Local noodler lands 32-pound catfishPublished 2:28pm Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Taylor Middleton of Greenville and his friend Hunter Shifferd recently pulled this 32-pound catfish in while noodling on the Alabama River. Noodling is fishing for catfish using only bare hands. The noodler places his hand inside a discovered catfish hole. The catfish will swim forward and latch onto the fisherman’s hand, usually as a defensive maneuver, in order to try to escape the hole. This allows the noodler to pull the fish from the hole.