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What Is Skinny Water? Why Should You Fish It?

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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 water fishing a few weeks ago and immediately started […]

Match The Hatch To Catch More Catfish

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I’ve used the term “match the hatch” in several articles, catfishing videos and several episodes of the Catfishing Radio podcast and never considered the fact that not everyone knows what that means. I received a message through the the other day from someone asking what that meant and realized I needed to “backtrack” and explain. This […]

Best Time To Catch Flathead Catfish [CQT]

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I haven’t talked a lot about flathead catfish here on the in the past. I have covered some basic tips, tricks and information but haven’t gone into near the detail that I have on blue catfish and channel catfish. With the Learn To Catch Catfish survey running and receiving the initial round of responses one […]

Best Time To Catch Blue Catfish [CQT]


Whether your target catfish species is blue catfish or channel catfish our goal is to provide you with the information you need to be more successful out on the water. In last week’s Catfishing Quick Tip video I covered the best time to catch channel catfish and some of my thoughts on targeting summer channel […]

Best Time To Catch Channel Catfish

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  One of the questions I get asked most often is when is the best time to catch catfish and what are the best catfish baits? People have tendency to lump all three species of cats into one pool and really generalize these kinds of questions and lumping blues, flatheads and channels all into one […]

Humminbird 1198C Review For Catfishing

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This is a review of the Humminbird 1198C sonar fish finder as well as information on what to look for when choosing a fish finder and some basic information on side imaging, down imaging and traditional broadband sonar for catfish. I have talked a lot here in the past about fish finders (aka sonar or […]

Bank Fishing For Catfish With Punch Bait


  I have covered tons of catfishing information at Learn To Catch Catfish over the past year but have not covered much on bank fishing for catfish or shore fishing. I do all of my catfishing from a boat and have for years but there was a point and time where I did the majority […]

Slip Cork Catfishing With Punch Baits


Slip corking for catfish is a slang term that refers to the catfishing technique of fishing with a slip bobber rig. There are many different popular catfish rigs that can be used for catching channel catfish but catfishing with a slip cork is hands down my preferred method of catching catfish using punch baits, dip […]

Blue Catfish Magic Bullet?


The elusive and much sought after blue catfish. I have been sifting through all of the catfishing questions that have been sent to me over the past year that I have yet to answer and stumbled upon a common theme among these questions regard catfishing for blue catfish. These questions are all over the place […]

Keeping A Fishing Log

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Between manufacturing catfish bait and juglines, being a catfish guide, and running Learn To Catch Catfish I spend a lot of time talking to people about fishing and answering questions about fishing. Truth be told, one of the main reasons I started this website is I wanted a place to refer people to for the […]

Lake Turnover


  Lake turnover is something that many people don’t understand and many people also fail to recognize when the lake turnover takes place. If you have a good understanding of the thermocline, then understanding lake turnover is pretty simple. I know I have been pretty scientific lately with all of my articles, and they have […]

Catching Catfish With A Thermocline

Thermocline Effects On Fishing and Catfish

The other day I covered the effects of the thermocline on catfishing. The basics of what was covered in the effects of the thermocline on catfishing were: What a thermocline is What bodies of water will develop a thermocline (lakes, rivers etc) When it will develop (at what times of year and basic water temperatures) […]