• Catfish

    January means big blue catfish on South Carolina’s Lake Monticello.

    Feeling blue? You betcha!

    Lake Monticello’s big blue catfish turn on in winter, giving anglers a chance to do battle with trophy class fish.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Guide Rodger Taylor said January is a great month to catch blue catfish on Lake Wylie because of the cold weather.

    Lake Wylie cats warm to January cold

    Stressed baitfish leads to heavy feeding by big blues
    January 01 at 9:23am
    When searching for catfish in the winter, make sure you find plenty of forage in an area before putting your baits down.

    It’s all about the forage

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Guide Chris Nichols said High Rock is developing into a top-drawer lake for blue catfish.

    Is High Rock the next catfish crown jewel?

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Robbie Burr, who guided for catfish on Blewett Falls Lake before recently retiring, said the lake has several winter hot spots that are rarely unproductive.

    Visit the catfish log jam

    Blewett Falls offers great December action
    December 04, 2017 at 10:33am
    Guide Chris Simpson said Lake Murray is liable to spit out some big blue catfish during the winter, beginning this month.

    Get Murray blues

    Guide expects plenty of big winter fish
    December 04, 2017 at 10:29am
    Guide Gene Crawford covers plenty of water drifting cut bait in December for Santee Cooper catfish.

    Drift for Santee Cooper catfish

    Bite is steady, and it can produce some huge fish in December
    December 04, 2017 at 10:28am
    Four lakes in the Carolinas stand out as top cold-weather catfish destinations.

    Winter cats can be cool

    Try these five lakes in the Carolinas for top cold-weather catfish action.
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Big blue catfish will be patrolling the edges of the main-river channel at Kerr Lake this month, as well as the mouth of major creeks.

    Kerr Lake catfish on fire

    Cooling water gives bite a jump-start
    October 27, 2017 at 12:09pm
    Lake Monticello is known for its big blue catfish, but this piebald catfish was a treat for guide Justin Whiteside.

    Monticello guide catches piebald catfish

    July 16, 2017 at 12:43pm
    Mike Robertson shows off a big blue catfish he caught fishing with Capt. Rodger Taylor.

    Catfish action picking up on Lake Wylie, might get better

    Drifting with cut bait producing nice blues, channel cats
    December 12, 2012 at 3:41pm