"The Kansas Catman"
|RR Shumway ---- AKA:
1308 NW Logan Topeka KS 66608
Catdaddy was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas where his father owned a bait and tackle store during the 60's and 70's. While helping his father in the bait business, he had the chance to meet and learn different tactics from a lot of "savvy old style" fishermen. He has have now applied everything that he has learned about fishing to his professional guide business.
Catdaddy has been featured in several articles in several magazines.
He has been a long time contributor in the In-fisherman, Catfish Guide, Catfish- Insider and In-Fisherman's
Special Issue "Quest for Monster Fish 2001", Cabela's Outdoor Journal, Missouri Fish & Game, Kansas Fish and Game, Parks and Wildlife, Topeka Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kansas Department of Tourism, Featured in several Outdoor Sections in Midwest newspapers-Revealing top catfish secrets with Catdaddy. The Capitol-Journal and The Wall Street Journal.
Featured Articles - State By State Catfish News-Catfish Across North America, Catdaddy On Line-Surfing The Worldwide Catfish Web, Contributor with Fish & Hunt Magazine.
Featured in Filmed segments on Jimmy Houston's Helpful Hints on using Blood Bait's for trophy catfish.
Featured Speaker at Major Sport & Outdoor Shows across the U.S.A. including; Kansas City Boat Show, Des Moines Sport Show, Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show and the St. Joe Sport Show.
Radio shows with KMAJ Radio Sport Show-Talk Cat with Catdaddy
One of 20 pro catfish speakers at the first Katfish Kollege 2000 at Alton Illinois.
Catdaddy is fishing most if not all pro-catfishing tournaments around the region.
Catdaddy has amassed several Master Angler Awards for Big Blue Catfish and Monster Flatheads 30 to 90 Pounds.
He is active in teaching catch & release to amateur fishing youth programs.
Participated in catch and release of 100's of catfish over the 15 to 30 lb. ranges.
Catdaddy's Master Angler Awards include:
|Caught on Rod and Reel
Blue Catfish 32 lb. 8 oz
Flathead Catfish 53 lb. 2 oz
Blue Catfish 28 lb. 8 oz
Channel Catfish 24 lb. 2 oz
Flathead Catfish - 88 lb. 0 oz
Limb Line or
Flathead Catfish 75 lb. 0 oz
Flathead Catfish 70 lb. 6 oz
Flathead Catfish 78 lb. 10 oz
Blue Catfish 85 lb. 8 oz
Blue Catfish 56 lb. 4 oz
Some of Catdaddys major sponsors are Do-It Molds, Eagle Claw Hooks, Paha Que Wilderness Inc, Lacrosse Foot Wear, Wright & Mcgill Co, Pequea Rod Co, Frabill Inc, Drift Master Rod Holders, Camp Chef Out Door Cooking Gear, World Champion Ande Fishing Line, Wellington Leisure Products, Teva River Shoes. Zodi Outdoor Gear
Owner of Catbuster Blood Bait Co. Featuring:
CatBuster Turkey Blood Bait.
Catdaddy's Catfish Chum.
Catdaddy's Bloody Punch Bait
Catbuster Smoothes Dip Hooks, Single and Treble
His favorite saying is: "When they smell the bait it's too late"
Catdaddy also has a Catfish Guide Service (Catdaddy's Catfishin' Adventures) he operates on the Kansas River and surrounding Lakes. Below is a list of waters he does guide trips on.
QUALITY FISHING AREAS
Shawnee State Lake
Osage State Lake
Big Blue River
Marais Des Cygnes River
Catdaddy invites you to join him on his mission to break the Kansas State Record and get your own Master Angler Award while fishing the Great Lakes and Rivers of the Flatlands of Kansas.
SPOONBILL-PADDLE FISH" SNAGGING
Catdaddy also does Spoonbilling Fishing in Oklahoma.
A different type of fishing/snagging for spoonbill in the great waters of Oklahoma. The size of these fish can range from 10 to well over 100 pounds. Catdaddy will show you what to look for and how to hook these unique fish. These fish migrate to the dam during spawning season, the best time to go is when the water is rising and has a fast current, usually during the spring from March 15 to May 15.
Let Catdaddy guide you to the fish of your lifetime & get your Master Angler Award from the great state of Kansas or Oklahoma or wherever your fishing!