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Catfish + Crappie Conference™ is the Ultimate Fishing Expo dedicated to catfish and crappie. Be a part of it. 

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The Role of Scent in Catfish Fishing: Attracting Catfish with Smelly Baits

Catfish fishing is a popular pastime for many anglers around the world. It involves using different techniques and baits to lure catfish, one of the most sought-after game fish. One of the most important factors in catfish fishing is the sense of smell. Catfish have an incredible sense of smell, which they use to locate their prey. Therefore, using smelly baits is one of the most effective ways to attract catfish.

In this article, we will explore the role of scent in catfish fishing and provide you with all the information you need to know about attracting catfish with smelly baits. From understanding the sense of smell in catfish to types of smelly baits and tips for using them, this guide is the most comprehensive resource you will ever need for successful catfish fishing.

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How to Create Effective and Budget-Friendly Baits for Catfish Fishing

When it comes to fishing for catfish, having the right bait can make all the difference. While there are plenty of pre-made baits available on the market, they can be expensive and often contain artificial ingredients. For those looking to save money and create a more natural bait, DIY catfish bait is a great option. In this article, we will explore the benefits of DIY catfish bait, the different types of bait, and provide some budget-friendly recipes. We’ll also offer tips for using DIY catfish bait to help you reel in more fish on your next fishing trip.

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Why should you come to Catfish Conference?

There are many reasons why Catfish Conference is the most attended catfishing event in the United States. Louisville is our home, it's also the largest of our events. It's fun, everything catfishing and crappie fishing is there waiting for you, it feels like a family reunion and the event is kids friendly. Will you be joining us?

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What we do for you.

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Legendary Events

We put together the most significant event in the United States dedicated to catfish and crappie fishing: Catfish + Crappie Conference (also known as “CatCon”) Nothing comes close to it in terms of size, quality of speakers and exhibitors, and overall camaraderie. We’re one giant family. 

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Company & product discovery

Many of our exhibitors started out of their garage out of pure passion for their sport. We help them be in front of you at our events and year-round on our channels. Discover the essence of these great success stories, with the ups and downs. Discover the most sought-after products, and be a part of the first few discovering the latest products. 

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Entertainment

The sport is growing thanks to its entertainment and educational side on YouTube, Facebook and other social media channels. Powered by the most talented individuals, these creators are forging new generations of motivated anglers. Discover who they are and what they do. 

Welcome to Catfish Conference 2023!

Are you looking for an unforgettable experience to learn about the latest and greatest techniques for catfish fishing and crappie fishing? Look no further than the Catfish Conference, taking place on February 23th and 24th, 2024 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY! Whether youre a seasoned angler or a novice looking to get into the sport, this one of a kind event has something for everyone.

At the Catfish Conference, youll have the opportunity to learn from the pros and gain valuable insights into how to make the most of your fishing trips. With seminars and workshops led by experienced anglers, youll be able to hone your skills and start catching more fish. Plus, youll be able to check out the latest tackle and equipment from over 85 exhibitors (expected exhibitor participation based on 2023 numbers) – the largest event dedicated to catfish and crappie fishing in the nation!

Dont miss out on the Catfish Conference, the perfect event for serious anglers and newcomers alike. We look forward to seeing you there!

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ALL 2023 WILL BE POSTED ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

View the 2023 seminars about catfish fishing and crappie fishing on our YouTube channel, website and social media channels. 

Listen to what our exhibitors have to say about their companies and Catfish Conference

Catfish Conference has a different voice and meaning for everyone: from Exhibitors to guests to YouToube Channels and more. Each voice is unique and tells a different story about who they are, what they see in us, and what fishing means to them. Take a second to listen to the voices of catfishing. 

Catfishing Entertainment with the CatCon Crew

Catfish Conference' best assets are its most active members and content creators. That's why we created the CatCon Crew. Coordinated by Kevin Lakin from Palmetto Cats, the CatCon Crew comes up with some of the top educational and fishing entertainment videos on YouTube. 

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Popular Catfishing Videos

The CatCon team selects some of the best content available on YouTube and other platforms for your enjoyment. These videos feature reputable anglers, great fishing educational content, tips to improve your fishing, discover new catfishing spots around the nation, or simply to inspire you. Whatever it is, it's great content. 

Featured Exhibitors:

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Monster Rod Holders

Monster Rod Holders is the reference brand name when it comes to rod holders and rod holder accessories in the Catfish Fishing Space.

Let's go global.
CatCon is available in a few languages now.

Our viewership is international, so are our founding members. Let's all work together to promote the sport of catfish and crappie fishing in as many languages as possible so others can be apart of this great tradition everywhere in the world.