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Six Catfish Fishing Secrets From A Shore Fishing Angler

Catfishing Radio is back with episode 38. This show is sponsored by Brute Outdoors and Team Catfish.This started out as a brief article on something I observed on the lake and some of the mistakes I commonly see and then grew into much more the … [Read more]

What Is Skinny Water? Why Should You Fish It?

Skinny water fishing is some of my favorite fishing. I spent much of the time I fish for channel catfish focusing on skinny water and some of my favorite blue catfish action of the year takes place in skinny water.I made a reference to skinny … [Read more]

Preparing Your Boat For Spring Fishing

Here in Texas we don’t have a fishing “season” we can fish all year long. My catfish boat never gets winterized and winter is one of my busiest seasons so there is very little downtime for my boat. There are masses of anglers though that cannot fish … [Read more]

Finding Catfish In Transition Periods [CREP 37]

Show Summary: This Catfishing Radio podcast covers everything you need to know about transition periods including what a transition period is, how it affects the fishing and what you can do to help you locate and catch fish during a transition … [Read more]

The Fish Finder Rig: Good Or Bad? It Depends!

I remember as a kid we constantly had a big stack of these rigs laying around that we would buy at the local bait shop. We’d buy the single rigs (similar to a three way rig, but already tied) and the double rigs or “fish finder rigs” with two leaders … [Read more]

Zero Rig: The No Leader Rig For Sniping Catfish

Years ago I started using what I call a “zero rig” for catfishing. The zero rig is another of the catfish rigs that is not something you’ll use day in and day out like the slip sinker rig or santee rig. It’s more of a “tactical” rig for some specific … [Read more]

Flathead Catfish With Robby Robinson [CR EP 36]

Catfishing Radio is back with the first episode in Season 3 of the Catfishing Radio show. It’s been a long break since September of 2012 when we did Episode 35 Kayak Fishing 101 with Shane Davies.In this show I cover what’s been going on since … [Read more]

Baiting A Hook With Whole Shad

Whole shad is what I have often referred to as blue catfish candy. Small one to four inch threadfin shad are plentiful in most bodies of water and are easy to catch assuming have a cast net and know how to throw a cast net.I covered the steps the … [Read more]

Three Reasons You Can’t Catch Winter Shad!

I was on the lake a couple of weeks ago after I dropped my clients off and a good friend came out to fish with me for a few hours. As I headed out from the boat ramp I noticed a young man throwing a cast net off in the distance. He was in a rather … [Read more]

Catching Catfish With A Trotline, How To Set A Trotline

I’ve bounced around a bit here lately and covered some basics on trotlines including trotline fishing basics, ethical fishing with setlines and how to make a trotline.  This will likely be the last time I talk about catfishing with trotlines, at … [Read more]

Cut Bait For Catfish, All You Need To Know About Cut Bait

I have had several questions from people recently wanting to know what cut bait is and how to fish with it for catfish. I am not going to copy and paste all of the questions here about cut bait because they are all generally the same question just … [Read more]

Shad Trawl Facts: Is A Shad Trawl Right For You?

I’ve had a number of shad trawl emails here in the past few weeks through the “ask a question” page from readers of the Learn To Catch Catfish website. The general theme of these emails is people wanting to know what a shad trawl is, how it works, … [Read more]