The Quest for Channel Catfish

The author goes out on a fishing trip in search of channel catfish, offering useful advice along the way.



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A serious channel catfish catch. 
PHOTO: RUSSELL TINSLEY
Man Fishing
One of the most accessible game fish, catfish are the largest family of freshwater fishes endemic to North America. 
RUSSELL TINSLEY
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Bourne on the hunt.
JOEL BOURNE
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If you are able to avoid discouragement, monster channel catfish are lying in wait.
DAVID SAMS
Woman Fishing
Though aesthetes in the angling world may disdain the catfish, the wily channel catfish is the poor man's marlin—agile, discerning, and powerful.
DAVID SAMS
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Author Joel Bourne's afternoon catch: a one-and-a-half pounder.
JOEL BOURNE

















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