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Catfish Fishing

Jigs, Jugs For Eufaula Crappie And Catfish

When I met fishing-guide Jesse Bowman at the Lakepoint boat ramp, I asked him if we would be trolling, pitching, spooning, or shooting docks for crappie, and I liked his answer. “We’ll do whatever it takes to catch them,” he said. But weather wise, we faced a tough day. We were fishing the day after…

Baiting Bill Introduced In 2005 Legislative Session

In a few weeks, you’ll be chasing a big gobbler around the woods, filling a cooler with slab crappie or scouting your property in anticipation of next deer season. While you go through the routines of your hunting and fishing interests, there are things going on at the state capitol that can seriously impact sportsmen.…

West Point Anglers Win King-Kat Tournament Up The River

The popular saying goes that the third time is always the charm. But for Calhoun catfishermen Lester and David Harrison, it was actually the second time around at the Cabelaʼs King Kat Tournament on West Point in July that saw them go from bridesmaid to bride. The father-and-son angling duo, which placed second last year…

Ogeechee River Record Yellow Bullhead

Glenn Settles, of Guyton, holds three records on the Ogeechee River, including the record for his yellow bullhead that weighed 4-lbs., 15-ozs. Glenn’s big yellow bullhead catfish also set a world record.

Best Georgia Tailraces For Catfish

Want to get your string stretched this summer? Fight the type of fish that makes the biceps bulge as you begin to wonder who is really in charge of this head-to-head battle between angler and fish? If so, then catfishing below Georgiaʼs dams may be for you, especially if you like to do battle with…

Oostanaula River Record Blue Catfish

The Oostanaula River is new to the GON record-fish list in 2003, and David Harrison, of Calhoun, set the blue-cat record twice. On August 6, 2003 David set the river record with a 24-lb., 6-oz. blue cat. Then on August 14, David topped his own record with a 40-lb., 8-oz. blue catfish.

Lake Oconee Rice Fed Catfish

I met Jay Johnston, of Jackson, and his 3-year-old daughter Ashley at Lake Oconee’s Lawrence Shoals boat ramp at 7 a.m. on July 18. Jay’s boat was already sitting in the water, waiting on me to arrive. I could see the dam when I packed my gear inside his 16-foot jon boat. With the assistance…

Ocmulgee River Record Flathead Catfish

A relaxing fishing vacation to the Ocmulgee River with four good buddies during the summer of 2002 turned into a record-breaking enterprise for 72-year-old Hiram Baughcum, of Griffin. On July 2, 2002, Hiram successfully hooked and boated the new Ocmulgee River record catfish. The oversized cat weighed 59-lbs., 2-ozs. and measured 46 1/4 inches long.…

High Falls Lake Record Flathead Catfish

It was just after 7 a.m. on Thursday April, 26, 2001 when Hugh Rainey, of Griffin, went down to the dock in front of his friend Bobby Beasley’s home on High Falls Lake. Hugh, Bobby and Billy Redding, also of Griffin, had been fishing for catfish the day before off the dock, and had left…

Georgia Giant Catfish: Top 4 Destinations

The places you can go in Georgia to catch a catfish are unlimited — in fact, try to find a state Public Fishing Area, big public reservoir, river or pay lake that does not have catfish of some kind and see what you come up with. But if a trophy rod-bender is your target, the…

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…