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Catfish Fishing

Oconee River Record Flathead Catfish Weighs 62 Pounds

On June 13 of 1999, Brian Estes, of Milledgeville, was fishing in the tailrace below Lake Sinclair using a Zebco 33 and 16-lb. test line when something huge hit his live shad. After a 40-minute fight, that included the fish taking all the line right down to the knot, Brian landed a monster flathead catfish.…

Altamaha River Catfish Tournament With GON-TV

When GON publisher Steve Burch and I decided to fish as a team in the May 22-23, 1999 Altamaha Park Flathead Catfish Tournament, we knew better than to try to do it alone. We wanted a team with plenty of experience fishing for the big cats with rod-and-reel to fish with us. Several sources pointed…

Oconee Lake Record Channel Catfish

Jonathan Clifton, of Siloam, holds the current channel catfish record for Lake Oconee with a 34-lb., 8-oz.. fish he caught on May 31, 1998.

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…