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Driftwood Outdoors - More than a rod and reel

Driftwood Outdoors - More than a rod and reel

Jugging and yo-yoing for summertime catfish

June 26th, 2011 by Brandon Butler, outdoors columnist in News

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.

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.