• Catfish

    Guide Chris Nichols said High Rock is developing into a top-drawer lake for blue catfish.

    Is High Rock the next catfish crown jewel?

    December 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    Tyler Schultze with a heavy Lake Gaston blue.

    Top Carolina winter catfish lakes

    Try these five lakes in the Carolinas for top cold-weather catfish action.
    December 01, 2018 at 7:00am
    Kevin Davis has weighed in plenty of huge blue catfish on the scales at his business, Blacks Camp.

    Trophy cats: a biological perspective

    October 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    The Santee Cooper lakes have been producing trophy blue, channel and flathead catfish for more than 50 years.

    A long-time trophy fishery

    October 15, 2018 at 7:00am
    Plenty of big catfish swim in South Carolina’s Santee Cooper lakes, and fall is prime time to target them.

    The cats’ meow

    October kicks off the best fishing of the year for trophy blue catfish on the Santee Cooper lakes. It’s prime time to take advantage of these bruisers.
    October 01, 2018 at 7:00am
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    September 15, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 at 3:04pm