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.