Well I'd never heard of it. What's worse is that it was brought to my attention by The Economist, not even an American website. Another name for it is 'handfishing', and what it amounts to is hauling in big-ass catfish with your bare hands. These 50 lb mama catfish don't hesitate to bite, as will snapping turtles, beavers, copperheads or anything else that might be hiding down in the mud.
It's a southern sport but apparently it's even caught on in Nebraska so maybe one of you local boys know about it. Otherwise, check it out. There's also a trailer from the film "Okie Noodling".
We've all affirmed in a recent post that none of us are sissies so maybe we should get together sometime and do a little catfishing the hard way.