Seven million catfish anglers can’t be wrong. Here’s a fish that’s not only grows huge, pulls hard and tastes delicious, but are also one of the most accessible and abundant sportfish in North America. Even in major cities, legions of blue, channel and flathead cats are waiting to bite and fight. Inside the last decade, the world record blue catfish has been caught and then eclipsed no fewer than 5 times. Imagine the buzz surrounding the fishing world had this statement applied to largemouth bass, rather than catfish. Now imagine if those bass weighed 140-pounds.

Catfish are hot and happening. It’s the fish families easily appreciate; that anyone can catch. Diehard anglers are taking note, too, filling catfish tournament fields faster than hip-hop concerts. Even gear and tackle are on the innovation fast track—a trend that parallels the increase in cat-catching information in circulation.

Leading the charge—this catfish uprising—is Rippin Lips, a progressive bait and tackle company founded and directed by serious catfishing people. Newly inked and hot off the press is their latest red-hot compendium of catfishing info, tackle and gear, The Whisker Nation. Inside this colorful Magalog of catfish intel, you’ll read about the science of catfish, glean professional fishing tips from anglers such as tournament champion John Jamison, and learn about some of the hottest cat-catching bait and tackle available today.

Connect with the Whisker Nation and see what has 7-million of your closest catfishing friends so eager to set the hook.

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