Tag: Carolina Sportsman

  • 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. […]

  • Cranking the contours for July bass

    Cranking the contours for July bass

      July brings plenty of changes to bass anglers, as fish begin to move toward the places where they’ll spend the summer. But they’ll still bite. A good topwater bite happens first thing in the morning early in the month. You might even find some fish grouped up – but not quite as good as […]

  • 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.

  • 911 Custom Lures hidden-weight spinnerbait

    911 Custom Lures hidden-weight spinnerbait

      High quality, compact sized spinnerbait from 911 Custom Lures The 911 Custom Lures hidden-weight spinnerbait features hand-tied skirting that hides a portion of the lure’s weight. Unlike tradtional spinnerbaits that cram all the weight into the head, the hidden-weight version moves much of the weight toward the center of the lure, offering a more […]

  • Pro angler’s secret pond lure

    Pro angler’s secret pond lure

      Secret pond lure always produces for Brian Latimer Pond fishing is a blast, even for professional tournament bass anglers like Brian Latimer of Belton, S.C. Texas-rigged soft plastics, hollow-body frogs and spinnerbaits are staples in every pond bass angler’s arsenal. But Latimer has an unconventional lure that he said produces like mad. Check out […]

  • 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.