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Rapala Tournament Touch Screen Scale - 15-pound
Rapala Tournament Touch Screen Scale - 15-pound (howto)
An affordable touch screen quality with fisherman friendly features.

North America's Best Catfishing Waters
North America's Best Catfishing Waters (howto)
For monster cats, and lots of them, these seven waters are where you should be.

Flat Out Mean and Ugly
Flat Out Mean and Ugly (howto)
We didn't pick them 'cause they're pretty. These bad boys are hard on the eyes and have terrible personalities to boot. Hook one, and chances are good it'll kick your butt — if it doesn't eat you first.

Catfishing with Trotlines and Setlines
Catfishing with Trotlines and Setlines (howto)
Just like Huck and Jim did it, the author goes back in time when catfishing was done on homemade trotlines and setlines.

Being a Good Boat Partner
Being a Good Boat Partner (howto)
Here are a few reminders the next time you go out on your fishing buddy's boat to fish. Follow these simple rules of fishing etiquette and it's likely you'll be asked back.

Boat Launch Etiquette
Boat Launch Etiquette (howto)
Help make the boat launch experience another part of a great day on the water with these tips.

Bank Fishing Basics
Bank Fishing Basics (howto)
Spring is prime time for fishing from the bank. Many anglers don't own a boat but they still enjoy catching fish. Here are some tips on how to get a bite with your feet firmly planted on dry ground.

Science of Sound — How Fish Hear
Science of Sound — How Fish Hear (howto)
Uncovering the secrets to sound can help put more fish in the boat.

Drift-fishing for Monster Blue Cats
Drift-fishing for Monster Blue Cats (howto)
Drift-fishing is an active approach to catfishing that can make your catch rate soar. It's also a good way to target trophy blue catfish. Learn how to drift for catfish on you home waters in this informative article.

Prowling America's Backwaters
Prowling America's Backwaters (howto)
Adventuresome anglers who put forth the effort can discover great, unpressured fisheries in North America's backwater streams, ponds, sloughs and lakes.

Alternative Fishing Methods
Alternative Fishing Methods (howto)
Standard rod-and-reel fishing methods produce bountiful catches, but so do alternative methods such as limb-lining, trotlining, jug-fishing and yo-yo fishing.

Winging It For River Catfish
Winging It For River Catfish (howto)
Wing dikes are often scattered along the entire length of a big river. If your waterway contains these catfish-attracting structures, this guide will show you how to fish them more effectively.

Understanding the Catfish Spawn
Understanding the Catfish Spawn (howto)
There are good reasons your catch rate may fall when catfish are spawning in late spring and early summer.

Keeping a Fishing Log
Keeping a Fishing Log (howto)
Finding the pattern is crucial to consistent success, and the best way to expose patterns is by learning to keep and use a fishing log. Here's how.

Grocery Store Catfish Baits
Grocery Store Catfish Baits (howto)
Find a wide selection of taste-tempting catfish treats just down the road at your neighborhood grocery store.

Planning a Fishing Trip
Planning a Fishing Trip (howto)
Planning a fishing trip isn't much different than any other vacation or multi-day outing.

Juglines for Catfish
Juglines for Catfish (howto)
"Catfish go berserk on a jugline. They run all over creation, and chasing after them is half the fun!" Jim Moyer, Catfish Guide

Lazy Days, Small Streams and Southern Catfish
Lazy Days, Small Streams and Southern Catfish (howto)
Fishermen armed with minimal tackle, bait and knowledge can enjoy this almost-untapped resource with pleasing consistency.

Del and the Kid
Del and the Kid (howto)
The boy's heart raced. "God, let me catch a big one," he thought, "and I'll be the best kid in town."

Red-Tailed  Catfish
Red-Tailed Catfish (howto)
Hooking a big red-tailed cat is easy, but landing one isn't!

Catfish Basics
Catfish Basics (howto)
When you hook a catfish, you better hold on. This customer is tough, mean, feisty and smart to boot.

Popsicle Pond Cats
Popsicle Pond Cats (howto)
Think it's too cold to fish? Well, there's likely a pond nearby with channel cat willing to prove you wrong.

Top Spots for Channel Cats
Top Spots for Channel Cats (howto)
Where to go for the best channel cat fishing in North America.

Tips & Tactics for Trophy Flatheads
Tips & Tactics for Trophy Flatheads (howto)
Fishing for monster yellow cats calls for special tactics, plus plenty of patience. Here's some advice on how to go about it.


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