Photos: Mississippi Angler Breaks Record with Monster Catfish

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Photos: Mississippi Angler Breaks Record with Monster Catfish

A Mississippi man shattered state records on July 31 with a 104-pound blue catfish caught after a long weekend on the Mississippi River near Natchez. Christopher Halley of Brookhaven, Mississippi, caught the behemoth fish of biblical proportions on a trotline, setting a record for blue catfish in...
Macklin Caruso Aug 11, 2022
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How to Pair Beer with Fish

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How to Pair Beer with Fish

There’s nothing like a traditional shore lunch. The golden and crispy fried fish filets, fresh-caught and balanced on a mountain of onions and fried potatoes. The aroma of the fish intermingles with the smell of campfire smoke and the breathtaking views of the wilderness somehow make the flavor...
Kubie Brown Aug 8, 2022
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How to Gig for Frogs

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How to Gig for Frogs

There are certain things in life that bring you right back to your childhood. It can be the smell of chalk, the theme song of a Saturday morning cartoon show, or even the flavor of a certain candy. It’s different for everybody and some people have many. For me though, the biggest thing that...
Kubie Brown Jul 28, 2022
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4 Fishing Knots You Should Know and How to Tie Them

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4 Fishing Knots You Should Know and How to Tie Them

The best piece of fishing advice I can give you is this: Learn how to tie knots. And it’s just good life advice, really, because a knot is simple and you never know when it may come in handy. You may need to tie a new leader on your fly line or secure a kayak to your trailer, and knowing the right...
Steve Schwartz Jul 22, 2022
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7 Types of Fly Anglers You’ll Meet on The Water

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7 Types of Fly Anglers You’ll Meet on The Water

The pale light of dawn had just begun to shine off the surface of the river as we slid down the bank towards the water. It was one of those mornings that just felt good. My buddy Nate and I were anxious to get out on the water to start casting our spey rods for steelhead. We got to the head of a...
Kubie Brown Jul 14, 2022
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Oklahoma Man Strangles Noodling Partner to Death

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Oklahoma Man Strangles Noodling Partner to Death

On July 9, near the South Canadian River in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 53-year-old Larry Sanders reportedly strangled and killed his noodling partner, Jimmy Knighten. The two men had been noodling for catfish in the river together when they apparently broke out in an altercation. Sanders reportedly...
Katie Hill Jul 11, 2022
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The Beginner's Guide to Catfish Noodling

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The Beginner's Guide to Catfish Noodling

There’s a part of me that really enjoys getting in a fight. Now I’m not saying that I’m one of those guys who’ll swat the hat off a cowboy’s head or make lewd comments about your gal in a bar. I’m not out there looking for trouble. However, I wrestled and boxed during high school, played rugby...
Kubie Brown Jul 6, 2022
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How to Catch Trout at Night

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How to Catch Trout at Night

Whoever said “nothing good happens after sundown” was obviously not a trout fisherman. While we’ve all enjoyed those brilliant days on the river casting for rising trout on sun-dappled pools and shining riverside runs, the fact is that we’re missing out on the real game. Trout are naturally warier...
Kubie Brown Jul 1, 2022
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Mobsters, Arson, and Photogrammetry: The World Record Muskie Conspiracy Theories

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Mobsters, Arson, and Photogrammetry: The World Record Muskie Conspiracy Theories

Louie Spray of Wisconsin caught three world-record muskies during his time. His feat is written in stone, so it must be fact, right? If you want that rock-solid proof, visit the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward, Wisconsin and look up the burial site for Louis Bolser Spray, Feb. 21, 1900 — Nov. 19, 198...
Patrick Durkin Jun 27, 2022
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The Total Guide to Catching and Cooking Bullhead Catfish

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The Total Guide to Catching and Cooking Bullhead Catfish

Everyone loves an underdog. Whether we’re watching some low-ranked boxer or tennis player taking it to the world champion or some scrappy college team fighting their way to the top of the Pac 12, we can’t help but root for the dark horse and cheer for the unexpected. This inherent desire is deeply...
Kubie Brown Jun 27, 2022
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Video: Cambodia Anglers Catch Biggest Freshwater Fish of All Time

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Video: Cambodia Anglers Catch Biggest Freshwater Fish of All Time

On June 13, Cambodian fisherman Moul Thun accidentally hooked into the largest freshwater fish ever caught and recorded. The giant freshwater stingray (Urogymnus polylepis) is an elusive species that scientists don’t know much about. That’s exactly why Dr. Zeb Hogan and the Wonders of the Mekong...
Maggie Hudlow Jun 22, 2022
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