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Contributor Archives: Pat Walters

“Why’s this so good?” No. 48: Burkhard Bilger noodles a catfish

The story I want to tell you about, “In the Monster’s Maw,” was published in 1997, and that’s important. Because in 1997, when Burkhard Bilger went out to Oklahoma for The Atlantic, to write about noodling for catfish, few people knew what noodling was. You probably do. You’ve seen it on YouTube: a guy is [...]