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24 09, 2018

Raw Chicken + Catfish Nectar = Tennessee River Success


By: Dustin Slinker I’ve spent decades fishing all over North America and grew up catfishing in the Midwest, but I learned something new while targeting catfish in East Tennessee. I learned that fresh, raw, thick-cut, boneless, skinless chicken breast catches catfish, and it may work better than liver, stink baits and other cut baits that [...]

Raw Chicken + Catfish Nectar = Tennessee River Success2018-09-24T14:04:19-07:00
30 08, 2018

Western Pennsylvania Catfish Feeding Aggressively Now


By: James Swearingen Now that our Ohio River basin catfish have spawned they are aggressively feeding to prepare for winter. These fish are naturally hungry in late summer and fall and tend to feed for the next few months before their metabolism slows down as the water cools. Now and during the spring is my [...]

Western Pennsylvania Catfish Feeding Aggressively Now2018-08-31T07:24:54-07:00
6 08, 2018

Santee Cooper Cats Biting Even in Sweltering Heat


By: Chris Shaffer We had three strikes against us upon arrival to Santee Cooper lakes to target catfish in the heat of summer. The woman who ran the lakeside tackle shop giggled when she told me we were here during the toughest time of year to catch catfish. Strike two: we were on a boat [...]

Santee Cooper Cats Biting Even in Sweltering Heat2018-08-06T15:34:54-07:00
30 07, 2018

Try This Bait: Catch More Catfish


By: James Swearingen Chicken and beef liver are soft catfish baits. Almost every time you cast them they tend to fall off the hook. There’s no way to avoid this. Unfortunately, livers are soft, but catfish love them. Livers are two of the best channel catfish baits around. Everyone uses them. Meanwhile, so many times [...]

Try This Bait: Catch More Catfish2018-07-30T12:47:31-07:00
24 07, 2018

Alabama Pond Catfish Biting in Summer Heat


By: Chris Shaffer Humidity, heat, afternoon thunderstorms and longer days spell good catfishing across Alabama. While kids are still out of school the summertime is perfect for taking kids pond fishing. Alabama has more than 50,000 ponds, and a large number are loaded with catfish. This is the time of year those cats bite the [...]

Alabama Pond Catfish Biting in Summer Heat2018-07-24T12:29:44-07:00
23 04, 2018

Durham’s Falls Lake Producing Lots of Catfish


By: Chris Shaffer Not too long ago we headed to Kerr Lake to film Pautzke Outdoors with Wes Jordan of Redbeard Cats. The forecast was for no chance of rain. Naturally we left the raingear at the hotel. Sure enough, an hour into fishing it started pouring. The radar showed a heavy band of rain [...]

Durham’s Falls Lake Producing Lots of Catfish2018-04-23T21:10:29-07:00
29 03, 2018

Kerr Lake Cats Starting to Chew


By: Chris Shaffer What a difference the weather makes when it comes to the catfish bite. On the heels of rain and snow over the weekend, stability Monday and another surprise cold rain Tuesday, Wednesday’s fair conditions brought a non-stop catfish bite on Kerr Lake. Blue catfish bit, and bit often, as temperatures rose and [...]

Kerr Lake Cats Starting to Chew2018-04-18T18:56:16-07:00
14 06, 2017

Learn What New Scent Guides Use to Catch Bigger Catfish


By: Wes “Redbeard” Jordan The first time I used Catfish Nectar I had my reservations. Catfishing has gained a lot of popularity in recent years and there are now hundreds of bait products on the market claiming to have magical fish attracting qualities. After decades of catfishing though, I can confidently say that there is [...]

Learn What New Scent Guides Use to Catch Bigger Catfish2018-04-18T18:58:06-07:00
21 05, 2017

North Carolina/Virginia Border Cats Feeding in Shallow Water


By: Chris Shaffer Wes Jordan was adamant. He wanted all the rods out of the holders and resting on the deck. No rod tips were to be exposed, he said. At the time we were fishing in the Staunton River Channel on the upper end of Kerr Lake and surrounded by open space. The catfish [...]

North Carolina/Virginia Border Cats Feeding in Shallow Water2018-04-18T18:58:16-07:00
3 06, 2016

Susquehanna Flatheads Starting to Chew


By: Chris Shaffer Pennsylvania isn’t known as one of the country’s top catfish producers. Meanwhile, the Susquehanna River in Central PA is quickly gaining notoriety as one of the fastest growing fisheries in the country. While channel catfish have populated the system forever the more popular flatheads have made a better showing in the last [...]

Susquehanna Flatheads Starting to Chew2018-04-18T19:01:29-07:00
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