Cold cats are cool in Mississippi winters

Catfish stand out in the winter as predators. Here’s how to target blue catfish and channel catfish in Mississippi waters for great winter action.

Cold catfish tricks

Don’t give up on catfish in the winter. Blues, flatheads and channels will all bite, if you change tactics to account for the cold weather.

The No. 1 recipe for catfish stink bait

Robert “Kud” Stevenson of Tallulah, La., shares the steps to making his homemade catfish stink bait recipe.

Garlic chicken is top catfish bait

The hands-down favorite bait for catfishing on the Mississippi River is skipjack herring. Herring are usually plentiful but get harder to find when winter rolls around.

The best tactic for more catfish

Back trolling is a good technique for putting catfish in the boat, and with the right tools it is a pretty easy procedure.

Cleaning monster catfish

Derek Logan’s method of cleaning giant catfish — those over 25 pounds — produces beautiful chunks of boneless, snow-white meat.

Catfish Hotspot Series: No gamble at Tunica

Using the old oxbow Tunica Lake as a base, Mississippi River fishermen have a sure bet on cold-water catfish action.

Catfish Hotspot Series: Mississippi River monsters

In Bolivar County, a man known as Radish shares his secrets to producing giant Missisippi River blue catfish.

Columbus Lake whiskers – How, when and where to catch catfish on this lake.

Local expert Joey Pounders gives the 411 on how and where to catch catfish at Columbus Lake on the Tenn-Tom Waterway.

Winter King ­— Tips for fishing for trophy winter catfish

Big catfish don’t disappear when water temperatures plummet, and this longtime Pickwick Lake guide knows exactly where and how to catch them.