Noodling is a form of fishing in which the fishermen use their hands instead of rods, poles, or nets. They feel along the banks of rivers and lakes for underwater holes, ledges, or recesses. They then reach into the hole and feel for fish that might be lurking there. The targeted species is almost always catfish.
Sometimes the fishermen have to dive underwater to retrieve the fish, and some of these finned opponents are huge!
Most noodling is done in the Southeast US, and in some regions, the practice is referred to as "cooning."