• Catfish

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    September 15 at 7:00am
    Mike Curtis of Rockingham, N.C., said it’s so easy to catch big catfish in the Pee Dee River that anyone can do it.

    Pee Dee River catfish made for floating boats

    Trophy fish are available for much of river’s length
    September 14 at 9:00am
    Guide Bobby Winters likes to start his drifts in deep water and drift up and across the shallow areas of bottom contours.

    Summer, shallows are not exclusive

    Don’t give up on catfish when August arrives
    August 16 at 9:00am
    Blue catfish in the Santee Cooper system will be managed, at least until 2019, under regulations passed in 2007, not the creel and size limits passed in 2014.

    Santee Cooper blue catfish regulations have been changed again

    Sunset clause wipes out regs approved in 2014
    August 15 at 12:00pm
    Tyler Barnes and Emily Howell pose with the 68-pound blue catfish they caught on July 30 to win the two-month long EZ Bait and Tackle EZ3 tournament.

    Pikeville angler catches, releases 68-pound blue catfish

    Big blue took first place in two-month long tournament
    August 01 at 7:18pm
    Blue catfish on North Carolina’s Kerr Lake will be close to food in August: either mussels or baitfish schools.

    Tips for Kerr Lake catfish

    Fish mussel beds or baitfish schools for best hot-weather action on blues
    July 12 at 2:32pm
    Guide Rodger Taylor hefts a nice Lake Wylie flathead catfish, caught on a summer night.

    Wylie flatheads perk up in the heat

    After-dark action is best around deep holes, current breaks in river
    July 12 at 1:11pm
    While jug fishing with Scott Forbes and Travis Horne on the Pee Dee River in North Carolina, James Crider caught this huge blue catfish.

    Jugging produces huge catfish for Pee Dee River angler

    Fishing with jugs is an overlooked method for catching Mr. Whiskers
    July 04 at 3:04pm
    High Rock Lake is full of channel catfish weighing 3 to 4 pounds, with a few bigger specimens showing up on occasion.

    Channel catfish: Take a stroll

    High Rock Lake produces plenty of quality July cats
    June 26 at 2:19pm
    Jimmy Ledbetter, a veteran tournament fisherman, said Santee Cooper anglers can catch big blues this month drifting or anchoring in either lake or the Division Canal.

    Santee in June: Catfish central

    All three species are in play on Lakes, in Canal
    June 16 at 9:00am
    Lindsey Edge, 6-years-old, of Laurel Hill, NC, caught this 71-pound blue catfish on the Pee Dee River at the base of the Blewett Falls Dam.

    6-year-old lands 71-pound catfish on Pee Dee River

    Junior angler's dad coached her, netted the fish
    May 17 at 12:33pm
    Lake Wylie is home to a great population of nice blue catfish, as guide Rodger Taylor (right) can attest.

    Follow Lake Wylie’s blue catfish

    As catfish head to the spawn, change your tactics to fill your cooler
    April 26 at 11:13am
    Austin Sartin (left) holds the 100-pound blue catfish that youth angler Sam Carver (right) caught at Kerr Lake.

    8-year-old angler catches 100-pound catfish at Kerr Lake

    Family spring break trip creates big memories for youth angler
    April 06 at 12:56pm