The Catfish conference was an idea thought up by Jim Hopper general manager of Jeff Jones Marine and Steve Douglas who is the owner of Monster Rod Holders and is also known for his videos aimed at teaching others about catfishing. There’s nothing out there for the catfisherman say’s Hopper, I called Steve and asked if he thought anglers would respond to an event like this and he yes catfish anglers are ready for something like this so we immediately got started organizing the first ever 2016 Catfish Conference.
We want to bring the catfish industry together as a whole Douglas explains. Bass have their own events as well as crappie and walleye but there is nothing for the catfish anglers. I have been promoting the sport of catfishing for over 8 years and I have noticed growth in the industry, there are alot more tackle and gear options for the catfish anglers today with new businesses starting up within our industry and a conference like this will bring all things catfishing together from tackle and gear to conservation, tournament trails and Boats. If it has anything to do with catfishing it will be here.