Catfish

Cold water catfish

When the water is blown out and murky from cold fronts, there may be no better time than January to drop a tight-line rig for central coast blue catfish. […]

Catfish

Catfish genes

Six catchable sized catfish species occur in Louisiana waters. They can be divided into two groups: bullheads and true catfish. […]

Catfish

Treasured catfish tips

Make a small gaff hook to use to pull stubborn fish from their bottle. “Sometimes I wonder how the fish get in the bottle when I can hardly get them out,” mused Gremillion.  […]

Catfish

How to make your own catfishing bottles

Jeremy Gremillion and Ray Ramagos both make their catfishing bottles from emptied, metal, 30-pound R-22 refrigerant bottles. Gremillion gets his from friends who do residential cooling work. Ramagos noted that they can also be purchased from scrap yard dealers. […]

Catfish

Look, mom: No bait!

Catfishing is supposed to be all about a gob of slimy worms, or bloody chicken liver, or smelly cut bait — or better yet some concoction of secret ingredients, usually including spoiled sour cheese. […]