Catfishing methods different today

Byford, Jim
September 2004
Southeast Farm Press;9/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p25
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the catfishing methods in the Southern U.S. The article also includes personal experiences of the author. Catfishing today means something different than it did when the author was a boy. Back then, it meant to dig some worms, put them in a pinto beans can, grab a cane pole, one cut down in the river bottom and head to a pond or river slough. One can still fish the same way today, but most folks don't have the patience. Today, people talk about fishing on the bottom near holes and drop-offs or setting trotlines during high water, when large rivers such as the Mississippi flood up into creeks.


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