This is as primitive as fishing can get. In hand fishing, you actually grab the fish from its watery lair with your hands. Depending on your geography, this activity goes by many names. Noodling, graveling, hogging, cat fisting (seriously), gurgling, grabbling, fish tickling, and stumping are all terms used for this “hands-on” activity. Put on some gloves and get over your fear of murky water, because that’s where the catfish are.