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Catfishing Radio - Fishing Podcast From Learn To Catch Catfish

Summary: Catfishing Radio from Learn To Catch Catfish covers catfish fishing tips, tricks and information to help anglers learn how to catch more and bigger catfish. Catfishing Radio is the first and only podcast radio show dedicated to helping catfish anglers with their fishing needs and promoting the sport of catfishing (catfish fishing). Catfishing Radio is posted by Chad Ferguson, a veteran professional catfish guide and catfish bait manufacturer.

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 The Reason It’s Called Fishing and Not Catching [CR EP 22] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

There is an illusion many people have that fishing guides, pro fisherman and other never have bad days or off days when fishing and this could not be further from the truth. In this episode of catfishing radio we discuss the reason they call it fishing and not catching and take a look at what you should and should not do when you are having an off day. In this show we also catch up with what has been going on during our break between seasons and visit with Jeff Williams of Team Catfish on what is going on over there and Jeff shares a great catfishing tip for this time of year. We also visit with Brute Outdoors to discuss their super heavy duty five day cooler.

 Will Hooks Rust Out Of Deep Hooked Fish [CR EP 21] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This episode of Catfishing Radio started out as a  question and answer episode where we were going to answer questions submitted through our ask a question page from readers of Learn To Catch Catfish and listeners of the Catfishing Radio podcast. When I got about halfway through the first question my computer started freezing on and was giving me major fits (causing audio recording problems) so I had to cut this episode short, so now this podcast is solely about whether hooks will rust out of deep hooked fish and catch and release of trophy blue catfish. The show starts out with the normal introductions and some shout outs to some recent five start reviews on iTunes and then gets into the question at hand.   Will Hooks Rust Out Of Deep Hooked Fish? I have had a number of questions regarding this but recently Mike Prince submitted a question. I am with you on the CPR for catfish over 10 pounds but have a question for you. I have hooked some catfish quite deep and was told that if you just cut the line that the hooks will just rust a way and the fish will be fine. Is this true or is it an old wives tale? I have had some fish die trying to remove hooks that are hooked deep. What are your thoughts on this? Mike I start the show off talking a bit about trophy catch and release of big catfish and how as recent as 5 or 6 years ago it was not a very popular stance and not very many anglers supporting the catch and release of trophy class catfish but how this has become much more “accepted” of recent and more and more anglers are not only practicing trophy catch and release but also helping to spread the word about it. I also cover some information on how I have seen firsthand the affects that pulling big numbers of big blues out of a lake can impact the fishing for everyone and the importance of trophy catch and release regardless of whether you are rod and reel fishing, jug fishing or fishing with trotlines. The I move on to the question of “will hooks rust out of a deep hooked fish” and talk about this myth. Anglers have been spreading this rumor for years and while it may have once been true that cheap bronze hooks used ages ago may have rusted out quickly most modern hooks used for fishing are not going to rust out at all (or at least quickly). I talk some about what the difference is between a hook in a fish submerged in water and a hook in your tackle box and what accelerates the process of your catfish hooks rusting as well and give some advice on what to do when you deep hook a trophy class fish and what my though process is when this occurs. Once thing you can do to reduce the number of deep hooked fish is use circle hooks, you can learn more about these in my interview with TJ Stallings and also the podcast on catfishing with circle hooks. The hooks I suggest are the Daiichi Circle Chunk Light Daiichi Circle Chunk Light and the Team Catfish DOUBLE ACTION Circle Hooks. I also touch briefly on deep hooking channel catfish because these are the fish I have the most issues with deep hooking and cause the most concern on whether the hooks will rust out. This usually occurs when catfishing with prepared catfish baits like punch baits and dip baits. I cover how you can prevent this by using the right hooks and also through using the Secret Channel Catfish Rig and how the sensitivity of these catfish rigs will not only increase your numbers of fish caught but reduce the numbers of deep hooked catfish.   The Bottom Line, Will Hooks Rust Out Of Deep Hooked Fish? The short answer is no, or at least not quickly. If you want some more reading make sure you read this study on The Effects of Catch and Release Angling. There is some great information on whether or not hooks will rust out in this study.   When you are finished listening to this podcast, make sure you head over to iTunes and leave is a star rating and write us a quick review!

 The 15 Minute Rule [CR EP 20] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode of Catfishing Radio we discuss the fifteen minute rule or 'how long to sit and wait" when you are not catching catfish. This topic is specific to fishing for blue catfish and channel catfish in numbers, not targeting trophy catfish. This show will give you some good insight into how long you should be sitting and what to do to eliminate unproductive waters when fishing!

 Catfishing With Circle Hooks [CR EP 19] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode of Catfishing Radio we start the how with the normal announcements and show openings and then proceed with an announcement about one of our new products coming out this week on catfishing techniques that will carry you through at least the Fall and Winter fishing for blue catfish and channel catfish. The second part of the show is about catfish hooks, specifically circle hooks and how the different methods for catfishing with circle hooks, covering everything you need to know to be effective on the water and put more fish in the boat.

 Catfish Hooks and More With TJ Stallings [CR EP 18] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode of Catfishing Radio we have another guest on the show, TJ Stallings. If you don’t know the name, TJ is a market leader and respected member of the fishing tackle industry, fishing hook expert, outdoor writer and avid angler. TJ works fo...

 Catfishing Q&A [CR EP 17] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:50

Catfishing Radio Episode 17 is another great episode of catfishing Q&A loaded with great catfishing tips and tricks. This episode covers information on choosing catfish baits, techniques, target depths, catfish reels and more.

 Lake Turnover and The Effects On Fishing [CR EP 16] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:00

In this episode of Catfishing Radio from Learn To Catch Catfish we take a look at lake turnover and how it effects catfishing (or all fishing in general). This is a follow up to our thermocline show we released a few months back and in this episode we will cover what happens when the thermocline goes away. Chad covers how to tell when lake turnover is taking place, how to tell when the lake is turning over, how long it will last and how this impacts your fishing.

 Catfishing Q&A [CR EP 15] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:59

Catfishing Radio Episode 15 is back to the catfishing questions and answers with me trying to take another stab at knocking out the huge backlog of catfishing questions sent in. This episode covers catfish baits, deep water catfishing and big river catfishing, setting drag, using a line alarm or bait clicker and how to fish with this, an in depth look at drag and what it is for, kahle hooks, catching bait, a lake record catfish and more!

 Catfish Hooks [CR EP 14] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:42

Catfish Hooks The main segment on catfish hooks starts after the show announcements and introductions. This section starts with two of the biggest mistakes I see anglers make when choosing catfish hooks and what these common mistakes are, how to avoid them, and a quick and simple way to educate yourself on the subject next time you are on the water. Channel Catfish I start with the topic of hooks for channel catfish. I spend the majority of my time fishing for channel catfish with prepared catfish baits like punch baits and dip baits fishing with the Secret Channel Catfish Rig, a slip bobber rig or a slip sinker rig. While I do some fishing for channel catfish with natural baits or “grocery store baits” this is a very small portion of the time so I typically use treble hooks when fishing for channel catfish. I cover some of the key things you should look for in a treble hook including size, material, and the biggest problems you will have when using the wrong size treble hook and also when using the wrong strength treble hook. I also cover the topic of using kahle hooks for channel catfish during this section and the common sizes to use. Blue Catfish Next is the subject of hooks for blue catfish. I cover why I hated circle hooks for catfish for years, what I was doing wrong when fishing with them and how I became a convert to using circle hooks almost exclusively for blue catfish. I cover in depth some of the key features you need to look for in a circle hook, what size circle hooks to use for blue catfish (both big and small) and the biggest mistake most catfishermen make when they are using circle hooks, and how that prevents them from hooking and catching fish. I also go in depth on why I am using and relying on circle hooks so much these days. Last but not least is the topic of kahle hooks again and the brief window in which I use them and why that is, as well as choosing the right hook size when using kahle hooks for blue catfish. Flathead Catfish Last but not least is the topic of catfish hooks for flathead catfish. I cover more of the same information in regards to flathead catfish including the hooks I prefer to use, how to choose the correct size hook for flathead catfish and another alternative hook for flathead catfish you can use as well. In the not too distant future I will be covering some more Q&A on catfish hooks as well as the topic of hooks for setline fishing, and an in depth look at circle hooks and some common myths and misconceptions surrounding them including the myth that you cannot set the hook with a circle hook. We also have some guests coming on the show in the immediate future to discuss these topics and help answer some questions as well!

 More On Thermocline and Catfishing Q&A [CR EP 13] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:41

More information on thermocline and it's effects in fishing, how aerators effect the thermocline and some more follow up on thermocline and fishing from last weeks show. Catfishing Q&A including information on jug fishing, trotlines, catching bait, locating fish, summer blue catfish and more.

 The Thermocline Show [CR EP 12] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:25

In this episode of Catfishing Radio we take in in depth look at the thermocline and how it effects catfishing fishing for all other species of fish. This is very important information to understand when fishing for catfish in the summer months. When a thermocline develops in a lake or reservoir it has significant impacts on where you fish and the location. We take an in depth look at what a thermocline is, why and how it develops, how it effects your approach to locating and catching catfish and everything else you need to know about fishing in the presence of a thermocline.

 Team Catfish Tackle – Interview With Jeff Williams [CR EP 11] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:57

Team Catfish has come on board with Catfishing Radio and in this show we talk with Jeff Williams, former catfish guide and owner of Team Catfish Tackle. I have had more questions about Team Catfish products over the past year than just about any other products and they are certainly one of the biggest names in catfish tackle today. In this show, I talk to Jeff about his catfish baits (Secret 7 and Sudden Impact), fishing rods, Dead Red Blood Spray and a variety of other products from the Team Catfish brand

 Catfish Tackle Basics [CR EP 10] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:40

Ep10: Catfish Tackle Basics. In this episode of Catfishing Radio we discuss catfish tackle basics with a focus on weeding through all the clutter on what works and what doesn't, and pairing down fishing tackle to essential items needed that can serve as a multipurpose tackle. swivels, leaders, line, hooks and floats. How and where to get the best deals on catfish tackle and what the advantages are of buying in bulk. Everything but catfish hooks are covered on this show.

 Catfishing Q&A Rapid Fire Style [CR EP 9] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:40

In this episode of Catfishing Radio I start out with the normal show introductions, touch a bit on the new 143 lb world record blue catfish and some other recent events in regards to Learn To Catch Catfish and Catfishing Radio. Rapid Fire Catfishing Q&A After the announcements and information on the Summer Catfish Book I move into a catfishing questions and answers session. I have not done this many questions in a show since back in Episode 2 and I did some rapid fire Q&A during this show covering a LOT of information in a very short amount of time. Some of the questions covered in this show include bait selection. trouble catching catfish, jug fishing, trotlines, problems with turtles, freezing shad, hooking blue gill, sabiki rigs and a lot for on catfishing and fishing for catfish!

 143 Lb World Record Catfish Interview [CR EP 8] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:51

WORLD RECORD CATFISH INTERVIEW. In this episode of Catfishing Radio we interview Nick Anderson, the high school football coach from North Carolina that just caught the 143 lb pending world record blue catfish and new Virginia state record blue catfish while fishing at Buggs Island Lake in Virginia. Nick tells the store of the events leading up to the catch of the world record catfish as well as how it was catching this big monster blue catfish and also tells about the process of trying to get the fish weighed and certified. Great information and a great story about catfishing and an amazing end to a father and son fishing trip.


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