Taylor Middleton of Greenville, right, and his friend Hunter Shifferd recently pulled this 32-pound catfish in while noodling on the Alabama River.  (Courtesy Photo)
Taylor Middleton of Greenville, right, and his friend Hunter Shifferd recently pulled this 32-pound catfish in while noodling on the Alabama River. (Courtesy Photo)

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Local noodler lands 32-pound catfish

Published 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.

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