … Continue reading New Madrid, Mo to host Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest on the Mighty Mississippi

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Reesha and Jessica, the new girls in town

Recreational catfishing continues to grow, often in a family way. Tournament teams are frequently brothers, fathers and sons, husband and wife, or some other combination … Continue reading Reesha and Jessica, the new girls in town

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Carl Morris Jr and Rob Parsons win King Kat at Henderson

Carl Morris Jr. and Rob Parsons were the only anglers to break the 200 pound mark as they won the 2016 Cabela’s King Kat Northern … Continue reading Carl Morris Jr and Rob Parsons win King Kat at Henderson

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Carl Morris Jr and Rob Parsons lead King Kat in Henderson after day one

Anglers spoke of a slow bite, no current and working hard to find fish. However the evidence at the weigh-in would suggest a pretty good … Continue reading Carl Morris Jr and Rob Parsons lead King Kat in Henderson after day one

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Cabela’s King Kat at Henderson Kentucky

We rolled in to Henderson late last night, just in time to catch the very last of the standing room only Captains Meeting. Anglers were … Continue reading Cabela’s King Kat at Henderson Kentucky

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The stage is set for Cabela’s King Kat Tournament in Henderson, KY

Just two short weeks after the Mississippi River Monsters tournament in Memphis the big catfish stage will be set in Henderson, KY. The community is … Continue reading The stage is set for Cabela’s King Kat Tournament in Henderson, KY

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B’n’M prostaff anglers praise Mississippi River Monsters tournament

Mississippi River Monsters was a dream of George Young Jr. He wanted to bring a catfish tournament to the Mississippi River out of Memphis. “Mud … Continue reading B’n’M prostaff anglers praise Mississippi River Monsters tournament

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New tactics for an age old past time with Jason Huggins

When you consider the fact that catfishing goes back further than most people can remember, it is not unusual that methods to catch the whiskered … Continue reading New tactics for an age old past time with Jason Huggins

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Catfishing for a Cause to hold benefit catfish tournament

The organizers call it a benefit tournament and fun day. It is all about catfishing so it has to be fun. It goes to a … Continue reading Catfishing for a Cause to hold benefit catfish tournament

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Three nights on an island at Mississippi River Monsters

The trail to Mississippi River Monsters (MRM) for David Wood and his fishing partner Hugh Thompson passed through the 2016 Catfish Conference. “I attended the … Continue reading Three nights on an island at Mississippi River Monsters

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Catfish Conference 2017, Louisville, KY and the Florida Outdoor Writers Association

After being home two days from Mississippi River Monsters in Memphis, we packed up and headed for the annual Florida Outdoor Writers (FOWA) meeting in … Continue reading Catfish Conference 2017, Louisville, KY and the Florida Outdoor Writers Association

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Big fish at Mississippi River Monsters is a family affair

If it is trophy catfish you’re after, the Mississippi River around Memphis is a good place to start. In fact, 184 catfishing teams did just … Continue reading Big fish at Mississippi River Monsters is a family affair

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Masingale brothers win Mississippi River Monsters tournament

The top seven teams at the Mississippi River Monsters catfish tournament broke the 100-pound mark for a bag limit of 5 fish. Combinations of blue … Continue reading Masingale brothers win Mississippi River Monsters tournament

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Mississippi River Monsters catfish tournament kicks off in Memphis

How big will they be? That is the only question remaining this Saturday morning Sept. 10, 2016 where more than 180 boats and nearly 400 … Continue reading Mississippi River Monsters catfish tournament kicks off in Memphis

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Countdown to the Mississippi River Monsters catfish tournament

More than 170 boats have made their way to Memphis, TN to compete in the Mississippi River Monsters tournament. With a launch scheduled from Mud … Continue reading Countdown to the Mississippi River Monsters catfish tournament

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Catfish fun at Mississippi River Monsters

I have never seen so many happy faces. I’ve touched base with friends and made a bunch of news ones. Catfish anglers, and their friends … Continue reading Catfish fun at Mississippi River Monsters

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The Queen of the Mississippi meets Mr. Blue

It seemed like an innocent question. I am trying to remember who, but I think it was Lyle Stokes on a Catfish Weekly broadcast that … Continue reading The Queen of the Mississippi meets Mr. Blue

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Big fish expected at Mississippi River Monsters

A slow bite has improved daily as the Mississippi River Monsters (MRM) catfish tournament date draws near. A slow bite characterized the early days of … Continue reading Big fish expected at Mississippi River Monsters

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Mississippi River Monsters Ramp Info

Plenty of catfish anglers have been waiting for this tournament in Memphis, TN on the Mississippi River.  George Young with assistance from Bill Dance and others … Continue reading Mississippi River Monsters Ramp Info

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“Catfish Ronnie” – Making Junk Look Good

Every cat man or cat woman has to start somewhere and Ronnie Dixon is no different. Dixon, also known by his friends as “Catfish Ronnie,” … Continue reading “Catfish Ronnie” – Making Junk Look Good

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Pop’s sailfish poles

I was convinced right off that Larry Muse was a fisherman’s fisherman. I had traveled to Wilson Lake in Alabama to learn something from him … Continue reading Pop’s sailfish poles

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Why we catfish

Robert Montgomery has written an excellent book named, “Why We Fish.” He never found a single defining answer to the question. He found many. Following … Continue reading Why we catfish

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