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  1. Well-worn trails

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    I found the trail more than two decades ago. It begins in a forest clearing and disappears in the nether reaches of a big swamp. A topo map led me to it. I was studying the map, hoping to find a good place to hunt deer away from the crowds, and noti...

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2008
  2. Finding fall crappie

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Autumn fishing frustrates many crappie anglers. During fall, America's favorite panfish often are scattered and hard to find. Crappie may be deep one day, shallow the next and suspended at mid-depths the next. Fish may be feed ravenously in the morni...

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2008
  3. Wilderness whitetails

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Today, more and more deer hunters are looking for ways to get off the roads and trails, back into the marrow of the land away from the trappings of civilization. The hustle and bustle of our technological society has created a compulsion to log as mu...

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2008
  4. Choosing the ultimate deer gun

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    While visiting a friend's deer camp recently, I was amazed at the variety of guns being used by the 15 or so guys who were members of that camp. In fact, there were so many different variations, I decided to make note of a few. My hunting companion ...

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2008
  5. Family, friends say goodbye to their fishing chum

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Pete Hodge from Puriton, Great Britain, loved catching fish in Somerset's River Huntspill, and when he learned he had a terminal illness in 2006, he continued fishing there right till the end. Hodge, age 61, died peacefully in his sleep this summer a...

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2008
  6. Passport to private lands hunting

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Thirty years ago, I rarely encountered problems when I wanted to hunt on private land. I was taught early in my hunting career that it was proper etiquette to gain permission before hunting on another person's property, which I always did. But often ...

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2008
  7. Opening-day doves: Part II

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Of the various ways to hunt mourning doves, I think shooting as they come to water offers the fastest action. Last September while hunting a small farm pond, I got a taste of that action. At dusk, doves started pouring in. Some streaked in 90-to-not...

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2008
  8. Scout now for opening-day doves: Part I

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Before dove season opens, it pays to scout your hunting area, looking for heavily-used flyways doves travel when moving from one activity area to another. Doves usually fly from their night roost to a watering hole shortly after dawn, then quickly mo...

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2008
  9. The fish that eats salad

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Mr. Roy Graves emailed me this week and said: "I'm interested in carp fishing. I live on a lake in central Arkansas in which I have caught two grass carp around 40 to 50 pounds. I would appreciate any info on baits and where to fish for these carp." ...

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  10. Three patterns for summer catfish

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    To target catfish successfully, especially trophy-size cats, anglers must acquire an in-depth understanding of the primary feeding patterns specific to each species during each season. What are catfish likely to be eating? When? Where? Armed with the...

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2008
  11. The five best river hangouts for catfish

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    No matter if you're after a trophy or just hoping for a mess of cats to fry up for dinner, rivers are among the best places to fish for these whiskered warriors. And when fishing rivers, these are some of the hotspots you should target for consistent...

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2008
  12. The truth about catfish

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    Right up front, we should try to dispel some myths about catfish you may have heard. Some of these ugly rumors are as persistent as the old wives' tale about toads causing warts. The truth may be much different than what you've heard. What you may h...

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2008
  13. Things I know

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    I ran into a fellow the other day who recognized me from the photo that's on my blog. I didn't know him from Adam's goat, but he decided to cut loose on me anyway. "I read your blogs and magazine articles all the time," he said, "and I don't think y...

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2008
  14. The extraordinary bowfin

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    "Cast to those bushes," I said to Larry Stark one hot afternoon on an Arkansas oxbow lake. He did as I suggested and crawled his lure over the muddy bottom. It traveled maybe three feet before it happened - something picked up the plastic worm ...

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2008
  15. El Salto: Still the world's best bass lake

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    When hardcore bass anglers discuss the world's best trophy bass lakes, the conversation inevitably turns to El Salto Lake, a scenic impoundment cradled in west-central Mexico's rugged Sierra Madre Mountains. This 24,000-acre lake 75 miles northeast o...

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2008
  16. Moon-in-June Bream

    Keith "Catfish" Sutton

    On many blue-ribbon bream-fishing waters, there's a saying: the best time to fish for bream is in spring and early summer, during or near the time when the moon is full. Something mystical happens then, the old timers will tell you. Just a few days ...

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2008