John's Journal... Entry 247, Day 1
CATS ON THE ROCKS
Cats On The Rocks
Editor's Note: Although you can catch channel catfish around rock walls, riprap, rocky bluffs and almost anywhere you find rock cover in shallow water, from now until the end of June, the channel cats will be spawning in many areas of the South. Phil King, of Corinth, Mississippi, one of the nation's top competitive catfishermen, has a string of catfish-tournament wins that will embarrass a show pony. Before King fished in catfish tournaments, he was a commercial catfisherman, feeding his family with his knowledge of where, when and how to find and catch cats. This week, King tells us where and how to catch cats on the rocks with Strike King's new Catfish Dynamite, Catfish Dip Bait, Catfish Bites and Catfish Dynamite Dough.
Question: Phil, you fish Pickwick Lake on the Tennessee
River along the border of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. When do
the channel catfish come to the rocky banks there?
Question: What do you consider a good trip when you guide
Question: What is the biggest channel cat you have caught?
Question: What other kinds of fish do you catch when
you're fishing in the shallow-water rocks?
Why do you like Strike King's Catfish Dynamite when you fish for cats
on the rocks?
If you'd like more information about Phil King, how he fishes, where he fishes, how he can clean a catfish in 11 seconds, and some great recipes for catfish, call (662 ) 286-8644 or go to www.h2ow.com/catfish/. To learn more about fishing below the dam at Pickwick, contact the Hardin County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 731-925-8181 or 800-552-3866, or visit www.tourhardincounty.org. Pickwick Landing State Park offers fishing, boating, hiking, camping, swimming and golf. Lodging includes the lakeside inn with over 100 rooms, cabins that sleep eight and a campground that contains 48 sites with grill and electric/water hookup at each site. A restaurant at the park offers delicious southern cuisine. Call 731-689-3135 or 800-250-8615 to learn more.
TOMORROW: HOW TO RIG TO CATCH CATS ON THE ROCKS