Catfish Conference 2022 – Home of the great American catfishing experience | Catfish Fishing Expo – 2

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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!

Recent CatCon Crew Videos

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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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Is this catfish Bait too big? | Dieter Melhorn Fishing

Add Your Heading Text Here Is this Catfish Bait too big? Dieter Melhorn brings you a much awaited answer. If you fish for catfish, you've probably heard of Santee Cooper. These lakes in South Carolina are home to world record catfish, including the world record channel catfish that to this day have never been broken. Blue catfish topping 100 pounds have been caught here, and the world record channel catfish came from Santee Cooper. Santee Cooper catfishing is known around the world as the premier place in America for trophy catfish. ... read more

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Emergency Video Announcment | Steve Douglas (The Catfish Dude)

Emergency Video Announcment | Steve Douglas (The Catfish Dude) Steve Douglas takes the camera to share an emergency news regarding some unauthorized activity on his YouTube account. More... read more

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Fishing in a Storm | Palmetto Cats

Palmetto Cats (Kevin Lakin) goes catfishing and hits a storm. CatCon Crew Kevin Lakin goes fishing and hits a storm - all of that live. Check out this video and let us know what you think. ... read more

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Post-Spawn MONSTER BLUE CATFISH! | 3 Plus 1 Outdoors

Post-Spawn MONSTER BLUE CATFISH! | 3 Plus 1 Outdoors Post-Spawn Summertime Catfishing during the spawn on barren river lake in Scottsville Kentucky with 3 Plus 1 Outdoors and Mr. Lee Evans. ... read more

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My New Creek Fishing Adventure after losing 100lbs. | Steve Douglas (The Catfish Dude)

My New Creek Fishing Adventure after losing 100lbs. | Steve Douglas (The Catfish Dude) A new look at a bank fishing adventure 11 months after my last "back to my roots bank fishing" video when I didn't think I would make it out of there. Thank the Lord for new beginnings. Eat right and live healthily. ... read more

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Battle of the Baits while Bank Fishing | Sling N’ Baits

Battle of the Baits - Bank Fishing | By Sling N' Baits Between frozen gizzard shad and prepared dip bait, let’s see which catfish bait produces the best results during the summer! There’s a ton of catfish baits out there, it’s time to see which ones are the best! In this new series of videos, I will be going fishing with a new guest appearance in every episode, as we experiment and test a variety of different catfish baits. So, kick back on your favorite couch or chair and join me for another bank fishing adventure, with plenty fun and... read more

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Best search technique for finding catfish on a river

Best search technique for finding catfish on a river Join Steve Douglas, the Catfish Dude, is back after a break from posting during his exceptional weight loss break. Now feeling great again, he is back on the water to share his knowledge on what he thinks the best search technique for finding catfish on a river is.  ... read more

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Tangling with Catfish on the Mississippi River | Steve Douglas the Catfish Dude

Tangling with Catfish on the Mississippi River, Bumping for River Panda's Join Steve Douglas, the Catfish Dude, on a new journey that leads him to St. Louis, MO, to fish with his newly acquired Tangling with Catfish Bumping Rod. He is joined by Captain Ryan Casey of "Show Me Catfishing Guide Service". ... read more

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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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