Okie Noodling

Okie Noodling is a 2001 documentary film examining the practice of handfishing in rural Oklahoma.


The film documents "noodling" the practice of wading in murky water and reaching into dark holes in the attempt to catch a catfish, a dangerous practice that often causes noodlers to lose fingers and toes. The method is hundreds of years old, and the documentary also examines the subculture surrounding handfishing,