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How to Hold a Catfish

  Handling catfish is a unique issue among anglers. Many people are convinced handling catfish can be dangerous. There is a long-standing myth that catfish have catfish stingers. The whiskers on a catfish’s face are thought to be poisonous. The fact is, this is not true. Catfish do not have the ability to sting. But…

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Best Catfish Rigs

You have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a catfish rig to catch catfish. The thing you need to know foremost is that, as important as any rigs may be, bait is essential for catching the best catfish. The catfish baits you use is always more important than the rig, but the…

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Types of Catfish

North America is home to well over 30 catfish species. Many of the catfish species in North America are in isolated areas or small populations. Anglers call the most popular catfish species The Big Three. The Big Three include blue catfish, flathead catfish, and channel catfish. The Big Three are the catfish species most anglers…

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Best Bait for Catching Catfish

Choosing the best catfish baits requires knowing what catfish you’re fishing for and what that species enjoys most. When you’re looking for one of the big three; blue catfish, channel catfish, or flathead catfish, you must tailor your catfish baits appropriately. For some anglers there are no wrong catfish baits. For others, something as weird…

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The Best Time to Fish for Catfish

Asking when is the best time to catch catfish can be a difficult question to answer. To start with, what kind of catfish do you mean? There are over 3,000 species of them in the world, in 40 different families. That’s a lot of fish so you need to narrow down exactly what you mean….

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