Tidewater catfish specialists are no different from catfish anglers everywhere-or bass or carp or trout fishermen, for that matter--they all have a favorite bait.
From late fall through March or April (depending on latitude), channel cats abandon most of their warm-weather habitat and hunker down in a relative handful of wintering areas.
Sixty-seven lakes and reservoirs, in 19 states, hold specially tagged fish that could turn into cash or prizes for lucky anglers! Read on!
Catfish are known to consume odd things for their meals, so it is no wonder that some of the better baits to catch these fish are quite out of the ordinary.
Big rivers like the Missouri, Ohio and Mississippi are legendary for the monstrous cats they produce. But bigger isn't always better.
You saw the pictures, you knew flatheads were famous for feeding on almost anything, and you shook your head in disbelief. But you never knew the true story behind the photo of the huge cat with a basketball stuck in its mouth, did you?