Shad Run Catfish

Even though winter never really gets a good grip on the Lowcountry, the lengthening days of March have a feel to them like none other on the calendar.

The air smells clean, and the warmth of the sun on your skin is as comforting as a blanket to a 4-year-old. While the woods and swamps seem stark and lifeless, pockets of color from yellow Jessamine are a visual reminder that spring is coming. […]


Bitten by the Catfish Bug

There was a time when Rock Hill’s Darryl Smith was a true sportsman and guide for all seasons. He guided deer and turkey hunters, bass and striper fishermen, and he was about as versatile a guide as you could find. […]

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Channel Catfish Record Broken Second Time in 2007

RALEIGH, N.C. — Although it remained unbroken for almost two years since the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission decertified it in 2005, the channel catfish state record has been broken for the second time this year — this time by Wesley Trucks of New Bern, who caught an 18-pound, 5 ounce channel cat from the Neuse River on Aug. 15.


Star-Kissed Catfish

The Cape Fear River lowlands become unbearably hot each summer.

It doesn’t help that the riverbanks are high and steep, blocking all but the strongest winds from giving relief from an overhead sun and humidity hovering near 100 percent. […]

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Clayton Fisherman Sets Channel Catfish State Record

RALEIGH, N.C. – After dropping the minimum weight requirement on the channel catfish state record category earlier this year, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced May 15 that John Davinson has reeled in the new state record with his catch of a 16-pound channel catfish from the Roanoke River. […]


Catfish Corner

If Scott Van Horn is public enemy No. 1 to Lake Gaston’s catfish, you’ll have to forgive him. If he hadn’t talked, thousands more of them would be alive. […]