James has been an avid angler since graduating from diapers to Spiderman underwear. Growing up on the banks of Texas’ Lake Arrowhead, he learned to catch catfish and crappie from his grandfather. Eventually, he graduated to bass fishing, which sparked not only a lifetime passion, but his career. James has worked for B.A.S.S. for 20+ years and is currently the Editor-In-Chief of Bassmaster Magazine. He has caught fish in 12 different countries and has landed more than 200 different species of fish. Still, he spends free time targeting his childhood favorites: shooting crappie jigs under docks and trotlining for channel cats.
There’s a couple of things to do to protect yourself and the fish to make sure that you don’t get hurt and they go back into the water safely.
James and Austin Hall show you the simple 7 steps it takes to catch your first bluegill using worms.
Learn to run a trotline with James Hall. You’ll be catching catfish in no time.
Get started fishing for catfish with these three readily available
We show you seven very simple steps to catching your first catfish on simple baits in a small pond.