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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How to Catch Muskie in Early Summer

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How to Catch Muskie in Early Summer

In life, we tend to give luck far too much credit. No matter the scenario, from shooting a big buck to meeting a new partner in a bar. We often refuse to acknowledge our own expertise and instead give recognition to some divine force of serendipity by saying we just “got lucky.” Perhaps this is due...
Kubie Brown Jun 21, 2022
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How to Properly Spool a Fishing Reel

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How to Properly Spool a Fishing Reel

If a donut without a hole is actually a Danish, then a reel without line is just a paperweight. In fact, I’ll take that one step further. A reel that’s not properly spooled with line of the proper type and size is going to make you want to pull your hair out. That’s why getting this right is so...
Pete Robbins Jun 20, 2022
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Photos: Elementary Students Hatch, Raise, and Release Salmon Fry

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Photos: Elementary Students Hatch, Raise, and Release Salmon Fry

Two hundred Coho salmon eggs came to Mrs. Hodges’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade classroom this past January. The curious class watched, waited, and learned how new salmon come into existence. They took full responsibility for the well-being of the 200 little lives, monitoring and recording the water...
Charlie Ebbers Jun 16, 2022
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Photos: Fisherman Finds Sex Toy in Catfish's Stomach

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Photos: Fisherman Finds Sex Toy in Catfish's Stomach

“Catfish are not exactly selective when it comes to their diet. In fact, they’re some of the most opportunistic feeders in freshwater.” That’s what I wrote in a 2019 article about the five best catfish baits. I was specifically talking about how they’ll engulf whatever’s in your bait bucket—whether...
Spencer Neuharth Jun 7, 2022
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How to Catch and Fish with Leeches

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How to Catch and Fish with Leeches

“Heads or tails?” It was the most important coin toss of the year, for it determined who was going to fish and who was going to bleed. I was 13 years old when my brother and I started the tradition of tossing a coin to decide which one of us had to drop trousers and wade out into the lukewarm water...
Kubie Brown May 31, 2022
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