Okie Noodling Fishing

Forget a hook and a rod – these fishermen prefer to use their BARE HANDS to land their prize catch. Every year, thousands gather to watch the bizarre Okie Noodling tournament in Paul Valley, Oklahoma, USA, where contestants go one-on-one with giant catfish. This years tournament took place on Friday, June 20, and saw 137 noodlers take part. The winning catch was plucked from the water by Ramney Webb, and weighed 69 pounds, 9 ounces – about the size of an electric fireplace.

Forget a hook and a rod - these fishermen prefer to use their BARE HANDS to land their prize catch. Every year, thousands gather to watch the bizarre Okie Noodling tournament in Paul Valley, Oklahoma, USA, where contestants go one-on-one with giant catfish. This years tournament took place on Friday, June 20, and saw 137 noodlers take part. The winning catch was plucked from the water by Ramney Webb, and weighed 69 pounds, 9 ounces - about the size of an electric fireplace.

Forget a hook and a rod - these fishermen prefer to use their BARE HANDS to land their prize catch. Every year, thousands gather to watch the bizarre Okie Noodling tournament in Paul Valley, Oklahoma, USA, where contestants go one-on-one with giant catfish. This years tournament took place on Friday, June 20, and saw 137 noodlers take part. The winning catch was plucked from the water by Ramney Webb, and weighed 69 pounds, 9 ounces - about the size of an electric fireplace.

Forget a hook and a rod - these fishermen prefer to use their BARE HANDS to land their prize catch. Every year, thousands gather to watch the bizarre Okie Noodling tournament in Paul Valley, Oklahoma, USA, where contestants go one-on-one with giant catfish. This years tournament took place on Friday, June 20, and saw 137 noodlers take part. The winning catch was plucked from the water by Ramney Webb, and weighed 69 pounds, 9 ounces - about the size of an electric fireplace.

Forget a hook and a rod - these fishermen prefer to use their BARE HANDS to land their prize catch. Every year, thousands gather to watch the bizarre Okie Noodling tournament in Paul Valley, Oklahoma, USA, where contestants go one-on-one with giant catfish. This years tournament took place on Friday, June 20, and saw 137 noodlers take part. The winning catch was plucked from the water by Ramney Webb, and weighed 69 pounds, 9 ounces - about the size of an electric fireplace.