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New Member Introductions

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Community Rules

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Catfish Talk

All Catfishing

Join in here with your everyday catfish talk. This is where you share your ideas about catfishing, where to go, or even how your last fishing trip turned out.
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DIY Misc Fishing Things, Humor and Fishing Tales

Miscellaneous Fishing Discussions
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Catfishing Videos

Watch and discuss with others about these BOC Videos.
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Regional Catfish Fishing

State-By-State Catfish Talk

State Catfish fishing reports and much more. Learn where the catfish are biting and what Catfish baits are producing! Find out information from catfish fishermen from your area.
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Fishing Equipment & Tackle Discussions

Livewell and Bait Tank Review

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Fishing Reel Review

Do you have a favorite type of reel that you use, or do you have a question about a reel that maybe you are thinking about buying? Do you prefer spinning, spincast, or baitcasting?
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Fishing Rod Review

What is your favorite rod, and how well does it work for the fish you target? Do you like graphite rods, fiberglass rods, or composites?
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Fishing Line Review

Does the fishing line aisle at the tackle store have you confused? Look here or join in online discussions and personal reviews of all types of fishing lines.
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Terminal Tackle Review

This is the place to discuss hooks, weights, and swivels. We spend a lot of time thinking about terminal tackle and ways to improve or use it.
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Fishing Electronics Review

We all look for an edge catching fish, but first, we must find them. In this section, we review and discuss fish finders, depth finders, temperature gauges, GPS, Loran C, or anything else electronic you use on your boat or from the bank to locate those elusive trophy fish of a lifetime.
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Fishing Rod Holder Review

Rod holders are as important as the rod and reel whether you bank fish or boat fish. Do you have an idea for a rod holder? Let us know what type of holder you use. Don't forget to look in the BOC library for member ideas and how tools.
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Fish Weighing Scales

The big fight is over, and the moment of truth is upon you. What do you weigh those fish with? Maybe you have a citation fish, a state record, or a world record. Let's talk about weighing those fish!
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Fishing Bait Review

Share with others your field tests of specific baits you use. Wintertime baits and summer baits may be different for the species of fish you are going after. Share with the members what you have learned or tried in the past.
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Fishing Clothing Review

When it is below freezing, and you are on the water searching for those wintertime blue cats, what is your clothing of choice? We have all fished in the rain at some point, and most of us have bought rain gear at some point. Tell us about yours and how well it works.
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Misc Fishing Tackle Talk

Maybe you have a favorite type of flashlight, bait tank, or cooler you prefer. Here we can discuss those items you never leave home without. Do you have a preference for landing nets?
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Fish Finder Review and Study

Key individuals will explain different aspects of the use of fish fish-finders and there use.
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Castnets

Discuss Castnets
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Fishing Equipment Repair & Miscellaneous

Boat Repair Help

You cannot own a boat and not have to repair it at some point. Maybe your flooring is spongy, you have a thru-hull fitting leaking, or you have punched a hole in the hull from hitting debris in the water. Start a thread here to get those repairs underway. Many members have undertaken boat-rebuilding projects, and it is their tips that can save you time and money and hopefully get you back on the water with plenty of fishing season left.
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4X4 Truck Talk and Repairs

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Bubba's Outboards

If you are having problems with your outboard motor or have questions about routine maintenance, or maybe just changing a part out, start a thread here with your make, model, and serial number. There are a couple of guys here that know their stuff when it comes to these engines. You can't beat the wealth of knowledge found here at no cost.
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Other Repairs

It seems something is always not working correctly. You have a faucet leaking, or maybe the car needs a tune-up. Start a thread here and through the vast knowledge of the membership on many subjects. You'll put that repair behind you and find yourself fishing soon enough.
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Reel Repair and Upgrades

We ask a lot from our fishing reels each time we go out on the hunt for fish. If you have questions or tips on repairing reels or need to upgrade your reel with some better parts, start a thread here. Fishing can only get better with a properly working reel.
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Catfish Boating World

Boating

Most of us have had some interesting boating experiences and either created situations we found ourselves in or were unlucky enough to be in the wrong spot at the right time. Here we can share and solve some problems or maybe even give some insight into how to handle specific situations we may find ourselves in
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Kayaker and Canoe Fishing

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Boat Safety

As with any sport, there is a concern for safety. Boats are a widely used tool of the trade in any type of fishing. This is an excellent place to get with the program of boating safety issues. Let's be safe out there!
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Boat Tips

This is the place to share and learn how others rig their boat for catfishing, types of anchors, or show us your rig. It is also a great place to discuss the type of boat you prefer to hunt those elusive catfish with.
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Boating Stories

Let's talk about your adventures on the water. You may have a horror story or two of your own or just maybe a good story to share. There are a lot of good Samaritan acts on the water.
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Boat Modification Journal

A place to keep a running journal of all the modifications you do to your catfish boat.
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Fishing Reports, Guides & Events

Member Fishing Reports (Become a Fishing Legend)

Location for members to share the success and failures of local fishing trips on their home waters. Yes my friend, Hero's are still made. Its your time to shine in the warm glow of success!
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Catfish Gatherings

Local Events
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Catfish Fishing Guides

Catfish Guides that participate in the USCA Free promotional catfish fishing awareness program. Individual catfish anglers are urged to investigate offers carefully. Contracted fishing trips are between the individual member and the selected catfish guide. Catfish1, LLC assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or reputation of the persons or practices whose names appear.
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Articles By Prominent Outdoorsmen

Mac Byrum's Catfish University

Mac is a catfisherman at his best. He practices what he teaches, and he teaches anyone that has a desire to learn. He's an accomplished Striper and Catfish Guide, he does seminars and many expo's and fishing shows, he's an avid participant in our many conservation efforts and the constant battle to gain respect and management for our catfish. So sit back and take some time to become a much more rounded and successful catfisherman.
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AMERICAN PRO CATTERS

Authority on Tournament Catfishing
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Articles By Catfish1 members.

Share your knowledge with others and write an article about an outdoor topic in which you are an expert. Once you have it prepared, include all your images and send them to a staff member for posting.
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Fishing America Everyone loves something tugging at the end of their line. Discuss your methods and techniques for other species!

Bass Fishing

Discussing fishing for Bass
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Bluegill Fishing

Bluegill fishing has provided many a child a start in fishing. Although a pan fish, bluegill are some of the strongest fighters pound for pound of any species on light tackle and have brought many friends together over fish fries in backyards all over the United States during the summer months.
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Carp Fishing

Many carp species are heavily sought out in different parts of the world for table fare. Lots of fishermen exclusively target carp as a sport fish. Whether you fish with a rod and reel or bow fish for carp, here is the place to be.
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Crappie Fishing

This species of pan fish provides a lot of excitement among anglers, especially in the spring and fall of the year. Whether you live baitfish for them or use lures, you'll find members here on the BOC who spend a lot of time trying to put some of these tasty fish on the table. Share information!
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Fly Fishing

Discuss fly fishing tips.
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Gar Fishing

These long slender toothy fighters have provided some nice battles all across America through the years. There are several species of gar throughout America including the large Alligator Gar. Tell us how you catch them.
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Shad Talk

There are many species of shad throughout North America and the world. Some of these species are sought out for the good eating they provide along with the sport of catching them while others are caught to use as bait for other species like the catfish.
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Northern Pike Fishing

The fish with the bad disposition. These fish have long been sought out as trophy fish in the fishing world. Tell others your tactics or ask questions in the pursuit of your trophy Northern Pike.
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Pond Fishing

Discuss pond fishing.
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Salt Water Fishing

For many of us here, it is geographically impossible to saltwater fish regularly. Still, the sport provides many species to target, from surf fishing, inshore boat fishing, or chartering a boat to go after some big game saltwater species. If you plan a trip to saltwater or are regular to saltwater, post here to share your thoughts or pose your questions.
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Skipjack Herring

One of the most sought-after catfish baits in the south. These oily fish are excellent cutbait for catfish and can be caught in many rivers throughout the southern states.
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Striper Fishing

Discuss fishing for Stripers
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Trout Fishing

There are several species of trout in freshwater and saltwater. Whether you fly fish a mountain stream, surf fish from a beach, or fish one of the many annually stocked bodies of water for them, here is where to find or contribute information on trout.
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Turtle Talk

There is a following for turtle meat around the world along with the fascination of turtles and how they live. Here you can find out new ways to catch or trap turtles, clean, them and surely find out how to cook them.
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Walleye Fishing

Walleye are often regarded as elusive fish as they often stay deep and provide some exciting battles. Walleye are found any many lakes and streams in North America. Walleyes make excellent table fare. Post here to share your Walleye tactics and the waters you fish.
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All Other Fishing

Here is the place to post about all the other fish species you enjoy going after, like the well sought Largemouth Bass, Striper, Spoonbills, and the many species of pan fish. Tell us what some of your favorites are and how you catch them.
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Off Topic Discussions
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Member Special Topic Forums

Have an idea or topic that you feel members would be interested in and want your own topic. Fire it up on the Catfish networks. These Special Topics may stray of the beaten path of catfishing, but will be of interest to the catfisherman.
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Marketplace Classifieds

Member Classifieds

Buy, Sell & Trade
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Great Deals

Have you found a Great Deal? This forum is created to share and find discounts, sales, and other deals found online. (No Commercial Vendor or Private Party postings allowed)
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