Be a part of the #1 catfishing event in the Nation. Welcome to Catfish Conference.

We are all about catfish, catfish and more catfish. Channel cats, flatheads, blue cats, it doesn’t matter, we love them equally. Be a part of the largest and most recognized event dedicated to the catfish angler in the United States. It is hard to describe what a CatCon event really feels like however, the rumor is that we’re somewhere between the following “tradeshow, rod fest, family reunion, conference, YouTube creator HQ”.  

The bottom line is that you’re at the right place at the right time. Join us in person or online to become a part of the legend.

 

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It is an amazing show! Lots of vendors and great products. It is a show that is worth coming to every year!!

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What did you miss during Catfish Conference 2020?

CatCon 2020 was fantastic. Thousands of anglers converged to Louisville, KY, to be a part of the CatCon experience. After having or launched our first digital event the following year, we understood there were many thousands of you not being able to travel for work reasons or, as of recently, due to the global pandemic. This is why we’ll make sure you can register for free and attend the conference online from the comfort of your home (or boat). If you’re feeling like you need a break from normal life, get ready and get your bags ready. You’re driving to the nearest CatCon event. 

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You spend days fishing and dreaming about the next catfishing rod, catfishing tackle, the latest rod holders matching your boat or kayak, or perhaps you need that new catfishing boat. Recognize yourself? Take a deep breath, you’re not alone, you’re just part of the great community of catfish anglers. We are working with the leading catfishing brands/exhibitors at CatCon events to publish product guides, reviews, discovery sections so you can keep yourself informed on everything new coming out. 

 

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Meet the CatCon Crew

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Steve Douglas

The Catfish Dude

Steve Douglas is the Catfish Dude. Known for his YouTube channel “Steve Douglas the Catfish Dude” and for being one of the co-founder of Catfish Conference, he is one of the anchors in the sport of catfishing.

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Kevin Lakin

Palmetto Cats

Kevin Lakin is the CatCon Crew Chief, incredible co-host of the CatCon digital edition, and is also one of the rising stars of YouTube with Palmetto Cats. Join his journey and be he guest during his next show.

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Austin Higgins

Rock Bottom Cats

Austin Higgins is the man behind the Rock Bottom Cats YouTube channel. With an incredible taste for ultra-high quality footage, you will enjoy his fishing expeditions day and night and will lean new tricks with his “how-to” videos.

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Chris Lee

Hooks and Hammocks

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CatCon Crew Featured Video

The CatCon Crew is composed of the top YouTube creators active in the catfishing community. We do our best to come out with a new video every two weeks. From fishing expeditions on rivers, lakes, bank or simply by staying in studio for “how-to” videos, the CatCon Crew has your back!

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“Catfish, Catfish, and More Catfish”: Catfish Conference® 2022 – We’re back! Join us!

Dear CatCon Nation, we missed you and our annual family reunion this year. After one year of fighting the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, we are thrilled to announce we’re back to normal for our next event in 2022. This event is going to be bigger and better than anything before you’ve ever seen and on top, we’re keeping the digital edition of the event for those of you who are unable to make it with us. In conclusion, you’re getting the best of both worlds.

Here is what to expect for CatCon 2022:

  • Get a great lineup of speakers to share their passion and knowledge;
  • Get a great number of our exhibitors will waiting for you at the Expo Center and online to present their new and existing lines of products, provide you with great deals you would traditionally get online. More information to follow;
  • Various interesting interviews with professional anglers, business leaders, online community leaders, tournament managers, boat manufacturers, etc.;
  • We are going to work on getting some “live Q&A sessions” with your favorite YouTubers supporting catfishing;
  • Come to us with what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to include your recommendation;

 

Do you have any questions? Drop us a line in the live chat and we’ll be back with you ASAP.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Go Catfishing!

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Using the Garmin Live Scope in Kansas to fish for catfish

Using the Garmin Live Scope in Kansas to fish for catfish Will using the Garmin Live Scope in Kansas to fish for catfish work? In this fresh video prepared by Steve Douglas the Catfish Dude, you are going embark on a journey with the Catfish dude where he goes all the way to Kansas to fish the Milford Lake looking for cats and crappie with the help of this wonderful tool called “live scope”.   As you’ll see they got a few cats, including the blue catfish highlighted here below. Don’t forget your catfish bait and jump on board for a moment of pure catfishing passion. Catching... read more

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Scouting for Channel Cats with Nonstop Action

Scouting for Channel Cats with Nonstop Action We did a little pre-tournament fishing a few weeks ago. This lake is full of channel cats and bullheads so the fishing was a little different. Even though none of the fish are big it was still a ton of fun!   Have a question? Let us know in the comments below and Austin will reply. Let us know what topic you’d like us to cover for the next video! If you like this video, leave us a comment, like, and subscribe to: Catfish Conference’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catfishconf… Rock Bottom Cats: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fA…       Catfish Conference’s website here: https://catfishconference.com Catfish... read more

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Drifting for catfish with Palmetto Cats

Palmetto Cats:  Posted on August 14, 2021 Let’s go drifting for catfish with Palmetto Cats. Today, Mr. Kevin Lakin from Palmetto Cats (our Catfish Conference Digital Edition 2021 Host) takes us on the river what ends up being a great live stream. Subscribe to Palmetto Cats Subscribe to Catfish Conference  Here is a transcript of the video as well for those who may need it. This is an automatically generated transcription which means it may contain errors and inaccurate language and/or sentences.  read more

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Two Easy Catfish Rigs Everyone Should Know

Two Easy Catfish Rigs Everyone Should Know In this video, our friend and crew member Austin Higgins of Rock Bottom Cats demonstrates how he ties two easy catfish rigs that everyone should know – specifically the famous Carolina Rig and the great Santee Cooper Rig. He’ll reveal how to set up both rigs, when to use them and in which conditions (bank fishing, boat/kayak fishing, etc) and he’ll also go over the type of sinker he usually ties to his rig.   Have a question? Let us know in the comments below and Austin will reply. Let us know what topic... read more

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Using Asian carp as catfishing bait

Using asian carp as catfishing bait Does using asian carp as catfishing bait work? In this fresh video prepared by Steve Douglas the Catfish Dude, you are going see which type of asian carp works best to use as bait for your catfish. Steve found this company called Dark Water Premium Baits and decided to go test it our on the Ohio river a couple of days ago. This catfish bait was made of prepared and cured Asian carp. So do you think Asian Carp is a good alternative to fresh bait for catfish? Steve Douglas seems to think so.     Catfish Conference’s website... read more

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Catfish Conference “West” 2021 | 07/14/2021 Major Update

Dear CatCon Nation, We are inviting you to participate in a Live Catfish Conference Update on 07/14/2021 at 7 PM EST. You will be able to find the live feed by visiting our YouTube channel or Facebook page and looking for the latest video. This update is about “Catfish Conference West 2021”, a new event that will take place in Fall 2021 in addition to our main Catfish Conference event in Louisville, KY in February 2022. We will reveal the location, the dates, and other major changes we made to further energize the great community supporting our event since 2016. Feel free... read more

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Catfish Conference 2021 – Day 2 (full) | Official Catfish Conference ® 2021

Welcome to the second day of Catfish Conference 2021 – Live Edition. This day was streamed live from the Monster Rod Holders Studio in Kentucky. Hosted by Kevin Lakin, Steve Douglas and CatCon Herve, this was the first Catfish Conference held exclusively online due to the global pandemic. The second day of the digital Catfish Conference 2021 had the following program: Timestamp for : Feb. 27, 2021: 00:00 – Official Catfish Conference 2021, LIVE Edition, SATURDAY (Day 2) 2/27/2021, Schedule presentation 07:15 – Welcome message and Recap by Steve and Kevin 08:00 – @Fishin N Stuff – special message for... read more

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Catfish Conference 2021 – Day 1 (full) | Official Catfish Conference ® 2021

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ACA Q&A Session | Official Catfish Conference ® 2020

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John Null: Bait-Ology and Bait Collection Techniques | Official Catfish Conference ® 2020

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Jeff Dodd, Carl Morris, David Shipman: Catfish Tournament Pro-Panel | Official Catfish Conference ® 2020

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Jason Masindale & Alex Nagy: Grassroots Catfishing Tournament | Official Catfish Conference ® 2020

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