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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 […]

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 […]

Thermocline Effects On Catfishing

Thermocline Effects On Fishing and Catfish

    I have had a number of questions in recent weeks about where I am fishing and what techniques I am using to catch catfish this time of year, and many questions about what depths to fish, so I wanted to take an opportunity to cover thermocline and how it effects catfishing. I am […]

Catfish Grabblin

Catfish Grabblin

Catfish Grabblin DVD’s The other day I wrote an article about noodling, and have since received a number of emails through our ask a catfishing question page about noodling and catfish grabblin. I ended up speaking with the folks over at Catfish Grabblers who make the Catfish Grabblin video series. The next thing I know […]

Catfish Noodling

Catfish Noodling

Catfish noodling has become a very popular topic over the last ten years or so but this is something that has been taking place for a very long time. Catfish noodling (like many other things that originate in the South) has a number of other names like graveling, hogging, and dogging for catfish. These are […]