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Keith "Catfish" Sutton Legendary Outdoor Writer

inside info from industry insiders about their earliest memories of fishing...

"Banny...

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...my earliest fishing memory revolves around an exciting day of carp fishing with my grandmother.

banny, as we called her, took my sister, first cousins and i to a flume ditch fishing hole in east arkansas called "The Carp Hole."  each of us had a cane pole to fish with and yard-dug worms for bait, and the whiskered roughfish were wonderfully cooperative.

we kids whopped and hollered as we pulled in scores of 5-to-20 pounders, more than 100 in all.

what a great way to introduce youngsters to the fun of fishing!  banny was all smiles watching us and we were all smiles catching these huge fish.

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This is the only childhood fishing photo I could find, Don. It's not very clear, but it was shot more than 50 years ago with a Brownie camera. It shows me (center) with my cousin Louis Stadler (left) and my sister Liane with a few small catfish caught from an uncle's farm pond. Might be where I got a start on the nickname "Catfish." I'd say it's circa 1966 when I was about 10 years old.

This is the only childhood fishing photo I could find, Don. It's not very clear, but it was shot more than 50 years ago with a Brownie camera. It shows me (center) with my cousin Louis Stadler (left) and my sister Liane with a few small catfish caught from an uncle's farm pond. Might be where I got a start on the nickname "Catfish." I'd say it's circa 1966 when I was about 10 years old.