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Lake Murray Winter 2014/15 Fishing Report (Updated December 11)

Lake Murray is at 356.8. Catfish: Good.  Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the bite is pretty good right now and fishing has been relatively consistent. The most reliable way to locate aggressive fish has been drifting with cut herring and shad and the most productive depth range has been 25-55 feet of water. Creek and river channel ledges are holding fish but do not overlook flats that have ...

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Winter Catfishing on Lake Murray with Captain Chris Simpson

Several years ago I had the opportunity to fish for monster blue catfish on Lake Monticello with Captain Chris Simpson, and I gained an appreciation of the nuance of fishing for monster catfish on that lake.  The payoff is tremendous if you coax a 30-60 plus pound monster to bite, and Lake Monticello has fish much bigger than that, but its huge catfish are finicky.  They can guard a piece of cut bait for an ...

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