Recipe for Catfishing Success: Making Catfish Dough Bait

By Josh Boyd In all honesty, who can truthfully say that they do not get a thrill out of watching their rod tip thumping, at the hand of a channel cat on a muggy evening? There is something exhilarating about…

Late Winter River Catfish Haunts

By Mark Fike Late winter is not a bad time at all to go looking for Mr. Whiskers. Catfish are more active in the spring and summer, but strings of days where the weather warms are like a switch to…

How to Skin a Catfish

By Jill J Easton Catfish are different from bass or panfish. They don’t have scales, the skin is virtually inedible and they are built differently.  Turning a hard-headed, thrashing fish into steaks and fillets can be challenging, but this step-by-step…

Floatfishing Cats

Say the word “catfish” and anglers automatically think of bottom rigs. But that would be a mistake if you’re looking for a cooler full of fish when fishing tidal or moving waters where catfish thrive. While mammoth catfish are fun…

South Carolina Blues

(Photo: Richard Simms) Professional catfish guide, Capt. Barbara “Mouse” Witherell, with Santee Cajun Guide Service, poses proudly with a healthy Lake Marion blue catfish. By Richard Simms SANTEE, South Carolina – The sun was just peeking over the horizon as…

Great American Wildlife

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