Thursday, August 10, 2006

I'm hooked!

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I want to do a story on noodling. If you noodle or know someone who does, please let me know. I think it is so interesting...

definition: the practice and sport of fishing for catfish using only one's bare hands. Also known as grabbling, graveling, hogging, or tickling, or handfishing.

Only five states in the United States have laws explicitly permitting handfishing: Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee; and since 2005, Georgia. *Missouri* has an experimental noodling season in 2005 on sections of three rivers, from June 1 through July 15.


Anonymous said...

If you haven't seen the documentary "Okie Noodling" you should. Here's the Netflix link:

Michelle said...

Yeah, I saw it, but I want to meet noodlers here!

Sniderman said...

There was a national story sometime last year on ABC and NBC.

Network should have some file. They did it here in MO, of course. Home to weird things like sticking your peanut buttery paw down the gullet of a river monster with whiskers.