Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

Catfish, not catfishing


To the dangers we face in Montana every summer add catfish.

Not catfishing.


My friend John ended up in the hospital recently after developing a life-threatening case of sepsis.

When I told my wife John was hospitalized following a run-in with a catfish she thought I was talking about the deceptive activity where a person creates a phoney identi-ty in order to scam another person.

As a mystery writer that was her first thought.

As an angler who has caught a fair number of catfish in my life, I knew what it was – he got stuck.Catfish will sting you if you aren’t careful. They hav...

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