Father-Daughter team wins Blacks Camp Big Cat Shootout

Paisley June and Jason Wolfe teamed up to win the Blacks Camp Big Cat Shootout in December.

Team Wolfe wins $8825 in Blacks Camp Big Cat Shootout

Fishing in her “first serious tournament,” 12-year-old Paisley June Wolfe reeled in four catfish that totaled 183.68 pounds to help her team to the first place finish in December’s Blacks Camp Big Cat Shootout.

The young angler was fishing with her dad, Capt. Jason Wolfe of Wolfe’s Guide Service in the 2-day event. It’s a tournament he had looked forward to for a long time. And he was especially proud of how his daughter handled the pressure of fishing in the event.

“I was just driving the boat and serving as net man,” he said. “She reeled in all the fish. She did a great job, and I don’t think she realizes how big a deal this is.”

Not only did they win the tournament, they also won the Big Fish award with a 58.45-pound blue catfish that young Wolfe reeled in on Day 2. That added $1400 to their first-place prize of $7425. And to top it off, they set the event record for total weight.

“It was hard work and a lot of fun. I took some of the best naps I’ve ever had out there and I want to thank my dad for finding the fish and for having me fish with him,” said Paisley.

Big Cat Brawl is March 18-19

Blacks Camp on the Santee Cooper lakes will host another big catfish tournament next month. The 2022 Santee Big Cat Brawl is sure to be one of biggest catfish events of the year.

Mark Coburn, weighmaster of the event, expects more than 100 boats to participate based on the tournament’s past participation.

“We’re going to have catfish anglers from all over the country. It’s going to be a great event for families, beginners, and seasoned anglers,” said Coburn.

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