Hey Folks, I'm new to the site and look forward to getting some much needed advice from some of you experienced people. I'm interested in any comments on when the spawn starts and how long will it usualy last, How shallow to fish. Are the catfish agressive during this time? How is the fishing after the spawn. A little about me, I live in the Beaufort area and mostly saltwater fish so I don't know much about catfish or striper fishing for that matter. We have a family home on lake Marion with family in Manning. We have been coming up for years but never got in to catfishing until the last couple of years. I have 2 boys who really love it and have had some luck off the dock. We have done a guided charter with limited luck. We've taken our boat out and tried many areas with some luck. Our biggest cat is a 32lb my son just caught last weekend just after dark in about 6' of water anchored off of a small island. Caught on cut bait. I have not tried for stripers yet. I want to get the cats down first.Like many, I hope I can get to the point of more than one,two or three cats an outing. Of course, time on the lake will probably be the best teacher.