Fishing for catfish is very popular here along the Rock River, and has been for a very long time. However, we hold no monopoly on catfishing, as anglers from coast to coast enjoy the challenge of landing one with a rod and reel, and even catching them barehanded (Noodling).

I guess you could call this noodling...whatever you want to call it, it's certainly not what these two guys had in mind when they headed out in their boat to go catfishing: