Drifting for catfish during hot weather

Drifting covers lot of water quickly

Don’t let the summer heat keep you off the water. The catfish don’t mind the heat, especially in places like the Santee Cooper lakes where fish have plenty of deep holes to stay cool. Drifting is the key.

Capt. Jason Wolfe of Wolfe’s Guide Service shows us how it’s done. Aside from presenting your baits to big numbers of catfish throughout the day, drifting can also offer anglers a break from the heat as the movement creates at least a slight breeze. But the big payoff is in what you can catch using this method.

When anchoring down, you’re waiting on the fish to come to your baits. But when drifting, you’re taking it straight to them, no matter how deep they are.

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Brian Cope is the editor of Carolina Sportsman. He has won numerous awards for his writing, photography, and videography. He is a retired Air Force combat communications technician, and has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. You can reach him at brianc@sportsmannetwork.com.

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