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Bill Dance
Catfish offer big game thrills close to home.
Bill Dance

The popularity of catfishing continues to grow. So much so that purists are now practicing catch & release. Catfishing tournaments are taking place across America. The selection of specialized catfishing equipment expands each year.

The major reason for catfishing's newfound respect is it offers anglers the opportunity to catch big fish close to home. Catfish species like flatheads, blues, and channel are not timid scavengers and offer big game thrills in freshwater. Fish over 50 pounds are caught almost daily in lakes and rivers across America. 100 pound fish are common and not unusual.

Another indication of their popularity is the emergence of the increased availability of catfish guide services to help you catch that monster fish of a lifetime.

Legendary angler Bill Dance is host of Bill Dance Outdoors.

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