Fishing as a Contact Sport

In the wild, wild Midwest, people who call themselves "noodlers" are catching massive catfish with their bare hands, using their own fingers and toes as bait. A seasoned "noodler" from Missouri, Howard Ramsey, proudly displays his scarred arms and digits, called "river rash" by insiders. "Yep, that's right, " he beams, "You gotta bleed." Noodling, which began with Native Americans, is the art of catching catfish with your bare hands. People like Howard Ramsey have done it for years...Full Story
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