Many people consider June 1st to be the consensus start of summer.
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, school is just about over, pools are open, and the big fish are biting.
The idea of a fish fighting takes on a different meaning for noodlers, who are anglers that prefer to fight their fish with their barehands instead of with traditional fishing tackle.
Texas country rockstar Koe Wetzel has become one of the most prominent figures in the country music noodling community. The big fella tussling with big catfish and showing off the results of his underwater fist fights are now a traditional sign of summer at this point, so it’s good to see he’s back at it again.
Last year he even celebrated the 4th of July by catching his personal best blue catfish.
While he had been sticking primarily to rods and reels earlier in the season, warmer temperatures and proper fishing conditions meant he finally jumped in the water and got the job done with his bare hand.
He shared his first successful catfish noodlin’ trip of the year on his Instagram.