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Once known for its white and smallmouth bass fisheries, central Illinois' Powerton Lake has become a catfish mecca for anglers chasing trophy channels, flatheads and blues. (August 2008)Cats Galore, Bass No More?

Cats Galore, Bass No More?

Once known for its white and smallmouth bass fisheries, central Illinois' Powerton Lake has

Sure, it's easy to mosey on down to the pond to catch some fiddlers. But this year, why don't you do yourself a favor by trying the best channel catfishing our state has to offer on these waters? (June 2007)Illinois' Channel Catfish Hotspots

Illinois' Channel Catfish Hotspots

Sure, it's easy to mosey on down to the pond to catch some fiddlers. But this year, why don't

Catfish are a favorite target of hot-weather anglers, and you can always count on catchin' a mess of them on these waters.(August 2006)Small Lakes For Big Illinois Channel Cats

Small Lakes For Big Illinois Channel Cats

Catfish are a favorite target of hot-weather anglers, and you can always count on catchin' a

From burnin' gears to greasin' skillets, the channel catfish is hard to beat. These waters are our state's best when it comes to catchin' cats.Illinois' Channel Cat Hotspots

Illinois' Channel Cat Hotspots

From burnin' gears to greasin' skillets, the channel catfish is hard to beat. These waters are

Most folks prefer to wait for catfish to come to them. But if you fish from a boat on these waters, you'll catch a whole lot more filets! (June 2006)Floating Illinois' Best Catfish Rivers

Floating Illinois' Best Catfish Rivers

Most folks prefer to wait for catfish to come to them. But if you fish from a boat on these

Mark Fenske

Years ago, schoolchildren decided the cute little bluegill would be our state fish. Hey, kids: the author thinks that if you want a real lesson in life, try taking on channel catfish!Illinois' Channel Cat Honeyholes

Illinois' Channel Cat Honeyholes

Years ago, schoolchildren decided the cute little bluegill would be our state fish. Hey, kids:

Walt Kronk

In the uplands of the Peach State, the catfishing heats up in the summer. Here are some smaller waters that can provide plenty of action at this time of year. (August 2009)North Georgia Small Pond Cats

North Georgia Small Pond Cats

In the uplands of the Peach State, the catfishing heats up in the summer. Here are some

Regardless of the species of catfish you prefer, the Peach State can fill your needs. Here's a look at some real hotspots for cats around the state. (June 2009)Casting For Peach State Cats

Casting For Peach State Cats

Regardless of the species of catfish you prefer, the Peach State can fill your needs. Here's a

You don't hear much about the catfishing in the reservoirs along the Flint River -- but the channel and flathead action on Blackshear and Chehaw is well worth noting. (August 2008)Flint River Lake Cats

Flint River Lake Cats

You don't hear much about the catfishing in the reservoirs along the Flint River -- but the

Tom Seegmueller

The Peach State's three species of catfish grow to exceptional sizes. Here's some info on just how big they get -- and on where to catch them this month! (August 2007)Giant Cats In Georgia

Giant Cats In Georgia

The Peach State's three species of catfish grow to exceptional sizes. Here's some info on just

If you like battling giant fish, or simply enjoy putting together a fish fry, Mr. Whiskers is more than willing to accommodate you. Here's where to find him in the Peach State uplands this month. (August 2006)North Georgia’s Best Catfishing

North Georgia's Best Catfishing

If you like battling giant fish, or simply enjoy putting together a fish fry, Mr. Whiskers is

Unfortunately, it is true that a flathead catfish has a mug that only its mother could love. On the other hand, many anglers do love these bruisers. Let's look at the best places in the Peach State in which to find them.Ugly As Mud!

Ugly As Mud!

Unfortunately, it is true that a flathead catfish has a mug that only its mother could love.

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