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Fishing for catfish
Sutton, Keith B.
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Publication Information:
Minnetonka, Minn. : Creative Pub. International, [1998]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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SH691.C35 S88 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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For years, catfish have taken a backseat to more glamorous species like largemouth bass and walleyes. But times have changed. Today, nearly 10 million anglers wet a line hoping to do battle with a monster cat. Learn how to catch bigger catfish than ever before.

This book is a comprehensive look at the world of catfish. Beginning with the biology of catfish, Author Keith Sutton then follows with the where-to and how-to information that will lead to successful fishing. Beyond locating fish and rig & tackle techniques, there's even a section on cleaning and cooking your catfish.

Author Notes

Keith Sutton is an old hand at catfishing. His passion for the sport has taken him to blue-ribbon catfishing waters in more than 21 states. His special insights about catfishing were garnered through 35 years of on-the-water research and countless hours of discussions with biologists, researchers, and expert anglers. He is Editor of "Arkansas Wildlife" magazine, a conservation publication of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, and a Field Editor for "In-Fisherman's Catfish In-Sier". He also is a prolific freelance writer, photographer and lecturer, well known in his native South.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Understanding Catfishp. 6
Catfish Basicsp. 8
Catfish Sensesp. 10
Channel Catfishp. 14
Blue Catfishp. 18
Flathead Catfishp. 22
White Catfishp. 26
Bullheadsp. 28
Other Catfishp. 30
Where to Find Catfishp. 32
Typical Catfish Watersp. 34
Small to Mid-Size Riversp. 36
Big Riversp. 40
Man-Made Lakesp. 44
Oxbow Lakesp. 46
Pondsp. 48
Equipmentp. 50
Rods, Reels and Linep. 52
Terminal Tacklep. 56
Catfishing Rigsp. 60
Accessoriesp. 64
Natural Baitsp. 68
Commercial Baitsp. 74
Catfishing Techniquesp. 78
Still-Fishingp. 80
Drift-Fishingp. 84
Trotliningp. 88
Jug Fishingp. 92
Limbliningp. 94
Noodlingp. 96
Special Situationsp. 98
Thick Coverp. 100
Fluctuating Water Levelsp. 102
Clear Waterp. 104
Cold Waterp. 106
Deep Waterp. 108
Trophy Catsp. 110
Catfish Conservationp. 114
Cleaning and Cooking Catfishp. 118
Cleaning Catfishp. 120
Cooking Catfishp. 123
Indexp. 126