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Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Kelly G, May 20, 2009.

  1. Kelly G

    Kelly G New Member

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    I am new to cat fishing and I am going to moultrie with some friends for the weekend . Just looking for some tips on catching these critters. What type of areas do you fish for them in day? night? Type of baits? Drift or anchor? Water depth? and any other advise you can give me would surely be appreciated as you can see I know nothing . Thanks
     
  2. Cutbait101

    Cutbait101 New Member

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    Welcome to the boc!
     

  3. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    "he who knows that he knows nothing is well on his way to learning most everything"...something like that ...anyhow...lol, Welcome to the BOC! You are in the right place for info on this fine hobby of catfishing! What to use, when and where will depend greatly on what type of catfish you are hoping to catch. there is a lot of great info here on the various types of cats....read up and good luck out there!
     
  4. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC..............Fun here

    Danny
     
  5. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    Kelly, Welcome to the BOC from Texas.
     
  6. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Welcome to the BOC kelly.
     
  7. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Welcome to our world, Kelly. If you read through the posts on this forum you will find tons of info. If you have specific questions, don't hesitate to post them; someone will have an answer. I hope you enjoy your time here.
     
  8. thunt713

    thunt713 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  9. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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  10. jim

    jim New Member

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    If you are staying at one of the camps go to the owner or the front desk etc and they will generally give you good scoop.Most all sell the basic rigs and proper baits.If you can afford it, a lifetime of info can be had for the price of a guide trip.Split among 3-4 people the cost is reasonable.You can find out a lot by being in the restuarant at 0600 because everyone will be talking about the fishing.:smile2::wink:Whether you can believe them or not is debatable!!!:tounge_out::smile2::big_smile:
     
  11. QBQ

    QBQ New Member

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  12. deerhntr22

    deerhntr22 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC...alot of great info on here...read up and go catch a cat...
     
  13. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    Welcome to the BOC! I cant help with your question but Im sure someone here can.
     
  14. sscharlie

    sscharlie Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Kelly, from central Illinois. Let us know how ya do.
     
  15. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Kelly.
     
  16. Rohaus

    Rohaus Well-Known Member

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    :0a25:Welcome to the BOC Kelly
     
  17. whiskersister

    whiskersister New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, Kelly. You will love catfishing........:roll_eyes:
     
  18. Shockwav

    Shockwav New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!!!
     
  19. CarolinaCatJack

    CarolinaCatJack New Member

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    Kelly, I'm going to try to answer your questions as best as I can. I just got back from Santee this past Sunday and believe me, we fished ALL OVER that place....Both lakes, diversional canal, rediversional canal, Tailrace, Santee River.....You name it, we fished it. We found that stinkbait (Sonny's Super Sticky blood bait(everybody's secret bait)) produced most of the channels we caught. All of the blues were hung on cut bait (herring), and all of the flatheads were caught on live bait. We drifted most of the time, but did some anchoring too. All fish were found and caught in 3ft to 20ft of water. Just remember, the upper lake (Marion) is one big stump field. You can pretty much count on getting hung up about 50% of the time. The lower lake (Moultrie) had some pretty decent bottom with a little structure dotted here and there. We fished during the day and at night. The trick is to find the fish and throw bait at them until you figure out what they want to eat that day.

    Hope all this information helps!
     
  20. Gaffney Catman

    Gaffney Catman New Member

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