A River Catfish Companion
April 17, 2014
You don't know me, but if you're reading this we probably share a common interest: catching catfish. You probably don't fish where I do (the upper Mississippi River) either, but the tactics that I use to catch cats on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border probably will work on other fair-size rivers and reservoirs.
I've been fishing with my partner, Michael Maves from Ellsworth, Wisconsin, for about three years. We've learned a lot about river catfish, and we continue to learn something new every time we hit the water. I've often thought that Mike would be a great central character for a book of humorous catfishing tales — the kind of stories that In-Fisherman Editor In Chief Doug Stange used to write about his late, great catfishing buddy Otis "Toad" Smith.
From The Archives: Stange & Toad: