Catfish action good on Lake Moultrie

Blues, channels not in deep, summer spots yet

Catfish on the Santee Cooper reservoirs are starting to make their way toward the deeper waters where they’ll spend the summer, but guide Spencer Edmonds of Eutawville said they’re not quite there yet.

“There are still a few shallow, but they’re headed to the deep water,” said Edmonds, who operates S&S Guide Service. “The fishing has been pretty good for blues and channel cats on the lower lake (Lake Moultrie).”

Edmonds (803-576-1772) said he’s been doing most of his damage drifting cut herring and cut threadfin shad anywhere from 18 to 32 feet deep. “They’re right out on the ledges,” he said. “The channels have been coming anywhere from 18 to 24 feet deep, and the blues have been out around 30 feet deep. They’re out on the deep ends of the flats.”

Fishermen on Lake Marion reported some good fish earlier in the week, but Edmonds said that bite has tailed off a little.

“The fish in the upper lake were biting pretty good, but that’s about over,” he said. “Our fish are headed to their summer places; they’re just not there yet. We’re catching more channel cats now than blues, because there are still a few more of them in the shallow water.”

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Dan Kibler is the former managing editor of Carolina Sportsman Magazine. If every fish were a redfish and every big-game animal a wild turkey, he wouldn’t ever complain. His writing and photography skills have earned him numerous awards throughout his career.

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