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Summertime is channel catfish time across America. In lakes and reservoirs, fish the flat areas in 18 to 25 feet of water using shad, shrimp, dough balls, cheese, prepared baits,…
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Biologists in state fisheries agencies have stated that underutilized catfish populations exist in smaller creeks and rivers from Virginia to Texas. Catfish can live in any water but cold streams…
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Catfishing With Trotlines and Setlines

Friday, April 11 2014 6:00 am - for Catfish
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To me catfishing is one outdoor event that should be a kicked back relaxing event. There are some hardcore intense catfishermen but I like to think about it as a…
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Winging It for River Catfish

Friday, March 21 2014 6:00 am - for Catfish
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The long rock wall jutted from the bank into the Mississippi River. At the wall's end, the river rolled around on itself to create a huge vortex. It looked like…
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North America's Best Catfishing Waters

Friday, March 07 2014 3:00 pm - for Catfish
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North America encompasses thousands of lakes and rivers that produce catfish in extraordinary numbers and huge sizes. Coming up with a "best" list is like trying to pick America's best…
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Flatheads are the sumos of fresh water fishing . Ten- to 20-pounders are common, and catfish 5 feet long weighing 140 pounds have been caught in recent times. In North…
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Drift-fishing for Monster Blue Cats

Saturday, July 06 2013 7:00 am - for Catfish
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Most catfish anglers are "sit-and-wait" types. They find a shady spot on the bank where they can sit, toss out a bottom rig, lean their rod against a forked stick,…
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Fish, worms, crawdads, liver, and reeking confections of blood and guts are blue-plate specials for catfish. Some folks will tell you that fishing for the largemouth bass, with its hit…
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Noodling, handfishing, catfishing, cat-daddling, stumping, tickling, grabbling: Whatever you want to call it, it’s the practice of fishing with your bare hands. While technically noodling can refer to any bare-handed…
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Understanding the Catfish Spawn

Thursday, May 09 2013 12:00 pm - for Catfish
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The swollen head on this big channel cat indicates it is a male ready to guard a nest full of eggs. It was late March when a fishing buddy called…
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