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Along Oklahoma's many rivers, a group of daring men practice a tradition dating back to early pioneer days: catching giant catfish with nothing more than their bare hands. A skill taught to colonial settlers by Native Americans, hand-catching catfish was first documented in 1775 and remains a vital rural tradition. Today, the colorful characters who practice catfish “noodling” brave snakes, bugs, riptides and more, reaching into muddy waters, and using their fingers as bait for giant fish that weigh up to 30 pounds. The all-new series Mudcats celebrates this uniquely all-American tradition, while revealing the little-known world of mudcatters.

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Description

Along Oklahoma's many rivers, a group of daring men practice a tradition dating back to early pioneer days: catching giant catfish with nothing more than their bare hands. A skill taught to colonial settlers by Native Americans, hand-catching catfish was first documented in 1775 and remains a vital rural tradition. Today, the colorful characters who practice catfish “noodling” brave snakes, bugs, riptides and more, reaching into muddy waters, and using their fingers as bait for giant fish that weigh up to 30 pounds. The all-new series Mudcats celebrates this uniquely all-American tradition, while revealing the little-known world of mudcatters.

    • EPISODE 1

    Outlaw Country

    In America's Heartland, six of Oklahoma's most respected hand fishing teams hit the water, braving hundred-degree plus heat and severe drought conditions – all in the hopes of bagging colossal flathead catfish. It's the first week of the eight-part Okie Invitational Tournament, and the mudcatters know that it'll all come down to strategy, experience and sheer guts.

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    • 42 Minutes

    In America's Heartland, six of Oklahoma's most respected hand fishing teams hit the water, braving hundred-degree plus heat and severe drought conditions – all in the hopes of bagging colossal flathead catfish. It's the first week of the eight-part Okie Invitational Tournament, and the mudcatters know that it'll all come down to strategy, experience and sheer guts.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Hot Spots

    After coming out on top in week 1, Catfish King Marion enters week 2 nervous that this secret fishing hole has been found out. In order to stay on top he'll go to any length to protect his territory. Now dethroned Scooter plans to make a comeback with this weigh-in and has to face a dangerous hot spot to land the biggest fish.

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    • 43 Minutes

    After coming out on top in week 1, Catfish King Marion enters week 2 nervous that this secret fishing hole has been found out. In order to stay on top he'll go to any length to protect his territory. Now dethroned Scooter plans to make a comeback with this weigh-in and has to face a dangerous hot spot to land the biggest fish.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Nightmare Holes

    Week 3 begins with challenger Katt Daddy determined to dethrone his biggest rival, the currently undefeated Catfish King Marion and Katt Daddy will do whatever it takes to make that happen. The competition heats up and all of the teams need to take bigger risks to bring in the biggest fish.

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    • 43 Minutes

    Week 3 begins with challenger Katt Daddy determined to dethrone his biggest rival, the currently undefeated Catfish King Marion and Katt Daddy will do whatever it takes to make that happen. The competition heats up and all of the teams need to take bigger risks to bring in the biggest fish.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Boiling Point

    This week's Invitational coincides with another mudcatting competition so the lakes and rivers of Oklahoma are over-flowing with hundreds of amateur contestants who have flocked to the Sooner State. For the six teams entering into week for, finding big fish will be harder than ever before.

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    • 43 Minutes

    This week's Invitational coincides with another mudcatting competition so the lakes and rivers of Oklahoma are over-flowing with hundreds of amateur contestants who have flocked to the Sooner State. For the six teams entering into week for, finding big fish will be harder than ever before.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Fall of Kings

    After sweeping the last 4 tournaments, Catfish King Marion is feeling confident but the other teams have out a target on his back and each of them are determined to take it all in week 5. With the 100 degree plus heat to contend with, the mudcatters have their work cut out for them and for one team, the conditions prove to be too much.

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    • 43 Minutes

    After sweeping the last 4 tournaments, Catfish King Marion is feeling confident but the other teams have out a target on his back and each of them are determined to take it all in week 5. With the 100 degree plus heat to contend with, the mudcatters have their work cut out for them and for one team, the conditions prove to be too much.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Walk of Shame

    With only 3 weeks left to prove who's best and one team already out, each of the mudcatters goes into week 6 with something to prove. Still healing from a broken rib, Thomas must now trust Dustin to do the fishin' and Dustin has never caught a catfish by hand. Scooter is a former champion but keeps coming up empty-handed - he's going to try a little night fishing to avoid poachers and come into contact with an even more formidable foe - Mother Nature.

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    • 43 Minutes

    With only 3 weeks left to prove who's best and one team already out, each of the mudcatters goes into week 6 with something to prove. Still healing from a broken rib, Thomas must now trust Dustin to do the fishin' and Dustin has never caught a catfish by hand. Scooter is a former champion but keeps coming up empty-handed - he's going to try a little night fishing to avoid poachers and come into contact with an even more formidable foe - Mother Nature.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Tempting Fate

    With only two tournaments remaining in the Invitational, the pressure is on for the noodling teams. The crown is still in reach for the top three teams and while some can take the heat, others just burn.

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    • 43 Minutes

    With only two tournaments remaining in the Invitational, the pressure is on for the noodling teams. The crown is still in reach for the top three teams and while some can take the heat, others just burn.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Only One Can Be King

    It's the final week of the Invitational and the last chance to catch a mammoth beast. Only one team can claim the crown, the one with the highest cumulative weight. While Veteran Thomas and Young Gun Winston are out of the running, Defending Champ Scooter, Catfish King Marion and Challenger Kat Daddy all still have a shot at glory.

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    • 43 Minutes

    It's the final week of the Invitational and the last chance to catch a mammoth beast. Only one team can claim the crown, the one with the highest cumulative weight. While Veteran Thomas and Young Gun Winston are out of the running, Defending Champ Scooter, Catfish King Marion and Challenger Kat Daddy all still have a shot at glory.

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    • 43 Minutes
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