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Santee Cooper Cats Biting Even in Sweltering Heat

By: Chris Shaffer We had three strikes against us upon arrival to Santee Cooper lakes to target catfish in the heat of summer. The woman who ran the lakeside tackle shop giggled when she told me we were here during the toughest time of year to catch catfish. Strike two: we were on a boat [...]

Santee Cooper Cats Biting Even in Sweltering Heat 2018-08-06T15:34:54+00:00

Try This Bait: Catch More Catfish

By: James Swearingen Chicken and beef liver are soft catfish baits. Almost every time you cast them they tend to fall off the hook. There’s no way to avoid this. Unfortunately, livers are soft, but catfish love them. Livers are two of the best channel catfish baits around. Everyone uses them. Meanwhile, so many times [...]

Try This Bait: Catch More Catfish 2018-07-30T12:47:31+00:00

Alabama Pond Catfish Biting in Summer Heat

By: Chris Shaffer Humidity, heat, afternoon thunderstorms and longer days spell good catfishing across Alabama. While kids are still out of school the summertime is perfect for taking kids pond fishing. Alabama has more than 50,000 ponds, and a large number are loaded with catfish. This is the time of year those cats bite the [...]

Alabama Pond Catfish Biting in Summer Heat 2018-07-24T12:29:44+00:00

Durham’s Falls Lake Producing Lots of Catfish

By: Chris Shaffer Not too long ago we headed to Kerr Lake to film Pautzke Outdoors with Wes Jordan of Redbeard Cats. The forecast was for no chance of rain. Naturally we left the raingear at the hotel. Sure enough, an hour into fishing it started pouring. The radar showed a heavy band of rain [...]

Durham’s Falls Lake Producing Lots of Catfish 2018-04-23T21:10:29+00:00

Kerr Lake Cats Starting to Chew

By: Chris Shaffer What a difference the weather makes when it comes to the catfish bite. On the heels of rain and snow over the weekend, stability Monday and another surprise cold rain Tuesday, Wednesday’s fair conditions brought a non-stop catfish bite on Kerr Lake. Blue catfish bit, and bit often, as temperatures rose and [...]

Kerr Lake Cats Starting to Chew 2018-04-18T18:56:16+00:00

Learn What New Scent Guides Use to Catch Bigger Catfish

By: Wes “Redbeard” Jordan The first time I used Catfish Nectar I had my reservations. Catfishing has gained a lot of popularity in recent years and there are now hundreds of bait products on the market claiming to have magical fish attracting qualities. After decades of catfishing though, I can confidently say that there is [...]

Learn What New Scent Guides Use to Catch Bigger Catfish 2018-04-18T18:58:06+00:00

North Carolina/Virginia Border Cats Feeding in Shallow Water

By: Chris Shaffer Wes Jordan was adamant. He wanted all the rods out of the holders and resting on the deck. No rod tips were to be exposed, he said. At the time we were fishing in the Staunton River Channel on the upper end of Kerr Lake and surrounded by open space. The catfish [...]

North Carolina/Virginia Border Cats Feeding in Shallow Water 2018-04-18T18:58:16+00:00

Rain, Mud & High Water Not Slowing Kerr Lake Catfish Bite

By: Wes Jordan We’ve had a tremendous amount of rain over the Kerr Lake watershed this week. In less than 72 hours the lake level has climbed nearly 11 feet. And we're talking about a lake with 850 miles of shoreline, so that's a lot of water. Tiny feeder creeks that are normally only three feet wide [...]

Rain, Mud & High Water Not Slowing Kerr Lake Catfish Bite 2018-04-18T18:58:27+00:00

Kerr Lake Blue Cats Straddling the Carolina/Virginia Border

By: Chris Shaffer Virginia and North Carolina’s Kerr Lake has produced the largest blue catfish ever – a 143-pound blue catfish – and while we flew cross country to film an episode of Pautzke Outdoors here if we were locals we would have cancelled yesterday’s session. There’s been no stability in the weather the past [...]

Kerr Lake Blue Cats Straddling the Carolina/Virginia Border 2018-04-18T19:02:03+00:00

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