What was the depth you got him?
Been waiting for an answer for my question I posted few days ago.. Now I know that there are some big cats in Fishing Creek Reser.
Wyliecat.... Nice fish you got there!! After watching your video, I am on fire to find me those monsters!!
Were you fishing closer to the # 9 bridge or down toward the dam? I would like to try Fishing Creek, but don't have a clue where to start. Any tips would be helpful. Thanks! And congratulations. You're on a roll with the bigguns lately!
Dieter that is an awesome fish on any body of water especially Fishing Creek. Glad you got the fight on video it was fun to watch. Also you can tell you fish by youself a lot the way you jump around the boat doing things while fighting a big fish looked like a pro at it.
Nice fish man congrats!!
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Man thats good fish,great video
Thanks for all the kind words!
"....What was the depth you got him?...."
That fish was hooked in about 18 feet of water, and that was the deepest water around. I marked some large arches in a deep hole while no water was being moved and anchored upstream of them.
About five minutes after getting the rods out I started getting current from a dam release at LKW. I caught this fish and another one that weighed around 16 pounds in a 30 minute period.
Who said big fish only bite at night??
There are not a lot of 50+ pound fish in Fishing Creek Reservoir. With that said, I think the lake holds a disproportionate amount of trophy fish based on its size. I also don't think there is a lot of fishing pressure on the lake for catfish compared to Lake Wateree or Lake Wylie, so it's possible you could see some "surprises" come out of there over the next 5-7 years.
There are a lot of "legends and rumors" of big fish coming from the FCR. As with any legend or rumor, there is a nugget of truth mixed in with the BS, so that is why I dedicated some time to fishing the lake. The bottom line is that a LOT of things came together perfectly to catch that fish in only my second outing on the lake. Odds are it will take me 200-300 more trips on the lake to catch a fish of that size again.
As much as I fish and strike out, its nice to get some good cards on the flop for a change!!!
WylieCat, thanks for the response for the depth. I was curious as I try to figure these lakes out compaired to Kansas. I know over the last 2 days of fishing I caught the 27 pounder in 20 feet with numerous good strikes after that. Today I was in 10 feet and only caught small eaters, I caught alot but smaller cats with alot of perch stealing bait. I have been catfishing for a couple years and I can agree with you when it comes to being at the right spot at the right time to catch those nice fish. You just have to know when and where. Nice fish and be safe. If you ever see a red Lund on Wateree(I think I am the only one) stop and say hi.
"....over the last 2 days of fishing I caught the 27 pounder in 20 feet with numerous good strikes after that. Today I was in 10 feet and only caught small eaters....."
This is the time of the year you can catch some large catfish shallow. Some folks think the catfish are spawning, but the truth is that they are following the bait fish shallow that are spawning in the cooler water. It is not uncommon to catch 30+ pound blues in 2-3 feet of water this time of the year.
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