Okie Noodling

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


As much about the subculture surrounding handfishing, the film documents this practice of wading in murky water and sticking your hand into dark holes hoping a plus catfish will latch onto your hand and arm. Missing fingers and toes on some noodlers attest to the danger and excitement of the sport, a method hundreds of years old.