Driftwood Outdoors - More than a rod and reel

Jugging and yo-yoing for summertime catfish

Shane Upchurch of Union City, Tenn., uses a yo-yo to bring in a fish on Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee.

Shane Upchurch of Union City, Tenn., uses a yo-yo to bring in a fish on Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee.

Summertime anglers know there’s more than one way to skin a cat.

Traditional rod and reel fishing remains a favorite for filling a cooler with catfish, but other methods, such as trotlines, limb lines, jugs and yo-yos are also popular methods of catching cats.

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Missouri is blessed with big catfish in our rivers and reservoirs. Thankfully, the state’s laws allow us to diversify our means of catching them.

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