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Catfish Fishing

High Falls Flatheads With The Sultan Of Slime

The High Falls lake record for flathead catfish stands at 60 pounds. When that record is broken, you can expect to see the name Jonathan Herndon of Jackson installed as the new lake-record flathead angler. Jonathan, who specializes in catching giant catfish, has set his sights on breaking that record. Jonathan is an avid participant…

Ocmulgee River Record Channel Catfish

On May 12, 2008, Travis Wilson, of Riverdale, was fishing for catfish in the Ocmulgee River just below the Lake Jackson dam when a big one hit. The fish weighed 33-lbs., 8-ozs. and establishes a channel catfish record for the river. The fish hit a chicken liver.

75-lb. Blue Cat From Carroll County Pond

On Christmas day evening, Tyler Dodson, 15, of Carrollton was fishing for catfish in a 23-acre lake behind his family’s house. For bait he had mixed chili with jalapenos, sloppy-joe mix, red kidney beans and Primo catfish bait. He poured the concoction into a piece of pantyhose laced with a 5/0 hook. The bait was…

Catch Catfish On Georgia PFAs

Georgia’s waters are home to great numbers of catfish, which are popular table fare. However, catfish fisheries still never seem to get their fair share of the limelight like the more glamorous bass, stripers, and crappie fisheries. The good news for Georgia anglers is that nine Public Fishing Areas (PFAs) are dotted around our great…

School’s Out… Time To Take a Kid Fishing

Teaching a kid to fish is the best way to guarantee that you will be fondly remembered long after you are gone. Think back to your days as a youngster; chances are one of the people you remember the most spent some fun time with you in a boat, or maybe along the banks of…

Oconee River From Sinclair To The Coast

I have lived in Milledgeville all my life and since I was old enough to know what a fish was, I have had a love for the river. I spent many days fishing from the bank of the Oconee River as a youngster. While I was in high school, I saved my pennies and bought…

Oostanaula River Record Flathead Catfish

Jason Harrison, of Calhoun, was on the Oostanaula River March 11, 2007 with his brother David, who already held three river records prior to the trip. Jason was fishing cut bait and caught his own record fish, a 37-lb., 3-oz. flathead catfish. This fish was weighed, identified, and then returned to the river near where…

From Blackshear To Chehaw, October’s Fun Fishing On The Flint River

I love rivers. I always have. For some reason, I am strangely drawn to them. There is something peaceful yet exciting about a river’s ever-moving waters. From deep, slow-moving pools to shallow, fast-flowing riffles, each river has its own characteristics that make it unique and special. Unlike reservoirs, rivers are usually not very crowded. In…

The Santee Cooper Catfish Experience

There are hunting and fishing experiences that are talked about so often that they begin to tempt even a deep-rooted Georgian. Whitetails in Canada, doves in South America, catfish in South Carolina… Catfish? In South Carolina? Yes, for me it has long been the giant catfish of Santee Cooper that have been a temptation. Quite…

83-lb. Georgia State-Record Flathead Catfish

The state-record for flathead catfish has been broken. On Thursday, June 22 Carl Sawyer of Screven pulled a monster catfish out of the Altamaha that weighed 83 pounds — smashing the previous record of 67-lbs., 8-ozs. Carl and fishing buddy Ben Poppell of Jesup were camping on a sandbar and catfishing. Thursday evening they were…

Catfish Recipes

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Wild In The Kitchen: Smoked Catfish Dip

Smoked Catfish Dip We had some company coming over to watch some football recently and my wife asked me to pick up an appetizer at the grocery store. A smoked fish dip sounded nice, so I checked out the offerings at Publix. It was $8.99 for a small tub of dip, and I would probably…

Wild In The Kitchen: Cajun Blackened Catfish Fillets

I caught six small catfish recently and realized after cleaning them I had no peanut oil. It was late, so I decided to blacken them with Cajun spices instead of frying them. They were incredible. But trust me, don’t try this inside the house! Catfish fillets, skinned 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder…

Wild In The Kitchen: Catfish Tacos With Remoulade Sauce

I must admit, I first thought putting catfish in a taco might result in my man card being revoked. For me, fried or blackened catfish was the only way to go. I was pleasantly shocked just how good a catfish taco is. I plan to make my own next time when my buddies aren’t around…