Catfish

Kerr Lake catfish on fire

Falling water temperatures plus plentiful blue catfish equals abundant catches this month at Kerr Lake on the North Carolina/ Virginia border. While techniques remain largely the same as summer, the fishes’ attitudes will be improved, and an angler who intercept them on their highways is in store for a big day. […]

Catfish

Monticello guide catches piebald catfish

Fishing guide Justin Whiteside from Rock Hill has made his share of interesting catches on the several South Carolina lakes he fishes on. But none have been as unusual as one he recently caught on Lake Monticello. That’s where Whiteside landed a 10-pound ‘piebald’ catfish taken at the South Carolina impoundment. […]

Catfish

How to catch your biggest catfish on Santee this month

November is special on the Santee Cooper lakes for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, the fishing is fantastic for multiple species. Striper fishing improves from the excellent, already strong October bite, with more big, keeper-sized stripers on both live bait and schooling patterns. Catch-and-release days of 50 to 100 stripers were common last November. Big largemouth bass roam the shallows, and far fewer anglers are bass fishing, ensuring elbow room. Crappie action is slab-silly good in deep water.

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Catfish

Summer cats, top to bottom – Catch Lake Gaston’s summer catfish

Zakk Royce became a household name in the fishing community this past December when he broke North Carolina’s state record for blue catfish, not once, but twice in a period of less than 24 hours at Lake Gaston — first with a 91-pound fish and then a 105-pounder he connected with soon after shuttling the first fish back to its original location to be released.  

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Wylie flatheads
Catfish

Wylie flatheads thrive after dark

Flathead catfish in Lake Wylie are growing in both numbers and size, and in the middle of summer, the best time to fish for these monsters is well after dark for three good reasons, according to guide Rodger Taylor of Rock Hill.

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