Catfish Basics and How to Get on Fish
Pro Staff Director of Sales Xtreme Bait Tanks
Chris Souders is a seasoned catfish angler, an accomplished tournament angler and a
dedicated family man. The southern Ohio native was named Cabela’s King Kat Angler of the
Year (AOY) in 2016. His strong work ethic and determination to succeed led him to repeat the
AOY title in 2017. Chris credits his passion for fishing to his positive fishing experiences as a
child and strives to pass that passion on to future generations.
Chris believes that conservation starts with CPR (Catch, Photograph, Release) and educates
people about the importance of this practice. To promote conservation effectively he believes
anglers must hold themselves to high standards and be good role models for others.
Chris shares his passion for catfishing on Slunger Cat Outdoors, a YouTube channel that he
created to help people learn how to find and catch catfish. Chris also shares his proven
techniques in how-to seminars and on other social media sites.