Catfish

Haynes’s jug lines are simply constructed but very effective.

Sidney Haynes’ juglines

Yesterday at 7:00am
Sidney Haynes’ first love has long been jug lining for catfish, followed by deer hunting.

Pitch black cats

Nighttime is the right time for catfish — and this jugline specialist shares his tips from False River.
October 01 at 7:00am

Three cited for allegedly shocking fish on the Ouachita River

LDWF: Agents seized boat, motor, two shocking devices and 40 catfish
July 26 at 4:50pm
Ron Manning with two nice summer D’Arbonne catfish.

Drown worms for D’Arbonne cats

Nightcrawlers make great bait
June 15 at 8:31am
The size of the entry hole in the bottle determines the size of the catfish that can use it. Note the gaff hook in Gremillion’s right hand.

Treasured catfish tips

June 15 at 7:00am
A mature male channel catfish (right) develops a swollen head and thickened lips before spawning season. His body color also changes from the normal olive green shown on the female on the left to a dark slate gray.

Catfish genes

June 15 at 7:00am
Jeremy Gremillion (left) and Ray Ramagos eat plenty of fresh fillets, as well as fill their freezers, with delicious channel catfish from their bottles.

Look, mom: No bait!

Two False River anglers load up on nice catfish every summer —without so much as a rod, or even a single hook. Read on to bone up on bottle fishing.
June 01 at 7:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with a giant catfish he caught while deploying noodles tipped with cut bait and fresh pogies.

Apex Predator: Catfishing with double-baited hooks

Cut bait tipped with pogies catches more fish
May 31 at 2:14pm
The weighted clip-on corks in Larry’s hand are both men’s choice for catfishing.

Gearing up

April 15 at 7:00am
The head of the male channel catfish on the right grows much larger than that of the comparable sized female on the left. After spawning season, the male’s head will return to its normal size and it will become indistinguishable from a female.

When to go and why

April 15 at 7:00am
Larry Roussel still fishes a lot, but can’t keep up with his hard-charging son Rudy.

Know your limits

April 15 at 7:00am