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Best Catfish Bait, Catfish Bait Selection 101

When I get questions through the ask a catfishing question page at Learn To Catch Catfish I glance at them briefly and move them into a file of future questions that I need to respond to. Last week I went a day or so without getting to my email which … [Read more]

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]

Three Simple Fishing Knots Every Angler Should Know

The internet is littered with instructions on fishing knots and there are entire books and even iPhone apps dedicated to them. Most of these resources are full of “clutter” and teach you a lot of information that you don’t need to know. What's 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]

Drift Socks 101: What Is A Drift Sock and How To Use Them

Drift fishing can be a very effective catfishing technique for targeting blue catfish and channel catfish. Like other techniques, it has a time and a place and certainly can be more effective at certain times of the year.For the beginning angler … [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]

The Dropper Loop: How To Tie It and When To Use It

The dropper loop is a handy knot that is used to form a loop which stands out from the fishing line. The dropper loop can be used to form a leader in many catfish rigs like the drop shot rig and modified three way rigs. By tying a dropper loop you … [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]

Slip Sinker Rig: The “Must Know” Catfish Rig

If you only know about one catfish rig,  the slip sinker rig is an excellent place to start. The slip sinker rig is one of the most popular catfish rigs and is the “go to” setup for fishing for catfish for many anglers all across the United … [Read more]