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CatMatt Jones

Prophetstown, IL
Lee County
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I have lived and fished on the Rock River for over 30 years. I love the river and the fish that dwell in it. Guiding is the highlight of the year for me…..Getting to see people’s reactions to their first cat….their biggest cat is very, very rewarding. In a day it won’t be uncommon to go through pounds of shad, G and S cheese bait, mooneye or a variety of live baits depending on what species of catfish you’re after. I love Flatheads and most of my guiding is centered on them however Channel cats are very popular and we catch a ton of them as well. I am willing to do weekends, weekdays and/or night or day. I fish channel cats almost all winter as long as we can get on the river. Flatheads are usually a go from May through October.

 I run a G3 Gator Tough Jon powered by 115 horses of Yamaha power. The boat is very comfortable at over 19 feet and easily fishes 3-4 people comfortably. I will guide from 1 to 3 people at a time for an 8 hour trip you will never forget. Along the way we will discuss tips, tackle and techniques so when you return home the trip can help you become more efficient at catching cats on your home water.

 I have been fortunate to say the least with many Television appearances, our own radio show, lots of seminars, a great website and more. But when it comes down to it, guiding takes the cake. For a great day on the water give me a call or go to the website for rates and more.

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