• Catfish

    Catfish suspend off the bottom quite often, but biologists and anglers are hard pressed to explain exactly why.

    Catfish do suspend, but why?

    November 15 at 6:00am
    Forget what you’ve learned about catfish always being bottom dwellers. Catfish pros like David Shipman of Corinth know they suspend and have figured out how to catch them higher in the water column.

    Catfish off the bottom

    Fishing for suspended cats is a great tactic to use on the Mississippi River or anywhere else with a big population of catfish. Here’s the skinny on skinning suspended cats.
    November 01 at 7:00am

    Bush hooking for huge river catfish

    October 08 at 10:35am
    Blue catfish are voracious eaters, and will even hit a Bandit 200 crankbait, which this angler learned while trolling for striped bass at Barnett Reservoir.

    Color catfish hot

    Even with summer’s heat still pounding down on Mississippi waters, catfish are almost always ready and willing to bite. Here’s how to catch them.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    For anglers looking for a mess of eating-sized catfish, Mississippi has a lot of choices from state lakes, to rivers, to reservoirs and the mighty Mississippi.

    Summer-size your catfish tactics

    The hottest months may not be the best time to target trophy cats, but numbers of smaller fish are available for the taking across Mississippi
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Greyson Borries, 3, of Vancleave set a new state youth salt water record with this hardhead catfish. It was certified by state marine officials on Tuesday.

    Youth sets hardhead record

    3-year-old Borries turns trash fish into a trophy
    June 20 at 8:50am
    This catfish fell for a bait being pulled under a planer board.

    Fishing on a higher plane

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Catfish guide David Magness urges Magnolia state anglers not to overlook the great catfishing available in Mississippi’s big reservoir lakes.

    Put the move on Mississippi’s corridor cats

    Without river current to keep things moving, anglers targeting catfish on Mississippi’s four I-55 corridor lakes can learn some tricks about putting baits in front of big fish.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    A nesting box can be made from scraps that are found around the house or in dumpsters at construction sites. This box is made from treated wood and is 30 inches long, 22 inches wide and 11¼ inches tall inside. The hole is 8 inches wide and 6 inches high.

    Fish attractor rules

    May 15 at 7:00am
    Hand-grabbing is a social activity for friends and family, enticing fishermen of all ages and types to join this fun. This group made this haul in a single morning on Barnett Reservoir.

    Grab a Mississippi catfish and hold on

    Put your hand in the mouth of a huge catfish? Plenty of people around Mississippi believe that grabbing, noodling or hand-grabbing is the way to go when it comes to battling a big blue or flathead
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Whether you seek trophy catfish or fryers, one of these methods will fit the bill for your summertime action.

    Summer Cats 5 Ways

    Whether you’re looking for a trophy catfish or just a mess of fillets to supply a fish fry, try one of these methods.
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Often left bloody from battling a giant flathead catfish, Hannah Barron says the adrenaline rush she gets from noodling is worth the pain.

    The adrenaline rush that is hand-grabbing

    Young woman joins the legion; Barnett provides hot action
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am