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  • n. The practice and sport of noodling (fishing for catfish using the bare hands).
  • n. Musical improvisation.
  • v. Present participle of noodle.


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  • Yes | No | Report from flatheadman32 wrote 19 weeks 2 days ago noodling is dangerous had a 20 pounder drag me around

    Oklahoma Man Dies Noodling For Catfish

  • Besides, noodling is just too unpleasant to become very popular.

    In the Monster's Maw

  • If noodling is legal in only seven states, the reason has less to do with the environment than with ethics -- and ethics of a perversely genteel sort.

    In the Monster's Maw

  • The Republican Noodling Convention (I say "noodling" - because all they did was noodle around a bunch of old ideas and put some Palin-dressing on them) was concluded on Thursday night by a few too many words from John McCain.

    Speeches and Non-Speeches

  • I don't want to lose 1/7 of the new housing levy or 1/4 of his term noodling about creating super-agencies.

    City Housing Office Loses Acting Director « PubliCola

  • The practice, known as noodling, is illegal in the Lone Star state and is subject to fines of up to $500.

    Texas Lawmakers Pass Noodling Bill

  • So Mr. Knowlton, a 30-year-old-private citizen, oilman and outdoor enthusiast here, is pushing a bill in the state Legislature to legalize hand fishing, also known as noodling, grabbing or hogging.

    Long Arm of the Law Penalizes Texans Who Nab Catfish by Hand

  • In answer to the charge that it seems he has fashioned an art out of what could be described as noodling, "that could also be a definition of fiction," he says.

    The Tale of a Yarn-Spinner

  • During the last 20 weeks, they made some expected stops on issues like abortion, voter ID, and immigration, and some unexpected ones for shooting hogs from helicopters, regulating puppy mills and making it legal to pull catfish out of the water with your bare hands, a feat known as noodling.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It's called noodling, and it's, hands down, the nuttiest way to catch a catfish.

    ABC News: Top Stories


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  • hillbilly catfishing

    October 15, 2009

  • Noodling in Australia means to fossick for gems in a random manner. I first heard it in the opal town of Coober Pedy.

    October 9, 2009

  • Catfish can be noodled. Really.

    October 9, 2009