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Monster Blue Caught on Lake Monticello

  • by Jay

This 97-pound blue catfish was recently caught on Captain Chris Simpson’s boat on Lake Monticello.  The fish was caught drifting in 40+ feet of water on a large section of white perch and it was released unharmed.  Chris’ previous big fish out of Monticello was an 82-pounder caught almost a year ago; October through the end of December are peak times for catching big blue catfish on the lake.  In addition to the 97-pounder his boat also caught two 16-pound fish, two 18-pound fish, a 20, a 27, and a 46-pounder the same day (as well as multiple small eating-sized fish).

To book a guided trip so you can take a shot at a Monticello giant call Chris Simpson at (864) 992-2352.