Category: catfish

Slow bite? Try smaller hooks

Slow bite? Try smaller hooks

Skipjack Herring meet Flathead Catfish

Skipjack Herring meet Flathead Catfish

Why not attack a crappie jig?

Why not attack a crappie jig?

Sunsets and baby Flathead Catfish. Sounds like…

Sunsets and baby Flathead Catfish. Sounds like a good night to me

The little Flathead Catfish were hungry tonigh…

The little Flathead Catfish were hungry tonight! 

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

When I first started writing and posting pictures on the internet I wanted to make a real difference. As I started getting used to the way the internet works I found it harder and harder to post about things that were critically important to me, simply because there was a big stigma about those topics. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Currently suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America, meaning we lose over 44,965 people each year. Even more frightening is the fact that suicide is the second highest cause of death in the age group of 15-29. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention set the theme of “The Power of Connection” trying to bring real conversations about mental health to the surface and destroy the stigma of these topics. Because if we were all honest, we have all struggled. Whether it is depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compusive disorder, eating disorders, seasonal affective disorder, being suicidal, and many other. We all have been affected by one of these, or are close to someone who has struggled with these. I will be the first to admit that I have struggled with many of the things in that list. But I want to take this moment to say there is hope. There is always hope. People do truly care about you and want to help you conquer this. If you are in a dark place, there are many resources to help you. The first step is always terrifying, but there are so many people, family members, doctors, therapists, psychiatrists, and so many others, who want to see you overcome this. If you need help please reach out.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

Crisis Text Line: text TALK to 741-741

Statistics from the CDC

Picture of Blue Catfish to get your attention 

There are few things more satisfying then imme…

There are few things more satisfying then immediately getting a bite at a new fishing spot

I will always enjoy the challenge of microfish…

I will always enjoy the challenge of microfishing the Ohio River. The river was flooded and I forgot my wading boots so I resolved to fishing water with much calmer current than I wanted and ended up catching tiny Channel Catfish

I had a rod cast out to the middle of this riv…

I had a rod cast out to the middle of this river with a big bait waiting for a big Blue Catfish to bite, but somehow this little Channel Catfish managed to hook itself. Only the heavens know how?

It is hard to fish any river around here witho…

It is hard to fish any river around here without hooking into your fair share of small Channel Catfish