Kibler discusses catfishing, which is growing in popularity in North Carolina and across the country. The catfish is the biggest freshwater game fish in North American waters. In North Carolina the largest are the blue catfish, with a state record of eighty-five pounds, and the flathead catfish, with a state record of seventy-eight pounds. Tournaments devoted to catfishing offer thousands of dollars in prizes. Tackle companies have introduced equipment specifically for catfishing, and a number of how-to books on catching these big fish have been published.