All my life my family, mostly on my moms side have been trotlining, noodling, jugging, rod and reeling, for catfish. I was mostly too young to go most of the time, but would see them bring back fish that were as big as I was. Later in life I went crappie fishing with a friends dad and watched him catch a 22# flathead on crappie tackle. After that I was hooked. I think that was the exact point I decided my target fish would be catfish. Anyone else remember what got them started fishing for catfish.