The Storm Drain Catfish Challenge

By Joe Cermele

About a month ago I posted a short video of some kids catching perch with bread in a minnow trap in the storm drain right outside their house. You can click here to watch it. In that post I had mentioned that if I lived there, I'd hang a live bluegill in that hole overnight and try to catch me a big catfish. Kyle Naegli, who shot the original video, reached out to me and said: Thank you for posting my sewer video! That was real and I have caught big catfish in there. If I make a video of catching catfish in there will you put it on Field & Stream? I agreed, and it seems young Kyle has put his money where his mouth is. Good job, dude! Now, if you catch a 50-pound alligator gar in that hole, please call me and I'll be right over with a camera crew.