The Catfish of Affirmation

Catfish were simply the most likely fish that were in season, were probably waking now from winter semi-dormancy and could be found close to home. I knew the kinds of places one would set up for catfish on a typical summer night but these weren’t likely the right venues for tonight.

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Pole Cats

Catfish have always been a fascination of mine. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the north where there were almost none of them and I went through childhood hoping to some day catch a catfish. Actually, I’m told that I caught my first one in Indiana at the age of 3 on a cane […]

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Food for Thought

I’m just in from a few days of South Carolina rest and relaxation doing the sort of thing I’ve been dreaming of through the recent weeks of dedicated book preparation: wading a slow sandy creek and trying to catch catfish. The outing was for my nephew Stephen as well, a chance for him to escape […]

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