Category: Catfish

  • Drifting for catfish during hot weather

    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 […]

  • Trey Patton’s Wateree River catfish

    Trey Patton’s Wateree River catfish

      Trey Patton of Elgin, S.C. caught this Wateree River catfish in June 2022. The post Trey Patton’s Wateree River catfish appeared first on Carolina Sportsman.

  • Night-fishing for catfish

    Night-fishing for catfish

      Catfish in the dark A lot of catfish anglers prefer to fish at night, especially during the summer. This helps to beat the sweltering daytime temperatures, and it’s also just a great time to catch catfish. These fish love to feed throughout the night and that goes for all species of cats. Austin Higgins […]

  • Chad Parker’s Pee Dee River flathead catfish

    Chad Parker’s Pee Dee River flathead catfish

      Chad Parker was fishing with some friends during nighttime excursion on the Pee Dee River in June 2022 when he landed this nice flathead catfish. The post Chad Parker’s Pee Dee River flathead catfish appeared first on Carolina Sportsman.

  • Catching Carolina catfish all night long

    Catching Carolina catfish all night long

      Hit these lakes for hot nocturnal catfish action Mid-summer has long been associated with catfishing.  With water temperatures increasing the metabolism of these cold-blooded creatures, they simply must eat. This makes them highly susceptible to anglers fishing the right lakes with the appropriate baits, tackle and fishing strategy. The keys to success are simple. […]

  • Ryan Conte’s Buggs Island catfish

    Ryan Conte’s Buggs Island catfish

      Ryan Conte was fishing at Buggs Island (Kerr Lake) in mid-June 2022 when he caught this catfish. The post Ryan Conte’s Buggs Island catfish appeared first on Carolina Sportsman.

  • Brent Meche’s 33-pound flathead catfish

    Brent Meche’s 33-pound flathead catfish

        33-pound flathead catfish Hello, my name is Brent Meche, I live in Fort Mill, S.C. On Monday May 16, 2022, I was fishing on Lake Wylie out of my kayak when I landed and released this 33-pound flathead catfish. The post Brent Meche’s 33-pound flathead catfish appeared first on Carolina Sportsman.

  • Courtney Joyner’s 47.5-pound flathead

    Courtney Joyner’s 47.5-pound flathead

        Courtney Joyner loves being a mom and she loves to fish! Here she is on babysitting duty on the Wateree River where she caught a 47.5-pound flathead catfish in May 2022. The post Courtney Joyner’s 47.5-pound flathead appeared first on Carolina Sportsman.

  • Kaleigh McMichael’s big channel catfish

    Kaleigh McMichael’s big channel catfish

      Kaleigh McMichael caught and released this nice channel catfish at the Wild Buc Ranch in Reidsville, NC on May 22, 2022. She fought the fish for close to 5 minutes on 8-pound test! Her biggest catfish ever! The post Kaleigh McMichael’s big channel catfish appeared first on Carolina Sportsman.

  • Bush hooking for Waccamaw River catfish

    Bush hooking for Waccamaw River catfish

    Capt. Todd Vick caught this big flathead on the Waccamaw River with a bush hook. Bush hooking is fun and productive for catching river catfish The Waccamaw River is home to all three major species of catfish. And one of the most underutilized ways of catching them here is by setting bush hooks. Capt. Todd […]