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Lake Monticello Fishing News and Report (Updated November 6)

In his last Lake Monticello update tournament bass fisherman Andy Wicker reported that the jigging spoon bite was starting to come on.  It has now arrived, and in Andy’s opinion the best jigging spoon fishing of the year will be found between now and December.  While a lot of people will be fishing spoons in January and February, he finds that now is the absolute best time to spoon fish on Lake Monticello. ...

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Lake Monticello Fishing News and Report (Updated October 21)

For the last few months Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) has reported an excellent bite for numbers of eating-sized blue catfish on Lake Monticello, and although the bite for big fish has been fair he has promised that once cooler temperatures arrive the big fish bite will turn on.  He has also predicted that the deep drift bite would turn on as it typically does in the fall. Cooler temperatures have no ...

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Lake Monticello Fishing News and Report (Updated August 18)

Lake Monticello is known for being full of catfish, ranging from small to medium eating-sized fish on up to monster blue catfish that would be considered trophies anywhere.  And true to expectations Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that right now Lake Monticello continues to live up to its reputation, with an excellent numbers bite as well as a respectable bite for big fish even in the heat of s ...

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Lake Monticello Fishing News and Report (Updated July 8)

Even though tournament angler Andy Wicker only lives 10-15 minutes from his home body of water Lake Monticello, particularly in the spring he does so much tournament fishing on other lakes that he doesn’t get to fish it as much as he would like to. That changes in the summer, though, and he gets to spend a lot of time targeting big bass on Monticello. And Lake Monticello has big bass! While the intense, ear ...

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Lake Monticello Spring 2015 Fishing Report (Updated June 5)

Catfish: Good to very good.  Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that free-line drifting for numbers of fish has been working very well, and anglers are filling coolers with catfish using that method right now. Both cut herring and shrimp will catch fish. The bite for big fish has also been pretty good. Anchoring on humps and points that allow you to fan cast baits from 10 to 40 feet of water has b ...

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