Catfish: Very good. Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that even though this isn’t the best time to target big fish, the free line drifting bite remains very good. Drifting over very deep water with unweighted/ barely weighted small pieces of cut fish or shrimp is a good way to put a bunch of fish in the boat.
Bass: Slow. Andy Wicker reports that bass fishing has gotten downright tough on Lake Monticello, and tournament sacks have been way down. A few fish can still be picked up around deeper humps and points on spoons and crankbaits but there is no known hot pattern right now.
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