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Most people who want to catch fish use a rod and line, maybe a net. But some daredevils take a more personal route. To catch whopper fish, they use extraordinary bait: their own bodies. This is catfish wrangling. For these obsessed anglers, handfishing is their toughest test of strength and endurance. Dedicated and determined, they carry on traditions old and new.
But if it’s one thing to catch flopping fish barehanded, it’s something else entirely when it’s part of a cutthroat competition. Each year, more and more anglers sign up to compete for the Okie Noodling trophy. It all comes down to a battle against a monster. As America’s top catfish wranglers vie for the ultimate victory, it’s no pain, no gain. They track, stalk, and haul up river goliath, doing battle, with bare flesh. In the final showdown, who will come out with the grabbling glory?
National Geographic Channel US