Catfish are common across the country. Farm ponds are usually full of them, and just about every creek you cross has a healthy population.
For monster catfish, though, and we are talking about those weighing over 20 pounds, big rivers are where to find them, and fall is the best time of year to catch a real trophy.
Captain Ryan Casey operates a guide service on the Mississippi River called Show Me Catfishing. He said, “Fall is a great time to target big blue cats on the mighty Mississippi River.
“This time of year the big fish are feeding up before they hole up for winter.”