Tag Archives: catfish

Food of the Field Trip: Great River Road

Nick frying fish in tempura batter on picnic table with COAST headlamp during Field Trip: Great River Road.

When we head out on 50 Campfires Field Trips, the mission is always to experience the area we’re visiting as fully as possible. That means meeting the people, visiting the sites, and especially sampling foods of the region. However, we ...

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Set Up Quick-Set Escape Screen Shelter for Fun, Games and More

Quick-Set Escape Shelter by Clam glowing next to campfire as the center of campsite activities free from bugs

Are you debating buying a screen shelter as an addition to your camping kit? They make a ton of sense for tent campers, trailer campers, and RVer’s alike. Pitched over the picnic table at your campsite, the screen shelter will ...

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Basic Rig For Catching Catfish

catfish just caught lying on the rocks next to a spinning reel and rod

There are so many tackle rigs to catch catfish, deciding which to use can be confusing for a beginning angler. Here’s one of the simplest to cover a wide range of fishing situations. Thread the line from your rod through ...

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How To Make Catfish Bait That’s Camping Friendly

In a row boat on Chicot Lake in Arkansas fishing for catfish.

Camping Friendly Catfish Bait When it comes to catching catfish, you’ll hear about all kinds of weird concoctions used for bait. Some sound so strange, you can’t imagine what the fish that would eat it is thinking. Some smell so ...

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Basics of Catching Catfish

catfish just caught lying on the rocks next to a spinning reel and rod

The iconic image of fishing for catfish is Huckleberry Finn in repose beneath a willow tree along the mighty Mississippi. His straw hat is pulled down over his eyes. One buckle on his bib overalls is undone in case the ...

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