Skipper Bivins wants everyone to know that he and his family have not sold out their catfish noodling business, Big Fish Adventures in Temple, Okla. It says so on the website, With the success of Animal Planet’s TV show Hillbilly Handfishin’ – which chronicles Bivins and pal Trent Jackson teaching city slickers to drag a muddy river monster to the shore with their bare hands – Bivens has put his enterprise on hold to film the popular reality series. Fans do not have to wait to shake those scarred catfish-gripping hands. The boys are scheduled to appear at this year’s Tulsa Boat Sport & Travel Show, scheduled for Expo Square’s Muscogee Creek Nation Center Jan. 28-Feb. 3. While there, visitors can find everything needed for those summer travel and camping plans. Tickets for the Jan. 28 preview night are $15. Adult admission is $10 through the rest of the show. Learn more at

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