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Affiliates and Partners

Catfish Conference Affiliates and Partners

Our affiliate and partners program is offered to a select few individuals and/or organization meeting our visibility, involvement and commitment requirements in the digital world and on rivers and lakes.  

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The Golden Whiskers Awards - 2024

Golden Whiskers Awards 2024: The Premier Catfishing Community Event in Louisville, KY

The Golden Whiskers Awards at the Catfish Conference is an annual highlight, celebrating the vibrant community around catfishing. Hosted by Kevin Lakin of Palmetto Cats, it’s a platform to honor standout creators, anglers, and supporters in the industry. Attendees can expect an evening of recognition across categories like angling achievements, innovative content creation, and industry advancements. Set in Louisville, KY, the upcoming 2024 event promises an enriching experience with community engagement, educational content, and the latest in catfishing gear and technology. This event not only acknowledges individual excellence but fosters a sense of unity and growth within the catfishing community.

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Golden Whiskers Awards - FAQ

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The Golden Whiskers Awards is an event at the Catfish Conference that honors standout individuals in the catfishing community, including anglers, content creators, and industry supporters.

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The event is hosted by Kevin Lakin from Palmetto Cats.

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Nominees are selected by a nomination committee, which takes into consideration suggestions submitted by fans on the Golden Whiskers Facebook page throughout the year.

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To nominate someone, join the Golden Whiskers Facebook page and submit your nominations there.

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Yes, the winners of the awards are decided through public voting, not by the host or the nomination committee.

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Awards are given across various categories including different angler awards, content creation, educational content, and product innovation.

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The nomination process for the next year’s awards begins immediately after the current year’s conference.

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Yes, the event is held during the Catfish Conference and is open to attendees.

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The event is streamed live for those who cannot attend in person, allowing for broader participation.

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The awards aim to encourage the catfishing community to create better content, support their families through their products, and come together as a family under the umbrella of the catfish community.

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CatCon 2024: basic information

We are preparing the next edition of the show. Right now, the next planned show is the Louisville, KY Edition which will take place on Feb. 23 & 24, 2024.

Show Date

The current show dates are expected to be Feb. Friday 23 & Feb. Saturday 24, 2024


We are in the final stages of renewing our partnership with the Kentucky Expo Center, next the the Louisville International Airport. We should be in the West Wing once again 


With an estimated 8,100 attendees at the Catfish + Crappie Conference 2023, our target is to reach +10,000 attendees in 2024. The earlier we prepare, the more likely we can achieve this number. 

Move In

Move-in is on February 22, 2024 between 9AM EST and 6PM EST. Exhibitors are expected to coordinate their arrival with the Catfish Conference team.

Show Hours

Friday: from 8AM-7PM for VIP pass holders and 9aM-7PM for regular pass holders. 

Saturday: from 8AM-6PM for VIP pass holders and 9aM-6PM for regular pass holders. 

Social Media

We want to give you as much visibility as possible. Get in touch with out team as soon as you book your booth so we can plan social media posts about you and your company. 

Graphics & weblinks

We need to get your high-resolution logo as soon as you book your booth. We’ll create a custom page on our website and create the appropriate web banners. 


Tickets are on sale on – Regular admissions for a 2-day pass are $10, VIP Passes are $20 and there is an option to receive both passes via registered mail for those who wish to get their credentials in advance. 


Call or text (270)444-8441 for any questions or email